Conrad's Fate

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
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.


Paul
-- 
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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