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Friday, September 20, 2013

Double Redemption

I am reading about the character of Walter White in the TV series Breaking Bad.

In my opinion, Mr. White will be a case of double redemption.

Initially, White is redeemed from a life in which he finds little meaning by his discovery of his cancer. This opens the door to a refreshing quest into the heart of darkness, wherein he finds all the manly virtues and vices. These are properly called the good and bad virtues: the strengths of mankind that are benign and malign.

The exercise of violence is not a weakness. It is a strength. Evil virtue, yes, but a an act of a man, a  vir  in ancient Latin, "virtue" being derived from "virtus", which itself comes from "vir".

White is being washed in the blood of the lamb of destruction, as it were.

He is due for another redemption... at least, I hope so. The Redeemer always Rings Twice.


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