On the Brink

12 Jan

The Building of a Dam by Julien Alden Weir
A painting of a weir by Weir, that’s awesome, right?

Fall or jump?

Jump or fall?

Things to consider:

  • Without the help of the Reddleman, Thomasin would have lost her way and fallen in the weir.
  • Eustacia had previously considered ending her life with her grandfather’s pistols.
  • After rescue from Charley she promised never to think of it again and that the moment had past.
  • Susan Nunsuch cursed her.
  • The prospect of a new beginning was in front of her.
  • She had no money for the new beginning,
  • The heath hated her.
  • She was beginning to remember that Wildeve was not exactly her dream dude.

So what do you think?  Did Eustacia take the plunge on purpose or not?


Posted by on January 12, 2013 in The Return of the Native


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3 responses to “On the Brink

  1. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    January 12, 2013 at 6:37 am

    I’m going with accident. She never struck me as the suicide type. She made me think of Scarlet O’Hara for much of the novel. Initially when it seemed she had killed herself I thought — “huh?”

    But no, the heath did it. No doubt.

    p.s. the weir/Weir connection is far-out! 😀

    • Christina Joy

      January 15, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      I agree with you, although I was predetermined to think she was suicidal (which hopefully I’ll explain in another post if I can get my internet to work for more than five minutes at a time in the evenings.)

      P.S. Thank you for introducing me to wikipaintings!


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