Conrad's Fate

Paul Andinach pandinac at
Sun May 29 21:13:43 EDT 2005

On Sun, 29 May 2005, Jon Noble wrote:

> I think the title
> implies something rather dire for Conrad, perhaps
> because he failed to get rid of his bad karma, which
> may have been real in some totally unexpected way.
> However knowing DWJ's misdirection, perhaps what
> actually happens is that Conrad is no longer Conrad at
> the end of the book, but rather emerges butterfly like
> as something more. If this were the case then I feel
> the Christopher's role would have to have been less.
> Unless the title actually refered to Conrad's nether
> regions, but I don't think I want to go there, this
> isn't the Andy Griffith list.

There's also end as in one of those things that don't justify means.
Conrad's end is to be rid of his bad karma.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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