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What did you think of Kate sleeping with William? Would you consider it to be cheating?

Created: 02/06/19

Replies: 10

Posted Feb. 06, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

Join Date: 10/15/10

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What did you think of Kate sleeping with William? Would you consider it to be cheating?

What did you think of Kate sleeping with William? Did you think she had a right to do so because David was sleeping with Jane, or do you think that was wrong of her? Would you consider it to be cheating?


Posted Feb. 17, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Marie De

Join Date: 03/14/17

Posts: 15

RE: What did you think of Kate sleeping with William? Would you consider it to be cheating?

I don’t admire her decision. It seems that morality is never the issue in this story. It’s more about what feels right to the individuals concerned.


Posted Feb. 17, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
terriej

Join Date: 07/28/11

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RE: What did you think of Kate sleeping with William? Would you consider it to be cheating?

Yes, I consider it cheating.i


Posted Feb. 18, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
teachlz

Join Date: 07/28/16

Posts: 50

RE: What did you think of Kate sleeping with William? Would you consider it to be cheating?

In terms of what was going on in the story, I wasn't surprised. I still consider it to be cheating.


Posted Feb. 18, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
colleenf

Join Date: 08/07/18

Posts: 15

RE: What did you think of Kate sleeping with William? Would you consider it to be cheating?

I think she needed to sleep with him to see what it's like with another man. And yes I do consider it cheating.


Posted Feb. 19, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
janeh

Join Date: 06/15/11

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RE: What did you think of Kate sleeping with William? Would you consider it to be cheating?

This was one of the parts of the storyline I wasn't able to connect to. I understand what the author was trying to convey, but it seemed duplicious and underhanded. I didn't think it added much to the overall story.


Posted Feb. 20, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
barb23703

Join Date: 10/04/15

Posts: 86

RE: What did you think of Kate sleeping with William? Would you consider it to be cheating?

The Kate and William trust added nothing to the story and made the most sympathetic character in a book of shallow characters very unsympathetic. And to not explore a character used in such a way, in my opinion, emphasized the lack of development in all the characters.


Posted Feb. 21, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
flute4u

Join Date: 08/14/13

Posts: 50

RE: What did you think of Kate sleeping with William? Would you consider it to be cheating?

I consider “sleeping with” someone a very intimate act and therefore a betrayal of David. Kate seemed to want to experience what David had with Jane, but David and Jane had a loving relationship thAt led to intimacy. Kate had an intimate relationship that went nowhere.


Posted Feb. 22, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Peggy H

Join Date: 06/13/11

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RE: What did you think of Kate sleeping with William? Would you consider it to be cheating?

I did not think it was necessary to the story.


Posted Feb. 23, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
lucyb

Join Date: 03/09/12

Posts: 29

RE: What did you think of Kate sleeping with William? Would you consider it to be cheating?

Definitely. Maybe her thought process was still blemished. Or maybe she was getting even with David.


Posted Feb. 27, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Harley's Mom

Join Date: 02/21/19

Posts: 32

RE: What did you think of Kate sleeping with William? Would you consider it to be cheating?

I think her decision to sleep with William is an example of the fact that she's still not thinking clearly. This is a woman who was in a very committed marriage and, prior to her illness, I don't think she would have ever slept with another man, particularly just on a "whim." I definitely do consider it cheating.


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