dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On class(room) and sectarian warfare.

As howtheduck reminded us a week ago, the passage in the book Lives Behind the Lines in which either Lynn, Beth or both declare that Annie sent her children to a separate school is contradicted by the fact that Chris is shown to be one of Lizzie's classmates on any number of occasions. We see him help goad Lizzie into throwing Super Teddy at Mrs Grunion and we last see him be a disruptive jerk in Miss Edwards' classroom. What seems to have happened is that Lynn plain forgot that he was there and came to a silly conclusion based on a cultural bias against French Canadians. The problem is that I don't actually think that we need to make so many of the more annoying people into sectarian caricatures. I think that we can all agree that there are any number of Protestant men who'd act like Connie's dad and any number of Protestant women who agree with Annie about divorce being shameful and with Mira that gays have to be hidden away lest they recruit children into their shameful lifestyle so it seems to me that Lynn is trying to position herself as a low-church Anglican agnostic. This means that she believes in all the bad things that my "kind" believes while at the same time taking church doctrine with a grain of salt.
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