Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Ben
From: (Ann Hodgins)
Date: 1991-01-16, 07:30

> >Suppose a man as calculating as Ben Horne could snap after a series of 
> >financial losses and public humiliation. Would the resulting insanity manifest
> >itself in an obsession with toy soldiers? Do you really think Ben's character
> >isn't being milked for comic relief?
> >

I think that his mental state is being played up for colourfulness but I still
think it is based on a realistic mental condition, ie regression to childhood. 
As a kid he probably played with those same soldiers and wished he had a
real johnny reb costume to play in.

That is assuming that the soul of a confederate general hasn't moved in with