Subject: RE: (urth) Quetzal On Urth? (responding to Charles' arguments) Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 15:24:53 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
A few teensy points. Charles Reed wrote: > [...] as far as basing/dispensing theories on the "Wolfe=20 > wouldn't do that" argument -- I think this is extremely > dangerous [...] > Wolfe is a Roman Catholic, and that can be used to a certain=20 > degree -- but ONLY to a certain degree -- in interpreting=20 > what his characters would or would not do. Actually, this statement makes almost the same error that=20 led to "Wolfe wouldn't have his protagonist commit incest."=20 In fact, Mr Wolfe's religion serves as a clue, not to what he=20 might have his characters do, but to what it would mean if he=20 did -- more generally, to how he constructs meaning through=20 the various bits of his texts: settings, situations, characters,=20 actions, even style, etc. Earlier, Crush wrote: >Based (partially) on this, many say that the >Outsider is God. Yet, Jesus Christ is NOT mentioned in the text. I beg to differ. None of the "Sun" texts, so far as I can=20 recall, mentions the name of Jesus Christ is not. However,=20 Silk mentions a man "both possessed and enlightened by the Outsider" who winds up crucified. --Blattid --