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    more darkly for servants? -not answered

    In the following, the meaning seems reversed for "more darkly". If it describes "to cease being a servant", wouldn't it be more pleasurable? Does it describe "to stop being a lord"? What I'm saying is you prefer a lord to a servant, so if you get out of the status of servant, you are happier than you are out of lord. I need your clear answer.

    ex)....In traditional societies, high status may have been extremely hard to acquire,but it was also comfortingly hard to lose. It was as difficult to stop being a lord as more darkly, it was to cease being a servant. What mattered was one's identity at birth.....

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    Re: more darkly for servants? -not answered

    I am not a teacher.

    Light is good, darkness is bad. What is dark is the fate of the servant, the impossibility of his ever being more, of his stopping being a servant. I think you are reading an imperfect translation of something. I would not have used "darkly" that way.

    You missed an important comma before "more", which is needed to make "more darkly" parenthetical.

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    Re: more darkly for servants? -not answered

    Keannu - that's the second time you have posted this question. Please do not do this.

    If your original post has not been answered after a certain time, post a brief response yourself - 'can anyone help, please?'. This will send it to the top of the list again.

    Having more than one thread on one question can lead to confusion.
    Last edited by 5jj; 20-Feb-2011 at 10:07.

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