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Month of June: My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult

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Everyone has an opinion and feelings towards things and its only fair to respect everyones viewpoint. It is okay to agree to disagree.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Feelings on a quote.

In Brians chapter on page 142 Brian says "the safety of the rescuer is of a higher priority than the safety of the victim." This quote is an complete opposite way of thinking than what has been potrayed thus far in the book. Is it possible that Brian really feels this way about his home situation with Kate being the victim and Anna being the rescuer?


  1. that's a good question. it's kind of like when you're in a plane crash, and you're instructed to put on your own oxygen mask before helping anyone else. you've got to assure that you're safe first if you want to help anyone else.

    in my opinion, i feel like anna and her father are the only ones that really have a relationship in this story. maybe he's influenced these same feelings onto his daughter and she's trying to rescue herself before she can attempt to help her sister. here's my question...has anna ever said that she doesn't WANT to give up her kidney or doesn't WANT to help her sister? as for what i can remember, she only says she doesn't want to HAVE to do it--if someone would just make it her decision. because she keeps going back and forth about the lawsuit, she wants to do it...she doesn't want to do it...and she says she just wants it all to be over.

    so, maybe she's just protecting herself in the sence of independence. maybe she's just making sure she's safe, because without her sister, she doesn't know how to be.

  2. Sarah thats a very good point! It's true, Anna neer specifies if she does or does not want to give her kidney, just being acknowledged to have a choice in the matter seems most important to Anna. The mom seems so far involved in beating the cancer, and saving Kate, it almost seems she has lost sight of what actually is going on, the mom feels she needs to win against cancer, and will do whatever it takes to do so, disregarding both of her daughters feelings.

    The dad does seem to be the only parent that is capable of looking at the WHOLE situation, not just the obvious one of their one daughter being very sick.

    All I can say is this is so far a great book, and I'm very much enjoying reading it!!