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Date Posted: 18:27:25 09/17/15 Thu
Author: LisaW
Subject: QOTD for Friday, September 18, 2015

The following quote is taken from Voyager by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 42 "The Man in the Moon"". Copyright (c) 1994 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved

   " "You don't!" I pulled my hand loose, and glared at him. "You don't
know, Jamie, and there isn't any way for me to tell you, because you won't
believe me. But Bree's a grown woman; she'll marry when and as she likes,
not when someone arranges it for her. She doesn't need to marry, for that
matter. She's having a good education; she can earn her own living--women
do that. She won't have to have a man to protect her--"
   "And if there's no need for a man to protect a woman, and care for her,
then I think it will be a verra poor time!" He glared back at me.
   I drew a deep breath, trying to be calm.
   "I didn't say there's no need for it." I placed a hand on his shoulder, and
spoke in a softer tone. "I said, she can choose. She needn't take a man out of
necessity; she can take one for love." "

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[> This is such a difficulty concept for Jamie to grasp, he has no frame of reference for it. And for Claire, it is such a hard thing to accurately describe to him in a way that he would understand. This is a subtle reminder that they really are from two very different eras. -- TheresaB., 03:27:34 09/18/15 Fri


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[> It's interesting that Jamie thinks the problem is there is 'no need' for a man to protect a woman, but he doesn't grasp the concept that there isn't a need because we can protect ourselves, not because we don't 'need' it. I wonder if Jamie imagines a world of rampant attacks etc in women. -- jayn, 04:51:23 09/18/15 Fri


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[> Herself does such a great job throwing these reminders of strong women and the differences of the separate worlds into the plot -- BetsyG, 12:39:13 09/18/15 Fri


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