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Was Emile and optimist or pessimist?

Created: 10/21/17

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Posted Oct. 21, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
victoriah

Join Date: 08/22/17

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Was Emile and optimist or pessimist?

Emile (a real figure in history) seemed to have everything (profession, well-off family, mistresses), but seemed to see the worst in every situation. Until he met Cait, perhaps.


Posted Oct. 24, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
katherinep

Join Date: 07/16/14

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RE: Was Emile and optimist or pessimist?

A cautious optimist. He was walking a tightrope, societally, emotionally and professionally. By and large, though sometimes hesitant, I think he was optimistic for his future in all ways.


Posted Nov. 06, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
linz

Join Date: 08/12/15

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RE: Was Emile and optimist or pessimist?

I don;t think Emile was either. He seemed to me to be depressed about his life as though he had no say in his future. He didn't have the courage to fight for Cait and what he wanted. He could not stand up to his mother. She made the way easier for him, too little too late. In his own way, he was also restricted by societal values as the ladies. He knew what he wanted, but didn't have the courage to go and a get it. He couldnt even fire Jamie when he needed to


Posted Nov. 12, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
lindas

Join Date: 12/26/11

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RE: Was Emile and optimist or pessimist?

Pessimist


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