Ceres or “Summer” (Gobelins). Woven after cartoons by Claude Audran le Jeune (1658-1734). This magnificent tapestry is from the “Portieries of the Gods” series originally commissioned by Claude Audran III in 1699.
Regarding a few of my last posts on Maria Hill, Pleasant Hill, Ayn Rand, and A Series of Unfortunate Events:
Exhibit A: “We had good reasons… but we still did bad things.”
Almost the entirety of the Penultimate Peril (the later half of series actually) encompasses the same question as Maria’s recent plot lines: how much “objectively wrong” things should a “hero” do to save the day?
What happens when these “wrong” attempts to save the day back fire?
Ultimately, where does the line between noble and villian, super hero and super villain lie?
This isn’t a joke. This is a reflection of how literature attempts (to varying degrees of success) to capture this moral dilemma.