Julia Book Report

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How Far Can the Friendship go? In the book ¡°Julia¡±, adapted from a memoir "Pentimento" by the legendary American playwright Lillian Hellman, the deep and unusual friendship between the two life-long friends Lillian and Julia is the dominate motif which impenetrate from the prologue to the epilogue. ¡°Julia¡± is a story which took place in the years before the Second World War. In the book, the aristocratic anti-Nazi activist Julia helps various antifascist movements with her own wealth and persuades her dearest friend Lillian to make the dangerous journey to prewar Berlin in order to smuggle in $50,000 which will be used as bribe money for the ...view middle of the document...

Julia wanted to teach her friend the way to fulfill a commitment and to face the problem and stick her own belief and Lillian would like to do anything for Julia even risk her neck.Much information can be found in this book about the complicated love between them. ¡°In those years, and the years after Julia¡¯s death, I have had plenty of time to think about the love I had for her, too strong and too complicated to be defined as only the sexual yearnings of one girl for another. And certainly that was there.¡± When reading the book I had the feeling that although the relationship between Julia and Lillian to some extent had gone beyond the usual friendship but still it was not the lesbianism. They are the uncommon friendship. Here ¡°uncommon¡± I mean, somewhere in this book, the author does embody those in her book. The most evident part is that Lillian received a letter from Julia ¡°The letter had to do with Nazism and Germany, the necessity of a Socialist revolution throughout the world, that she had had a baby, and the baby seemed to like being called Lilly¡±. Furthermore, considering the safety of the baby; Julia...

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