Posted by Jo on August 17, 1998 at 22:37:53:
In Reply to: Alice: Sorry to bring her up again, but... posted by Sarah on August 15, 1998 at 22:40:43:
:....This time, I couldn't help notice the way she was looking around her -- above and beyond her immediate surroundings. She did so in such an INTERESTED way -- I was reminded of myself in nearby mountains some time ago as a geologist, looking around much the way she did. There is NO WAY she would have looked like that had she been as sunk as deeply into a mental "abyss" as people have made out.
An interesting view; I always thought Alice was looking around her as if she didn't know/couldn't figure out where she was; couldn't believe she was yet on the trail again; and was completely at a loss as to where she was; what to do; where she was going; where does this trail go to...until she saw Uncas...which bought a bit of reality to the moment.
Don't want to start up any further discussions; just my opinion.
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