Thank you everybody for putting so much thought into this discussion. What a gifted group of writers you are. Your comments are so well stated and full of such lovely phrasing. And you play so well together. ; )
It seems there is still plenty of meat left in yesterday's comments upon which to gnaw. So continue on or...chew on this question: How do you measure guilt and sin in The Poisonwood Bible? Mary pointed out one fairly major failing: "why it took the death of a child to get Orleanna’s butt in gear." Sarah observed Orleanna's guilt and inability to forgive herself. Choose a character and name their sin. Do they feel guilty? Should they be forgiven?
Right off the bat...Rachel is a tapestry of justice. It's a women's provactive to change and yet she doesn't. She is guilty of not being moved enough by her experiences or growing more in her conciousness. And I don't forgive her. I don't think Leah does either.
Okay kids...you are on your own. I'm heading straight into the teeth of Isadore for a long weekend. I'll leave one more question for tomorrow, but I'll leave it to Mary to post. It may well be that your comments today will overlap the topic. (i wish this thing had spellcheck)