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In what ways do you think Clair and Eva are similar, and in what ways do you find they're different?

Created: 05/19/20

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davinamw

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In what ways do you think Clair and Eva are similar, and in what ways do you find they're different?

In what ways do you think Clair and Eva are similar, and in what ways do you find they're different?


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elizabethk

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RE: In what ways do you think Clair and Eva are similar, and in what ways do you find they're different?

They are both insecure and looking for approval. They are also both looking freedom. Eva feels she is backed into a corner and must act quickly. Clair has a well thought out plan that almost backfires. Before she was "identified", Clair felt that the only way to continue was to find a new life. Eve needed to change her identity and flee.


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crisandy5

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RE: In what ways do you think Clair and Eva are similar, and in what ways do you find they're different?

Both women are in desperate situations with deadly consequences awaiting them unless they make a change. Both find themselves alone and have to conjure up plans of escape. Disappearance is desired by both. Yet, they come from very different backgrounds both in family and in financial circumstances. They are driven by different situations prompting them to find escape.


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michelen

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RE: In what ways do you think Clair and Eva are similar, and in what ways do you find they're different?

They are both desperate to find a way out of their situations.....Claire from an abusive marriage, Eva from the drug world. Eva seemed more willing to do whatever it would take. I'm not sure Claire would have considered a ticket switch as an option before Eva suggested it.


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jant

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RE: In what ways do you think Clair and Eva are similar, and in what ways do you find they're different?

They were both desperate to get out of abusive relationships with powerful men. Both had to be extremely creative and create new identities. I thought Eve was willing to put Claire in harms way whereas Claire thought she was doing a favor for Eva.


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skagitgrits

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RE: In what ways do you think Clair and Eva are similar, and in what ways do you find they're different?

Similarities between Clair and Eva abound from the physical to the emotional. They are different only in the opportunities that life has given them and how they each handled those moments. Both are in a tight situation and both are grasping at a chance to get out of it. I thought each was a bit selfish in the moment they decided to switch identities knowing full well that the other was going into a situation that was dangerous even if differently so.


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cynthiaw

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RE: In what ways do you think Clair and Eva are similar, and in what ways do you find they're different?

Eva had a drug addictive mother. She spent her childhood in a San Francisco orphanage. Claire fared slightly better. Her birth father left for good when Claire was four. At 10, Claire’s sister, Violet was born, and her father left upon learning he was to become a dad. This little family of 3 struggled mightily with Claire raising Violet, while their mom worked two jobs, constantly exhausted and worried about money.
Both Eva and Claire had an inner drive, Eva graduating from Berkeley and Claire from Vassar. Ten or so years later, both women, living on opposite coasts, find themselves mired in two very different untenable situations. After a chance meeting between the two, decisions are made which will dramatically alter the course of each woman’s life.


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charleneds

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RE: In what ways do you think Clair and Eva are similar, and in what ways do you find they're different?

They both had heartbreak in childhood, they were survivors and both were trying to escape abusive relationships that were life threatening. I think Clair had more conscience. I don't thinks she would have turned to drugs as a way out if she were in Eva's situation - but she also had a loving mother and sister and Eva didn't have that growing up. That was the real difference.


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