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How does Noa’s view of Marlene change over the course of the novel?

Created: 06/10/13

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Posted Jun. 10, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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How does Noa’s view of Marlene change over the course of the novel?

How does Noa’s view of Marlene change over the course of the novel? Do you think Noa respects, fears, or pities Marlene more than she hates her?


Posted Jun. 12, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
StaceyR

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RE: How does Noa’s view of Marlene change over the course of the novel?

Her wary respect turned to loathing with a sprinkling of pity.


Posted Jun. 12, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
janzr

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RE: How does Noa’s view of Marlene change over the course of the novel?

Does anyone have an opinion as to why Noa went along with Marlene's ordering Noa to separate Sarah and Caleb? It wasn't just the money, was it?


Posted Jun. 12, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
StaceyR

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RE: How does Noa’s view of Marlene change over the course of the novel?

Perhaps it was because she felt wanted or useful, albeit in an abnormal way?


Posted Jun. 12, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
eileenp

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RE: How does Noa’s view of Marlene change over the course of the novel?

I think that it was because Marlene threatened to turn over the pictures of the beaten 'Shadowman' to the police which would mean that Caleb would go back to jail. The money helped Noa make up her mind.


Posted Jun. 17, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
GinH

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RE: How does Noa’s view of Marlene change over the course of the novel?

Noa fell for Marlene's offer of help to seek clemency for her. It then changed when she began to see her true motivation.


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mariannes

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RE: How does Noa’s view of Marlene change over the course of the novel?

I would say that Noa's opinion of Marlene never changed, that she remained cynically distrustful. However, she did send her papers to Marlene at the end. Maybe she just didn't know what else to do, but it seemed strange to me that she would trust Marlene. The prison warden would have been a poor, but better, choice.


Posted Jun. 24, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sandra54

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RE: How does Noa’s view of Marlene change over the course of the novel?

I don't think that Noa ever believed that Marlene was on her side.

I think the money did motivate her to separate Sarah and Caleb, but somehow that did not seem in character to me. Every time I thought I had Noa figured out, a new dimension was added to her character.


Posted Jun. 25, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
janzr

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RE: How does Noa’s view of Marlene change over the course of the novel?

I agree with sandra54. I don't think I ever had Noa figured out satisfactorily.


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