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Later Chapters Discussion: Career

How does Ronnie's choice of study work with or against her desire for revenge?


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Bill_T wrote:
How does Ronnie's choice of study work with or against her desire for revenge?


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Ronnie's choice of study, the whole EMT thing before she even catches up to Scott, may have been fueled in part by what he did. He killed her sisters and she felt helpless to help them. There was nothing she could do to revive them and often people who lose a family member to death while they are there, will get involved with some kind of first aid, EMT or another form of life saving career. They wanted to help who they lost so much that they can now at least do it vicariously by helping others they can have a chance of saving. Does it work for or against her desire for revenge? Well if she had really felt it in her heart to the end, it could have helped her. While she sat there with him, she knew exactly enough to let him die. Instead she chose to help him live, just in time. It didnt work for her revenge but it helped rid her of her revenge. She had seen people dying and Ronnie wasnt a killer at heart, so she couldnt watch him die, even tho she did sit for a moment watching him in the process of dying and think about letting him since he did it not her. But thats not who she really was, this was her time to really find that out. There is a huge difference between taking papa's gun and shooting to death a man in the act of hurting your sisters and cold bloodedly taking a person's life for the sake of taking their life.
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vivico1 wrote:

Bill_T wrote:
How does Ronnie's choice of study work with or against her desire for revenge?


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Ronnie's choice of study, the whole EMT thing before she even catches up to Scott, may have been fueled in part by what he did. He killed her sisters and she felt helpless to help them. There was nothing she could do to revive them and often people who lose a family member to death while they are there, will get involved with some kind of first aid, EMT or another form of life saving career. They wanted to help who they lost so much that they can now at least do it vicariously by helping others they can have a chance of saving. Does it work for or against her desire for revenge? Well if she had really felt it in her heart to the end, it could have helped her. While she sat there with him, she knew exactly enough to let him die. Instead she chose to help him live, just in time. It didnt work for her revenge but it helped rid her of her revenge. She had seen people dying and Ronnie wasnt a killer at heart, so she couldnt watch him die, even tho she did sit for a moment watching him in the process of dying and think about letting him since he did it not her. But thats not who she really was, this was her time to really find that out. There is a huge difference between taking papa's gun and shooting to death a man in the act of hurting your sisters and cold bloodedly taking a person's life for the sake of taking their life.






Yes, Vivco, I agree wholeheartly with you. The choice of a career was most definitely because she wanted to learn to save people the way she couldn't save her sisters. It's like, if you can't do good the first time, learn to do good the next time around.
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Bill_T wrote:
How does Ronnie's choice of study work with or against her desire for revenge?


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Ronnie's choice of study makes a lot of sense, given her life experience. The choice of study worked in her favor for gaining better control in dire medical situations and saving lives, sometimes against the odds. The irony of her choice of career is that it worked against her as she sought revenge.

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Bill_T wrote:
How does Ronnie's choice of study work with or against her desire for revenge?


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I would think this career choice would temper her revenge. She's being taught to save lives, to value people and their lives. In addition, even if she can't get over her revenge feeling toward Scott, she now has his family in the picture.

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