Splash February 8, 2015 Share February 8, 2015 I was in the process of replying in the Rory/Logan thread and realized that most of my response was focused on how Rory viewed herself and her life versus her reality and thought it might make an interesting thread. This might be an unpopular opinion, but as much as they tried to show Rory as being someone of "humble origins", she just wasn't. Even though FND (and her developing a relationship with her grandparents) didn't start until she was a sophomore in high school, Rory did spend a limited amount of time at her grandparents house before that (based on talk about being their for the annual Christmas party). So as much as Lorelei tried to shield her from that life, Rory was aware that her grandparents lived in a mansion and had servants. Not to mention, her goal was to attend Harvard and, in order to get her there, she applied to Chilton, a private prep school. I find it very hard to believe that someone as intelligent as Rory wouldn't have been aware of how much it would cost to attend Chilton and that it would be difficult for the manager of an inn to come up with the tuition. At various times throughout the series, she discovered that her mom had money issues, but I think the only time we saw her react to those issues was when she got the cafeteria job. I know she did occasionally tell her mom not to worry about money problems, that she'd figure things out, but never once acted in the way that a working or lower middle class person would have acted when they realized that their academic goals might not have been affordable. And to me, that always takes me out of the story. We are led to believe that Rory's earliest memories of home were living in a potting shed, with a bathroom addition. Her mom was a housekeeper and they lived in a small town. So we are supposed to accept that Rory, a transplant to the community, is the wunderkind, golden child of Stars Hollow. Why were none of the parents of Rory's old peers thrilled when she left? They should have been overjoyed that she was gone. And as far Logan treatment goes, I felt he generally treated her like an equal, both intellectually and from a "social/class" standpoint, and he had no problem cluing her in to how the real world works (at least for her). I mean, as much as she felt that she and Marty were equals at Yale, she didn't have to get a job in order to help pay for Yale expenses like Marty did. 3 Link to comment
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