From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: Belated thoughts RE: (urth) Shadowy reflections on an amazing Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 16:56:44 -0700 Nigel observed: > Severian in some sense takes on the role of Christ when he resists > Typhon's three-fold temptations, but as the author has insisted > elsewhere, Severian is not Jesus... and I insist that this is a case where the author either is -- I was going to say "lying" but let me say instead "being deliberatly disingenuous" -- or doesn't know what he's talking about. Or maybe some combination of the two. And it doesn't start with the temptation in the desert. I mean, come on: his career starts with baptism and ends with resurrection. Before he meets Typhon, he raises the dead, heals the sick turns water into wine, tames wild beasts, and (I think a case could be made) banishes demons. Not to mention coming back from the dead repeatedly, telling parables (what _do_ you think the stories in the Book of Urth and Sky are?), etc., etc., etc. --Blattid --