(urth) "V.R.T." - April 24
adam at io.com
Wed Jul 26 20:04:24 PDT 2006
On Jul 26, 2006, at 11:44 AM, Daniel D Jones wrote:
> I think V.R.T is pretty clear - Marsch died and was replaced by
> Victor, who
> imitates him so well that he forgets that he's an imitation. He
> becomes that
> which he imitates. The same thing happens with the Face Dancer
> Tleilaxu in
> Herbert's later Dune books.
I'm not sure he's replaced by Victor.
I think Victor dies, but the cat has already bitten Victor before it
bites Marsh, and just as in "A Story" both of them are more or less
resident in the same body by the end. Maybe Victor is dominant. The
cat is therefore a Shadow Child.
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