But what if you're wrong?
Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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From: Carrol Cox [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 7:28 PM
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Subject: Re: Overwhelming question about Prufrock
Peter Montgomery wrote:
> From: Carrol Cox
> I'm still assuming that "you" and
> "I" are the same person, muttering to himself.
> I guess one really can't assume anything.
One can't _not_ assume all sorts of things. The question is not whether
one makes assumptions but how conscious those assumptions are and how
explicitly one articulates them.
And of course only explicit assumptions can be questioned or held
tentatively. Spontaneous (or unconscious) assumptions are hidden from
critique (by oneself or others).