Despite her sweet and humble appearance, Blaire is actually revealed to be deceitful and unfaithful. She had sex with her boyfriend's best friend named Adam and later had more physical intimacy with him to see if it was "something more." She filmed the video of Laura collapsed with fecal matter decorating her inner thigh and made hateful comments that led to Laura's suicide. Her actions resulted in her friends' deaths when they played "Never Have I Ever", with the main question being: "who posted the video of Laura Barns?"
All of the sudden her computer is closed by a pair of spectral hands. Blaire whispers Laura's name to the darkened room before the ghost jumps out, presumably killing her. Although the ending implies she died, there is no actual evidence that she died from Laura's attack, another possible theory is that Laura may of sent Blaire to Hell for everything she did to her.
The romantic love that is so exalted throughout the novel is forbidden by Tita's mother in order to blindly enforce the tradition that the youngest daughter be her mother's chaste guardian. However, the traditional etiquette enforced by Mama Elena is defied progressively throughout the novel. This parallels the setting of the Mexican Revolution growing in intensity. The novel further parallels the Mexican Revolution because during the Mexican Revolution the power of the country was in the hands of a select few and the people had no power to express their opinions. Likewise, in Like Water for Chocolate, Mama Elena represents the select few who had the power in their hands, while Tita represents the people because she had no power to express her opinions but had to obey her mother's rules.
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Last Sunday, my friends and I got together for brunch, and the topic turned to dysfunctional family dynamics (as it does). One friend was talking about a woman they know who went out of her way to befriend her husband\u2019s mistress1 not once, but twice. Two different women; two different affairs. And she wasn\u2019t just nice to them to get info or something; she actually befriended them. Call in the middle of the night to drive you to the hospital / hold your hand at the funeral / sit with you in divorce court type of befriend.
Hi Laura,Enjoyed your article. Being a widower for 2 years I've been slow in getting back into the dating scene, but I've also had to learn again, and deal with, the 'who pays?" issue. Times have changed a little bit, thanks to the women's movement and push for equality on all fronts, so I think that has given way and relief to the old idea that the 'man' should always pay. The days of chivalry ended a long time ago I think. But I'm still pretty much old school so I have paid so far, unless there was another event involved in the outing, like a play at Lucie Stern Theater when tickets cost $55-$70 each. I pay for dinner, you pay for your own show ticket. It's worked out very well.Now to the Zot's story part. I worked for Kaiser Electronics for 27 years. The first years, starting in 1964, were when our plant was located on Page Mill Road just up the road from HP's original plant. We were one of many small companies in what was then called the Stanford Industrial Park. KE employees gave Zots a lot of business back then. Then our company moved to San Jose in 1978, into the new Orchard Parkway development off Trimble Road. So, no more parties at Zots until maybe 6 or 7 years ago. Then I got the inspiration and brilliant idea..lol..and promoted it with the help of so many other former co-workers, to have a big reunion party at Zots. It happened. It was so good to see all, or most, of my old friends, co-workers and bosses from those old days on Page Mill Rd. So, party time again. We could still order those greasy burgers off the grill that we loved so much, from the same lady who served them up years ago. And we got those big baskets of fries...way too many...but we forced ourselves to eat them with lots of ketchup. And of course we had to go to the bar to order and pick up your beer. Nothing had changed in all those years. The backyard? Just long picnic tables...dirt...no lawns. but a quiet place to meet and reminisce. A memorable day at Zots. Those who stayed inside got to sit at tables that had been hand carved for years with initials. And there was the old story about rooms off to the left where guys and gals got together for fun and recreational activities in the early days of it's existence. And yes, I've seen more $20K+ 'hogs', $50-$60K SUV's, and now this almost 200K Bentley parked in front. It's the place where really rich folks like to go to and be be seen without going to all those other dive bars available. Plus, it's right in their super rich neighborhood. They don't have to come down out of the hills to PA to have fun. I think it's time for me to pay another visit to Zots and rub shoulders with the really rich.
Wow, Laura, this is getting good! I was afraid this thread would fizzle out...but NO! You did predict lots of comments...Harry Foster, you are so right about TRIGGERING! I mean, this whole thing is SO RETRO! On the other hand, what makes you think that male and female are at the poles? Maybe male and female are huddled in the middle, and the other folk are reaching into the future, predicting what's to come? Or maybe it's not linear, it's a circle? A sphere?As for you Vinod Khosla bashers, I'm sure you're being unfair. I'll bet he gives way more to help other people than he invests in his Martin's Beach defense team, and his supra-Rossoti's estate! And demands nothing in return! He's not one to want to rename SF General, or anything else...Let's have a little generosity of spirit here, please!
Hi all,Interesting topic and it's great to hear the varying opinions, stated in considerate fashion.I'm a 50-something single woman. I personally feel strongly about paying my share in pretty much all situations I encounter. It's simply fair, isn't it? That's generally how friends/neighbors/acquaintances behave, so why not men and women?I do appreciate men offering. It's sweet and considerate. But I do want to pay for myself.If we want to be treated and paid as equals, (and we do) I believe we must behave as if we are equal. I would go as far as to say that it is important that women step up and change the "traditions" (in a diplomatic, not shrill, way if possible), if we want to see things in the world change for women. Even if it's initially flattering to be offered a drink or a lunch.If it offends a man's feeling of masculinity or power to have a woman pay their share, maybe this might be something they need to ponder. In any case, I don't think it's the woman's issue if she's simply asking to pay for what she bought. Let's turn the tables. If a woman insisted on paying the whole bill, against a man's protests, how do you think that would be received? That's actually what is happening, but in reverse. In any case, let's ask each other about this - men and women - bring it out in the open and see what it's all about. 2b1af7f3a8