Gambling: nature or nurture?
Posted by Cheryl on January 27, 1998 at 13:27:19:
Though both Oscar and Lucinda are gamblers, they seem to have come to it in different ways. Oscar seems to have been born with the urge to gamble, witness his casting lots to decide his future with his father, so that when Wardly-Fish (wonderful name!) introduced the Odd Bod to formalized gambling, he has merely shown him a different, and more satisfying way to gamble.
I don't seem to recall any evidence of Lucinda's penchant for gambling before her introduction to cards, but she took to it very quickly. I wonder, was the urge always there for her, only waiting to be brought to the surface? Is one born a gambler or is one made?
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