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Fri Oct 24 15:57:57 BST 2014
> From: Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
> > On Oct 24, 2014, at 5:23 AM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > But I wonder if it's also part of his drive to be seen to succeed - he had
> > to follow his father and grandfather to prove himself in the eyes of
> > Barrayar. If he'd followed Cordelia's path into the sciences he'd have
> > felt that he was second best.
> I don't know about that last line. After all, her path did not seem to require a sound body as the men's path seemed to.
That's the point - Miles couldn't look like he was settling for something
within his limits. He had to achieve, and excel, by the Vor standard.
Gwynne (Unfortunately nobody ever told him that he could stop trying.
He sort of overshot the target by a zillion, and kept accelerating.)
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