I get it – folks have short attention spans.
I would love it if everyone read my full post on this, but I also know that a lot of people won’t. However, I’d still like folks to know the main points I made, as they are relevant and some of them are fairly important. So, here we go, the boiled down version:
- Muroi thinks of Sunako as Abel and himself as Cain; Sunako thinks the reverse
- Sunako doesn’t bite Muroi because by ‘romantic’ she means she thinks he’s ‘innocent/naive’ – he is casting vampires as innocent victims by asking her if she is a ‘shiki’, which in his book is the faultless Abel
- Muroi thinks he is Cain because the Kirishikis moved to town after Mr. Kirishiki read Muroi’s essay about the town – he liked the sound of it
- thus, Muroi’s angst-fests since the Kirishikis started gnawing on people is due not only to the fact that he feels responsible for it, but also because he feels sorry for those who are vampires, and thus he can’t think of any solution to what is going on
- some traditions say Cain still wanders the earth; some authors have drawn from those traditions to give vampires their origination in Cain and his curse – the Mark of Cain, then, isn’t a physical mark, but rather the vampirism of the person afflicted by it
Yeah, but I would like it if you read my full post. I’ve got a lot more analysis of the Abel and Cain thing there.
Additional thing I thought of: Muroi’s scar on his wrist as the Mark of Cain. I don’t know how I didn’t think of this before! Maybe I’ll meditate more upon this and write about it later… I’ll have a lot of time to as I am currently sick and no one around here speaks English…