Tuesday, October 27, 2009

General Question 8

Do you believe in fate; for instance, was fate the reason Luke was unable to save Mr. Bernoffski?


  1. I think Luke's approach to convincing Mr.Bernoffski not to mow his lawn that day had a reverse-psychology effect on his neighbour. It seems Mr.Bernoffski cut the lawn intentionally that day because someone else offered to do it. In that way, his death comes across as completely inevitable, and as a result of Luke's efforts to curb it (rather than despite of them). Any thoughts?

  2. I read your post on Chapter three as well. I think the purpose of this incident is definitely to show that the deaths are inevitable and there is nothing Luke can do to prevent them. I don't think there is any way he could have approached his neighbour that would have made a difference. If I was seeing deaths and couldn't prevent them, I would be pretty angry and frustrated too!


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