"The truth is, that they have not lived together for years, they never will again, for their divorce proceedings would long ago have been concluded but for the complications
arising from the difference between the Hungarian and the American laws.
However at first there were, he admitted, no untoward complications
, no embarrassing consequences.
But on these instructive complications I must not enlarge more than to say that they could all be resumed in the one word: Delay.
I could imagine no claim that would be stronger and more absorbing than the claim of that ship, of these men snared in the river by silly commercial complications, as if in some poisonous trap.
(For the sake of schematic simplicity, I am ignoring various complications
connected with time, which require some tedious but perfectly feasible elaborations.) Thus what may be called subjectivity in the point of view is not a distinctive peculiarity of mind: it is present just as much in the photographic plate.
Stroeve went twice a day to the hospital to enquire after his wife, who still declined to see him; and came away at first relieved and hopeful because he was told that she seemed to be growing better, and then in despair because, the complication
which the doctor had feared having ensued, recovery was impossible.
It is therefore evident that the unravelling of the plot, no less than the complication
, must arise out of the plot itself, it must not be brought about by the 'Deus ex Machina'--as in the Medea, or in the Return of the Greeks in the Iliad.
I never met anybody personally concerned in this affair, the interest of which for us was, of course, not the bad weather but the extraordinary complication
brought into the ship's life at a moment of exceptional stress by the human element below her deck.
The barber cudgelled Sancho, and Sancho pommelled the barber; Don Luis gave one of his servants, who ventured to catch him by the arm to keep him from escaping, a cuff that bathed his teeth in blood; the Judge took his part; Don Fernando had got one of the officers down and was belabouring him heartily; the landlord raised his voice again calling for help for the Holy Brotherhood; so that the whole inn was nothing but cries, shouts, shrieks, confusion, terror, dismay, mishaps, sword-cuts, fisticuffs, cudgellings, kicks, and bloodshed; and in the midst of all this chaos, complication
, and general entanglement, Don Quixote took it into his head that he had been plunged into the thick of the discord of Agramante's camp; and, in a voice that shook the inn like thunder, he cried out:
The very complication
of the business, by introducing a necessity of the concurrence of so many different bodies, would of itself afford a solid objection.
It was marvellous, a feast for the eyes, this complication
of coloured tints, a perfect kaleidoscope of green, yellow, orange, violet, indigo, and blue; in one word, the whole palette of an enthusiastic colourist!
On the 10th of June, the party was a little to the east of the Wind River Mountains, where they halted for a time in excellent pasturage, to give their horses a chance to recruit their strength for a long journey; for it was Captain Bonneville's intention to shape his course to the settlements; having already been detained by the complication
of his duties, and by various losses and impediments, far beyond the time specified in his leave of absence.