(urth) Babbie

Son of Witz sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org
Wed Mar 18 16:40:17 PDT 2009

>-----Original Message-----
>From: James Wynn [mailto:crushtv at gmail.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 12:28 PM
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>Subject: Re: (urth) Babbie
>>I guess I can sort of swallow, chokingly, the idea that
>>Horn became a neighbor in the pit as Stu describes.
>No, no, no. The Neighbor in the form of a greenbuck whom Horn was chasing 
>when he kilt hisself _became_ _Horn_: reanimating him and taking on his 
>identity. Neighbors seem to be more morally sensitive than humans because 
>the Neighbor feels such great guilt over killing Horn (as he sees it) that 
>he spends almost the entire novel coming to terms with it.

Man, this is so twisted.
what is the symbolic point of this. and wouldn't there be four quills in the pen case if Wolfe was really plotting this idea into it?
I've forgotten, how can a Neighbor be a greenbuck?
Does the spend the book feeling remorseful about it. Why wouldn't the narrator come clean. It seems to me like the narrator spends the book denying that Silk is present within him, which is why he starts with "facts" "My name is Horn"

or does a neighbor just heal him because he's not too broken, unlike on Green, when they can't reform so they transfer him. Why would a neighbor need help from another neighbor like this?

isn't he just called Neighbor-Man because of Seawrack's ring.

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