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originally posted by: IAMTAT
Re: RED ROOK/ALICE IN WONDERLAND
The Lion and the Unicorn are forever fighting over the crown of the White King, which, given that the Unicorn is on the White side as well, makes his part of the rivalry all the more absurd.
Carroll subverts the traditional view of a lion being alert and calculating by making this particular one slow and rather stupid, although clearly the better fighter.
The role of the Unicorn is likewise reversed by the fact that he sees Alice as a "monster", though he promises to start believing in her if she will believe in him. John Tenniel's illustrations for the section caricature William Ewart Gladstone as the Unicorn, and Benjamin Disraeli as the Lion, alluding to the pair's frequent parliamentary battles, although there is no evidence that this was Carroll's intention.
The dramatis personae for Through the Looking-Glass identifies the Lion as the Red King's rook and the Unicorn as the White Queen's knight
originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
a reply to: Sabrechucker
According to this facebook linked =68.ARCPODKhbmNB4HICfVUDMUBg8HpBtghrXC7mht0qfkwA9R P8l3kW1W-2Q9l9lWwU-9m6s8G51UH83S_1_-W_6WcrNfGb6_HgYjDDuyhOOEuuqA3R7XRnpLh9WmuBDoptBhvUSgQ&__tn__=-UC-R]article, linked by AJ BISHOP.
Was Charles Manson the cult Bishop taken out in response?
originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: crankyoldman
crankyoldman, I found something today chess-related that piqued my curiosity regarding Q's prolific use of the question mark and other symbols and punctuation. I know we have discussed the belief that most likely the info is delivered as a question because of the obvious intent to query the "team" and cause us to dig up answers for ourselves.
But, because there are double meanings mentioned, I wonder if Q uses them like annotations in a game of chess. Just something to think about and explore.
A series of symbols are in wide use. They help annotate games of chess.
! good move
!! very good move
!? deserves consideration
?! doubtful move
? bad move
+/= White has a small advantage
=/+ Black has a small advantage
± White has advantage
–/+ Black has advantage
+– White has a winning advantage
–+ Black has a winning advantage
∞ unclear position
=/∞ with compensation for sacrificed material
Δ with the idea of
↑ with initiative
→ with attack