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The Book as a Whole: Sisterhood

Rise and Shine centers on the unique bond of sisterhood -- potentially one of the most supportive, competitive, and difficult relationships in life. Describe Bridget and Meghan's relationship and how each woman views her sister, and herself. What roles do they each play? Does this portrait of sisterhood reflect your own relationship with a sibling, or perhaps with a close friend? Do you identify with one of the Fitzmaurice sisters more than the other?


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Re: The Book as a Whole: Sisterhood

I just had one brother who was nine years older than me and I am sort of amazed by sister relationships. One of the reasons I found the book so interesting was because of the sister relationship in it. There is something unconditional about the relationship. However, it seems that Bridget was always there for Meghan and then Meghan wouldn't confide in Bridget. Theirs was a little like a parent child relationship. I did like to see Bridget at work and the importance of the work she did. She really made a difference in people's lives. In her work she was the person responsible for other people where Meghan was the responsible one taking care of her.
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Re: The Book as a Whole: Sisterhood



kakhi wrote:
I just had one brother who was nine years older than me and I am sort of amazed by sister relationships. One of the reasons I found the book so interesting was because of the sister relationship in it. There is something unconditional about the relationship. However, it seems that Bridget was always there for Meghan and then Meghan wouldn't confide in Bridget. Theirs was a little like a parent child relationship. I did like to see Bridget at work and the importance of the work she did. She really made a difference in people's lives. In her work she was the person responsible for other people where Meghan was the responsible one taking care of her.




I also grew up without a sister, just 2 brothers. I have a cousin who I consider "like a sister." The relationship is very special to me. I nkow it is also special to her, because she has no sister's. We both have many women friends, but that is quite different. My cousin and I have known each other since birth, we grew up together and spent a huge amount of family time together. With my cousin, I do not have issues of competitiveness. There is no need, we have different parents.

Regarding, Meghan and Bridget, I thought Meghan was pretty self-absorbed and Bridget was more generous to Meghan, as well as others.
Still when push came to shove, the sisters had a bond, that transcended other relationships.

Just my humble opionion,

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Re: The Book as a Whole: Sisterhood



homereader wrote:


kakhi wrote:
I just had one brother who was nine years older than me and I am sort of amazed by sister relationships. One of the reasons I found the book so interesting was because of the sister relationship in it. There is something unconditional about the relationship. However, it seems that Bridget was always there for Meghan and then Meghan wouldn't confide in Bridget. Theirs was a little like a parent child relationship. I did like to see Bridget at work and the importance of the work she did. She really made a difference in people's lives. In her work she was the person responsible for other people where Meghan was the responsible one taking care of her.




I also grew up without a sister, just 2 brothers. I have a cousin who I consider "like a sister." The relationship is very special to me. I nkow it is also special to her, because she has no sister's. We both have many women friends, but that is quite different. My cousin and I have known each other since birth, we grew up together and spent a huge amount of family time together. With my cousin, I do not have issues of competitiveness. There is no need, we have different parents.

Regarding, Meghan and Bridget, I thought Meghan was pretty self-absorbed and Bridget was more generous to Meghan, as well as others.
Still when push came to shove, the sisters had a bond, that transcended other relationships.

Just my humble opionion,

Jamet




Yes, I think it is great to have a sister sister relationship and if you donot have another sister then a sister of your makin is fine like a cousin or best freind.
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Re: The Book as a Whole: Sisterhood

My sister and I are six years apart, two more than Bridget and Meghan. Because of our age difference, my sister and I are in totally different places in our lives. I just got married and she's just finishing high school. We used to fight all the time because she was always hanging on me, or getting in my business. But now, it seems like the older she gets, the more we have in common. We can be together and have things to talk about. I think a lot of our differences have a lot to do with what stage of life we are in. Now, that she is older and therefore more likely to listen to me, I can give her advice and we can go out to dinner and just have a really good time.

Meghan and Bridget's relationship has always been tight knit because for much of their lives, the only person each could count on was the other. That bond is what shaped how they communicate and how often. What I like most about this novel is that Bridget and Meghan, even though they have different kinds of lives, they both know that a sister is there, willing to do what she has to for the other, and because of that, meghan knows she can count on Bridget and vice versa.
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