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Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2003 08:31:58 -0500
From: Joe Cilluffo 
Subject: RE: (urth) DOORS: some questions and thoughts

Incidentally, I meant to say he explains that "Viridian is a bluish
green," not "green is a bluish green."  Sorry for the mixup, I haven't
had my coffee yet!

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Cilluffo [mailto:cilluff1@optonline.net] 
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 8:29 AM
To: urth@urth.net
Subject: RE: (urth) DOORS: some questions and thoughts

I'm only 70 pages in, but I'm under the impression that Green actually
is his last name (or at least he thinks it is).  When he first appears
at the Downtown Mental Health Center you are correct, he explains that
green is a bluish green (there, that should make the debate even more
apropos for the list, we're discussing Blue and Green!).  The nurse then
begins calling him Mr. Green, which is the mixup you refer to. However,
we then read as she continues to call him Mr. Green "He started to ask
how she knew his name (he had refused to give it to the temporary
receptionist) but he thought better of it." (Orb, pp. 5-6)

I took this to mean that the nurse interpreted his explanation of what
viridian is (...Green) as providing his last name to her prompt of
"Viridian, Mr. ...?" but that, though she mistook his explanation, she
still arrived at the correct name.

Follow up question -- is the protagonist of TAD really Urth's The Green
Man??? ; )

- Shell

-----Original Message-----
From: Spectacled Bear [mailto:spectacled.bear@pobox.com] 
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 7:46 AM
To: urth@urth.net
Subject: Re: (urth) DOORS: some questions and thoughts

At 14:09 2002-12-30, StoneOx17@aol.com wrote:
>The hero's last name is Green (although Wolfe always refer to him as
>"he".  Do we ever learn his first name?

It's a very long time since I read Doors, but I don't think his name
is really Green. He is asked his name, doesn't answer, then gives Green
as the answer to a different question.

There, now we can have two is-it-really-Green? threads going.
Watch out for the trees....

Spectacled Bear.




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