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Why do you think Léa surrendered herself by pretending to be Franny?

Created: 08/05/21

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Posted Aug. 05, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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Why do you think Léa surrendered herself by pretending to be Franny?

Why do you think Léa surrendered herself by pretending to be Franny?


Posted Aug. 06, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
cville

Join Date: 08/06/21

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RE: Why do you think Léa ...

Admiration? A desire to help someone she seemed to think she loved? Maybe almost a desire to BE Frannie.


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rachelh

Join Date: 10/19/20

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RE: Why do you think Léa ...

I thought Léa was a really interesting character and I'd love to read more about her. I think cville's interpretation absolutely makes sense.


Posted Aug. 07, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
carolt

Join Date: 03/25/17

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RE: Why do you think Léa ...

Lea loved Frannie. She also knew that she (Lea) didn't belong on land and now that the fishermen were land-bound she wouldn't fit in anywhere.


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lar

Join Date: 06/14/18

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RE: Why do you think Léa ...

I agree with carolt. She loved Franny and she would have been lost on land. It was admirable, but very sad at the same time.


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acstrine

Join Date: 02/06/17

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RE: Why do you think Léa ...

Did Léa really do it for Franny though??? When the police arrived on the boat, Léa pulled Franny out of the light while Ennis lowered the ladder. When Léa said "go", Franny noticed she was looking at Ennis, not her. I think about how close a crew like that of the Saghani must be. They travel together for months at sea--alone--depending on each other. The individual members provide for each other. I'm sure Léa felt especially protective of Ennis, as the boat's captain and perhaps, as a father figure even. Just maybe Léa assumed the role of Franny for Ennis, so he would not be arrested for leaving port. I'm sure she sensed how important this journey had become for him as well.

I can also see her wanting to protect Franny. As bunkmates, Léa knew more about what tortured Franny in the middle of the night. She knew about the letters Franny was writing to Niall. She understood the importance of Franny's doing this FOR her husband. I think too that Léa, as a woman, would have been more willing to give another woman the benefit of the doubt. Women ARE attacked. Sometimes, it feels like the system is rigged against women. Léa may have acted in solidarity with Franny. A life at sea is a lonely life. A life at sea as the only woman can be even lonelier. Franny's presence on the Saghani may have given Léa an opportunity to feel less isolated. I think also that by the time the police were called to the boat, Léa knew who Franny was. she trusted her and cared for her. She knew that Franny was more of a danger to herself than to others.


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Marcia C

Join Date: 01/28/21

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RE: Why do you think Léa ...

It was clear Lea loved Franny in more ways than one, and she was trying to protect Franny. She did not want to see Franny sent back to prison, and perhaps she even was hoping that Franny would be able to finish her quest. Perhaps she thought this would bring Franny the peace and comfort she hadn’t ever been able to find previously in her life.


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