deHavilland wrote:Also, technically lying dead in a heap next to each other is still "side by side," even if it's not in the traditional "deliberately lined up next to each other" sense. It's not like you had one dead ami out in the middle of a field somewhere and then another one way over there in that other direction. From a staging standpoint, they were all within a few feet of each other where they fell.
Ursula_F wrote:It could mean that after the battle, the bodies were laid out in rows (side by side) to be collected by loved ones for burial. But I like your idea better, that they were metaphorically side by side because they fought together. Nice interpretation!
Acaila wrote:Imo it's not so much women talking about the same instance, as summing up a variety of different reactions to and experiences of the revolt from the diverse women of Paris. So some women saw them lying where they died, then they were moved later. So, just like some characters can admire them, while others can be dismissive, as in "They were schoolboys, never held a gun" especially. And we know it's nonsense because they did have experience of guns, so I guess it's like Unreliable Narrator - The Musical. I'm rambling now...
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