Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Question #10

Do you believe in the idea of being bound to someone? In everything "happening for a reason?" What examples of these two similar ideas exist in the play (so far)?

6 comments:

Ashley A said...

I don't believe in being bound to someone because look at the example of Loomis and Martha they got married and they thought they was bound to be together but they not. I think things doesn't happen for a reason because look at Jeremy he came up there from the south to get out of trouble and he still in trouble.

Tierra said...

I do believe in the idea of being bound to someone. This has been revealed many times in society. Being bound to someone can include not wanting to let someone go, even if they are not good for you. An examlple of this in the play is shown between Mattie and her ex-boyfriend. Mattie was so focused on her ex-boyfriend that she could not concentrate on moving forward. Sometimes people try to hold on to things that should not have been in the first place. I also do believe that everthing happens for a reason. Everything that one experiences in life teaches a lesson. Different circumstances could also lead people to opprotunities they probably would have never thought of if that circumstance would have never occured. The are people who may disagree with this statement. Sadly, they may be the person who was presented with an obstacle or a circumstance that they did not learn from. This is seen in the play when Loomis shows up at Seth'h house. There was a reason that Loomis ended up there. That reason was because Seth knew Martha, and he kows where she is.

Sidney T said...

I do think that someone can be bound to another person also that everything happens for a reason. I think it depends on the relationship between the two people for one to be bound to another. Mattie felt bound to Loomis because she felt a certain way about him that she never experienced with another man. She was also bound to him because they had children, who unfortunately died.Everything happens for a reason that Get from the story is Bynum meeting the "shiny man". He meets the men and is informed of the "secret of life". He takes this into consideration and is now able to bring certain people together.

Austen Wade said...

In response to Ashley's comment, I feel that the book is showing two sides of being bound to someone. Bertha and Seth are bound together through marriage, but Mattie was abandoned by her ex-boyfriend and Loomis is searching for his wife that ran away. I think by having all of these of examples of people that are bound to each other, people that have been separated and people that are trying to become bound again the book is going to end up with a more solid meaning of what it actually means to be bound to another person.

Alexandria Adams said...

I do believe that one can be bound to someone else. This is true because in the play just the fact that Loomis is getting closer to Martha without him even knowong it is evidence. From this you can also state that everything happens for a reason because if Loomis had no idea where Martha was how can he have gotten so close to her know. Another reason I believe everything happens for a reason is because in the play the birds are still there to help the little boy remeber his friend. I also believe that that is no coincidence. ( Some things people just cant explain, fate)

Anonymous said...

Christina Wallace: I think that no one is really bound to someone unless they are married. In this instance, both the people are bounded through God. Being bounded can also refer to be attached to someone even outside of marriage. Children are bounded to their parents, close friends are bounded to their close friends, etc. Seth knows where Martha is, and this is where Loomis needs to be so he can be whole again and find his song.