Does Geralt Believe in Destiny?
30.01.2013 @ 22:42 #21
30.01.2013 @ 23:39 #23
I don't agree. That example and many others are entirely consistent with the title and entirely inconsistent with your claim that "something more" means "something completely different". Something more means something that is more, or seen to be more, than was before. That describes Geralt's attitude toward Destiny exactly.
But this is no longer on topic.
31.01.2013 @ 00:23 #25
Guy N said:
But this is no longer on topic. ›››
It doesn't describe his attitude toward destiny, what the hell? It describes what Ciri means to him in this particular story but there are many times when this phrase is used throughout the books. It describes how close Yenna and Geralt could be together if they make this little more effort etc.
Even your example proves my point, that by saying 'something more' people tend to desire something different and not the same thing. But I also didn't say it meant that, just that it only suggests it, don't twist my words please.
I rest my case tho, imho the title sounds ridiculous, translated literally even tho its meaning is pretty poetic. But it's just my opinion.
31.01.2013 @ 01:22 #26
Regarding the destiny's child: the law od surprize belongs to an ancient tradition, doesn't really mean that Geralt wanted that child to be stringed to the Destiny and to him. Geralt just wanted the chance to train a boy as witcher, since the race was close to extinction. Certainly he didn't expected the thing that it would be later in the books.
31.01.2013 @ 02:06 #27
Regarding the destiny's child: the law od surprize belongs to an ancient tradition, doesn't really mean that Geralt wanted that child to be stringed to the Destiny and to him. Geralt just wanted the chance to train a boy as witcher, since the race was close to extinction. Certainly he didn't expected the thing that it would be later in the books. ›››
I mean he also talks about how Calanthe wants him to defeat destiny, and how it's a task that borders on the impossible. He also talks about destiny being fulfilled when breaking Urcheon's curse. Eh, I guess he was just using destiny as a convenient saying.
31.01.2013 @ 10:47 #28
This is my view: there's quite a chasm between "The Last Wish" and "The Sword of Destiny". It is possible that the author changed his mind and found out things in the first book to be developed further in the next. One this is certainly Geralt-Child of Surprize thing.
When writing "A Question of Price" it's possible he didn't have exactly "a plan" for that Child. I even think that Geralt in The Last Wish is different than in "The Sword of Destiny". Evidently the latter formed a base for the next novels, but The Last Wish wasn't create with that purpose.
Only my guess of course. I'm a storyteller and DM and when I write the story for a campaign, things like this happen every time. Some elements you develop, some you just let em die.
31.01.2013 @ 12:56 #29
In fact, he never wanted reclaim it, even 8 years later, only destiny make him find Ciri by hazard... I guess to remember that he says to the Lioness of Cintra that he never though about it after all so she'd never worry about lose her grandchild. I don't remember that he wanted a boy for rebuild the School />/>/> ....
In brief, Geralt is an agnostic as far as referred to the Destiny, he doesn't want believe in It existence BUT he fights against It just in case... He feels free, he doesn't belong to any King, person nor such an invisible writen fate who/which guide his steps..
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