(FWD) Re: (urth) The Wizard - questions -- answers (spoiler)

stilskin acronus at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 4 12:03:29 PST 2005

I think you're ascribing far too much nobility to
Garvaon and this action. Otherwise he would not
attempt to hide what he had done.  But I think Wolfe
leaves room for careful readers to disagree on this
and many other points.
--- harlekin at earthlink.net wrote:

> "I'm not sure that Garvaon's sacrifice would have
> been
> appreciated by Idnn had she known of it.  In fact,
> I'm
> pretty confident she would find it reprehensible and
> offensive."
> That's the point.  Garvaon gets no benefit from his
> action.  It's a sacrifice of honor on his part. 
> Thus it is selfish and selfless at the same time. 
> Garvaon's death is a gift to him so he won't have to
> live with his shame, not an act of redemption.  His
> place is skai was assured, IMO.
> Don
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