Posted by vita on August 07, 1998 at 11:37:05:
In Reply to: Re: Favorite Scene posted by ann on August 07, 1998 at 09:22:42:
:"I don't feel she was completely oblivious. She was just silently observant.
: : Her inner-strength was always there, I would like to believe. Her strength and defiance was shown fully at the cliff scene. "
I am in the process of watching the cliff scene for the second time, sittiing up close to the TV. Yes. Your observation is correct. She definitely just not leap off the cliff in a state of coma, or o! poor little me.
No, she's making an intelligent, beautifully cool-blooded courageous choice. She faces Magua squarely, not only with courage but with contempt - for he is the weak one now, he can't stop her from leaping to her death. She is completely aware of what she is doing, and surely remains aware during the fall, fully observing the process of falling into her death.
My Irishman husband feels the same way, he said: Unlucky Uncas was already dead by the time he was tossed over the cliffs, but Alice was in full control of her senses.
So your "My Alice profile? Smarter than she looks. Observes a lot. Not naive - she doesn't trust right off the bat, but once she finds you are trustworthy, she'll treasure you, just needs to know that someone is there for her but can be independent, has inner-strength."
Dear Scotto, as I rewind the cliff scene for the third in your honor, I do wish you'll meet your Alice soon and live happily ever after.
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