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It's not that the child's greedy indulgence constitutes an answer to whatever it was that came between the parents, yet the conceptual rhyme between the two images overlays both of them with a poignant feeling of fatefulness, like the return of a Wagnerian leitmotif--it triggers our recognition of the recurrence of something irreconcilable.
As Seneca, the stoic philosopher forced to commit suicide for offending Nero, bass Reinhard Hagen brings to the stage a gripping fatefulness, as well as an earth-shaking voice.
Whether we admit it or not, we are engaged in moral warfare of momentous fatefulness for our time, for our people, and for our governance.
Yet it follows more or less naturally from the sense of fatefulness a young couple has in crossing that line.