Patterns (was Re: Wilkins' Tooth (was Re: Introductions))

Robyn Starkey rohina at
Thu Jun 26 18:26:13 EDT 2003

>NO idea if this has anything to do with this, but 'rival' is used in 
>Hamlet to mean 'partner'.  At least it might make some sense of the 
>Trinity suggestion, maybe?

I think it is partly ironic, and partly a meaning similar to this. 'Rivals' 
are *not* enemies, or not by definition anyway; there is a sense of the 
word in which it is talking about people with co-equal power - you can't be 
a rival unless you are in the same league as someone. So you could think 
about it as 3 beings who have similar power.

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