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The Comfort of Lies
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Who is seeking forgiveness from whom?

Created: 04/27/13

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Posted Apr. 27, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
admin

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Who is seeking forgiveness from whom?

Forgiveness is an undercurrent throughout the novel. Who is seeking forgiveness from whom?


Posted May. 20, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
tillieh

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RE: Who is seeking forgiveness from whom?

I kind of think they are searching for forgiveness from themselves more than anyone else. I think they were each seeking for the self-forgiveness that would allow them to move on with their lives and let go of the past and build a new future.


Posted May. 21, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
randysusanmeyers

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RE: Who is seeking forgiveness from whom?

That is such an incredible spot-on answer from tillieh!


Posted May. 22, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
mariannes

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RE: Who is seeking forgiveness from whom?

I agree that Tia wanted forgiveness for herself for the affair and for giving her daughter away. Caroline wanted forgiveness for not living up to her standards as a parent and wife. I didn't see Juliette wanting forgiveness for herself so much as wanting understanding of the situation. Nathan wanted forgiveness, but his idea of forgiveness didn't involve taking any responsibility other than what was forced on him.


Posted May. 29, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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dianed

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RE: Who is seeking forgiveness from whom?

I have to agree with mariannes.


Posted May. 30, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Sharlene

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RE: Who is seeking forgiveness from whom?

Spot on, Mariannes.


Posted May. 30, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
maribethk

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RE: Who is seeking forgiveness from whom?

Mariannes summed it up perfectly. Nathan was the biggest jerk - I would have left him and put my energy into my children and my business.


Posted Jun. 08, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
lindas

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RE: Who is seeking forgiveness from whom?

I am with Mariannes and maribethk!


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