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Generosity in Divorce?

Created: 08/15/11

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Posted Aug. 15, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sarahd

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Generosity in Divorce?

Felicity and Joseph make a point of reiterating how “generous” Joseph has been to Betty, Miranda, and Annie. What does it mean to be generous in a divorce? Is this possible?


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Posted Aug. 17, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
theresej

Join Date: 05/28/11

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RE: Generosity in Divorce?

Generosity in divorce is amicability, sharing what two have collected together through time together. Joseph's view of generosity is laughable.


Posted Aug. 19, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
christinek

Join Date: 04/17/11

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RE: Generosity in Divorce?

Generosity is an equal sharing of things and emotions and many times cannot be found in divorce. Joseph's "generosity" only came around because he was forced into it---I found no excuse in his use of the term as he let Felicity simply strip his family until she was stopped.


Posted Aug. 19, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
marshas

Join Date: 07/09/11

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RE: Generosity in Divorce?

I agree with the others' comments. Generosity in a divorce, to me, is the same as generosity in anything - caring about the well-being of others enough to share what one can to help them out. Joseph, influenced by Felicity, didn't show any generosity whatsover towards his wife of so many years. He put her in the position she was in in their marriage and divorce both, and knew full well that she didn't have the means to support herself.


Posted Aug. 26, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
cristinav

Join Date: 08/26/11

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RE: Generosity in Divorce?

I agree with the comments. From the beginning what got my attention was the repetition of how Joseph was a "generous" man...At first it made me laugh, then I got angry...Why "generous"? I think it was because he deep down he felt guilty and the so-called generosity made him feel better about what he was about to do.


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