Monday, 5 July 2010

Somebody spiked the Raspberry Cordial...

In “ ‘Too Heedless and Impulsive’: Re-reading Anne of Green Gables through a Clinical Approach,” Hoy concludes that the very traits that have endeared Anne to generations—her flights of fancy, her loquacity, her theatricality, her impulsiveness—suggest she suffered from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD.

Whatever would Lucy think about the theories projected upon dear Anne? I was always more of a Road to Avonlea girl myself, but I don't think people need to remake Anne into whatever image suits their agenda. On the other hand, a write-up why Hoy can identify with Anne's character could be interesting. Read this classic and enjoy it for what it is.