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From: Tim Boolos <timboolos@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Horn and Sinew's enmity (part 1)
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 07:55:26 

--- Adam Stephanides <adamsteph@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Fernando Q. Gouvea wrote:
> > 
> > One thing that these quotes suggest is that (at
> the beginning, at least)
> > there is more enmity on Horn's part than on
> Sinew's. [snip] So I am under the impression that
> this
> > hatred and distrust is Horn's doing at some level.
> But why?
> That's my impression too.  [ *snip* ] my guess at
Horn's feelings may be right,
> and Horn's guilt at
> these feelings may unconsciously lead him to ascribe
> his own hostility
> to Sinew.
> --Adam

I wonder if this isn't part of the difficulties
Horn/Silk is having with the merger, so to speak. 
I've posted before how the Horn side of the merged
entity would be let down over Silk's failings, both
real and inmagined (not least of which would be his
{Silk's} running after Hyacinth at the end of EfLS.) 
Could this have a tint of Silk's disappointment with
the way Horn treated Sinew growing up?

Knowing that the narrator is part of the story and his
purposes in writing the narrative are also part of the
story I have to question why this shows up so often in
OBW and only to a lesser degree in IGJ.  Could the
purpose of the narrator be changing as the narrative
progresses.  Wolfe has done this before with Soldier
of Arete where Latro clearly (we learn at the end from
Pindaros) had more in mind than just setting down his
day to day events.  My theory remains that the
Horn/Silk merged entity is using the narrative of
tBoTSS (amoung other things) to work out its identity
and that the motives and purposes behind the work in
progress are changing as we move along.


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