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From: "Andy Robertson" 
Subject: (urth) Re: Hyacinth
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 21:59:00 -0000

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From: "maa32" 

> And while I don't take "Hyacinth as possibly a man" seriously,

Hyacinth is not a traanssexual, but she is such an artificial woman that
your idea is perhaps symbolically true.    And actually, she is not a very
realistic or convincing character at all.  We never see things from her
perspective;  she is a vacuum of destructive femininity.    Why was the
little house she and Silk retired to so poor and broken?   How was it that
Silk's love for her somehow never failed, so that when she died, his spirit
died?    Did they find a way to get on with each other?  Or was Silk's whole
life with her a torture?   There seemed to be some interaction between Silk
and Hyacinth's ghost in the ruined palace:  part mocking, part loving.
What happened to them?



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