Re: Duncan-Admirer of Colonists/A "Strong" Alice?

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Posted by Vita on August 07, 1998 at 18:34:38:

In Reply to: Re: A posted by Elaine on August 07, 1998 at 15:41:01:

Dear Elaine,
you wrote: "... He-Who-Created-Alice says she is emotionally weak. That is why he has her doing the things she does and reacting the way she does. And with purpose!"
Just for the fun of it... since the thread seems to be
'what if':
what if Alice had survived the leap off the cliffs, found by Hawkeye and Cora and Ching, nursed back to health...and by virtue of having gained strength before the instant of her leap, she had grown up to be a woman of courage and wisdom?
True, this is a What If, but one inspired by a good story which keeps lingering within our minds. I came home to pick up some papers and ended up watching the Cliffs Scene three times.
Then you made an interesting point, which might be another 'what if' thread,
"...Think about this ..if I said Duncan was probably an admirer of the colonists' independent streak and would have said so off duty? "
Actually, we wouldn't be too far fetched to imagine Duncan, provided he had survived the bar-b-q, though how, is tough to figure since it was a clear day with nary a cloud in the sky to make us hope for a sudden outpour of rain from the heavens... so let's say the Hurons got sidetracked for whatever reason and Hawkeye somehow saved him... I think right from the beginning, Duncan, though a stiff-upper-lip, is presented as a man of honor. He has courage, talks back to his superior officer re. British Law Making the World England, etc. Then it is again clear that he gets to respect Hawkeye and his Twosome, and it is quite possible if had spent some time with them and the colonists... yes, being a man of honor who gets the opportunity to get acquainted with opinions other than his own... he might have even been one of those who witnessed the 1776 Signing...
This is just a 'what if.'


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