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The Fair Fight
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Which of the characters are ultimately successful in gaining personal freedom?

Created: 04/13/16

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Posted Apr. 13, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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Which of the characters are ultimately successful in gaining personal freedom?

All of the characters are striving for personal freedom. Which of them do you think are ultimately successful?


Posted Apr. 25, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
patrician

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RE: Which of the characters are ultimately successful in gaining personal freedom?

Ruth never felt attractive or lovable before Tom entered her life. She ends up enjoying her life with a man she loves and teaching her craft to others. She accepts her lot in life for what it is and her strong will and soft heart ultimately shine through.

Charlotte is freed of the restrictions placed on a woman in her position and now feels strong and independent. She is now able to truly be the intelligent and unrestricted woman that she is meant to be.

George is such an opportunistic person that it finally becomes his undoing. He is ultimately trapped.


Posted May. 01, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Tired Bookreader

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RE: Which of the characters are ultimately successful in gaining personal freedom?

Charlotte and Ruth both find their paths to freedom. However, Ruth shall have to bear a certain amount of pain for the remainder of her life.


Posted May. 02, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
andreab

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RE: Which of the characters are ultimately successful in gaining personal freedom?

Charlotte, Ruth, Tom and Dory - all of the characters who were in some type of bondage situation at the beginning of the story. They all gain their freedom through force, which is interesting because their weakness was so evident early on - even Tom.


Posted May. 04, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
elizabethl

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RE: Which of the characters are ultimately successful in gaining personal freedom?

Not George since he will be beholden to Perry now.

Ruth and Tom move up quite a bit in society from prostitute's daughter and miner's son/dock worker. Their business doesn't make them rich, but they are certainly not selling themselves in the same way as they anticipated/started.

Charlotte doesn't gain freedom, but does get power within the marriage.


Posted May. 07, 2016 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
gdlenehan

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RE: Which of the characters are ultimately successful in gaining personal freedom?

I found Charlotte the most successful in gaining personal freedom. She had the most to achieve!


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nancyh

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RE: Which of the characters are ultimately successful in gaining personal freedom?

I agree most with andreab. I feel Ruth and Tom have gained the most, with having a home, a business and Dory. This is something that they would not have had without the boxing. Also, Charlotte has gained great freedom with the return of her home and some power over her husband. She is happy with Arthur and new baby coming. She has plans for the future


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rebeccar

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RE: Which of the characters are ultimately successful in gaining personal freedom?

I felt that Charlotte gained the most. Ruth was a close second in my mind.


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