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Tue Nov 26 13:23:53 PST 2013
>David Stockhoff: That all fits, with caveats. But Seawrack behaves as
>though she is no longer an eater of dead sailors. She reads much like
>other Wolfe characters who are "not themselves," though she remembers
>when she was herself. Why would/how could she love a human man?
Well, she was assigned to do so by her/The Mother/Goddess. We humans
think true love cannot be done on command. But perhaps this isn't so
for humaniform imitators. Perhaps, for them, the wish to do so is the
>Positing that she is even a demigodly mermaid does not quite explain
>Horn's longing for her. Why does she haunt Silkhorn---and what part of
>him does she haunt?
Great question! One I think Marc would have no trouble answering as he
feels Silkhorn is fully Silk by the end. I think he is still partially
Horn but ties in nicely with Andrew's recent question and Dan'l's answer.
I think there is a small amount of Horn still left in SilkHorn for Seawrack
to attach to. But in regard to Andrew's question about what new love the
narrator will find to fulfill the prophecy, I agree with Dan'l.
It is Seawrack.
For the Silk part of silkHorn, she is a new love. Given her spiritual
connection to Hyacinth and Kypris (discussed in another post), I think
Silk can find much to love in Seawrack, physical differernces aside.
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