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September 18, 2005

The Role of Adam

But one day he [Adam] said: 'I am here, I suppose, to take up every man's future fate, because his previous fate also had its roots in me.' I did not understand these words at all, but I know since then I have been totally at ease -

I wonder at the significance of Adam's words. Why does he say "his previous fate also had its roots in me"? How so? Is it just because Andrew died and Adam was there and had to be the one to tell Teresa? But he says “every man’s” which to me indicates more than just Andrew’s fate. In the introduction to the play, Boleslaw Taborski calls this mysterious character "representative of the providential and guiding forces in life." But, there seems to be something else too.

Posted by LorinSchumacher at September 18, 2005 1:12 PM


This statement also makes me wonder about adams words. why does he feel so guility? I feel that he may feel that way because he knew where andrew was going and could not do anything but watch him go

Posted by: Rachel Prichard at September 18, 2005 9:13 PM

I've no idea as to what that means either. Well-spotted though..

Posted by: Kayla Sawyer at September 18, 2005 10:32 PM

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