Happy Ent Posted February 4, 2009 Share Posted February 4, 2009 [quote name='Bruce Galactus' post='1673992' date='Feb 4 2009, 21.09']To be honest, no. Because Kellhus does it FOR her. Both the class and gender-stuff is somewhat undercut by the fact that she does not achieve it herself: Her power is GIVEN not taken.[/quote] I donâ€™t understand that argument. It also strikes me as intellectually dishonest. Is Bakkerâ€™s inclusion of Conphas proof of his misandrynic worldview, because, after all, Conphasâ€™s power derives from something that was [i]given[/i] to him (his lineage). Or Akka (his sorcerous power). Or Kellhus (his breeding and conditioning and sorcerous power). Or Xerius. Orâ€¦ [i]All[/i] the males in the books were [i]given[/i] power, typically because culture or nature handed it to them, because the playing field was not level and they just happened to start on top. Esmi is the only one who succeeds because she [i]can[/i]. Sheâ€™s the modern character: once the playing field is levelled (in this case, by the Messiah), she wins. (Akka would qualify to some extent, but heâ€™s a failure, a weak anti-hero, meek and soft and helpless. Another clear example of Bakkerâ€™s misandrony, if you want.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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