TPAOL Question #29 ~ Point and Purpose

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:48 pm

Linda Lee wrote:Yes, I think he is warning her that she would be expendable.


Which she was and then he was off on his quest...Thanks for the idea, Linda Lee! I think we might be on to something here. :cool:
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Unread postby Linda Lee » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:55 pm

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Unread postby Lady Jill » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:00 am

Parlez wrote: In the end, we do what Samarin did throughout the story: we make him up as we go along!

Absolutely. Perhaps Meeks had this planned from the beginning. Leave a bunch up to the imagination of the reader.
And YES, Samarin just fades off in the end, like he wasn't a real important character after all, even though he started out as such. That kinda wierded me out that Meek would drop him off.

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Unread postby Lady Jill » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:03 am

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:I'm having a thought and rambling here a bit I'm sure. Samarin falls in love with Katya, dabbles in the revolutionary jargon as a young wealthy, intelligent man looking for a cause, journeys to her parents house, realizes how involved she is in the movement and decides to pursue that interest because of her. Katya is arrested and he goes on a quest to save her but finds she is already dead when he arrives. He has sacrificed his humanity in the act of cannabilism and now has to justify his reason for doing so and his anger. His mission then becomes to destroy the ruling class/government in whatever form because her devotion to that cause is what caused her to die. In effect, her dedication to the revolution caused her death so he must now create a state where there is no revolution/government, only the will of the people to be free. His quest starts as a personal vendetta but becomes one for the masses, or so he believes. Like I said rambling...

Hey, DITHOT, this is good. You should write books! :bounce: Lady Jill
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:06 pm

Thanks, Lady Jill, but I think I'll leave that to the professionals! :lol:
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