Are you sympathetic towards Ruth?

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Re: Are you sympathetic towards Ruth?

Post by Jennifer Allsbrook » 28 Oct 2017, 14:38

I did not feel sympathy towards Ruth. She should have been aware of the mistreatment of her daughter and Grand-daughter.

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Post by kelvinnduhiu » 31 Oct 2017, 02:54

yes..she has encountered very many ups and downs in her relationship yet she has kept on being firm

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Post by Neharajoria » 01 Nov 2017, 13:37

A silent spectator is as bad as an accomplice. To me Ruth was an accomplice in Flinch's abuse, so I feel no sympathy for her, in fact it's possible that in real life people like Ruth are the cause of abusers repeating their actions.

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Post by Momiji1987 » 13 Dec 2017, 18:49

This is another example of realistic portrayal of characters. Ruth married a child molester and willed herself to believe everything was fine in order to avoid guilt over her poor choices. In the end, its tragic and she's not entirely at fault. Abusers know how to exploit the vulnerabilities of their victims.

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Post by Bancroft » 14 Dec 2017, 03:52

we learn bits and pieces about Ruth and the life her daughter and granddaughter had with her. We even learn some things like bravery aand courage

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