Posted by Cheryl on February 13, 1998 at 14:36:57:
In response to Well, I doubt that I'll change your minds but..., written by Hil on February 10, 1998 at 19:15:08
...you have made a most persuasive argument. In fact, I cannot think of a rebuttal! (I know you're shocked, so am I!) Stated the way you have done, it makes perfect sense to me.
But I cannot ignore my feelings and my emotional reaction to the characters and their story. Intellectually, I can accept that We initially feel betrayed, but in the larger context, to do otherwise would have been the real betrayal. I am not (as I stated elsewhere) one of those that must have a happy ending to everything, I feel that way of looking at life is immature and unrealistic, you are just setting yourself up for an inevitable, huge fall when you do that.
I think that my problem is that I grew to care for Oscar and Lucinda, and I am in mourning for them, as I would be for any friend who had been the victim of some random tragedy. If I didn't care about them, I wouldn't be angry, does that make sense?
I expect my grieving period will ease somewhat, and then I'll go see the movie and grieve some more. :-}
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