Posted by Tim on December 28, 2000 at 14:19:03:
In Reply to: The Major's sacrifice posted by Ben on December 28, 2000 at 12:20:26:
Alice probably would have been gratefull had she not perceived her situation as being just as desparate as fire. I agree that suicide is not a good answer(she might have been saved!), but she had just seen the man she loved and her father murdered. And she had to know that her captor was not going to be very "chivalrous" when he got her home. I forgave her... Her action surely shook her captors and probably contributed to their deaths. In a way she also made a sacrifice. The cycle of revenge finally ending there on the cliff. However, your point not being totally lost on me, the Major was not the uncompassionate character that the viewer imagines. The irony of his sacrifice for them all and Alices' suicide are wonderfull elements of the story. Through out the whole story it is easy to relate to Hawkeye and Cora; slightly disturbing to find your self relating to Alice and the Major in their deaths. Hot dang that's a good story! Thanks Ben!
P.S. I'm new here. I hope you guys don't mind that I jumped in with out lurking much. LOTM is one of my fav. movies, and I just couldn't help myself.
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