TCD Question #17 - The Game

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Re: TCD Question #17 - The Game

Unread postby Parlez » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:25 pm

Excellent observations all around! :cool:
What I meant when I said Corso started out as an observer was more about him not wanting to get emotionally involved; not wanting to commit to the game. I think that fits nebraska's analogy of gamblers vs non-gamblers. Gamblers are committed; non-gamblers aren't. For Corso, it didn't matter what the 'game' was, he wanted to keep his distance and not be expected to play by the 'rules'. I saw Corso as the kind of guy who wanted to be accurate (as in right), which is a whole other personality trait than a gambler's obsession.
But, yeah, his perspective took a serious hit (along with his self-esteem) when he realized he'd been sooo wrong about the Dumas-Nine Doors connection. That, I think, changed his outlook - he went from 'playing' to being a 'player'. From that point on he got serious about the game. Still, I don't think in the new game he entered he was ever out to 'win'.
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Re: TCD Question #17 - The Game

Unread postby Buster » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:06 pm

I suspect he just hoped to survive...

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Re: TCD Question #17 - The Game

Unread postby Parlez » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:29 pm

Buster wrote:I suspect he just hoped to survive...

I'm not sure he even wanted to do that...
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Re: TCD Question #17 - The Game

Unread postby Buster » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:34 pm

Depends on what you mean by "survival" -
Are we discussing the ending here?

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Re: TCD Question #17 - The Game

Unread postby Parlez » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:41 pm

Buster wrote:Depends on what you mean by "survival" -
Are we discussing the ending here?

Yes, I think so ~ but we probably shouldn't be! :lol:
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Re: TCD Question #17 - The Game

Unread postby Liz » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:44 am

Buster wrote: I'm eager to discuss the ending - I suspect how one interprets it will influence whether Corso is deemed to have won, lost, or forfeited.

Oh yeah!

Parlez wrote:
Buster wrote:Depends on what you mean by "survival" -
Are we discussing the ending here?

Yes, I think so ~ but we probably shouldn't be! :lol:


That's right. :shhh:
You can't judge a book by its cover.

The only thing that matters is the ending. It's the most important part of the story.


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