[LMB] School Is no Place for a Reader OT:
tonyz at eskimo.com
Mon Sep 2 23:36:12 BST 2013
On Mon, Sep 02, 2013 at 04:34:33PM -0600, Howard Brazee wrote:
> On Sep 2, 2013, at 1:07 PM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote:
> > She quit because her co-workers wanted her dead/didn't
> > care if she died/left her in a situation where she could have died -
> > something they would not have done to a male colleague.
> In fiction, that would be too ridiculous to be a valid plot element. It's even hard to believe in real life.
Yes, well, fiction has to be believable.
Real life just has to happen.
The common word exact without vulgarity,
The formal word precise but not pedantic.
--T.S. Eliot, The Four Quartets
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