Post by lsandthebooks on Sept 13, 2019 19:55:31 GMT -5
I wonder if all the adults are from real noble familes. They are called the noble side of VFD after all. What if all of them have royal titles?
Like the Duchess of Winnipeg, for example. What if all the members are real Dukes and Duchesses, Princes and Princesses, Counts and Countesses (yes, like Olaf), Marquesses and Marchionesses, Barons and Baronesses, etc.
Have there been any hints throughout the series that this could be true? All the fortunes had to come from somewhere...
Post by Optimism is my Phil-osophy on Sept 14, 2019 0:06:43 GMT -5
It's possible ... But I don't think so. Nobility and aristocracy seem to be used in the literal and symbolic sense within VFD. A subtle theme in the narrative is to answer the question: "What is the obligation of the Noble?" Should nobles settle for acquiring knowledge and promoting peace through kindness alone? Or does the noble have an obligation to oppose evil by using force when it is indisputably necessary? And if the nobles corrupt themselves, who will be there to prevent them from doing evil? The Supreme Court Judges? What if these get corrupted too? Will the people oppose against evil? What if the people love violence? Will strict laws contain the wickedness of the people? What if people can be influenced by a person who does not appear to be a dictator? Is it worth hiding from the world to live in a tropical paradise giving up your freedom? Would that prevent violence in any way? How can nobles prevent violence after all? Is there any humanly possible way out of this?
It seems like those titles get brought up quite a bit throughout the series, and you're right, they do have to acquire their fortunes from somewhere. This actually makes quite a bit of sense to me. And being noble gets emphasized so much in especially the latter half of the series... a play on words, perhaps?
Faith is being sure about what we hope for, being convinced about things we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16