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The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party Part 1, Chapter 3

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Part 1, Chapter 3

  • Octavian's basically just thinking aloud about what he's revealed to us in Chapters 1 and 2.
  • He tells us that he tries really hard to remember the good stuff the men taught him—you know, things like "kindness, humility, piety, respect."
  • That's all despite the fact that he now views Mr. Gitney more like a monster (in fact, the centaur Chiron) and himself like a young Achilles.
  • Then he gets super-philosophical on us and tells us we can't gain anything by being angry.
  • He even quotes a major Roman poet called Horace to drive his point home.
  • He also calls on God to get him to forgive these men.
  • Then he goes into all the reasons why he ought to be thankful for what they taught him, before finally pointing out that he doesn't think they ever meant to be mean jerks.

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