moonb November 24, 2014 Share November 24, 2014 moonb, given how unaware and uninformed Rory was about Ivy League requirements when she herself was a junior (!) at Chilton and ever so keen to go to Harvard, why would one expect Lorelai to be any more knowledgeable? I would expect the college-bound child to take the lead, rather than have a parent do so. As indeed Rory did when she chose her alternate schools.As to Lorelai's own college plans, there must have been some discussion in the Gilmore household, as she was supposed to attend Vassar. Although I can readily accept that her pregnancy and Rory's birth might have driven any recollection of college planning from her own mind. I do wish we had been told why neither Smith nor Yale was considered appropriate for Lorelai given how much attention Richard and Emily appeared to place on tradition. The funny thing is, early in the series when Rory is presented, Lorelai is shown to be fairly knowledgeable about being a debutante, the requirements, the dance steps, and so forth. Obviously, she almost made her debut and that clearly coincided with her discovery of her pregnancy. But if she doesn't have any particular idea about how to get Rory into Harvard, that makes me wonder exactly what Richard and Emily's plans were about how her life should have gone. Was she supposed to be an Emily at Vassar, groomed to be more of a corporate wife? Or was she supposed to be more of a Richard at Yale, becoming the businesswoman she eventually became anyway? The mind boggles. 5 Link to comment
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