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Written by Mandy N
(2/1/2006 10:30 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, the castle walls crashed down --, penned by StephanieMarie
Well, here's some attempt at an answer.
From the prophecy (ch.1) we know Alfonso the Good is the 'real owner' of the castle of Otranto.
Perhaps the castle was a great tomb for Alfonso, body and soul.
Alfonso's spirit no longer requires earthly confinement or defence which is what the walls symbolize.
It may have been important to the author to note the walls falling.
Sovereign princes usually had more than one castle of residence.
Of course, it may've just been the earthquake which brought down the walls, but who wants to believe in reality ! ;)
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