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Post by See_B00kReaDs » 06 Apr 2018, 21:51

Natalie did convey strong character of a woman even in an unhappy home. The strength of a character is built when faced with hardships. In reality, everybody goes through trials in life, and how you overcome these trials in the process is what makes you stronger.
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Post by Melchi Asuma » 07 Apr 2018, 00:24

The daughter's strength in protecting the mum shows the real strength of a woman.

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Post by Sanyesto » 07 Apr 2018, 01:20

True. The strongest woman in this context should be Natalie. She handles all the abuse directed by their father to them in a very mature way.

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Post by n-dai che » 07 Apr 2018, 03:18

See_B00kReaDs wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 21:51
Natalie did convey strong character of a woman even in an unhappy home. The strength of a character is built when faced with hardships. In reality, everybody goes through trials in life, and how you overcome these trials in the process is what makes you stronger.
I feel you. I can relate.

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Post by Renu kahar » 08 Apr 2018, 12:19

THE Daughter is always very grateful to her mother because she not only showers love and affection but also make her be very confident,always do a great job,be a great entrepreneur in your life no one can betrtay u.

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Post by Bomisope » 09 Apr 2018, 15:00

Bettercallyourbookie wrote:
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I think the prologue does convey strength of character even in an unhappy home.

Consider a few things for me: does circumstance define the strength of a character? If it doesn't, what does? If it does, doesn't being resilient in the face of hardships qualify as strength?

Also, even if she wasn't a strong character in the prologue, does that really matter? One of the most compelling things for me when I read a new book is character development. The process of finding that strength and resilience will probably be a better story than her being an unchanging source of strength throughout the entire novel.

Just food for thought. :)
I totally agree with you on this, in my opinion how you react in the face of adversity determines how much courage and strength you have deep inside.

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Post by Jesscar6 » 10 Apr 2018, 04:55

Definitely shows a strong women.
The daughter and mother both, maybe the daughter more so for protecting her mother though.

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Post by briellejee » 10 Apr 2018, 05:29

circumstances bring out the strength in us. that's what happened to natalie.

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Post by kennedibmth » 10 Apr 2018, 07:07

Both female characters are strong women.Especially the daughter, through protecting her mother.

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Post by Laura Bach » 10 Apr 2018, 10:57

It does because the harder the environment, the stronger the character gets. And I find women to be the most influenced by this.

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Post by Sketches_by_Shell » 10 Apr 2018, 12:29

Aisha I wrote:
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Alas! the strong character of a woman lies in an unhappy home, when a home does lack love, care and affection she gets inspired and become more determined than this she finds strength in its full force. therefore, the weak character of a woman lies only in a happy and pampered home.
I feel like the strong character of a woman can develop in any situation. Even a pampered wife with perfect children, can have a strong character. One is born with some character, and then as one ages, and learns from their parents, one's character becomes stronger and stronger, depending upon the upbringing. I do believe that events in one's life can build a character into something it was not before.
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Post by crediblereading2 » 10 Apr 2018, 13:29

In this story, the prologue definitely portrays the strength of character within a chaotic setting. This is shown by Natalie's protective stance towards her mother and siblings, against her abusive step-father.

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Post by KatePanlilio » 11 Apr 2018, 01:14

As a woman with the same character, I would agree that an unhappy home builds a strong woman. This experiences brought first hand at home can be considered as a learning for all instead of viewing it as a weakness. These experiences bring a kind of vulnerability but independence at the same time. Kudos to these women! :) :)
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Post by MarisaRose » 11 Apr 2018, 07:42

I really agree with a lot of what others have said about this question: the circumstance one finds them self in does not define their strength of character. Whether they are in the circumstance due to decisions in their control or not, it is how they act within those circumstance that defines their character. In this case, I do think she portrays a strong character. She shows bravery but also emotion, something we humans cannot live without.
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Post by Elzaavdolli1 » 11 Apr 2018, 13:16

Natalie is a strong lady that support her family especially her mother. in an unhappy family results that the children take care of other members of family even that they are very younger. I think that Natalie is an admirable young lady

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