Post by jessicajo93 on Sept 25, 2009 21:30:42 GMT -5
I think she could possibly be alive. I am insane and I'm off my meds right now,but I believe that it's possible that she could have managed to flag down a boat to help her before she was eaten too badly, of course she would have sustained a lot of injuries, but maybe if they got to her on time she could still be alive. Then she'd have to go to a psychitrist after her injuries were fixed because I'm sure it would have been a traumatic experience and she would have gotten over her fears and she would be able to find the children and adopt them again and they would live happily ever after! Now you have a possible explanation and I have a fanfic idea, I'll let you know when I post it!
*sigh* I dream of a world where no one pollutes the Earth and everyone loves each other! Wouldn't that be just wonderful. GO GREEN, SAVE THE EARTH!
Is she really mentioned that much? Can you think of any examples that strike you as particularly suspicious?
I am nearly finished rereading the series, I'm currently on The End, and I think it can be safely said that she is mentioned the most.
Whenever previous libraries are mentioned Aunt Josephine's has always been mentioned. Sometimes Uncle Monty's library is, sometimes the Lucky Smells Lumbermill library etc, etc. I wouldn't say any mention of her strikes me as suspicious, just the fact she's mentioned so often.
Yeah she's the most mentioned of the guardians, I find it odd that despite only physically being seen in one book the Anwhistle families story is still developed constantly throughout the latter half of the series.
The other villagers are pretty much just murderers, though. One good apple won't save the crop. But in that regard, Hector is pretty much just the same character as Jerome and indeed Charles, and their goodness is balanced out by their uselessness.
As much as I'd like Josephine to be alive, this idea could be implied by Lemony out of wishful thinking/hope. He was friends with her, and in fact, all the people we know for certain he was friends with (Hector, Widdershins) have unclear fates; they're deaths are heavily implied, but never clarified by the narration.