Posted by Hil on February 05, 1998 at 22:57:01:
In response to Oscar's innate goodness, written by Cheryl on February 03, 1998 at 12:15:04
] Throughout the book, Carey mentions how people are taken with Oscar, that just looking at him was like looking at an angel, talking with him put their minds on a higher plain; people saw an aura of divinity about him.
] I love the episode on the ship when Mr Borrodaile does a cruel immitation of Oscar's walk and mannerisms. Oscar is not offended or angry and his response uplifts and changes the entire atmosphere of his party. It even leads Mr Borradaile to be nice to his fellow passengers, if only for a half hour.
] Is Oscar incapable of thinking meanly of anyone? Does he have that spark of divinity or is he merely deluded?
] (This is, of course, all before Mr. Jeffris, but that's next week!)
I go round in circles with this question, Cheryl! I do believe there is divinity in Oscar. But I think it is perhaps a more obvious streak of the divinity that all people have in them. It is that of God in us all, but more noticeable in Oscar, if that makes sense? And that makes him as human as us. I like that.
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