[LMB] Is Barr a rapist? or I'm misunderstanding beguilement?

M. Haller Yamada thefabmadamem at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 5 05:38:22 BST 2019

On Monday, August 5, 2019, 06:24:49 AM GMT+9, Federico Bergstein <almirantenaismith at gmail.com> wrote: 

A problem with that is that Barr never really paid for his crime, (I think,
perhaps the voyage to the sea could be considered punishment? but not
I think that if Barr was in my life I would want him far away.

Micki: Interesting. 

I think this is one of the best ways for Barr to pay for his crime: 
doing the right thing by Lily, even though it's difficult, and Bell
isn't going to thank him profusely for it. 

If he never beguiled again (and I think he used a touch of 
beguilement when seducing Bell), and led a good life but 
never spoke against beguilement when he saw it, and ignored
Lily, he wouldn't really be qualified for redemption, IMO. 

Oh, I don't know. I'm a softie. Maybe recognizing the evil
of what he did, and not doing it again, is enough for me. 

Still, I'm glad he did what he did in Knife Children. 


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