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MysteryMan

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Subj: Re: Mandarin stories should begin with the premise that he's already won
Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 at 09:07:47 am EST (Viewed 77 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Mandarin stories should begin with the premise that he's already won
Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 at 06:49:20 am EST (Viewed 79 times)



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      I have always found him the more interesting for it.



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    For being half English? What does it add to him? I was thinking maybe I missed an important story where his English heritage was a driving plot element. Did I? I definitely may have. Some sort of "Woe is me for I am accepted by neither side - but I shall have my comeuppance" type of tale?



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    In this thread I'm mostly concerned with the Mandarin as an archetype. I don't know how to think of a Chinese/English amalgamation in archetypal terms. Is there a way to do it? Has any writer done it?



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Well it could be interesting. A combination of the best and worst of both Western and Eastern cultures. Leading to The Mandarin!!!!


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