Sunday, October 14, 2007

Week 4 part 1

There was one quote that really stood out to me in this section of Running With Scissors.

"A mothermind was a Dr. Finch-ism. It was one part busybody and one part manipulator. It was based on the principle that mothering people is unhealthy after a certain point in life. Like the age of ten. A mothermind wanted to oppress and control you." (188-189)

I believe that this quote is very important to the story because it is a reason why most of the people in this house are so different from the rest of normal suburbia. The Finches believe that parenting should end at the age of ten? Wouldn't the whole world be either a nut house or insanely chaotic if everyone lived by this philosophy? There is also a lot of acceptance. I personally would love if there was no discrimination against anything except negativity itself.

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