NationStates Jolt Archive

Is Theo relevant? *Spoiler Alert*

04-09-2003, 11:46
At the end of the book, when the NRA is taking John and about to thrown him out on the street, the Pepsi Liason says that is name is Theodore. Normally, I would just pass this. But, I think I'm forgetting something, because I have a feeling that the name has some relevance. Was a person named Theodore mentioned earlier in the book? Did John do something against a Theodore? Is there any relevance, or was it just a kid telling somebody his name?
The Most Glorious Hack
04-09-2003, 13:43
I don't recall it being signifigant. I think it was just a final shot at John.
04-09-2003, 14:29
Are you sure┬┐ Cause the way he said it just screams "Hidden meaning" at me
04-09-2003, 17:08
I don't think there is a "hidden meaning". It was just a shot at John, because it shows how he thought so little about this up and coming kid who kinda worshiped him that he didn't bother to ever learn his name.
05-09-2003, 15:04
Hee hee... there's one nation I think of as 'my Pepsi Kid' but I won't mention his name here, as it would be most cruel. :wink:

I think it was just something for him to say and allow the reader to fully know that he had abandoned John.
Tactical Grace
07-09-2003, 17:04
We knew all along that John Nike had never bothered to learn the Pepsi Kid's name, and just called him Pepsi Kid in his mind. I think what that parting shot reveals is that the Pepsi Kid (Theodore) had realised, maybe even suspected all along, that John had never learnt his name. So when John was getting escorted out of the building, having been disgraced in his attempts to start a world war, the Pepsi Kid wanted to make it known that he had been clocked even for that little thing. It was one last shot, one final humiliation. Pretty smooth of him, I think.
07-09-2003, 19:53
that was my understanding of it as well
08-09-2003, 01:47
I got all that, there was just somethong that made me think there was some other meaning, possibly a reference to some other part of the story. Oh well.
Tactical Grace
08-09-2003, 19:02
I have noticed in some novels tiny bits of inconsistent weirdness, which are probably artifacts of the editing process, which cannot always be perfect. Perhaps the relevant part was cut, and the reference remained, but I think it unlikely in this case.
13-09-2003, 10:28
I was puzzled at the references to the Team Advantage CEO Holly's eyes being green. Why? It didn't seem to serve any purpose.
The Most Glorious Hack
13-09-2003, 10:52
Hm. Well, my copy isn't handy, so I can't look it up, but...

I would wager that was just a random character description.
13-09-2003, 19:51
Was that description when Violet first met Holly? If it was, Violet was so high she could have spit on the top of the Empire State Building. She was being shot up with drugs, and she probably was just really focused on the eyes.
14-09-2003, 00:25
I can't quite remember. I think both Violet and John were immediately drawn to the amazing green eyes Holly had or something. It just seemed to me like it was leading up to something, but never did.