This quote intrigued me. As I read the last couple chapters of Foster, I wondered why all these illnesses were made such a big deal. Why can't a character in a story just get sick or a disease? Why does every time a character get a sickness, is it made into a big deal and have to mean something? When I read, I don't look for the meaning of why they got the sickness. I look at it as a mountain in their life that they have to get over and learn how to cope with it. It doesn't mean that they are happy or sad or depressed just because they got AIDS from their dad or whatever. I am sure there are readers out there that also read and look at the symbolism of the sickness right away. It's fully based upon the reader on how the sickness is taken.
I also thought of the idea of in a television show, when an actor or actress doesn't want to continue their role on that show, they often get sick and die. That way they aren't on it and their character just doesn't disappear. Another thing is what if the author thought that character was getting too boring or just needed to move on in their life. They can just have they get sick and eventually die. It is a really good way of ending a character because there are so many sicknesses out there. The author can pick one that best suits the time, atmosphere, and situation without it seeming too out there.
I chose this blog as a depth blog because I went more into the idea of sickness. I went outside the idea of sickness just in the book and went into tv. I had a good understanding of what I was writing about and talking about.