Anyone feel sorry for Alex?

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Re: Anyone feel sorry for Alex?

Post by Zain A Blade » 13 Jun 2018, 16:04

I don't believe that others should be responsible for helping us reform our character or take control of our lives. This is solely up to the individual, no one is obliged to feel sorry for Alex or to help him with his alcoholism. When we choose to love ourselves and be a hero to ourselves, that is when help and support appears.

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Post by Nmesoma » 13 Jun 2018, 19:49

I personally don't believe that there's a sort of broken that can never be fixed or someone was too broken because Alex wasn't. He just doesn't know how to get back on his feet and put his life back on track, he doesn't have the zeal to believe in life and in the end, it ended him. He was bad, he was mean to kids and occasionally hit them but I wish he had gotten a second chance, everyone deserves a replay at life.

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Post by AWANDO OGUTU » 20 Jun 2018, 00:00

Yes, it's a pity to see parent child relationship getting broken for whatever reason. Alex ought to have been given a second chance to prove his worth.

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Post by Cardinalsparrow » 21 Jun 2018, 04:39

One might feel sorry for him because alcohol has enslaved him but then, he gave himself to alcoholism

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Post by Lunastella » 21 Jun 2018, 10:03

IĀ“m not really sorry for him. I do believe in second chances, but Irma gave him the chance to get better and overcome his alcoholism. And he didnĀ“t take it. I really can empathize with Natalie. IĀ“m not saying heĀ“s a monster, but people have to be responsible for the consequences of their actions, even if they were driven by alcohol and he didnĀ“t earn NatalieĀ“s respect, on the contrary, he abused her mercilessly. I do feel sorry for his kids, though, not only because they lost a father but because of the awful example they received.

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Post by ReviewerDiksha » 22 Jun 2018, 22:45

I don't think he was a TOTAL monster. As you said, he loved his children and alcoholism is was made him a completely different person. But I don't believe it justifiable for the way he treated Natalie. Okay, he didn't like her because she wasn't his. But nothing in the world can justify the physical abuse he put her through. I could understand Natalie's emotions as Alex struggled for his life, and she would have saved her if there was more time. But I don't really blame her. God knows what I would have done if I was in her shoes.

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Post by Abiba Alice » 24 Jun 2018, 04:10

Hmmm.... :eusa-think:
I don't know. I feel that everybody deserves a second chance but I also believe that, their some bad people in this world and some just can't be saved. Maybe he deserved it.

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Post by avantkristine » 30 Oct 2018, 14:07

I personally don't feel very much sympathy for Alex. He may have been a good father to his own children, but he always hated Natalie and Joey, because he was enemies with their father. I think the glimpses we had into Alex and Johnny's boyhood scuffles shows that Alex was never a very nice person. He only cared about getting the girl he wanted and probably cared very little about Johnny's death. I thought it was a fitting part of the story that he die, although I expected Natalie's responsibility for it to be a little more direct. She preaches about vengeance throughout the story, but in the end it was more of an accident. I pictured the moment as an out-of-body experience; of course she was going to pause and think about letting him die after all he had done to her, but I truly believe she meant to save him. She just waited too long, too caught up in painful memories and hatred for this abusive monster. Either way, I think he deserved to die, and it was a crucial for Natalie and her family's happiness that he did.

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Post by sarahmarlowe » 17 Nov 2018, 18:19

I don't. Not at all.

I know. Alcohol is a difficult demon to get away from. I shouldn't be so judgmental.

However, he was a mean, abusive, selfish, spiteful man. I didn't feel sorry for him as he struggled against the current. I did feel sorry that Natalie had to make the decision that she had to make. She was put in a bad position.
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