(urth) Berthold at the end
kieran at ou.edu
Thu Jan 13 10:11:24 PST 2005
When do we stop worrying about spoilers?
Extra space for those who are worried about such things.
Dum dee dee.....
Ok. Able heals Berthold at the end. Wolfe writes that this is
particularly difficult. Some have taken this to mean that some part of
Berthold died and had to be replaced by part of Ben. I don't see it.
It makes sense to me that since Berthold has been basically brain
damaged for decades, it would be a bit hard to reverse. Moreover, it's
much harder to do than fixing a body. How do you alter the way
someone thinks and still have them be the same person at the end? In
addition IIRC Berthold and Gerda are restored to their youth. So it
just makes sense that this is difficult.
Of course, I don't understand the relationship between Able and Art
or Berthold and Ben. I have to reread "The Knight" and then reread
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