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I'm Sure I'm The Last Person To Pick Up On This, But ...
Posted by: Anonymous User (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: March 22, 2004 04:20AM
So today I was reading TEA for like the one-millionth time and I noticed something I had never realized before - in the 6th chapter where Thursday talks about her "short excursion" into Jane Eyre, and they are taking the tour of the Bronte home and someone asks about the ending and the tourguide asks "And what would you prefer? The forces of good and evil fighting to the death in the corridors of Thornfield Hall?"
And, then it hit me - Hello! That is EXACTLY what happens in the end of TEA! The forces of good (Thursday) and evil (Acheron) DO fight to the death in corridors of Thornfield Hall.
I seem to remember he commented that TEA was originally a third-person book, which he then converted into first person. But he couldn't convert these chapters, and obviously couldn't think of a way of getting around it, so left them in.
And if authors like Dickens can get away with it, why shouldn't Jasper?
Well, because it is submersed in a marine environment, I've always called it the Going-Under-The-Water-Safely-Device.
Re: I'm Sure I'm The Last Person To Pick Up On This, But ...
Posted by: Anonymous User (207.0.56.---)
Date: August 22, 2004 03:38AM
for future reference, don't look at the forum until you've finished the book. yes, silly me, i am halfway through the book and became interested in some of the references thus far. i decided to do a search and ended up here. i have had several points of the ending spoiled for me (thursday and landon and a battle with hades)...both of which i could have guessed, but it's more fun when it's a guess. so, here's my premature entry to the forum.
Isn't there something (paragraph, page, bit of chapter....) written in the future tense in one of his books?
'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
I'm re-reading TEA and found something in the above-named chapter that I hadn't realized first time around. To avoid starting a new thread, I'll tack it onto this one.
Thursday enters 'Jane Eyre', yes - but does she actually do so entirely on her own? There's a Japanese tourist lady who reads the lines to her, and I'm pretty sure it must be Mrs. Nakajima. Thursday gets *read into* the story!!
Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nameless? (JRRT)
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2008 10:24AM by Estelyn.