Anonymous asked: I don't think Grace is a lonely character Meg, if she is, everyone is. She always had friends, and protective parents, and a passion (ballet) that made her happy. Grace was probably the happiest character ever written in Skins. Her problems with her best friends, at the beginning, are totally normal with friends like (the old) Mini, but this doesn't make her lonely, in my opinion, only wiser.
Past tense “lonely.” She was lonely. If you read the Skins novel you get a great sense that Grace is being so many things to so many people that no one is actually there for Grace. In the novel she felt alone. In the beginning of Series 5 she was also feeling lonely. In episode in Series 5 she also felt alone.
I’m not saying that Grace is a tragic character or a negative character. I’m saying that she is the definition of being lonely in a crowded room. Her parents loved her but they didn’t really get to know her. It was more them trying to tell her who she needs to be. Mini went through a dogmatic attention grabbing phase where Grace wasn’t the focus.
I stand by my interpretation. She was lonely at that time. Her episode in Series 5 also shows that underlying loneliness as well. This feeling of she has to do it on her own.
I agree that Grace is not a tragic character. But in the novel she was lonely and so was Rich who is also not a tragic character. However at that time they were both lonely. She even says in the novel that she’s lonely.
I feel like if you have a sunny disposition people don’t understand personality complexities. Grace is by no means Cassie who is a tragic character but she can feel lonely. Everyone can. So just to clarify I was not labeling Rich or Grace as lonely characters. I’m saying in the novel and in the beginning they were both lonely characters.
:) Hope that clears it up.