3 All this is usually grounds for mere annoyance, but when you're facing the idea that this is the only person you're going to have to spend the rest of your life nonstop alone with, imo that's grounds for some unease. 4 When you add in the fact that he literally tries to physically control her by grabbing her hand and refusing to let go till she says what he wants to hear 5, pulling her off balance 6 and rebuking her 7 when she accidentally. 8 you may think they are insufficient - but that's your opinion, and as an opinion it's not any more objective than my opinion that they are. 9 "Most crucially, perhaps, when he goes to her room one night, there is no actual evidence he tries to rape her or even that he "pins her to the bed." a key point here is that she guesses he hears her breathing change, but. It is typical of Ann to believe what she wishes to be true, deluding herself. In this case, she wants to believe he thinks she's asleep because she hopes he will then leave (apparently assuming he is a decent man who would not enter her room without permission).
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"Yes, i am very interested in Z for Zachariah (as you also obviously are)as i've loved the book since i was a teenager. But I think discussion about what life I think about the wiki article belongs on the talk page for that article, online where other potential editors may agree or disagree as they see fit. I will address your points there.".in response to your query on my talk page, but after revising the article and updating the talk page there, i realize i didn't address your points here fully. "For instance, when she first thinks he is becoming possessive and controlling, the facts don't actually support this view at all. So it is only objective to say that she imagines or thinks." That's a question of opinion. You said in the article talk page that Ann "imagines" that loomis does disturbing things. However, it's a fact that Ann is disturbed by his actions. The question is whether Ann has sufficient grounds for her unease. 1 he does not ask her, suggest to her or persuade her of things. 2 he gives her orders and criticizes and belittles her wishes and choices.
Nor are arguments here on the wikipedia talk page worthy of inclusion in the article. If there is a controversy in published sources about whether Ann is not a reliable narrator, by all means include it - in a section entitled "Literary criticism not in the plot summary. That 1975 Publisher's weekly review you mentioned is a perfectly acceptable inclusion in such a section. If you want to write about an argument among published reviews and analyses about whether or not Ann is a despicable character, do so - but paradise you must cite the articles that go against your view as well as the ones that agree with you. And if you want to include all your opinions and reasonings about why you think Ann is unreliable, paranoid, selfish, etc., character, and there is no published source detailing such opinions and reasonings, then your opinion and reasoning regarding Ann count as Original Research and. Write an essay about it and publish it in The horn book or Publisher's weekly or some other reliable source and then it will be proper to include it in wikipedia. I have other edits that would streamline the article, but I think i've talked way too much today already. Mambru19 views on Z for Zachariah (posted earlier elsewhere) edit hello, mambru19 here. I originally wrote this.
"Seeming frightened and confused, he begs her not to leave him alone, saying, Its wrong.31 But Ann merely blames him because he never thanked her for nursing him." Inaccurate. Ann does not "merely" blame him because he never thanked her for nursing him. She first tells him that if she finds other people, she will tell them to come for him. Now, i understand you're upset that many readers both here on this Talk thread and elsewhere on the internet do not share your opinion regarding Ann as essays an unreliable narrator and a selfish, disgusting, presumptuous, paranoid, etc., character. You feel that there is a "controversy" about this. You have your reasons. But as far as i understand wikipedia policy, nothing belongs in a wikipedia article that is not published in reliable sources. Arguments on the internet are ephemeral, and do not count as reliable sources, pays and do not belong in the article.
It could also be that his desire to control extended to wanting to control Ann too. We don't read loomis' mind, so we don't know which. Changed to a more neutral wording. "She decides it is sensible to offer to talk sometimes from a safe distance; but when she approaches the house, loomis shockingly shoots at her from a window." you deliberately edited out the part where loomis shoots her in the leg. This also casts an important light on loomis' character. There is no hospital and no antibiotics or vaccines; if Ann's wound is seriously infected, she could die of septicemia or tetanus. Loomis was willing to risk that to force Ann to come back to him. What justification do you have for editing this out?
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This casts an important light on loomis' character. I added those details in, since you may have forgotten them and you seem very worried kinship that loomis might be misjudged on the strength of this scene. "On the morning of July 1, Ann speaks with loomis from a safe distance and proposes a "compromise" of sharing the valley and farm work but living separate lives.19 She is amazed by his friendly manner, "as if nothing had happened."20 saying he has. Though this arrangement is inconvenient and Ann worries about surviving winter, she assumes theres no alternative and now wishes loomis had never come.22 i added the rest of the"s, which make it clear that while loomis may have started the conversation on a "friendly". And Ann does not "assume there's no alternative there's a choice (stay with loomis or not) and she makes.
"About 10 days later, it seems loomis begins trying to force Ann's return by controlling the tractor and the limited store supplies that she relies." Inaccurate. It's not that it "seems" that loomis is trying to force Ann's return; loomis clearly tells her that that's exactly what he's doing. When she asks for the tractor key, he refuses and says that if she persists in her determination to stay away, there are things she will have to do without. I added that. Also, you edited out my explanation of what loomis specifically did to keep Ann from getting food (padlock the store). "Ann realizes she may have provoked him by denying any companionship, reasoning, "There are people who cannot stand being alone; perhaps he was acting from despair." saying that she "realizes" she may have "provoked" loomis by depriving him of companionship means that you think it's.
