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Her Kind of Case


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Did you appreciate Jeremy's loyalty or resent it? Do you think that you would be as loyal as Jeremy, or turn on your friends to save yourself?

Created: 05/16/19

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davinamw

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Did you appreciate Jeremy's loyalty or resent it? Do you think that you would be as loyal as Jeremy, or turn on your friends to save yourself?

Jeremy refuses to testify against his "brothers," but they end up testifying against him. Did you appreciate Jeremy's loyalty or resent it? Do you think that you would be as loyal as Jeremy, or turn on your friends to save yourself, whether or not they were skinheads?


Posted May. 20, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
paulak

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RE: Did you appreciate Jeremy's loyalty or resent it? Do you think that you would be as loyal as Jeremy, or turn on your friends to save yourself?

I didn't really appreciate it or resent it Jeremy's loyalty. It made my feel sorry for him since he cast his loyalty to whomever gave him shelter, despite their abhorrent behavior. I would hope to have greater discrimination in choosing my friends but have never been in the desperate situation in which Jeremy found himself. He was just trying to survive.


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michelen

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RE: Did you appreciate Jeremy's loyalty or resent it? Do you think that you would be as loyal as Jeremy, or turn on your friends to save yourself?

I agree with paulak. Felt sorry for Jeremy and felt he just exchanged one controlling family for another.


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laurap

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RE: Did you appreciate Jeremy's loyalty or resent it? Do you think that you would be as loyal as Jeremy, or turn on your friends to save yourself?

I'm with both of the above responses. Jeremy's loyalty was clearly misplaced, and given the group to whom he granted it, not very admirable. I think Jeremy's experience with his father led him to expect (and perhaps feel he needed) controlling behavior from others.


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jww

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RE: Did you appreciate Jeremy's loyalty or resent it? Do you think that you would be as loyal as Jeremy, or turn on your friends to save yourself?

Jeremy had been dominated his whole life. He really didn't know any other way to be. When someone threw him a bone, he became a loyal puppy. Hopefully, as he matures, that loyalty will become a strength and not a liability.
I would hope that my friends would deserve my loyalty.


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taking.mytime

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RE: Did you appreciate Jeremy's loyalty or resent it? Do you think that you would be as loyal as Jeremy, or turn on your friends to save yourself?

I agree with jww. Jeremy had been manipulated his whole life. He knew nothing but total loyalty. I felt sorry for him but hoped that he would stand up for himself.

I think the situation would depend on how I would react. I would not put my family in harms way, but that being said, cannot say that I would not put myself first over "friends" like that.


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terriej

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RE: Did you appreciate Jeremy's loyalty or resent it? Do you think that you would be as loyal as Jeremy, or turn on your friends to save yourself?

I appreciate Jeremy's loyalty. At a young age, he had to fend for himself when his parents' loyalty ended. He found a group of friends (bad as they were) to take him in and he was loyal to them for that.


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rebajane

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RE: Did you appreciate Jeremy's loyalty or resent it? Do you think that you would be as loyal as Jeremy, or turn on your friends to save yourself?

I appreciated it. If you’ve always been controlled, it’s difficult to know any different. I’ve never had friends that have made me choose them or mysel so I’m not sure how I would react


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acstrine

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RE: Did you appreciate Jeremy's loyalty or resent it? Do you think that you would be as loyal as Jeremy, or turn on your friends to save yourself?

I wonder if loyalty is the right word for describing Jeremy's behavior. I felt like his refusal to testify against the "brothers" had more to do with his own feelings of guilt and self-loathing because he did not step in to save Sam. I think he wanted to punish himself and not testifying was the only way he had for doing that. He struggled to accept himself as a gay man and being jailed for that "sin" may have made sense to him.

Should I find myself in Jeremy's situation, I would have no choice but to report my "friends". I don't see it as saving myself. It is a matter of doing what is right. There are some actions that definitely cross the line, and no friendship is worth looking the other way when a person is murdered. Fortunately, like rebajane, I've never been put in this position by my friends.


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kathrynb

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RE: Did you appreciate Jeremy's loyalty or resent it? Do you think that you would be as loyal as Jeremy, or turn on your friends to save yourself?

Jeremy's loyalty to his friends was a product of his upbringing. He had been brought up in a domineering atmosphere and so when he emancipated himself he simply attached himself to another domineering group.
In time he learned that the truth had to be told and by doing so he came to accept his homosexuality. This was not so much an attack on his friends as it was embracing the truth!


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scgirl

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RE: Did you appreciate Jeremy's loyalty or resent it? Do you think that you would be as loyal as Jeremy, or turn on your friends to save yourself?

I feel that Jeremy's view of loyalty was skewed due to his bad family life and the replacement of the "gang" as his family. He was also very naive and young. It is easy to see this as an adult and as a reader, I neither appreciated it or resented it.


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