Monday, April 27, 2009

Civil Rights

How did you feel about the handling of race issues and the civil rights movement in the book? How did you find the portrayal of Rosaleen? (Personally I found it a bit cliched). Why would she spit on the white men's shoes when she was fully aware of what the consequences could be?


Nic said...

I wish they had given the Calendar girls views on the issue, and more of Zach's before he was put in prison, Rosaleen and Lily's were the only ones that came through strongly to me. I agree with you about Rosaleen's actions, very improbable, but maybe she was supposed to have just gone too far in the heat of moment, buoyed up by the right to vote?