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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (urth) Thoughts on the ending of Peace
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 09:30:53 

On Fri, 7 Sep 2001 StoneOx17@aol.com wrote:

> headrest.  Again, Weer has a decision between a worldly choice, the false
> hope of reliving his past, and a spiritual choice, of ascension through 
> Jesus Christ (although it's not clear he realizes that there is a 
> decision).  And again, it appears that he makes the wrong choice:

I don't have anything to add.  I just thought this was an interesting
interpretation.  It's jarring to think of the Chinese Pillow as a bad
thing since the second chance it offers is presented as a good thing in
the original story.  But the way you put it makes a lot of sense.

One hopes that, even if Weer is seduced by the opportunity to re-live all
his memories yet again (who knows how many times he's done it already
before the book opens?), he might eventually be able to break out of the


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