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The Book as a Whole: Meghan and the Gunman

Discuss Meghan's role in apprehending the shooter in the Tubman projects. Was her involvement self-serving, or was she defending her son and the safety of others? What were her true motivations, and how were her actions perceived? Do you agree with Meghan's decision to take matters into her own hands?

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Re: The Book as a Whole: Meghan and the Gunman

I think Meghan had a motherly instinct -to defend her son- and it just so happens that it worked out pretty well to get her career back in order too. So Meghan did what Meghan does and she used it as an opportunity. Do we blame her when this is all she knows? I agree with Meghan's decision in her own particular situation. And even if it was self serving, can we really blame her? Nobody wants to be known as (as the book puts it)"The woman who used to be Meghan Fitzmaurice."
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Re: The Book as a Whole: Meghan and the Gunman

I'm pretty agnostic about Meghan's intentions. I'm not even certain she could deconstruct them honestly. The truth is that she did the right thing, and, as you say, it worked out well for her. But I think she is far too complex and mysterious, even to herself, to say precisely what motivated her to do what she did in the projects.
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