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Author Topic: Alice Grove MCDT - November 2014  (Read 20874 times)

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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - November 2014
« Reply #150 on: 27 Nov 2014, 17:07 »

Miss Wheelwright looked pretty young to me, and if it's a typical low-tech rural society then being unmarried is unlikely after full adulthood.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - November 2014
« Reply #151 on: 27 Nov 2014, 19:07 »

Ardent looks pretty young, too.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - November 2014
« Reply #152 on: 27 Nov 2014, 20:24 »

I find the last frame very odd. Why would miss Wheelwright need Alice's aproval? It sounds very condescending. Something an adult would say to a child.

Wouldn't be surprised if that was the point. Alice seems to be universally considered someone way more important and powerful than everyone else in this society (I consider it possible there are people who hate her and what she does we haven't met yet). 

Although a more sinister idea occurred to me when I remembered that line about the people here living in 'perfectly balanced harmony'. Possibly physical violence is so rare and considered so disgusting in this society Miss Wheelwright might be seriously afraid what she did wasn't perfectly acceptable.

On another note, I'm not yet convinced Alice is the hero of this story. She might be the villain. Or this story will chart her progress from villain to hero.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - November 2014
« Reply #153 on: 28 Nov 2014, 06:33 »

I don't think she's either.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - November 2014
« Reply #154 on: 28 Nov 2014, 06:36 »

Villo, perhaps?
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - November 2014
« Reply #155 on: 28 Nov 2014, 06:58 »

If Alice is anything like Terry Pratchett's Granny Weatherwax, then she tries her hardest to be a mysterious figure who doesn't really have 'friends' or encourage anyone to view her as such nor indeed is ever seen much. The problem is that she genuinely cares for her community and works tirelessly and unsparing to support and protect it. Despite her best efforts to the contrary, she's become a hero, even if she has also made people afraid to be in her presence because of her unsociable demeanour.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - November 2014
« Reply #156 on: 28 Nov 2014, 20:09 »

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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - November 2014
« Reply #157 on: 29 Nov 2014, 03:53 »

I think it was a way to make it absolutely clear to Ardent that what Miss Wheelwright did was OK. Because Ardent doesn't understand how out of line he was.

So do I, but she could have done that without talking down to anyone. She could have asked Jack "What she did was entirely appropriate, don't you think?" e.g.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - November 2014
« Reply #158 on: 29 Nov 2014, 06:27 »

Next stop - December MCDT!
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