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The Optimist's Daughter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2006

    This is a classic?

    Oh my gosh, I basically speed-read the last half of this book just to get it over with. I don't get what all the hoopla was about. I mean the critics go on and on over what a great book this is. I was told it was an American classic and a good read. I don't think so. Thank God it was a short book. Willa Cather, now there's a classic American writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2006

    the loving daughter

    Reading the optimist's daughter at first under whelmed me. I, at the very beginning, started to complain and say '' What a bore! a Boring story! Boring characters! Utterly devoid of any interesting or meaningful moments''. However, I changed my mind totally by finishing it as a whole. When I knew how Laurel went on her life, I realized how things went a whole lot deeper. I realized that Eudora Welty was really talking about how through one's own strength, he can preserve thru any changes sent his way. She wants to say that life is much easier if one casts his burden into someone whom he loves or trusts. Relatives and friends are willing to help one and as they say ' a friend indeed, a friend in need''. In fact, this novel assures the fact that life is nothing without the people whom we really love. Laurel's character reflects this pure love towards one's parents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2003

    it's ok

    i don't think it was her best work but it was a good story. The Robber Bridegroom was great!!!

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