Susan Cooper

jenne at fiedlerfamily.net jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Tue Oct 28 08:52:46 EST 2003


> This is a really interesting issue. I think there is an elitist element - I
> was going to say racist, but I suspect it is actually more an intellectual
> superiority thing - in the books. Cooper is clearly oblivious to this,
> because there she is preaching about racism in Silver on the Tree, when
> Will's family are all morally superior to the father of the bad boy who has
> been bullying. I say she's oblivious because there's this message about the
> Old Ones preventing evil, but never any sense that they should reflect on
> their methods.

I guess I'm just giving a lot more weight than you do to Merriman's
obvious discomfort and admission of guilt in the case of the Walker.

-- Pani Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
"Our whole American way of life is a great war of ideas, and librarians
are the arms dealers selling weapons to both sides." --James Quinn

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