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What does Penn really think can be done to save those he loves? And is justice even possible in such a place?

Created: 10/14/16

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davinamw

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What does Penn really think can be done to save those he loves? And is justice even possible in such a place?

Sins of the past that have enshrouded Natchez for decades appear to be impenetrable. What does Penn really think can be done to save those he loves? And is justice even possible in such a place?


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rebeccar

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RE: What does Penn really think can be done to save those he loves? And is justice even possible in such a place?

Given the extent of the racial hatred and the desire to keep certain segments of society "in their place," I am not sure that complete and final justice will ever come without continuing offshoots of trouble- death, at worst, and harassment, at best.


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The reactions of Penn are truly confusing; at times protective and at other times petulant. And what would justice mean? Justice for whom? So many characters made it difficult to "care" about a constant theme.


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laurer

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RE: What does Penn really think can be done to save those he loves? And is justice even possible in such a place?

The concept of achieving justice in the environment they are in makes it hard for me to imagine. The firmly entrenched "system" with which he must try to work with or avoid entirely is truly overwhelming. Maybe the third book of this trilogy will shed some light. I look forwrd to reading it.


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alycet

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I think Penn will do all in his power to save those he loves. Bending the rules does not seem to be his norm. Hopefully he doesn't break any rules and justice is served.


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MarieA

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I have no doubt that Penn intends to do everything he can to save the lives of those he loves although he was unsuccessful in saving Caitlin. The question remains, however, whether or not he can pursue and obtain justice without compromising his own principles.


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dianaps

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Penn is doning everything he can to keep his mother and daughter safe. There was never any way he could keep Caitlin protected and his feelings for his father are so conflicted. Justice seems to be an insurmountable obstacle for Penn, the FBI and the good people.


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