"Ann thinks her fears are validated when, early on June 28, she awakes in the dark to hear loomis in her doorway. Fearing he heard her wake, she pretends to be asleep in the hope he will leave, not realizing that her silence might seem a tacit invitation." really? Since when is a girl lying silently in her own bedroom in the nighttime considered a tacit invitation to sex? No such invitation is extended by Ann in the text, so it has no place in the summary. And loomis rambling about starting a colony and Ann remaining silent upon hearing it does not count as either an invitation or an assent.
Loomis did not ask for one, didn't get one, and therefore has entered her bedroom and approached her bed without one. "But when loomis tries to lie on top of her, she breaks free and flees to the cave, where she hides in terror for a few days, watching constantly and scared to sleep." you omit the part where loomis puts his hand hard on Ann's. You omit the part where Ann tries to flee, and loomis grabs her and pulls her back, tearing her shirt, and she has to strike backwards with her elbow to force him to let her go so she can escape. Why do you omit these things? The minute Ann tries to flee, loomis knows she does not want to have sex with him, and that he has no "tacit" consent from her to have. Yet he physically pulls her back, trying force her to stay and take control of her body away regardless of what she wants or doesn't want.
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"The first time he speaks again, saying her companionship saved him, she restrains an urge to embrace and expresses no feeling for him." Inaccurate. The first time he speaks, he says she played the piano. As loomis slowly recovers his strength, Ann's original fear of being controlled returns and increases. When he later begins making practical plans and one time scolds her for not planting corn, she fears he is becoming possessive and controlling;16 and his plan to start a colony together makes her uneasy now despite her similar hopes earlier.17 Imagining his behavior shows. You omit other incidents that Ann reports as a cause of her unease, especially the one where he grabs her hand, pulls her off balance and makes her fall despite her plea that he let her. This is literally loomis physically trying to control Ann. Why omit it and say that Ann is "imagining" animals that his behavior is disturbing? I added it as well as other incidents Ann details as part of her unease with loomis. Let the reader decide whether Ann is "imagining" something or not.
Putting it in also has the additional unhappy effect of making the plot summary a lot longer than it needs. Ann may or may not be unreliable as a narrator, but you telling us she is wrong in the plot summary is as out of place as saying during the plot summary of The turn of the Screw that the governess is obviously insane and. You may be right or you may be wrong, but it is not our place to give our judgements in the plot summary when those judgements are not clearly spelled out in the text. In the plot summary we're supposed to summarize the plot - period. I made my newest revisions mainly for this reason, though also i did make some changes for clarification. I'll detail them: First line of the plot summary: I reverted a few words of explanation about the death of Ann's family and the valley's mysterious sparing, since i think it's important to clarify briefly to non-readers just why a teenage girl is alone. "nevertheless, desperately afraid of being alone forever, Ann hopes loomis will live even though he could be a murderer; so she nurses him through his illness and keeps her donatello doubts secret." In the novel, Ann prays for loomis' survival and does not say. Also, "keeping her doubts secret" is a lot vaguer than simply saying that Ann does not tell loomis that he talked to her about killing Edward.
separate sections where they are clearly opinions. All readers should be able to make their own judgments based on the facts. New revisions to improve objectivity remove bias edit, regarding my revisions: Z for Zachariah is a limited first person narrative in journal form. This means that it is a fictional account of the day-by-day record of one person's experiences, thoughts and actions, and her moral dilemmas and changing judgements on them. There is no omniscient narrator in Z for Zachariah to tell we the readers whether and when she is right or wrong in those judgements (and in the book these judgements sometimes have no easy answers, as is often the case with moral judgements). A "plot summary" is a brief recounting of the text of a novel. So therefore, seoulseeker, inserting your opinions on whether the narrator is right or wrong into your summary (by saying "Ann realizes." when you think she is right and "Ann imagines." when you think she's wrong and deluded) is writing your opinion into the summary when. Writing your justifications of your opinion about Ann being right or wrong also is not written in the novel text and also does not belong in the summary.
I called your edits biased because they made false claims about the text for the obvious purpose of presenting farm Ann more favorably. Bias is a strong inclination to favor or dislike something based on a preconceived opinion and regardless of facts. You claimed Ann thinks she is aggravating loomiss behavior and she plans to negotiate once again in hopes of mutual survival; in fact, Ann thinks she is causing loomis's behavior, she only plans to ask loomiss intentions, and she never actually negotiates with him. You tried to gloss over the important fact that her decision to leave is based largely on a belief in dreams, also clearly described (226-28 claiming falsely that Ann is only hoping there are humans somewhere else, maybe even children to teach. You wrote incorrectly that Faros death was accidental although Ann states her decision to kill the dog and speaks explicitly of setting the trap for Faro (237). To view the issue as "unclear" ignores stated facts. In addition, your description of Ann doubling back on the other side of the stream was incorrect, as the text makes clear (233). These are not matters of opinion.
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