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What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

Created: 03/10/14

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Posted Mar. 10, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Do you think she could have done more to help Lila?


Posted Mar. 10, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
nikkim

Join Date: 04/21/11

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RE: What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

I think she should be held accountable for aiding Crete.


Posted Mar. 10, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
terriej

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RE: What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

She definitely could have done more to help Lila. She was as guilty as Crete in her actions.


Posted Mar. 10, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
ruthiea

Join Date: 02/03/14

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RE: What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

I think she was weak and pathetic. She had no backbone and no moral compass. Even as an old woman she could not do the right thing and help Lucy. She deserved no mercy in this life or whatever awaited her down the road.


Posted Mar. 11, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
jeanettel

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RE: What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

Ransome was old and very afraid of losing her job and maybe her life as she knew Crete in all his evil ways. She was a coward and heartless woman not strong enough to give up everything for a stranger


Posted Mar. 13, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Erin G

Join Date: 05/24/12

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RE: What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

I was horrified by Ransome. No matter how dependent she was on Crete for employment it's sickening that anyone would turn a blind eye to such awful crimes.


Posted Mar. 17, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
tswaine

Join Date: 09/14/11

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RE: What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

I thought that Ransome should have done more to help Lila, but she was afraid of Crete.


Posted Mar. 17, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
dianem

Join Date: 10/25/12

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RE: What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

I think she could have done much more to help Lila but she was afraid of losing what little she had.She may have ended up dead if Crete had found out she was helping her.


Posted Mar. 17, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sharonl

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RE: What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

Ransome had "the posture and skin of someone much older than her 50 years" so she wasn't so old she couldn't have done better. Though she was afraid - she could surely have done more.


Posted Mar. 18, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
lindaj

Join Date: 03/18/14

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RE: What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

I definitely agree with the comments posted. At some point, people have to decide to do the right thing, and by doing so, boost their self-worth. She failed.


Posted Mar. 18, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
dorothyl

Join Date: 04/15/12

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RE: What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

She definitely could have done more but at great risk to her own safety. She was not a brave woman and unfortunately, there are many people who, when faced with her dilemma, would have done the same thing.


Posted Mar. 26, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
colleenl

Join Date: 06/13/11

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RE: What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

At some point, you need to do the right thing. I know Ransome was afraid of Crete but if she had done more, many of the girls would be alive.


Posted Mar. 29, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
janen

Join Date: 06/01/11

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RE: What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

I had the feeling that Ransome might have been trafficked herself. Many of the comments are hard on her, but I think that she did what she could when she helped Carl take Lilia away from the garage. She certainly was someone who was beaten down by life and I felt for her. I do 't think that she could have done anymore than she did. She knew what she had done wasn't enough. The narrative about her making a quilt with something from each girl was heartbreaking.


Posted Apr. 09, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
amberb

Join Date: 07/28/11

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RE: What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

I'm with Janen - Ransome was a 'sympathetic villain.' She likely was trafficked herself and was not capable of doing more than without someone helping her to see that she was no longer 'in danger' - which wasn't the case - anyone in Crete's life was in danger. He was an evil man.
Yes, she should have done more - a lot more. But I don't think she was capable.


Posted Apr. 11, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
lour

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RE: What do you think about Ransome? Do you agree with her actions? Could she have done more to help Lila?

She did little enough, but she could have done even less if she was dead! I don't blame her for her survival instincts.


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