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So at the morning Torah service, the Rabbi was talking about the story of Hagar and Ishmael being sent off into the desert by Abraham on Sarah's say-so. And he was discussing the fact that when Sarah talks, she never calls either Hagar or Ishmael by their names: it's "that woman" and "her son."

Which, of course, reminds me of Hakkai's telling observation, in Reload, that Hazel never calls any of the youkai/part youkai members of the ikkou by their names.

Because, as Rabbi said (direct quote), "It's much easier to demonize someone that way."

(Of course, that's also how Gojyo's stepmother always refers to Gojyo's real mother in the flashbacks: "That woman!")

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avierra
Oct. 1st, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
Hmmm. Do we ever see what Gojyo's stepmother call him?

(I guess I could go find my books...) >_>
chomiji
Oct. 1st, 2008 11:38 am (UTC)

Foo! It looks like most of the Gojyo childhood flashbacks are in the "Kami-sama" arc, and my sister is borrowing those ... .

I think she called him just "you" - "You and your pitiful little flowers" - things like that. So the same thing applies. In contrast, she calls Jien's name all too often: "Jien, Jien, you're the only one Mommy loves."

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