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Post by Erick Bixen » 03 May 2018, 02:57

n-dai che wrote:
01 Apr 2018, 17:09
The daughter's maturity to protect her mother makes her strong.
Indeed Natalie shows maturity since she thrives to care for her mother at a very tender age.

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Post by zod » 07 May 2018, 03:58

No, it doesn't! The strong character of a woman does not only lay in her ability to endure emotional scourging,but also the ability to stand up against abuse of her children:

The strength of a character of a woman can either be assessed by looking at reaction when you abuse her children,or when you ill-treat her.

In the case of Irma, Natalie's mother,she demonstrated her weakness which is also common in other women.

However, her daughter,Natalie she is a strong girl.

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Post by Erick Bixen » 07 May 2018, 14:59

Zilelabelle wrote:
01 Apr 2018, 15:11
That depends, are you referring to the mother or the daughter? Because I think the daughter showed more fortitude and strength of character in protecting her mother.
Natalie is indeed caring to her mother.

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Post by Erick Bixen » 07 May 2018, 15:00

Erick Bixen wrote:
07 May 2018, 14:59
Zilelabelle wrote:
01 Apr 2018, 15:11
That depends, are you referring to the mother or the daughter? Because I think the daughter showed more fortitude and strength of character in protecting her mother.
Natalie is indeed caring to her mother.
This situation is real since there are school going children who care for their parents today.

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Post by Faithmwangi » 08 May 2018, 05:07

Character is one thing,strength is another.To have both clearly makes you a force to reckon with.To me, this is exactly what Natalie portrayed in her trying moments and my opinion of her does not change. We all have flaws,that doesn't make us any less of who we are.

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Post by joshfee77 » 12 May 2018, 08:35

I think Natalie's mother definitely lacked the strength to fight back in the Prologue of Ironbark Hill. This is an unfortunate reality for many abused women who are too frightened to respond or stand up for themselves against intimidating and violent men. By contrast, Natalie herself showed definite strength in standing up to Alex as he struck her mother. A brief defiance, but impressive nonetheless.

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Post by Ginnamassa19 » 14 May 2018, 09:49

I'd say so! The unhappy home, as you put it, is what drives Natalie to be strong--to protect her mother and to be resilient in the face of, you know, abuse. Readers immediately understand that Natalie is arguably the strongest character they will see (or at least the one they're supposed to be focusing on) and root for her accordingly. :)

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