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 Being the third and probably last installment of this meta series.
 
So the fun—or aggravating, take your pick—thing about writing meta for an unfinished canon is the myriad ways one can misjudge an arc. I’ve wound up with egg on my face before (Mary Russell is having a marital crisis! Snape/Lily is too bathetic to ever happen!) so I’ve learned not to overcommit to any theories I form about characters and their arcs.
 
Fortunately one doesn’t have to overcommit to talk about the Faceless Man. 
 
devices and desires )
 
And thus endeth my tale.
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In the first part of my experiment in meta with personal narrative, I limited myself to talking about how Lesley’s sense of identity and choice is affected by losing her face. But there’s another major motif (in Lesley as a character and in the books at large) that is deeply affected, even wholly catalyzed, and that is the place of compassion in her and Peter’s vocation.

action versus contemplation )

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Possibly more, by and by.

 

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 This is mostly by way of some experimental thoughts about Lesley, who is my favorite character though I adore them all—briefly looking at the narrative through the lens of personal experience, and seeing if that adds anything once the lens is taken away.
 

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