From: "Alice K. Turner"
Subject: Re: (urth) Re: Hyacinth Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 00:40:19 -0500 > 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? Nice post, hartshorn. Which is to say that I too have thought about these things. How in the world could two so fundamentally different characters have found a way to get along? With Silk it would be the healing power of sex, but Hy is totally cynical about sex--mocking With her, it would be sticking with power, but, as you point out, there's no power eventually. Well, Wolfe was wise to avoid trying to demonstrate the relationship--I don't think he could have. -alga --