Chocolat Question #33 ~ The end

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Unread postby KYwoman » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:56 am

I also felt V and A moved on, but it felt to me to be less like running from something, as their moves before seemed to be. I prefer the movie ending, however.


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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:03 am

Gilbert's Girl wrote:Since I already read the next book I know she did not stay. But I did get the impression she stayed for a bit she didn't leave for a while, but left under her own steam not becasue she felt she had to.


GG, I guess that answers that question! :lol:

KYwoman, I felt the same way. If they moved on it was their choice, not because they were running away like before.
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Unread postby fansmom » Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:11 pm

Liz wrote:I think it was in her nature not to be tied down.
Ha, Liz, that's reminiscent of our previous nature/nurture discussions. (I wish I could remember which book we were discussing, though, when we had a really long thread about nature/nurture. :blush: ) Was moving on in her nature, or was it taught by her mother? :-?

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:53 am

fansmom, I've got my thinking cap on trying to remember which discussion that was too where we debated nature vs. nurture. I want to say it was Perfume but I'm not sure. Maybe Liz will have a better memory! :blush:
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Unread postby Liz » Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:50 am

I'm pretty sure that was it, DITHOT. Thanks for jogging the old memory a bit. :lol:
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Unread postby QueenofKings » Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:30 pm

I'm sorry that I missed the end of this discussion, being away. I just wanted to say that I have enjoyed the discussion and thanks to Liz and DITHOT for all your hard work. You make it fun for all of us. I'm looking forward to Good Omens.
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:52 pm

QueenofKings wrote:I'm sorry that I missed the end of this discussion, being away. I just wanted to say that I have enjoyed the discussion and thanks to Liz and DITHOT for all your hard work. You make it fun for all of us. I'm looking forward to Good Omens.


Thanks, QofK and welcome back! Don't forget your questions for Joanne Harris! :cool:
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Unread postby stroch » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:40 pm

I need to add my thanks also. You mods work very hard, and are gracious and welcoming to all on the threads. That is really appreciated, believe me.

I read everyone's posts even though I don't always participate. It is a privilege to get to know people through their insights and viewpoints, and I am astonished at how perceptive you all are.

This discussion was strange for me, because I loved the book on first reading, then saw the movie, then re-read the book for this discussion. Colored by the movie, I had an entirely different feeling about the book, and could not articulate my thoughts.

As for staying or leaving -- I thought that they would move on. I did wonder what Vianne would do when her daughter left for her own life -- remain near her grown child, or continue to drift.
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Unread postby Liz » Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:20 pm

stroch wrote:It is a privilege to get to know people through their insights and viewpoints, and I am astonished at how perceptive you all are.


Ditto on that, Stroch. :notworthy:

stroch wrote:As for staying or leaving -- I thought that they would move on. I did wonder what Vianne would do when her daughter left for her own life -- remain near her grown child, or continue to drift.


That's a good question. :eyebrow:
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Unread postby es » Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:07 pm

can I also say thanks for a great discussion and new ways to vioew the story?
I also missed the end of the discussion unfortunatley but it was a pleassure so thanks for the questions and anwsers ladies.greets,
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:35 pm

es wrote:can I also say thanks for a great discussion and new ways to vioew the story?
I also missed the end of the discussion unfortunatley but it was a pleassure so thanks for the questions and anwsers ladies.greets,
es



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