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Do you believe Zelda's friends were good influences?

Created: 03/08/13

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Posted Mar. 08, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
admin

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Do you believe Zelda's friends were good influences?

What impact did Zelda's relationship with her friends have on her? Do you believe her friends were good influences?


Posted Mar. 25, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
janeh

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RE: Do you believe Zelda's friends were good influences?

I think they were evenly split .... some made her feel guilty for not being a good supportive wife while one or two others challenged her to step outside her dependency on Scott.


Posted Mar. 26, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
poornimaa

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RE: Do you believe Zelda's friends were good influences?

Yes, I believe they were. Friends bring a variety of influences and views to the table and Zelda's friends certainly did. Sara is the one who makes the women's rights movement of more personal impact to their lives. While Zelda might have been confused about her role as a mother and daughter and wife, she knows she can count on her friends as anchors.


Posted Mar. 26, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
bevula

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RE: Do you believe Zelda's friends were good influences?

When I first read this question, I couldn't think of any friends she had. (I did finish the book a few weeks ago, so that's partly to blame).

I think she mostly suffered from not having enough friends - or at least not enough friends close by. She spent way too much time alone with nothing to do - or nothing she was 'allowed' to do and feel good about. If she'd had friends nearby, they could have supported her while she felt isolated and unappreciated - and maybe helped her stand up to Scott when he threatened her.


Posted Apr. 02, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
dianac

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RE: Do you believe Zelda's friends were good influences?

The only bright spots in her dismal life were her friends she left behind from Alabama.


Posted Apr. 04, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
MarieA

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RE: Do you believe Zelda's friends were good influences?

Zelda was her own person. I don't believe she was swayed one way or the other by any of her friends.


Posted Apr. 10, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
kathleenw

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RE: Do you believe Zelda's friends were good influences?

It seems like she made friends easily, which helped both F. Scott's career and her own ability to cope during difficult times.


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