Friday, August 17, 2007

Ophelia Part 1

Polly’s story:

Dr. Pipher opens Her book with “Polly’s story” – Her childhood remembrance of a vibrant, tomboyish, outspoken, take-no-prisoners Girl who hit the invisible brick wall of puberty and found that that role, though tolerable for a Girl, was not acceptable for a Woman.

So after some struggle, Polly became what society expected – fashion-conscious, demure, watching from the sidelines as the boys did the thinking and speaking -- a different person entirely.
“I was the only one who mourned the loss of our town’s most dynamic citizen,” Pipher writes.


Open Grove Claudia said...

That's sad. I wonder what quiet rebellions Polly managed. I bet she's still cracking.

...Kat said...

I am thinking of a most wonderful female character from the movie

Fried Green Tomatoes

true to herself
true to her friends
and all her life a sharp sharp lady


eastcoastdweller said...

Claudia: Do You think that is what happens a lot of the time, a sort of quiet rebellion against a society that has squashed a Girls' original personality?

Kat: I need to see that very famous movie someday.