Servants in CF
juliette at harvestroad.com
Tue May 31 23:36:26 EDT 2005
The servants in Stallery Mansion wear striped brown and gold uniforms,
like the stripes on a bee. Stallery Mansion could be seen as a hive,
with huge numbers of workers who labour to support a small number of
non-workers. Most of the family are drones whose only purpose (if you
will excuse my crudity) is reproduction ie maintaining the family line,
and this includes both male and female characters. But who is the queen?
The butler? He cares only about maintaining the hive in its proper
condition. The queen bee's only purpose is populating the hive, and the
butler hires new staff and brings in the swarm of actors.....
AFAIK, bees don't invade each other's hives so the incoming actors are
not bees, unless you think of them as a reverse swarm: coming in to a
hive instead of leaving it. Gabrielle de Witt et al could be wasps,
invading a hive and destroying the bees -- especially the queen
bee/butler -- for their own purposes.
I'm probably stretching this metaphor too far when I try to fit C and C
into it. Some types of bees have queens that will enter another hive,
kill the current queen and take over. C and C are instrumental in
destroying the old queen but neither of them takes over. Instead, the
hive/mansion is destroyed. Or could C and C be seen as wasps?
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