Monday, August 21, 2006

MOONEY & THE GRAVE

Let's talk about Mooney's connection to the past. Why does Mooney speak to the grave so often? Does he know that Fate is standing nearby when he’s telling Imy about the boy? Is this an effective way for Mooney to communicate his feelings?

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

In a book discussion I participated in, the scene where Mooney communicates to Fate by talking to Imy's grave was a favorite scene. At first Mooney talks to Imy's grave because he has no one else to talk to. He is so isolated up there on the mountain.

It was a brilliant way to communicate his feelings to Fate by making things less direct and less threatening. I could use that technique as a parent...

Vicki said...

Mooney's connection to Imy was a way for him to stay focused, calm himself, and contemplate life. At first he talked to Imy out of grief, but as time went on she became his sounding board, similar in the way prayer works. His method of praising Fate was very effective and it was a way for him to connect to Fate even though Fate pushed him away.