Louise - Indifferent or Impactful?

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Re: Louise - Indifferent or Impactful?

Post by vishu » 12 Apr 2019, 02:43

Lady-of-Literature wrote:
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I think Louise loved her husband, at least I hope she did. With the way she was portrayed and how the other characters spoke on her constant jealousy, I feel like this hasn't been their argument involving possible infidelity. I forget who but one charcter mentioned either out loud or in thought how the pair have been bickering since before marriage.

Maybe it's just her personality, to be tough and expect the worst until proven wrong. Her thoughts and silent wishings for him to reap the consequences is what affects her mourning, perhaps she is religious or something and thinks her thoughts might have had a role in his death.
Louise is a character who on the first sight seems as simple as they come but only after going through what she went through does the reader realize she had layers and depth to her persona.

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Post by shaz1994 » 12 Apr 2019, 03:37

Louise still held a grudge against Larry before the accident which resulted in his untimely death,but she is definitely remorseful its only that everything happened so fast. She also felt guilty for not trusting him and blamed herself for the accident.

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Post by TuyetMai » 17 Apr 2019, 10:50

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I liked Louise. Her reaction to Larry’s death was appropriate for her character. I feel like she would be the type to put up a good front and then cry her eyes out when she is finally by herself. Louise has always had to be strong and do what is necessary to survive. She and her family had to do whatever was necessary to keep their business going. When you lose someone close to you there are a lot of emotions to deal with and that takes time. Not only was she dealing with grief over the loss of her husband, she was likely dealing with guilt over thinking he was cheating on her when maybe he wasn’t. She was also likely battling with the question of whether or not she could have done something differently that may have kept Larry from getting hurt in the first place. I imagine that it’s hard to go from hating someone so much that you wish them dead, to them actually dying.
Agree. I think her worrying about paying the crew could also have prevented her from mourning him properly, before she learns about the issuance policy.

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Post by kdstrack » 17 Apr 2019, 23:34

I believe Louise did love Larry. Otherwise, why the jealousy? Even at the wake, she still was thinking about Larry's cheating. I think she was just going through the different phases of grief and hadn't fully grasped the full impact of his death. It would not be a surprise if her character changed as she comes to grips with Larry's death and moves forward on her own.

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Post by Ekta Kumari » 19 Apr 2019, 03:50

I do not think she didn't grieve for her husband. She did love him and missed him, but she also had responsibilities to take care of. In my opinion, her determination and patience in such a time is what makes her character so realistic and inspiring.
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Post by Michgal 32 » 19 Apr 2019, 07:42

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I, personally, felt like Louise did love her husband. She had a strong personality and didn't let her grief show. She was angry at him for getting hurt and for leaving her behind. I think the grieving would come later.
The grieving would definitely come later, especially after she realised she was wrong about Larry cheating on her.

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Post by Azrevread » 19 Apr 2019, 13:25

I think that Louise was a determined woman that was dedicated to both her marriage to Larry and her career. I think that because of her dedication, she developed her own way of facing challenges in her life. Those challenges included facing her husband's death.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 19 Apr 2019, 21:58

Grief is such a personal thing, and everyone grieves differently. I think this speaks more to her overall personality, rather than if she loved her husband.

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Post by Kibetious » 23 Apr 2019, 10:05

Mourning reveals a small aspect of her character. I guess the unspoken may not be known but from how she treated Larry and showed complete lack of faith in him, then questions begin to rise.
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Post by Popcorn1 » 24 Apr 2019, 07:34

I would say that Louise is not indifferent. She did feel remorse and sadness when Larry died, however, she isn't the type to be overly dramatic in expressing her feelings.

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Post by Galesphere » 24 Apr 2019, 09:23

I find Louise difficult to relate to. I didn't think there was enough grief or enough show of penitence toward Larry. I liked Louise in the beginning, but toward the end, her characterization fell flat for me. I understand that people show grief and sadness in different ways, but Louise didn't seem to show any kind of response toward Larry's death. Instead, it felt like a pet died.
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Post by Radiant3 » 25 Apr 2019, 14:50

I think Louise did feel remorse after his death but had to put aside the full impact of the situation for the time being. She had to handle the responsibilities regarding her company and what the future held for her and her employees. There was also the inner conflict between her sadness about his death and her still unresolved anger towards Larry.

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Post by Kibetious » 26 Apr 2019, 05:49

I have been thinking about Louise's character, especially following the demise of her husband. I am somehow convinced that she was still concerned about Larry. Louise blames herself for what happened to Larry because she was angry at him and wished him ill.
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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 26 Apr 2019, 06:08

vishu wrote:
03 Apr 2019, 13:18
How do you think of Louise as a character ? While she certainly exhibited determined personality traits, she appears as a person who holds little to no remorse after Larry's death. Does it narrow the the depth of her character's arc?
No, it just promises for more in the future. I would like to know how they met and how she was before Larry.

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Post by Kibetious » 27 Apr 2019, 09:10

vishu wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 12:55
CatInTheHat wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 09:41
I think Louise did still love her husband. Not everyone shows grief in the same way. Some look like they aren't grieving publicly but then fall apart when the funeral and all the business is taken care of.
It is what leads to individuality. Though your belief that she still loved her husband is interesting.
I also am of the opinion that she still loved her husband. It is revealed in the book that she somehow blamed herself for the death of Larry. This may not really show that she loved him but in a way it does. She did not want Larry to die. I guess her only issue was mistrust.
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