Tonyblack wrote:There is a theme in this book that Terry explores again in Unseen Academicals - the 'crab bucket'. I won't go into details of the story in that book as some people may not have read it yet. But in FoC we come across various groups who seem to have slotted themselves into their lives and never questioned whether they could do anything different.
raisindot wrote:I agree, Tony, but it's even more than that. It's not just the groups that have slotted themselves--it's others who have slotted them into their roles in society. The aristocrats and the powerful have slotted the poor of Cockbill Street to be poor forever. The merchants have slotted the golems to be mindless automatons. Humans have slotted trolls to be club-dragging, dim-witted morons and dwarves to be sneaky bottom-feeders. The kingpin of this kind of thinking is Dragon, who uses his power over the aristocracy to shape his version of what reality should be.
swreader wrote:He will do what he believes to be the "right", i.e. moral thing no matter how much pressure or inducement to do otherwise is offered to him.
poohcarrot wrote:swreader wrote:He will do what he believes to be the "right", i.e. moral thing no matter how much pressure or inducement to do otherwise is offered to him.
The main reason being that he is stinking rich. He can't be bribed.
If he weren't rich, who knows?
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