Tuesday, April 17, 2007

More on Memory Keeper's Daughter
OK now I'm really peeved at Nora and I have to remember she's a fictional character who seems to lack depth even though she's come a long way.

Spoilers follow.
After David's death, Nora has finally learned that he kept secret the fact that their daughter survived, but has Down's Syndrome, and maintained the unfathomable lifelong lie that she had died in birth. Now that's pretty unforgivable and Nora has a right to be very angry, but her way of coping with it by burning his photographs is also pretty egregious. David is a well known photographer and curators are very interested in his photographs. Nora is destroying art which is just as bad as book burning. In my eyes, she does not have the right (regardless of property laws - and hell she's divorced from him so they're not even hers in the eyes of the law) to destroy art.

I swear I don't know who is more pathetic, David or Nora. Together they were a disaster. Apart there was some improvement. Nora got more confident and David was very philanthropic. Even so I don't think I'll be inviting either of them to dinner.

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