View single post by Martin H
 Posted: Sun Oct 4th, 2009 05:54 pm
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Martin H


Joined: Mon Dec 31st, 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Posts: 184
It's an interesting structural analysis, and I agree that it's not a rags-to-riches story (even considered as the younger brother's story it isn't, because the money he stands to win is of secondary importance--what he wants is to reach out to the woman he loves). But I think the film has three protagonists. Your analysis at any rate tells against the view of one writer who didn't like the film much, because he said the brother was set up as so evil only by the sacrifice of his life could he be redeemed. I think your reading of the story as his moral education is sounder.