Conrad's Fate

Verity Cinnabar cen at shareable.org
Thu May 26 15:11:29 EDT 2005


> By acting as this third person viewer, always trailing in the wake of 
> Christopher's proactivity and witness to things going on, Conrad seems 
> to echo his role in the house as the servant who should be unseen and 
> unheard, 

so why call the book the obvious _Conrad's Fate_? There isn't a cunning
misdirection in it... it's a big pointer to it not being what it's said
to be. Conrad's right there in the title, and Xtopher kinda gatecrashes
and enlivens the plot.

> to the other characters, the fact of his centrality to the plot and the 
> fact that he isn't an objective viewer at all seems to not occur to us 
> as much. 

I strongly disagree.

VC 

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