Posted by Cheryl on February 03, 1998 at 17:36:32:
In response to Selfish naming, written by Hil on February 01, 1998 at 23:33:42
] I agree, Cheryl. Except, although Oscar's father's motives are selfish, I don't think he realises that, do you? Its like he doesn't know any other way to operate, he only knows the scientific way to express himself. He is a passionate man with little understanding of his passion?
I agree, Theophilus is a passionate man, but he cannot express it. Look at how he has never spoken of his lost wife, how he listens to Oscar's heart every morning desperate for reassurance that he won't lose his son too. And of course, that is exactly what happened, partly through his inability to express his love. It is, as you mentioned in another thread, excrusiating.
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