Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 23:55:20 -0500 From: "Stephen Case"
Subject: (urth) Re: Digest from firstname.lastname@example.org If Silk wasn't trying to commit suicide over Hyacinth's casket, then what = is the significance of Silk/Horn and Remora's conversation about death and = suicide at the end of the series? I thought the reason that kept Silk = retreated into the Horn persona through most of the books was that he = couldn't face the fact of himself committing suicide. When he finally = did, he emerged. Didn't the Neighbors say something when Horn was dying = about "transfering him into a healthy body who's soul was dying" or words = to that effect? I took this to mean that Silk's body was relatively = healthy-- he hadn't gone far enough to truly be in danger of death-- but = that his soul was dying, i.e. he had decided to end it all, made the = decision to quit living, given up. If Wolfe is a Christian, than this is = one of the greatest moral crimes a man can commit. If Silk is a servant = of the Outsider, the same is true, and the fact that he committed it, fell = so far, is why he stayed hidden in Horn for so long. I think the suicide = theory explains things rather nicely. What holes do you guys see? -Steve --