[DWJ] Bristol Reader's Day part III -- NB slight spoilers for Pinhoe Egg

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Mon Jul 3 00:20:57 EDT 2006

On Thu, 29 Jun 2006 liril at gmx.net wrote:

> Now I wonder about the other part of Gwendolyn's "sandwich" -
> between her parents and her marvellous brother. I always saw Cat as
> the "neglected" child, or maybe rather as someone who didn't (want
> to) draw much attention to himself, even from his parents and was
> quite happy being second to his brilliant witch sister. And I
> thought that Gwendolyn was clearly bossing him around since he was
> very small... Hmm. Cat eludes me.

I don't think DWJ meant Cat-as-a-person, but rather
Cat-as-a-temptation, placed in Gwendolen's path when she was young and
didn't have much practice at resisting temptation.

Does that make sense?

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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