ATD Question #8 - The Beach

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Unread postby Parlez » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:49 am

Excellent point about the mind of the storyteller, which was, no doubt, a train wreck when it came to having any perspective! I think Camilla may have had to go to extremes to hold her own with Arturo ~ otherwise he would've taken his own behavior to extremes. She kept him in check, in a way, and let me know she had a few distorted tricks of her own to play on him.
Such a lovely couple. :-/
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:01 pm

They both definitley had some issues going on with relationships. Camilla was in another relationship at the time wasn't she? With the bartender?
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Unread postby Parlez » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:21 pm

Yes, Camilla was supposedly in love with the bartender throughout the story, right? It was a case of unrequieted love, which makes me think she wasn't that attracted to Arturo. Rather, she saw him as someone she could mess with and possibly punish. It seemed like a lot of the time she was trying to get a reaction out of Arturo since she couldn't get a reaction out of the guy she really wanted to.
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