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PostSubject: Book 2 Chapters 10-12   Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:32 am

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PostSubject: Re: Book 2 Chapters 10-12   Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:40 am

The story is winding down, and Lily finally realizes what it is all about. She does the right thing and gets rid of the letters.
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PostSubject: Re: Book 2 Chapters 10-12   Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:13 pm

As many other classics main characters, she is probably going to kill herself.

Same as the other classics.
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PostSubject: Re: Book 2 Chapters 10-12   Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:47 pm

Lilly can't hold on to her job as a hat maker. she takes sleeping pills at night. she patches it up with rosedale and to some extent, Seldon. She still feels she was destined to a better life, as if that is actually something humans are truly born to and not about hard work and good choices.
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PostSubject: Re: Book 2 Chapters 10-12   Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:35 am

It is interesting how much more difficult it is to enjoy a novel if you don't have any particular connection to the protaganist. I think about all of the novels that I thought were just so-so, Madame Bovary, The House of Mirth, The Heart of Darkness, etc. and I didn't care much about any of the main characters, and maybe that is why I felt disconncted from the book. Pride and Prejudice was 'fluffy' as well, but I really enjoyed it (but I really liked and empathized with Elizabeth)

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PostSubject: Re: Book 2 Chapters 10-12   Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:23 pm

maybe pride ad prejudice was better because it was our first book in this style. we've gotten tired of it after 3 or 4 more!
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