Cawti discussion

Starshadw at aol.com Starshadw at aol.com
Fri Jun 7 09:18:26 PDT 2002

I agree that we are only seeing Vlad's side.  However, your last comment struck a chord with me.

"Her spouse was a hired killer - it doesn't get much worse than that."

Cawti was also a hired killer - and a damn good one, by everything we've read/seen.  It's not as if she married Vlad not knowing what he did for a living; heck, at the time they married, they were both in the same business.

This is why her attitude and actions bothered me so much.  If she hadn't been an assassin at one time, if she hadn't known what Vlad did at the time they got married.....then I might be a bit more understanding.


In a message dated Fri, 7 Jun 2002 11:41:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time, meersan at mn.astound.net writes:

> Ok, I can't agree with all the Cawti slamming.  It's painfully obvious that
> in _Teckla_ we only hear Vlad's side of the story.  Vlad feels irritated
> and maddened by Cawti's seemingly inexplicable behavior, so we do, too.  I
> think, from what we learn in _Orca_, that Cawti's motivation becomes much
> more understandable.  At any rate, she had a great deal of courage to
> confront Vlad and eventually leave him.  Her spouse was a 
> hired killer--it
> doesn't get much worse than that.