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 Post subject: Q&A with Joanne Harris #10
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:19 am 
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Is Vianne a Christ-figure? The Lent/Easter time span made me think of this. The fact that her father was unknown and the woman who raised her may not have been her mother is reminiscent of a virgin birth. She shakes up everyone's expectations. She restores the town to life. She is a peacemaker.

I didn’t intend her to be a Christ figure although there are some parallels. Personally, I think she is too flawed a character to been seen in this way (in fact she is as much of a Magdalene figure as anything else) although her role is to remind people that you don’t have to be perfect to do good and you don’t have to confirm to the ideas of the church to be a peace-maker.



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:52 am 
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Nice answer.



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:20 am 
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I thought so too sar! :cool:



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:29 am 
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That's interesting,because I saw Vianne's mother as a Magdalene -type figure... :cool:



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