5750Re: [mythsoc] When the King Comes Home: SPOILER ALERT
- Apr 5, 2002(Still spoilers here)
In a message dated 4/5/02 7:32:36 AM Central Standard Time,
> But I really don't understand why she brought things around to such a non-Good point. Yes, the very words "When the King Comes Home" rouse a deep
> resolution of the problem of kingship that is, after all, proclaimed by the
> title to be a major theme of the book.
hope somewhere in us, which is disappointed.
Also, Stevermer for some reason -hates- to resolve any plot threads via
marriage. She presents a perfectly acceptable candidate for Hail Rosamer
and then has it fall through, just as she did in her earlier COLLEGE OF
MAGICS. I think there are reasons beyond sentimentality - mythopoeic and
archetypal ones - for happy stories to end in a marriage.
There's some awkwardness, too, when it's said that the dead can only return
in borrowed bodies, yet two or three dead folks turn up at the end without,
it seems, any such need.
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