[LMB] Paladin discussion questions?

Karen Hunt huntkc at gmail.com
Tue May 8 12:07:58 BST 2012


[snip]

>
> MD> How do both of these books (or one of them) make a statement for maturity
> MD> and wisdom rather than youth and glamour?
>
> Hmm.  It's complicated, like life.  On the one hand, the young have
> much to learn, and we see Iselle learning, and Teidez mostly failing
> to do so.  Cazaril, who has had his youthful impulsiveness burned
> out, and pounded out of him, is in some ways a model to emulate.
> On the other hand, Iselle, who has youth and glamour, is also wiser
> than her much older brother Orico; she's not fooled by Martou dy
> Jironal.
>

And yet, I'm not at all sure that Orico is fooled by Martou.  He even
uses phrases like "not even Martou would..."  I'd say rather that
Orico realizes that he's doomed no matter what action he takes and
he'd rather live with the devil he knows than the one he doesn't know.

Karen Hunt


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