(urth) Hyacinth and Seawrack
severiansola at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 21 04:30:29 PDT 2010
I've been reading Return to the Whorl and had a question. I think it is
for James Wynn. Wasn't it you who suggested some sort of connection or
shared identity between Hyacinth and Seawrack? I tried looking/searching
but couldn't find the post.
I thought of it because I ran across a section where Horn is describing
to Vadsig how he and Maytera Mint and Patera Silk and Seawrack overthrew
If the inclusion of Seawrack was an auctorial error I'd find that pretty
interesting, as I am more interested than most in the autobiographical
aspects of Gene Wolfe's work.
More likely it is an example of unreliable narrator error I suppose. As
such my first interpretation would be that the error occurs due to
relationship parallels. Horn's paramour is Seawrack. Pas/Typhon's paramour is
Kypris. Silk and Hyacinth, possessing aspects of the gods, provide the bridge
between these two pairs, thus Seawrack and Hyacinth are confused.
Am I missing some some real world (within the story) way that Seawrack and
Hyacinth can be connected in the way that Silk and Horn are connected?
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