Why She Goes Where She Goes
Posted by Karen R on April 24, 1998 at 17:13:18:
In response to Flora's motivation, written by Kay on April 24, 1998 at 10:44:28
Janet was kind enough to watch the video and provide me with some of Flora's dialogue at the beginning. As I suspected, Flora never says what she does on page 16, that she is going pick a relative and change his or her life to suit her own taste and accumulate info to write a novel.
Authors observe and then write. Would an author or "embyro author" do what Flora did and disrupt everything? (Perhaps, this is more appropriate to be discussed near the end of the read.)
These reasons in my mind are not "tidying." Tidying is just people's nature. Some people have a tendency to pick things up and put them into place; others have the *wonderful* ability to live in disorder and mess!!
When Flora mentions that she might find some things to tidy up, to me that means if she sees anything, just like if you see a dirty glass on a counter and wash it out and then put it away. After and only after she receives the letters, does Cousin Judith's letter intrigue her and we see her wanting to find out about the "wrong" that was done to her father.
I very much like and agree with all the reasons given for why she picked CCF over the other relations.
Of course, I am just rambling here, not making any sense, I'm sure.
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