"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tuck Answers, Part 6

  1. Did you have any suspicions about the man in the yellow suit?
When I read this as a 5th grader, I don't think I did. I probably didn't have the most suspicious nature. The only reason I don't think I suspected anything is because I forgot about him until I saw the movie adaptation! And then? Yes, the movie made me very suspicious of him.

  1. What are your thoughts on living forever?
Well, I do believe in living forever. But not in this life. I believe forever waits for me in the life to come. Which is why, like the Mormonad, I want to be sure I have a friend along the way. But that forever is perfectly fine, because I'll be in a new stage for progression as is not possible in this life.

  1. Did the story end the way you expected?
I don't think I had any expectations when I read it as a child. I didn't really want Winnie to live forever, but still wondered what her choice would be.

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