[DWJ] Archer's Goon and Passover

Ian W. Riddell iwriddell at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 13:12:42 EDT 2014


Hah!

That's wonderful!

peace
widdy


On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 7:22 AM, Levi W. <zebraspotz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Okay, now I'm going to have to reread Archer's Goon over pesach---thanks!
>
> Akiva
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 8:57 AM, Farah Mendlesohn <farah.sf at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > That's lovely!
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On 9 Apr 2014, at 13:39, Jameela Lares <jameela.lares at usm.edu> wrote:
> > >
> > > Fun, Gili!  Thanks!
> > >
> > > Jameela Lares
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> > > From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [dwj-bounces at suberic.net] on behalf of
> > Gili Bar-Hillel [gbhillel at netvision.net.il]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 7:23 AM
> > > To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
> > > Subject: [DWJ] Archer's Goon and Passover
> > >
> > > A friend posted on Facebook her 4-year old's version of the Four Sons
> > from
> > > the Passover Haggada.
> > >
> > > To those of you who are not familiar with Jewish tradition, the four
> sons
> > > are mentioned in the Haggada as representatives of four different types
> > of
> > > children, each of which requires a different educational approach if
> one
> > is
> > > to teach them the story of Passover. There is the wise son, the wicked
> > son,
> > > the simple son, and the son who knows not how to ask questions. There
> are
> > > many symbolic interpretations of these characters, in which the four
> sons
> > > variously represent different aspects of human nature, different stages
> > of
> > > personal development, different generations slipping towards
> > assimilation,
> > > etc.
> > >
> > > Anyway, according to my friend's 4-year old, the story of the four sons
> > > goes like this: all the sons hated the wicked son, and they ganged up
> on
> > > him, and then he said he was sick and tired of this, all he ever wanted
> > to
> > > be was an astronaut, and he built a spaceship and lifted off to outer
> > > space.
> > >
> > > To me this very strongly evoked Archer's Goon. I thought about it a
> bit.
> > > Hathaway is the wise son, Archer the wicked son, Erskine the simple
> son,
> > > and Venturus the son who knows not how to ask questions. And Torquil?
> > > Torquil is Pharoah, of course!
> > >
> > > Happy spring holidays!
> > >
> > > Gili
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because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with
pain." James Baldwin

----

The Rev. Ian W. Riddell
Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas
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