FIND in
<--prev V205 next-->
Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 08:56:58 -0500
Subject: Re: (urth) TBOTSS and colonialism
From: Adam Stephanides 

on 5/24/02 7:08 PM, Alice K. Turner at aturner6@nyc.rr.com wrote:

> We get to know four of them very well: Quetzal, Krait, Fava and Jahlee, All
> of them struggle against their nature. (I can't help thinking of Quetzal wrt
> the current brouhaha re Catholic priests, has this struck anyone else? But I
> remind you that he tried very hard to stick to beef tea.)

I don't recall Quetzal well, but his attempt to stick to beef tea might well
have been in order to avoid doing things that might get him caught, rather
than out of compassion for humans.  After all, he does direct the colonists
to Green at the end.  And I'm not sure that Jahlee and Krait "struggle
against their nature."  They both refrain from drinking the blood of Horn or
those in his party (at least Jahlee does; I don't remember Krait too well,
again), but I don't recall any indications that they made any effort not to
drink the blood of humans in general.  It seems to me that this is at best
delayed gratification, not a struggle against one's nature.



<--prev V205 next-->