You have seen a scene where a man and a woman dance with a cage and a heart between them.
Which words would convey the man’s experience and why?
Undisturbed joy. Overtaken by joy. Callous joy. Complete by joy. Joyful.
Your own: ……… .
“Side by side with the exigencies of life, love is the great educator; and it is by the love of those nearest him that the incomplete human being is induced to respect the decrees of necessity and to spare himself the punishment that follows any infringement of them.”
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You have seen part of the journey of a woman – her different incarnations and roles.
Who is she? Does she remind you of anyone? Have your impressions of her changed?
What is she like around others?
What are her fears and forbidden wishes?
Think of her as you saw her in the first scene and then in the last one.
Did her dream come true? Did she become a victim of her fantasies, or is the final scene a moment of celebration?
"The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’ ” Freud
Perhaps our dreams do come true, but in forms which make us no longer recognize them?