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How did you feel about Margie's choice to back away from activism and lead a "quiet life"

Created: 06/14/13

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How did you feel about Margie's choice to back away from activism and lead a "quiet life"

In the novel's epilogue, Margie is a stay-at-home-mother of four. How did you feel about Margie's choice to back away from activism and lead a "quiet life" raising her children and caring for stray or unwanted animals?


Posted Jun. 23, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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RE: How did you feel about Margie's choice to back away from activism and lead a "quiet life"

I felt good about it. She had come into her own and found peace and love. Activism was more about her search for herself and now she no longer had to search.


Posted Jun. 23, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
barbarab

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RE: How did you feel about Margie's choice to back away from activism and lead a "quiet life"

Margie was a very young woman, looking for something or someone. She became involved in activism because of Simon. Her time in Montana allowed her to become grounded, & she was able to find out who she is. She became pro active towards animals in her own way


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RE: How did you feel about Margie's choice to back away from activism and lead a "quiet life"

I thought is was a good choice, although I'm not so sure it was really a "choice." Since her activism had become increasingly dramatic and illegal, moving away and staying out of the limelight was also an act of self-preservation. So possibly it was the only logical action, rather than a choice.


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RE: How did you feel about Margie's choice to back away from activism and lead a "quiet life"

Did she really make that choice? I think the only reason she backed away was to escape going to jail.


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RE: How did you feel about Margie's choice to back away from activism and lead a "quiet life"

I agree with darylb. Margie left because she had no choice but to go to jail if she stayed.


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RE: How did you feel about Margie's choice to back away from activism and lead a "quiet life"

I never saw her as an activist. I think she was a motherless, passionate child who was looking for love and her place in the world. Once she found it, she no longer needed activism


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RE: How did you feel about Margie's choice to back away from activism and lead a "quiet life"

I didn't see Margie's choice as backing away from activism as I hadn't really thought of her in those terms: she loved animals and had been sucked into some actions with the influence of a man she was physically involved with. Love and lust can be powerful emotions. Once Margie was free of a false influence and saw the emptiness of the relationship with her professor, she appreciated truly good qualities. In some ways she was kind of an older soul in a younger body.


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