Monday, January 24, 2005

transmetropolitan #1

who is Fred and what is he trying to accomplish?


At January 27, 2005 at 1:10 PM, Blogger Taj said...

Fred Christ is the leader of the Transcience movement. He is trying to unite the Transients by organizing a secession from the city and would join the Vilinius colony, whose inhabitants have given the Transients their new looks as half alien, half human. However, it seems to me that at the end he did not take part in the riot (since he was having sex with a thirteen year old girl) and this shows that he was an incompetent leader. If one becomes a figurehead, he or she should have been there when a big event happens as to show suppport for the people one is trying to lead. Moreover, I believe that he could also be involved with turning this peaceful movement into a bloody riot: the Civic Center "paid a few Transients off to start some trouble, deliberately marring a non-violent demonstration" (60). Maybe Fred Christ did not cause trouble, but if he would have been more active, he could have stopped it from happening. All in all, I think Fred Christ is a bad leader and the movement would have worked if it was led by someone wiser.


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