Group discussion - Adversarial Twins
- Hi Kate,
Yes, that was something I noticed too when I was re-reading TMCL. JM
definitely has a good twin / bad twin thread running through the whole
series. Maybe she was saying that the human sibling rivalry in the
latter series was an biological 'echo' of the emnity between their
Tanu/Firvulag ancestors. Then again, maybe I'm just rambling!
- Nicolette :-)
On 28/02/2005 6:44 a.m., Kate Dungan wrote:
> With her powers Elizabeth is helping the twins to be born but is
> puzzled as to why she could sense so much hatred between them.
> I'm reading the books again for the unteenth time, and I've noticed this
> theme of adversarial twins...The Tanu baby and it's sibling, Marc and
> Matthieu, and Don and Rogi. Don't know if it means anything at all, but
> I thought it was interesting.
Living on Earth may be expensive, but it includes an annual free trip
around the sun.
> Discussion Questions:
> - Do you think things would have changed for the better or for the
> worse if Felice had got her hands upon a golden torc at this stage
> the story?This is really a tough question to answer. (It's been a while since I
have read the book, but I promise to re-read the chapters tonight and
make sure my comments are more accurate later) If my memory is
correct, Felice hasn't undergone the really tremendous tourture that
she receives later on in the books. So, I think that it could really
go either way if a number of improbably conditions were to arise. I
don't think that she would become some avenging angel and take out
the entire Pilocene population and no matter how powerful she is she
could never take on a fully enhanced Marc. That being said, I will
have to agree with the other comments I have seen and say that it
would be generally bad. Felice's personality realy precludes her
being able to handle that kind of power unless there was someone
around to reel her in and train her. And unless Marc was to realize
the error of his ways before the end of the story, there isn't a mind
that could do that. Well, if Aiken wasn't so nutters he might've been
able to, but he hasn't really come into his power yet.
>Does the phrase Hell Yes mean anything? Hehe. To explain a bit
> - If you were offered the chance to wear a golden torc that would
> enhance the meta abilities you were suddenly told you had, would you
> take it?
further; At this time in the story, there really is no chance of
getting back to the Melieu. There isn't a chance of going to a clinic
that specializes in granting access to latent metabilities. (Wasn't
that Cathrine's research/work before her husband was killed by the
Hydra?) And, survival is everything at this point in the story. So
finding and wearing a golden torc is just about the only thing that
would keep a person safe and sound for the most part.
> High Thoughts
> - Nicolette :-)