9 Chickweed Lane (3/1/10)

9 Chickweed Lane has spent an indefensible amount of time (weeks? months? years?) telling the story of this young woman and her two suitors, all of whom happen to be caught up in the Second World War. The strips have been text-heavy, soapy, and confusing, but today’s installment stands out for me. That’s because it reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Paths of Glory, a Stanley Kubrick classic set during World War I that ends with a young German woman being bullied into singing for French soldiers. Afraid at first, she manages to sing a heartfelt folk song, silencing her initially boorish audience and bringing some of them to tears. It’s a controversial (and knockout) ending to a genuinely intense war movie.


3 Responses to “9 Chickweed Lane (3/1/10)”

  1. DrDan Says:

    Am I behind the curve here, or has anyone speculated about the possiblly forthcoming revelation that Dr. Burber is Kiesl’s daughter?

    • Dixon Galvez-Searle Says:

      Could be. I don’t keep track of the intricacies of 9 Chickweed Lane, but I’d like to think this (never-ending) story will have a twist to it. I’d be ecstatic if that twist involved the Siamese cat, but that might be too much to hope for.

  2. Tom Huelsmann Says:

    I was quite sure that kiesl would turn out to be Thorax, but it didn’t turn out that way.

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