I honestly feel like this ongoing discussion needs its own thread, where we can keep a record of all the parallels between the books that we freak out about together. I know andi(freetraderfoxes) and filloryclinton and I have all discussed this before at some length, but anyone can join in.
Anyway, one thing that's been on my mind lately is kind of an intricacy of a parallel we talk about a lot. The Eliot --> Francis parallel to be exact. They're similar, but in a way both lacking a crucial part of their character arcs in a really interesting way. Eliot was not born to the kind of decadence and leisure that he and Francis both adore. He had to take it and craft it for himself, and it wasn't given him by birth to be a student prince, rather by choice. Francis, on the other hand, with everything his place of privilege by means of family comes with, is also unable to cut away his toxic, unpleasant family in the way that Eliot was, which doesn't enable Francis to truly live his own life. I almost feel like Eliot has a much more rocky start than Francis does, and they look similar, but that rocky start allows Eliot to have a much happier end. His yound is his strength, as is said here in FTB.
Any thoughts on this? Anything else you don't want to lose or have been thinking of? Go ahead!
I'm doing so now and I adore it, honestly! I'm in the very disenchanted second year of college part of it. Sebastian is my favorite so far. I can see the parallels already.
I see Henry in Eliot in some ways; more in role than in persona? He's the leader of the group, the natural king. He has a father figure in Fogg, as opposed to any unseen birth father. He has this sort of constructed air about him, he intrigues the protagonist, with whom he spends an awful lot of time.
But dear God, now that you mention it, Alice's sacrifice in book one and Henry's self sacrifice have a really striking resemblance. And the dream of Henry being unhappy even in death and Quentin reuniting with post-niffin Alice could definitely work, too.
Erik Johnson: It's ASCII Code. In the books, the Free Traders - especially the House At Murs people - would give each other messages and puzzles and stuff using this style of coding. What I wrote says: "Happy New Year Free Traders!" Sorry to confuse anyone.
Jan 10, 2017 12:44:10 GMT
Ibiza Asylum: And there's the end to another great season. Thanks to anyone who may have tweeted with me or live tweeted the show in general. Always fun hearing what you all have to say.
Apr 20, 2017 22:04:11 GMT