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In what ways does Lindie buck convention, and how do the other characters respond to her? 

Created: 02/21/17

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davinamw

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In what ways does Lindie buck convention, and how do the other characters respond to her? 

In what ways does Lindie buck convention, and how do the other characters respond to her? 


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RE: In what ways does Lindie buck convention, and how do the other characters respond to her? 

Lindie did not have an easy life, especially in the 50's. The fact that she did not want to dress like a girl created criticism from her peers. Almost like 'Little House on the Prairie". I pictured Nell when the girls were making fun of her. Sad!


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RE: In what ways does Lindie buck convention, and how do the other characters respond to her? 

I really liked the bit near the end with Lindie and Cassie getting to know each other and Lindie chooses "not to remind the girl that being a woman who dressed like a man and loved women in the nineteen fifties and beyond was not exactly a walk in the park."

It is easy to forget from a 21st century perspective, what Lindie's experience must have been and perhaps underestimate how important June's love for her must have been.


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RE: In what ways does Lindie buck convention, and how do the other characters respond to her? 

And not necessarily easy today either.


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Linda does not conform, in dress, behaviour, family life, and the townspeople either cited her or bullied her. She was tough enough to take most of it but it was sad that her father wasn't there for her - although to his credit he did not try to change her. She was unsupervised but smart and thankfully she had a good friend in June (most of the time).


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RE: In what ways does Lindie buck convention, and how do the other characters respond to her? 

Lindie is not conventional, and to her credit, remained true to herself. Since she did not have the influence of a mother from a very early age, I wonder if a conventional 1950's mother would have caused her to acquire insecurities about herself. Or maybe her mother left because she was like Lindie? It was wonderful to see the adults and the people from outside their little small-minded town to respond to positively to Lindie.


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RE: In what ways does Lindie buck convention, and how do the other characters respond to her? 

Lindie's unconventionality was accepted by those who knew and loved her. Lesbianism was not something that people talked about in the nineteen fifties. I imagine it was a great relief for Lindie once she left her small town and discovered that there were lots of others like herself.


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RE: In what ways does Lindie buck convention, and how do the other characters respond to her? 

Because she doesn't dress like all the other girls in town, she is teased and made fun of. It bothers her, but not enough to make her try and conform. Her dad is the only one that seems to truly accept her the way she is. Even June wants to put her in a dress.


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RE: In what ways does Lindie buck convention, and how do the other characters respond to her? 

What is more interesting to think about is her long term marriage during the 50's and her success as a professor and author. Actors of the time were hiding their differences and marriage break ups were bigger news and written about in movie magazines rather than in short pictorial clips.


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