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What is your opinion of Seamus? Good guy or a bad guy? I didn't like him at all. I felt he was greedy. He supposedly loved Bridget but he also wanted his cut of money for the amusement park. He knew Bridget could be in danger when she started getting the dolls. But, he was more focused on getting his money!
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Oh I hated Seamus. His whole character was manipulative. He started going out with Bridget to get her to get off the amusement park thing. Then when hes scared because she wont listen, he proposes! For no good reason other than to stop her from working! Nah man, Seamus was an awful dude. Not to mention the end of the book.

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B Creech wrote: ↑
02 Mar 2020, 13:26
What is your opinion of Seamus? Good guy or a bad guy? I didn't like him at all. I felt he was greedy. He supposedly loved Bridget but he also wanted his cut of money for the amusement park. He knew Bridget could be in danger when she started getting the dolls. But, he was more focused on getting his money!
He is arrogant and greedy too. Based on his conversations with his friends, he didn't seem to care about Bridget's welfare all he cared about was how he will get the cash and close the deal.
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DragonLight877 wrote: ↑
02 Mar 2020, 21:35
Oh I hated Seamus. His whole character was manipulative. He started going out with Bridget to get her to get off the amusement park thing. Then when hes scared because she wont listen, he proposes! For no good reason other than to stop her from working! Nah man, Seamus was an awful dude. Not to mention the end of the book.
I agree. Seamus was a con artist from the start. While what ended up happening to Bridget was tragic, it was a good thing she never married him. He didn't really love her. He just felt guilty because he knew that he was complicit.
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Nerea wrote: ↑
03 Mar 2020, 01:31
B Creech wrote: ↑
02 Mar 2020, 13:26
What is your opinion of Seamus? Good guy or a bad guy? I didn't like him at all. I felt he was greedy. He supposedly loved Bridget but he also wanted his cut of money for the amusement park. He knew Bridget could be in danger when she started getting the dolls. But, he was more focused on getting his money!
He is arrogant and greedy too. Based on his conversations with his friends, he didn't seem to care about Bridget's welfare all he cared about was how he will get the cash and close the deal.
Exactly! That is how I saw him too!
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Josephe-Anne wrote: ↑
03 Mar 2020, 07:57
DragonLight877 wrote: ↑
02 Mar 2020, 21:35
Oh I hated Seamus. His whole character was manipulative. He started going out with Bridget to get her to get off the amusement park thing. Then when hes scared because she wont listen, he proposes! For no good reason other than to stop her from working! Nah man, Seamus was an awful dude. Not to mention the end of the book.
I agree. Seamus was a con artist from the start. While what ended up happening to Bridget was tragic, it was a good thing she never married him. He didn't really love her. He just felt guilty because he knew that he was complicit.
Absolutely! He swore he loved her, but he did nothing to protect her!
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I see that I'm not the only one who had a negative impression of him. Actually, this might be the shortest thread about this novel as we all seem to agree about Seamus being bad. :D
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He was definitely a bad guy in my opinion. Yes, he might have thought he loved Bridget, but he really didn't do anything to protect her. If he truly did love her, he would have just been straight with her. He should have risked her being angry with him to save her life. Also, what he did to Claire and the end of the book was unforgivable. She was my favorite part of the book!

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NetMassimo wrote: ↑
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I see that I'm not the only one who had a negative impression of him. Actually, this might be the shortest thread about this novel as we all seem to agree about Seamus being bad. :D
Could be! Thanks for commenting!
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Kaylee123 wrote: ↑
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He was definitely a bad guy in my opinion. Yes, he might have thought he loved Bridget, but he really didn't do anything to protect her. If he truly did love her, he would have just been straight with her. He should have risked her being angry with him to save her life. Also, what he did to Claire and the end of the book was unforgivable. She was my favorite part of the book!
I know, I couldn't believe what he did to Claire. I guess his love of money finally made him crazy! He was a very selfish and self-centered person, wanting everything his way.
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Seamus was my least favorite character. I thought it was really strange when he randomly hit on Hillary. Also his behavior in the ending was so odd. He wanted to convince Hillary and her family to leave so they would be safe, but ended up kidnapping Claire to do so. How contradictory!

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I didn't like him at all. Her had no concern about Bridget's safety, he was just concerned about getting his big bucks. A liar and a skunk!

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He kind of reminded me of Judas from the Bible. On the side betraying her, and then in the end regrets deeply what he has done. Greed is ugly, and unfortunately, he got sucked into it thinking he could get away with more than what he did.
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I felt pity for Seamus. His character is so wounded by his past family history, he never musters the courage to move beyond that and be the different person that Bridgett saw in him.

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I found him to be more complex than I thought from the earlier parts of the book. It's obvious that his conscience is his undoing. I think he got himself into a situation that he lost control of, but because of his ego, was unable to back away from. He loved Bridget but was unable to protect her. He wanted money but was not ambitious enough to make it on his own. His losses did bring him to a catharsis though, and I liked the author's way of resolving his stresses.

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