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Social Issue

Created: 05/30/14

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Posted May. 30, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
NewGirl

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Social Issue: What was your response to Maya's mother committing suicide because she felt alone in the world? She was a single parent with no family and economic support.

This was not a typical response to this common life situation.


Posted May. 30, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
barbarag

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RE: Social Issue

She was not unlike AJ, but he had his wife, then lost her, then he had his books. If the other had had books to urn to maybe she wouldn't have felt so alone.


Posted May. 30, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
NewGirl

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RE: Social Issue

I would compare Maya's mother, Marian Wallace, to A.J's sister, Ismay Parrish.


Posted May. 31, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
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donnac

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RE: Social Issue

Is that because they are both lonely women?


Posted May. 31, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
NewGirl

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RE: Social Issue

I think that one thing they had in common was that they both had disappointing maternal issues. Ismay had had several miscarriages. Marian had an unplanned pregnancy. (Ironically, Ismay's husband was the father of Marian's child.) In both cases, the husband or father was indifferent and unsupportive. And in both cases, the fruit of the womb was a major factor in how they saw their futures.


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donnac

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RE: Social Issue

That's an interesting point of view. All the more interesting for its irony. Marian's fecundity resulted in ending her own life. Ismay's failed fertility resulted -- okay this is a stretch -- in ending Daniel's life.


Posted Jun. 04, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
candaceb

Join Date: 03/30/14

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RE: Social Issue

I thought this was heart breaking-to feel that your situation is hopeless and will never improve but I also think suicide is the ultimate selfish act and shows total disregard for the people who love you and the legacy of pain you leave behind.


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