More than a little random, but I just remembered something that I'm sure everyone will enjoy discussing.
So a couple weeks ago, I found a site that was dedicated to goofs and mistakes and trivia and all kinds of other quite random things about the Anne movies, of course. The one that I found the most interesting wasn't even a goof or mistake in the script, merely a well thought out question:
When Gilbert tells Anne that he is engaged to Christine, he says the wedding is "set for next summer", but when they are speaking on the bridge at the end, she has to wait three years for him to finish medical school. What happened there?
I thought about it for a while and finally came to a conclusion.
Christine's father was already going to be helping him in school and with money and internships and other such things, no doubt, so monetary issues were not going to be a part of the picture, I'm sure.
But also, he truly loves Anne, he always has. Gilbert has known from the beginning that he and Anne were destined to be together. Like Mrs. Rachel says, Providence matched them up since they were kids. So, without Dr. Stewart's help, he wasn't going to be able to buy them a house or take care of wedding expenses or a wedding tour or children. Being in medical school, he just would not have had the money. And because he loved Anne so much and so deeply, he wanted the best for her. He wanted to know that when they were married, she wasn't going to want for anything. He wanted to feel secure when they married.
That's my conclusion. And I don't know if I explained it quite enough for everyone to understand, because I almost confused myself a bit. But it will have to do.
What does everyone else think? Anyone agree? Or any differences in opinion? I'd love to hear them all!!