[DWJ] Dogsbody

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Mon May 21 13:25:29 EDT 2012


On 21 May 2012 15:21, Lucy Pearson <lucy.r.pearson at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> I'm interested by the fact that this is (I think) the only one of Diana's
> books where she explicitly brings in real world politics, in the form of
> Kathleen's Irish identity and her father's imprisonment. And, now I think
> about it, Sirius' story does seem to have some connecting themes there -
> the fact he's been framed for his crime, for example. Is the connection
> here just about working through similar emotions, or did DWJ have paticular
> feelings about the Irish issues?


One interesting aspect is that Kathleen's father is guilty, and so too is
Sirius. Are both victims of provocation?

Farah


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