11 June 2007

The dragon hide

Why does Steven tan the hide of the dragon?

I think that in the dying conversation the dragon actually instructs Steven on tanning his hide and preserving his meat (it's already smoked!)

That leads me to believe that the dragon might keep talking to him after it is dead.

The influences and the travelers are almost parallel.
Mother-Tinker = Responsibility to home
Lover - gypsy = Responsibility to love
Teacher -
Priest - Pilgrim = Responsibility to god/spirit
Mayor - Soldier = Responsibility to homeland/society

Are they also spiritual/ physical/emotional/mental?