Re: Duncan's Lie

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Posted by Marcia on August 07, 1998 at 22:53:50:

In Reply to: Re: Duncan's Lie posted by Vita on August 07, 1998 at 21:37:25:

Hi Vita,

I guess we will have to agree to disagree on Duncan's motives for his lie. To me, when he looks at Cora, he is thinking, "Damn, I wish she weren't listening to what I'm about to do, but I must do it anyway, as it's in the best interests of the crown." That's how I see it, but you are certainly entitled to interpret his lie as you see it.

As far as his offer to burn in the fires, of course he lies to Hawkeye. He makes no attempt to translate Hawkeye's offer to be sacrificed, but instead tells the Sachem to take a British officer, instead. This then, in my opinion, is the "serious disagreement" spoken of in Munro's office. Others may see it as something else, but there is no doubt that he volunteered himself, and never translated that portion of Hawkeye's words.


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