Nancy, you wrote:
To be cynical is //to be both very aware of evil and sceptical
about innocence at all.//
But we're talking of it in a context. Now where does one find in
the following lines
* We should play a game of chess
* The ivory men make company between us
an evidence of being "very aware of evil and
about innocence at all" ?
You'll agree that when we impute a motive to a character,
the evidence must be in the text. One can't just implant it
Diana had written: "The first two lines seem //anything but innocent,//
but rather reeking with cynicism."
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