|Ming the Merciless|
- If Chabon is right (or, at least, if his ideal carries over to Eco in this case), then the story of Saint Antoninus isn't merely told to characterize the little town. Thoughts?
- Superstition, of course, is borne as explanation by the ignorant of an event otherwise unexplained. Any thoughts on how that applies here with Amalia, and maybe in context of events and information shared to this point?
- Wretched simoniacs....
- Of course the folio is Clarabell's treasure (or a foreshadowing thereof), and appropriately so, as he found it where he wasn't looking. But how will this, if so it does, tie into his memory? Regardless of the imminent connection, why is Shakespeare's first folio appropriate (and not only in personal terms to Yambo)? Of course, it's not real. Is it?
- "That's my book. Is it worth it?"
- The little bottle atop the bookcase: any connection at all to the "Drink Me" bottle of Wonderland (though not by drinking, surely, or literally so, anyway)?
- Gordon, Ming, and the castor oil.