Posted by Hil on February 13, 1998 at 19:23:44:
In response to Omens and portents, written by Cheryl on February 13, 1998 at 14:52:11
] I know that none of us like the ending, even those of us who accept it. ;-) But, in reading this a second time, there are plenty of hints and outright statements made about how it will end.
...the air was filled with a violence whose roots she could only glimpse years later when she lost her fortune to my great-grandmother and was made poor overnight
I know I missed all the references to Lucinda not being the great-grandmother, and I found the fact that she was usurped by Miriam harder to accept than Oscar's death.
I guess we do ignore the omens because we are filled with wishful thinking because the story-telling is so good.
I also think that because the writing is so vivid and detailed, its hard to hang onto every detail, especially when we don't yet know how it fits into the whole scheme of things.
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