(urth) Short Story 26: The HORARS of War
dstockhoff at verizon.net
Tue May 22 09:29:55 PDT 2012
> From: Gerry Quinn <gerry at bindweed.com>
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>Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 10:53 AM
>Subject: Re: (urth) Short Story 26: The HORARS of War
>From: Marc Aramini
>> The HORARS of War
>> RELIGIOUS ALLUSIONS: when the flare goes out, 2910 says, “A star in the east for
>> men not born of women” equating the HORARS somehow with the mystical nature
>> of Christ, referring to the Star of Bethlehem the wise men followed to the child who
>> was both fully human and fully divine.
think this is overthinking a cynical joke by 2910, who "regretted the
blasphemy instantly". (It just passes the HORARs by anyway.)
>- Gerry Quinn
>I don't see how this could be overthinking. But note the Macbeth prophecy reference, which is certainly a joke, but one that is also true. It suggests 2910 is not a man by a strict definition but is a man nevertheless.
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