Talk:A Fable

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I haven't read this book, and don't know what it's about, so I'm not about to edit this article, but it says the christ-like figure orders soldiers "not to disobey orders" to fire? That doesn't seem very christ-like. Is this an error? Thanks. -- Schwael 16:08, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

  • I took a look at the French page which has a synopsis of nearly the same format, and you're right, the christ-like figure orders the soldiers to not fire. I will finish the book in the next week and rewrite this horrendous synopsis. Aupiff (talk) 22:00, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

This page is terrible[edit]

The synopsis is some viewpoint on the story, which is the personal view of whoever wrote it and has nothing to do with the book. For instance it is obvious from the book beyond any doubt that the general is the holy spirit, so to write what is written here with such conviction is really strange... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:09, 28 April 2007 (UTC). I'm reading the book now, 54 pages into it. So far, I have not encountered a word about Corporal Stephens yet, obviously. I was hoping to see some intelligent discussion on the book's page about how it is a fable or what allegory it is telling. The structure of 7 days and the cross is an obvious clue, but the devil's in the details. So Gragnon (the general in charge of the regiment) seems more like a picture of Yahweh at the moment than the Holy Spirit. Like most Faulkner, we should probably take this as allegory light; if it is a "Stephan" who is put to death, that's a saint (Christ-like figure) not JC himself. But I agree that the synopsis as it stands isn't very worthy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:15, 31 July 2012 (UTC)