“In losing his identity, and having no perspective of his own, Pip can see that all the meanings in the world are meanings taken from one perspective or another. He can see the selfishness involved in thinking of these meanings as ultimate or final precisely because he can see that ultimately each is a perspectival rendering of something that has no deeper truth. This becomes clear in the fascinating chapter on the doubloon.”
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