[DWJ] Cart and Cwidder (was dalemark)

Minnow minnow at belfry.org.uk
Sun Jun 17 12:34:22 EDT 2007


>On Sun, Jun 17, 2007 at 03:20:28PM +0100, Minnow wrote:
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>>It is also clear that he's uneasy about it, when Ganner reappears in
>>Lenina's life, and he then has to test her, and is unsure what she will do:
>>surely if he knew that she loved him for himself and not because she had
>>been made to by magic, he wouldn't need to do that and if he did, he would
>>be confident of her answer rather than anxious?

Roger remarked

>While I agree very strongly with your interpretation, I feel I have to
>argue with this bit: people _do_ test each other, even when they have no
>overt reason to doubt someone's love or loyalty. I think it's very
>silly, but it most certainly happens.

It isn't so much the testing as that he is so unsure about the result that
bothered me, I think.  It isn't a joke even slightly, and everyone knows
it.  And her reaction is offence rather than immediate reassurance...

Minnow





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