MemberMay 21, 2020 at 2:22 am
Good points, thanks for the advice!
About her friends being unexpectedly “skeptical” , I was relying on the Chazal that only 20% of the people left Mitzrayim, and that got me wondering if those who did not want to leave represented the prevailing, mainstream attitude, while those with more emuna were seen as a bit of a “fringe group”. Hence the failure to point that out in the characters, if they were only typical.
The truth is that I don’t think it’s possible for us to try to analyze this generation– they were the dor deah, after all– but I wanted to get inside the story, make it as relatable as possible (even at the expense of authenticity).
Again, thanks for the suggestions.