History YMMV / TheThornBirds

29th Sep '17 11:57:07 PM DrOO7
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“Aaaaaaah!” he cried, understanding.

He was hardly conscious of the pain, intent only on Meggie’s arms around him, the way his head sank against her. But he managed to turn until he could see her eyes, and looked at her. He tried to say, Forgive me, and saw she had forgiven him long ago. She knew she had got the best of it. Then he wanted to say something so perfect she would be eternally consoled, and realized that wasn’t necessary, either. Whatever she was, she could bear anything. Anything! So he closed his eyes and let himself feel, that last time, forgetfulness in Meggie.

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\n“Aaaaaaah!” -->“Aaaaaaah!” he cried, understanding.

understanding.
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He was hardly conscious of the pain, intent only on Meggie’s arms around him, the way his head sank against her. But he managed to turn until he could see her eyes, and looked at her. He tried to say, Forgive me, "Forgive me", and saw she had forgiven him long ago. She knew she had got the best of it. Then he wanted to say something so perfect she would be eternally consoled, and realized that wasn’t necessary, either. Whatever she was, she could bear anything. Anything! Anything!
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So he closed his eyes and let himself feel, that last time, forgetfulness in Meggie.Meggie.
** Even worse, this happens at the gathering after Dane's funeral, meaning Meggie just lost both of the men she loves almost simultaneously.
29th Sep '17 11:53:15 PM DrOO7
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** Ralph's death. Especially as it's described in the book:
--> The room had become filled with tiny cries, rustles, whispers; the clock was ticking in time with his heart. And then it wasn’t in time anymore. He had got out of step with it. Meggie and Fee were swimming to their feet, drifting with frightened faces in a watery insubstancial mist, saying things to him he couldn’t seem to hear.

“Aaaaaaah!” he cried, understanding.

He was hardly conscious of the pain, intent only on Meggie’s arms around him, the way his head sank against her. But he managed to turn until he could see her eyes, and looked at her. He tried to say, Forgive me, and saw she had forgiven him long ago. She knew she had got the best of it. Then he wanted to say something so perfect she would be eternally consoled, and realized that wasn’t necessary, either. Whatever she was, she could bear anything. Anything! So he closed his eyes and let himself feel, that last time, forgetfulness in Meggie.
11th Dec '16 3:26:26 PM Evighet
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* {{Narm}}: "''You'' can't make love for ''toffee''" does not sound insulting so much as it sounds hilarious.
20th Feb '16 5:53:01 PM DrOO7
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** Also when Meggie does [[CallingTheOldManOut call the old WOMAN out]]. After she gives birth to Dane, her mother Fee instantly knows that the boy is Ralph's and starts lecturing her. Meggie shuts her up by informing her, "If you tell Ralph, I'll be as miserable to you as you've always been to me!", finally blasting Fee for what a negligent mother she was.

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** Also when Meggie does [[CallingTheOldManOut call calls the old WOMAN out]]. After she gives birth to Dane, her mother Fee instantly knows that the boy is Ralph's and starts lecturing her. Meggie shuts her up by informing her, "If you tell Ralph, I'll be as miserable to you as you've always been to me!", finally blasting Fee for what a negligent mother she was.
7th Feb '16 7:18:14 PM DrOO7
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* {{Sequelitis}}: ''The Missing Years'' suffers from this, thanks to the myriad of inconsistencies in storyline and characterization.
15th Oct '15 11:32:00 PM DrOO7
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** Also when Meggie does [[CallingTheOldManOut call the old WOMAN out]]. After she gives birth to Dane, her mother Fee instantly knows that the boy is Ralph's and starts lecturing her. Meggie shuts her up by informing her, "If you tell Ralph, I'll be as miserable to you as you've always been to me!", finally blasting Fee for what a negligent mother she was.
2nd Oct '15 10:24:57 AM DrOO7
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* {{Tearjerker}}: Meggie and Fee finally ending years of estrangement and embracing.



* {{Tearjerker}}: Meggie and Fee finally ending years of estrangement and embracing.

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* {{Tearjerker}}: Meggie WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Meggie's pregnancy with Justine (the child of a husband she doesn't love) is difficult from beginning to end--frequent morning sickness, a delivery in which they both almost perish. Then, she produces no breast-milk and Fee finally ending years suffers from post-partum depression severe enough to keep her from bonding with her daughter. Her pregnancy with Dane (the son of estrangement the man she's loved most of her life) is ridiculously easy to the point where labor and embracing.delivery is virtually painless and takes no time at all and she's able to nurse with no trouble.
28th Oct '13 4:24:46 AM Ciara13
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** Apparently - and ironically, considering the scandal surrounding the Catholic Church now - some merely shrugged and said "At least it was with a woman."

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** *** Apparently - and ironically, considering the scandal surrounding the Catholic Church now - some merely shrugged and said "At least it was with a woman."
14th Aug '13 12:09:54 AM BondGirl
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** Here's a good one--Meggie is aghast at the notion of officially divorcing Luke even though she left him years ago because she's a good Catholic. A good Catholic who wanted a priest to abandon his vows to be with her and ultimately committed adultery with said priest, had his child, and has passed the child off as her husband's. Once again, it's Fee to call her out on her hypocrisy.

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** Here's a good one--Meggie is aghast at the notion of officially divorcing Luke even though she left him years ago because she's a good Catholic. A good Catholic who wanted a priest to abandon his vows to be with her and ultimately committed adultery with said priest, had his child, and has passed the child off as her husband's.husband's and has repeatedly denounced the church and God, blaming them for the reason she can't be with the man she loves. Once again, it's Fee to call her out on her hypocrisy.
17th Apr '13 1:18:06 PM mlsmithca
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Because of the juicy, scandalous premise of the book (priest and beautiful woman have an affair), a lot of people think it's a discussion about chastity, or God, or the nature of priestly vows. The driving arc for Ralph, however, is his letting go of the prideful idea of being the "perfect priest" (which really only strokes his own ego) and through making mistakes and self-awareness, eventually becomes a good priest.



* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Because of the juicy, scandalous premise of the book (priest and beautiful woman have an affair), a lot of people think it's a discussion about chastity, or God, or the nature of priestly vows. The driving arc for Ralph, however, is his letting go of the prideful idea of being the "perfect priest" (which really only strokes his own ego) and through making mistakes and self-awareness, eventually becomes a good priest. Of course, as always, {{YMMV}}.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Because of the juicy, scandalous premise of the book (priest and beautiful woman have an affair), a lot of people think it's a discussion about chastity, or God, or the nature of priestly vows. The driving arc for Ralph, however, is his letting go of the prideful idea of being the "perfect priest" (which really only strokes his own ego) and through making mistakes and self-awareness, eventually becomes a good priest. Of course, as always, {{YMMV}}.----
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