Eduardo, attorney for the prosecution, believed Lily was guilty but that she didn't understand why what she did was wrong. Do you agree?
Join Date: 10/11/10
Join Date: 06/15/11
Eduardo's musings were pretty compelling at times, but I never swayed over to his point of view because I thought he attached the wrong meanings to small gestures.
Join Date: 09/11/11
Join Date: 09/30/13
Although we never learn exactly what happened that night, I was left with the impression that Lily was an accomplice - she didn't quite realize what was going on until it was too late
Join Date: 05/24/12
I think Eduardo had problems of his own that colored everything he saw. He believes himself to be a pure figure, fighting for justice even when it would be more convenient to tell a story that focused on Ignacio and write out Lily's alleged role. In reality, I think he believed in his own intuitive abilities and gave them priority over the actual evidence. He felt that Lily was a sociopath, he depicted her as a sociopath in the courtroom, and her own inability to act normal enough to suit other people convinced the court that maybe he was right.
Join Date: 12/22/11
I too agree that Eduardo had some deep rooted problems that affected how he saw things. In many ways Eduardo hid these feelings from himself and others behind being able to convince others that his findings were the correct ones.
I also thought that Eduardo went after Lily like he did because she was an American and a woman - that was always nagging at the back of my mind when he was narrating. I though it was interesting that his wife's name was Maria (Mary in English) and some of his righteous stemmed from his believing in Maria's purity (which she herself will challenge him to acknowledge).
Join Date: 01/31/13
I cannot forgive Eduardo for the tactics he used with all the witnesses and the defendant. He felt he was clever and would lead everyone to providing what he needed not to get to the truth but to get to the outcome that he believed was right. I don't know how she could understand what she did was wrong when he wove his own version of the events that were not necessarily the truth. He didn't want her free and I think their was some anger at her as a female and American. If his job was to bring to light the crime then I think he drastically failed.
Join Date: 09/19/13
I viewed Edwardo as a Javert in Les Mis. He was going to get his man (woman) at all costs because he believed it was his duty. I also wondered if he was a little infatuated with Lily
Join Date: 12/17/12
No, I don't agree with Eduardo. If Lily were guilty of murder, she would certainly know it was wrong. It doesn't make any sense for him to believe that. If Lily didn't know the difference between right and wrong, she would have done other wrong things before. Her sister said she did bad things, but her only example was that Lily enjoyed killing a slug when she was four. Since she didn't give any other examples, I discounted what she said.
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