The Inhabited Woman, part 2 questionsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : nonwesternlit : One Thread
1. Why wouldn't Felipe tell the taxi driver who he was and what he wanted before he tried to commandeer the taxi?
2.Why did Lavinia decide that it should be she that revealed where General Vela was hiding? Why didn't she tell someone with more military skill than she possessed?
-- Anonymous, June 15, 2000
Ever since I ended this book I've been trying to figure out the answer to question 1 as well. The only thing I can come up with is that Felipe didn't know the driver's attitude toward the movement. Perhaps he figured taking the taxi would be easy without letting the driver know of its involvement. I think he thought the driver would be scared and would give it up without too much trouble. The other thing that may have crossed his mind was to not get the driver involved. If the driver didn't know his cab was involved in the movement, he couldn't divulge anything about it or be counted as an accesory to the crime. Perhaps it was Felipe's intention to keep the driver safe from questioning and speculation of involvement.
-- Anonymous, November 14, 2000