Discussion Questions for Group 5: KF, MF, and SG
1. On Thursday, April 6th, Bridget starts writing about how she wants to start going with the flow. She says, “Flow, it seems the right thing to do, I will tell her what I saw. Nothing of value comes from struggle; it is all about Flow. Zen and the art of life. Zen. Flow. Hmmm, but then how did I happen to bump into Jeremy and the worthless trollop if not through Flow? What does that mean, then?” (83).
Do you think Bridget goes with the flow? Or does she not believe flow to be legitimate? Can this be applied to her relationships with men?
2. On Tuesday, May 17th, Magda tells Bridget how lucky Bridget is not to be tied down with children or any other burdens. Bridget is confused as to how someone who has everything she wants herself could be jealous of her. She reflects back on something her friend Tom has told her over and over: “Only Women Bleed” (114).
What do you think Tom means by this and how does it apply to Magda’s life?