paal at gis.net
Tue Jan 11 15:48:22 GMT 2011
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From: "Elizabeth Holden" <azurite at rogers.com>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold."
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Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:22 AM
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> While exercising this morning, I got to Miles' conversation with Aral
> about Mile's "parade" of women, Aral's first marriage (how I wish he would
> say that woman's name!) and honour.
> As usual - I love the Aral scenes. Can't get enough of them.
> Seems to me it implies (by generalizing) that Aral believes that Miles
> wasn't entirely serious in his love for Elena. Which I think he was, and
> took a long time to get over it. On the other hand, it was a first love,
> and from Aral's mature perspective, maybe a necessary step in growing up,
> and not a mature love. As if 'mature' loves were somehow better than
> young ones.
Aral didn't have Cordelia as mother and a grandfather who'd tried to murder
him as a baby..... and until running into Cordelia appears to have never had
any serious interest in galatic women.... he was mainly interested in
> Anyway: the real point was that Miles' love of Elena was unrequited, which
> is a different thing.
> I wonder what he *really* made of Taura. Or Elli. Sometimes I wish we
> could see these scenes from his point of view, rather than Miles'.
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