(urth) What might become of Ouen?
adam at io.com
Sat May 6 22:53:22 PDT 2006
On May 6, 2006, at 10:37 PM, b sharp wrote:
> At the risk of cluttering the list with my own issues, I'll toss
> this small
> one in the ring. Just before Severian drops off Ouen at the house
> Dorcas is mourning he tells him "We will not tell you who you are"
> "And we
> cannot tell you what you may become".
> What might Ouen become? My unfortunately vulgar and simple mind can
> think Severian is saying "you might become an MF as I have been a
> Someone please tell me that's not it!
I think that's unnecessarily creepy. Do we have any reason to
believe that Severian can see Ouen's future?
I always took this to have its obvious meaning, "I will not tell you
you are the Autarch's father, and what you may become is a matter of
your own free will."
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