Kathy thinks that there were “two separate Ruths.” What makes them different? What does this say about Ruth’s character? What does it say about Kathy?
One Ruth just wants to impress the veterans, and is willing to ignore or make fun of her old Hailsham friends to do it. According to Kathy, this is also the Ruth who copies mannerisms from TV characters. Kathy feels that the other Ruth, her loyal friend, can be trusted. This may suggest that Ruth wants to be well-liked by everyone, and is willing to change her personality to please those she is with at the time. It may also say something about Kathy's relationship to Ruth: she may not be willing to see these "two...
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