But Anne spent her book learning how to be good. Rory seems to be devoted to unlearning it.
You're right, in that sense they're different. Respond again once you finish it:) I binge-watched the last three episodes somehow while unpacking late into the night. So tired today...
Ok, I'll be back to this in a week or so. I'm working really hard not to binge-watch, and the length of the episodes is not helping. Once you've done 90 minutes, why not 3 hours more?
I still don't see the parallel. Elaborate, please.
Ah so--in a way Anne of Green Gables (which is now unfortunately a little foggy in my mind after so many years) is about coming home (after years of pursuing ambitious dreams)--Anne writes a book about Avonlea (as Gilbert suggests) and marries Gilbert, her childhood enemy/sweetheart. So when Jess suggests that Rory write about her family and marry him (I mean, when the authors suggest that he's the new Luke), it made me think of AofGG. Maybe Dean is a better Gilbert, but he's taken.
Oh, I didn't even remember that Anne wrote a book about Avonlea. I remember the series ending with WWI and Anne having a lot of kids, some of them fighting in the war. But I can see the parallels, especially to the quirky small town, and the schooldays and the academic rivalries. But then doesn't it just show us a steep moral decline from Anne to Rory?
It's probably just in the movie then. Well, maybe Rory is redeemed a little by coming home? (Getting rid of Logan, who I am said to see go.) BUT--maybe she does too much coming home--when she gets pregnant. (Anne initially copies Marilla by shunning a Blythe gentleman, but she innovates on that tradition by making up with him.)
*sad to see go
Yes, but Rory doesn't come home b/c she realizes it's where she belongs, but out of frustration and failure. Then she does seem to realize she might belong there through the writing of the book. And then there's the whole unmarried, unplanned pregnancy - not a very Anne Shirley path to take. But maybe that's what you mean by "contemporary remake."Logan is almost certainly the baby-daddy, no? (I mean, either him or the guy in the Wookie suit!) So he will be back! (I like him too, although he is even more amoral than Rory.)
As far as I remember, Anne returns to Avonlea because Marilla's eyesight is failing. I guess she realizes it's where she belongs, but mostly because it is where she is most needed. I think Rory realizes that she's needed, at least by the local paper:) But yes, she doesn't go home on purpose and shuns it, returning because she doesn't have opportunities outside Stars Hollow. Yeah, but isn't the idea that though Logan is the baby-daddy, like Christopher, he's no good for her, and she needs to end up with Jess (her Luke)? Did you watch the Veronica Mars movie? At least she ends up with her Logan!
Wait, doesn't Anne just go back to Avonlea for a little bit, after high school, then she continues on to the university, and then she lives in a lighthouse, and then she teaches school in some other town on the island, and she never ends up living in Avonlea again? Maybe I'm misremembering. It was a long time ago. But I never saw the movie.Yes, I agree that Jess is her Luke, but in 2016, you can't just cut a baby daddy out. You have to have all your daddies in your life. So expect Logan cameos.No, the VM movie never came to Netflix so I never saw it. Still waiting...
Maybe it's only true of the movie, and I dismiss the third movie. So it may not even be totally true of the movies. Must read the books. Perhaps to the kid...
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