Lady Vetinari wrote:I finished ToT last night ... something interesting happened at the end which got me thinking...
Death brings out her timer and a shadow of Unity appeared and she says "I thought I was dead." Death's reply is: THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING - Does this mean we are going to see Unity in again?
No. She's dead.
On a completely different topic, one which nobody has ever mentioned either here [or] on CA.
Am I right in assuming it's the same storm and lightning bolt in ToT as in Nightwatch, which sends Vimes and Carcer back in time?
Yep. Unity's definitely dead and, as Death says, about to start her afterlife
which, for her, should be a doddle presuming she still has vestiges of her auditor life so she's able to handle disincarnation very easily... Or maybe ghosting isn't for her and she'll have a go at reincarnation?
Bringing us to another interesting aspect, since we don't see any other auditor getting met by Death
(and surely, as they are his ultimate enemies, he would have been very
busy with all of them before Unity arrived in the desert). Does this mean that the other auditors, not having been incarnate for too long, and not having learned anything about living, therefore haven't developed the very thing (supposedly) that they may have actually understood about human physicality - the soul or spirit?
In turn, does that mean that the auditors are in fact souls in their natural state and so cannot be taken by death as they're still the same entities merely clothed in hastily assembled flesh? Unity, having tried very hard to immerse herself into being human (and not having any other auditor around to infuriate or fight with her) has had the time to 'get' what's being human means. That's done in a limited way since she's picking up on all the sensate positives and so has investigated the aspects that appeal to her most, becoming a kind of analytical aesthete (instead of an analytical psychopath) and is impressed and wanting to know more so she does
acquire a human-like soul that Death can take...
Interesting point about the storm with Vimes and Carcer Pooh, but didn't that happen at night? It would be a great twist if it was
the same storm though