December 19th, 2005

realization, wary

Critical Inquiry: Bingo Bolger-Baggins

So we all accompanied the mun to see the cinematic adaptation of Narnia. The mun was well pleased. I was less so, I suppose, though I liked it all right. It was certainly beautiful and well cast. But what I could never get around in the story, even when I read it, was the imported monarchy thing. It's an odd model of leadership really.

I suppose there's precedence in the author's home's history with the whole Glorious Revolution thing, though there wasn't this "my sentient species is better than your sentient species" thing going on with that. I mean, if someone said, "Oh look! Here's a bunch of pegasi and they're going to run the Shire now," do you think hobbits would just go along with that? I don't think so.

So why should all the other sentient beings just accept this, especially when the out-sourced royalty aren't even adults yet? It just doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.

Does it to any of you? Tea? *puts out several cups and starts pouring*
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