[lit-ideas] Re: al Sheehan And The Spotlight

  • From: Judy Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 19:28:34 +0100

Sunday, October 2, 2005, 7:15:40 PM, Eric Yost wrote:

EY> Judy: In that sense, it is indeed "all about" the grief and sorrow
EY> and loss of a woman. But if you mean, as perhaps you do, that 
EY> Sheehan is not the simple ordinary mother archetype, if you mean she
EY> has an agenda (as she does) does that detract from her grief and 
EY> from the justice of her cause?

EY> For me it's about disrespecting her son. Casey is the one to decide
EY> what his life meant, not his oppressive mother.

I finally worked that out! -- Casey is dead, Eric.  Others have to
decide for him, it's always that way.

EY> Her grief, I can't comment on, except that Wikipedia notes that: "A
EY> little more than a month after her son's death, Sheehan visited her
EY> son's cross at the "Arlington West" memorial in Santa Barbara, 
EY> California on Mothers Day, telling reporters "I'm finished crying 
EY> for Casey. I'm crying for all the other mothers."

EY> As for the justice of her cause, that's another matter.

my point precisely.



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