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

Federico Bergstein almirantenaismith at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 18:36:05 BST 2019


I really should re-read the Sharing Knife books, I barely remember Barr and
Remo.
I didn't very much like them at first, but it usually happens with any
non-Vorkosigan Buj9old  book, some I like on re-reading.

On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 12:06 PM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> From: Federico Bergstein <almirantenaismith at gmail.com>
>
> I am not sure those things can be considered "paying" for it, or to say it
> in another way, we *know* he paid for it, and he will never do it again and
> he's very ashamed.
> But we *know* those things because we are inside his head. If we were
> people *inside* the story, without knowing what he feels and thinks, we
> would be very wary of him and perhaps even think him as an unpunished
> rapist.
>
> Gwynne: I know that when we heard that story when we first met Barr in the
> saga, I was very put off by it, and didn't like the character at all. For
> a long time.
> It wasn't until his Ruth moment, when Barr chose to stay with Dag and Remo
> went back, that I started to see something more in him, he learned a great
> deal from Dag, and from Fawn, and he really did improve over time.
>
> Remo, OTOH, really didn't grow much. He was a fairly good person from the
> start, but rather immature and gloomy, and he didn't show so much
> development.
> He was a nice guy, and always will be, but without much drive or vision.
> By
> comparison Barr started a LOT lower, but he did learn a great deal more,
> and
> he did improve. And in KC he has so many echoes of Dag, you can see how
> much he learned, and how he uses that knowledge.
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