(urth) fifth head owlet- wolf
dstockhoff at verizon.net
Wed Apr 10 08:46:49 PDT 2013
> From: Marc Aramini <marcaramini at yahoo.com>
>To: The Urth Mailing List <urth at lists.urth.net>
>Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:11 AM
>Subject: Re: (urth) fifth head owlet- wolf
>The problem with the Green Man is his sharp little teeth, and the problem with the Trees is that they eat each other, and probably more ... disturbing.
>It occurs to me that Wolfe seems generally to at least accept the notion of valor and honor in combat. Taking no more than what you need to perform your function seems to fit his idea of a good king. Predation, both literally between species and metaphorically within a species, fits perfectly. It's gluttony that is a problem, because it twists what is good and necessary. And cannibalism is gluttony if there is proper food to eat.
>Is it cannibalism if you're a tree and you eat a tree from another tribe? Or if you eat a member of another sentient species? Wolfe seems to sit gleefully on that fence.
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