Re: Duncan's Lie?

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Posted by Vita on August 08, 1998 at 12:03:56:

In Reply to: Re: Duncan's Lie posted by JC on August 08, 1998 at 11:36:13:

you said, "... I found it rather ironic that he would offer himself up to be burned in a fire in the place of somebody he hated and attempted to kill several times before."

I am confused. As far as I know, Duncan offered himself up to save Cora... he does not hate her, neither did he attempt to kill her several times before. He is in love with her. He did not translate Hawkeye's request to be roasted alive because... well here comes noble act number two... I mean he could have translated it, which was his right, after all, he did offer himself first, but if there is his rival who's making the same offer why not give the Sachem a choice? No, I believe this is when Duncan is elevated to greatness. Hey, he saved his rival's life. Why? For whatever reason, perhaps because of the totality of his love for Cora, he admitted that she'll be happier with Hawkeye than with him.
Really, to offer yourself up to such a torturous fate to save your beloved, is greatness in itself, but to compound that offer by allowing your rival to possess her, just because you love her so much... oh, man...
I vote Duncan for the Romantic Martyr Of the Year Award.


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