Author Topic: Pseudopod 144: The Inevitability of Earth  (Read 14245 times)

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Reply #25 on: October 25, 2010, 05:40:09 AM
It's not the abandonment so much as the using; Grandfather flies at the expense of others.  He pushes them down to lift himself up.  His wife, his family, everyone.  That's the metaphor to take away; Grandfather gets his just deserts, and his grandson as well (who we see is also not terribly nice and prone to using and discarding people.)



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Reply #26 on: October 25, 2010, 02:29:24 PM
It's not the abandonment so much as the using; Grandfather flies at the expense of others.  He pushes them down to lift himself up.  His wife, his family, everyone.  That's the metaphor to take away; Grandfather gets his just deserts, and his grandson as well (who we see is also not terribly nice and prone to using and discarding people.)

What Scattercat said.  They both can achieve the extraordinary only by ruining the lives of those around them, and neither is strong enough to resist this urge.   Those around them retaliate to save themselves, and it seems quite justifiable.