[percy-l] inquiry P 119 LITR
Lauren Stacy Berdy
lauren.stacy.berdy at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 11:38:30 EDT 2014
I apologize for not responding to the specific_excellent inquires_ that
have been placed into out laps .* I am looking forward to reading the
If I can I will add something into the pot. ( perhaps I am not playing
by the rules? I am sure......... someone will let me know)
I am re reading the book electronically.
I don't know how to find the specific chapter. Yes, it is a sad
commentary on my technical skills. I have all the other books save for
LITR which I lent out long ago.......
All of this is to say that I might be a head of the reading group
*again, I am sure someone will let me know.*
Recently I came upon a paragraph in LITR P 119
I wanted to explore with others?
I am not sure how to understand it?
However, I believe that it is important in understanding and not only
Dr. More as well as his creator Dr. Percy .
We are in the " the little Napoleon" with Leroy and the Tom.( again in
my version page 119)
and I quote
"Where did the terror come from? Not from the violence; violence gives
release from terror. Not from Leroy's wrongness, for if he were
altogether wrong , an evil man,the matter would be simple and no cause
for terror. No, it came from Leroy's goodness, that he is a decent,
sweet natured man who would help you if you needed help. go out of his
way and bind up a strangers wounds. No, the terror comes from the
goodness and what lies beneath, some fault in the soul's terrain so deep
that all is well on top, evil grins like good, but something shears and
tears deep down and the very ground stirs beneath one's feet."
I haven't formed a question although a few are quietly bubbling up. Don
Giovanni is about evil and Dr. More knows many of the arias.
I believe this is part of the scented trail that Percy is leading us on
away from the settled campsite of how we see the very ground that we
Once again thank you for this exploration
Lauren Stacy Berdy
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