From: "Andrew Bollen"
Subject: Re: (urth) no, no - Horn must be the one who is moved Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 10:38:36 +1100 Marc wrote: > Oh well. I think you should believe what you think fits the text the best for > you. Absolutely! I *like* Horn-into-Babbie, but I think Babbie-into-Horn fits better. > There is one problem with Babbie being the one whose soul is transported into > the narrator - there is no mechanism. But you could say the same thing for Mucor's possessions, Mora/Fava's possessions ... > What good is > Babbie except as a receptacle for both Mucor when she wants to get away and > Horn when he needs a place for his soul? .... Babbie is a receptacle, not a paradigm of courage. I feel compelled to come to Babbie's defence here. He can (almost) talk, he can man the sweeps, he's undoubtedly brave. SilkHorn says of him: "He was stronger than I, and a great deal braver; and we were there to support each other, not to boast of our superiorities." This is just a little before the calling episode, and may be one of Wolfe's little hints. --