There was a time when the newspapers said that only twelve men understood the theory of relativity. I do not believe there ever was such a time. There might have been a time when only one man did, because he was the only guy who caught on, before he wrote his paper. But after people read the paper a lot of people understood the theory of relativity in some way or other, certainly more than twelve. On the other hand, I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.
- Richard Phillips Feynman
So am I.
I don't even trying to pretend that I've understand anything from the final moments of the story.
I've read endless number of topics explaining endings and still feel myself just as dumb as before.
The general idea of climax is understandable but there are so many moments that I fear I can't understand.
What about constants and variables of which Elizabeth is talking under the stars?
What are them? Booker? Elizabeth? Lutece? Luteces? Infinite number of universes?
If constants are the core points in all of the dimensions then they can't be vanished/destroyed/changed?
As far as I understand, variables is all contents of universes created by our choices?
Scratch that. Every man in every universe is a result of someone's choice thus he/she can't be a constant, can he?
So, what is a constant?
And what is a variable?
2. Drowning Booker isn't a solution, is it?
Because a new universe with Booker alive will be created. Will he accept/reject baptism there?
Related question - is there a way to prevent a person from existing in any world like they tried to do it with Comstock?
Isn't it impossible?
There always will be universes where Comstock existed and the ones where he doesn't, right?
And let's have a look on alternative point.
If killing a person before an important decision will drastically affect on the outcome then...
OK, Booker neither accepts nor ignores baptism (don't know how is it possible though)
Then, neither Elizabeth nor Anna will be born?
3. What has Comstock achieved by killing Luteces? They were killed just in one universe. Still, that doesn't intervene with Comstock's plans of living with no worries, does it?
Perhaps, i'll take a pause for a bit and try to calm my fevered mind.
Desperately waiting for a discussion!