And on board the Ariel such erasement
The claim of such films to be offering an "insider's perspective" of the tragedy and the pretension of telling the "truth" from the vantage point of the victim is their main advertising ploy, and this purported "veracity" leads, in the author's opinion, to the erasement
of the terrorists, who only receive brief sketches which simply serve to demonize them (39).
It is this intention, perhaps, which seems to lead Ascoli to read the Commedia as the teleological fulfillment (and authorial erasement
) of previous canonical texts, most notably Virgil's and Statius', in a perspective which--while paying formal tribute to the superiority of Christian poetry over ancient, pagan epics--would unveil the "ficticity of the poeta [...] the imaginative autonomy of the textual world so generated [...] the emergence of the modern 'author-God'" (328-29).
"We are making science fiction into reality", Parmentola said, suggesting the Army may use realistic holographic images of soldiers, mind communication, self-regenerating body parts and the erasement
of traumatic memories in the soldiers' brains.