4141Re: Felice and the Many-in-All
- Sep 13, 2008My dear Oliver:
A most cogent analysis and one with which I quite agree. The
'two-in-one' is undoubtedly Brede and Elizabeth. Additionally, it is
quite unreasonable to expect, as you said, that the Children of the
Rebels would display anything resembling the altruism ethic that was
imparted to their parents.
'So much further out'. Interesting. I'd missed that reference.
It DOES make one wonder. Lylmik, perhaps? We know that they existed
in the Pliocene Galaxy, Marc simply never found them, partly because
their sun did not register the same spectral signature it did in the
time of the Milieu. Curious. And curiously compelling. Ah well, just
another reason to re-read the series. You can imagine my dismay.
--- In Julian-Mayfirstname.lastname@example.org, "Oliver
Mundy" <oliver.mundy@...> wrote:
>appealing to three potential sources of strength: 'the two-in-One',
> Thank you, Michelle, for your comments.
> In the passage in 'The Golden Torc', we find Felice
who are now 'oddly separate' and so unavailable (clearly Elizabeth
and Brede); 'the many-in-All so much further out' who had helped her
before, but who now refuse their aid and 'try to show her other
ways'; and a new focus from the west, 'so bright, so early-rising',
which does reinforce her final blast. (This sounds like Marc, and
probably - I would agree - Marc in isolation rather than as part of
any metaconcert, since the curious description [dawn coming from the
*West*?] prefigures the attribute 'star of morning' which is applied
to him personally later on.) This does leave room, as you suggest,
for identifying the many-in-All with the amateur metaconcert of the
second-generation Ocalans. But is the altruism and non-violence
which is implicit in the behaviour of the many-in-All, really in
character for these young Rebels? Most of those whom we meet
afterwards seem quite capable of (as Kuhal puts it later in the
conversation which you have quoted) letting the water into the ants'
nest, just to watch the fun; perhaps Cloud might hold back for
reasons of conscience and humanity, but can you imagine Hagen, for
example, or Vaughn Jarrow, or even the rational but decidely chilly
Elaby Gathen, doing so? This is the consideration which makes me
continue feel that something of a higher and in every sense remoter
nature ('so much further out') must be involved.
>grateful to JM, mere 'entertainer' though she professes to be, for
> Well, as you say, we can do no more than speculate - and be
giving us so much to speculate about.
> Oliver Mundy.
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