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From: "cilluff1@optonline.net" 
Subject: Re: (urth) The Green Man's restitution
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 17:51:55 -0400

Mantis, further to Stone Ox and Don's Green Man musings, writes:


Hmmm, it's been a while but I always thought that the Claw itself doesn't
have any magical powers per se, it was always Severian himself that had
them but it seemed on first blush to be the Claw because we do not realize=

until later in the series that Sev is the Concilliator=2E  It was, e=2Eg=2E=
, Sev,
pre-Claw, who brought his dog back from the dead at the start of the first=

book=2E  I haven't read the passage in a bit and don't have the book to ha=
but I thought that was the point of Severian's 'every grain of sand, every=

thorn' (paraphrase) soliloquy upon the beach=2E


I like the Greem Man as Silkhorn concept just for it's creativity, but I'm=

not sure if Wolfe really meant that=2E  I always think of the Green Man so=
of as Tom Bombadil, a character inserted purely as an interested red
herring unconnected to anything else=2E   I also think it's not impossible=

that Wolfe either forgot this or the second Green Man scene got edited out=
But in support of the "forgetting" theory it always bugged me that the
slave Sev meets asks Severian to mention him to Malrubius and to ask
Malrubius a question and, when Sev later meets up with Malrubius again the=

matter, as far as the reader knows, never comes up again=2E=2E=2E=2E

- Shell

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