I have been reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ for three days now, and have read just under 150 pages. I am impressed that Ken Follett has made the story so readable, considering its basis in England during the 1100’s and its focus on architecture. Some words used go over my head, but Ken does well in making sure that does not stop your enjoyment in reading. 148 pages down, 928 left to read… yikes!
1) (n) Strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation; ire.
2) (n) Vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger.
This will definitely be filled out by a man, as it is an emotion commonly associated to the hulking warrior who has been wronged. A handful of people will know the character I speak of. This emotion is usually based in a past event. The spin I look to place on it is that the character understands why things are the way they are, but they do not accept it because of the emotionally crippling loss they have experienced. This character will be the quintessential ‘tortured soul’ of the story.
From your viewing or reading, is there a particular type of character representing this emotion/vice that you do not like? Something that seems standard but completely unrealistic?
1) (n) The quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
2) (n) An ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay.
3) (n) Quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence.
This virtue is interesting for its duality, as it can be used for good or bad. The number three definition is interesting, as it relates almost directly to Diligence, which in itself is another of the Heavenly Virtues.
One of the things I hope to establish in the story is that the characters representing each pairing essentially start in the middle of the slider (thanks Nicolite!), and establish a realistic event, or series of events, that push them to the vice or virtue side… but there can be some seesawing along the way 😉
To those who read my short story ‘Mune and Mura’, you may find some aspects of this ‘Path of’ character that are recogniseable =)
Do you see this virtue as ‘pure’, or one that can be corrupted and used for evil?