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From: "Andrew Bollen" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Typhon, Sev, Silk
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 15:47:52 +1100

Roy says:

>  Sev, like Jesus, resisted the temptation but went further;
> he killed his would-be benefactor, something Jesus couldn't/wouldn't do.
> can't just kill the Devil, or the game is over.

Sev's lack of meekness is almost a critique of Christ by Wolfe. If I were a
Christian, there's one scene I'd find quite disturbing - his arrest in
UOTNS. He fights the soldiers savagely, killing at least one (?). When he
arrives at the Typhon-era Matachin Tower, he kills the Governess, almost
immediately & with almost no discussion. Followed, of course, by the slaying
of Typhon. The contrast with Christ's arrest and execution must be

I'd not be surprised to find that Wolfe regards Christ as something of a
wimp, and I'm pretty sure he regards the pre-Horn Silk in the same way.


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