Delany really stressed how Bron and The Spike are opposites. The passage where this is most stressed is probably 94-107. In chronological order, prior to this meeting them, Bron gets up that morning and dresses in all black to go to work. That is day that he gets Miriamne removed form his department for reference. When he sees The Spike, she is talking to Fred, the guy who punched her when Bron and The Spike first met. While Bron had an immediate dislike for him, both then and now, The Spike recognized the spirit that Fred possessed and was even interested in adding him to her troupe. After a short talk about Fred, they get back to The Spike’s co-op and she changes to an all white outfit. I believe she does say something about how Bron is in black and she is in white but it also represents how different they are. Then there is their personalities. First, The Spike seems more about other especially with her work. Whereas, Bron immediately after he tell The Spike that he would like to know more about her, and she offer what would he like to know his response is, “I am not happy in the world I live” (98). Bron seems far more concerned about what he would like to talk about than to listen to someone else. The Spike seems just the opposite. Then they reach a point where The Spike reads his body language and he is immediately appalled. She says she can tell what’s really wrong because his body language portray his real emotions. His reply is that he doesn’t understand theater or emotions, he understands metalogic, so she should put this stuff in term he know with him emphasizing himself. She explains how his focus on himself leads to others being hurt like with Miriamne. She also states how there state of mind seems to be different, he is just so much more possessive not just with himself but the way he talks at all. The final thing about his kind of narcissism is when she reminds him that he wanted to learn about her he says he already know a bunch about her as if that is all there is to know. On another level there is also how open The Spike is about partners, more about free love, whereas Bron is very heterocentric thinking, and very traditional one partner at a time.