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From: Alex David Groce <Alex_Groce@gs246.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) RTTW questions
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2001 18:41:07 

Clearly I need to reread it all again.  Whether "it all" means back to
SHADOW or starting at OBW, I'm not sure yet.  I reread Long Sun this
summer, so its fairly fresh, but it will necessarily mutate under the
pressure of Short Sun.

One point:

Remora's deadly truth:

"Though trodden beneath the shepherd's heel,
  the wild hyacinth blooms on the ground."

At first made me think, somehow, that the Seawrack/Hyacinth confusion
has some deeper meaning than the (slipping mask of "Horn" on
Silk/Horn's soul speaking) aspect.  Can it be that, in some sense,
we're meant to grasp some other identification between Seawrack and
Hyacinth?  Seawrack can't, I would think, be Hyacinth in any sense
like Silk is Horn/vice versa, but I think there's a metaphorical
connection here, but I can't quite get a grasp on it.  Note how
Seawrack reacts to Silk, though she has known only Horn.  I don't
think this is just (A) Mother's orders or (B) the Horn in him or even
(C) the fact that everybody trusts Silk.

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
Alex David Groce (agroce+@cs.cmu.edu)
Ph.D. Student, Carnegie Mellon University - Computer Science Department
8112 Wean Hall (412)-268-3066

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