On the sincerity and love in "Butterfly Dream"

Tamara 2022-04-21 09:01:44

"It's never going back, the funny, energetic, little girl look I loved, gone forever, when I told you about Rebecca, it was wiped out by me, it was gone In just a few hours, you have become more mature." The male and female protagonists hugged tightly, the theme song played, and the true feelings and love expressed in the film spewed out at this moment, reaching the extreme .

The genre of the film is marked as drama, suspense. There is no doubt that this is indeed a masterpiece of suspense drama. The whole film is meticulously conceived and completes an unexpected and reasonable story under a tight rhythm. From the black and white tone, the tense background music at the beginning, the gripping heroine's self-narration to the beginning of the story, Rebecca, who has never appeared but is everywhere like a ghost, and the butler who hates the heroine and is unwilling to explain this All the husbands, with the development of the plot, the suspense of this film has reached its climax. But here, what I want to discuss is not how ingenious the suspense of the plot is and how superb the angle of narrating the story is, but how precious the true feelings and love presented in this story are, even up to now.

The male protagonist Derwent is an "overbearing president" with a quirky temperament and a wealth of family, and the female protagonist is a girl who lost her mother at an early age and has a poor family. Narrated by one person. These two people who seem to have no intersection at all, just met again after such a first encounter. The first meeting was when the girl thought Derwent was going to jump off a cliff, so she tried to stop him in a hurry, but was reprimanded by Derwent. The girl panicked and walked away. She was always nervous and unwilling to cause trouble, which can also be seen in her reflection after she knocked down the vase in the dining room, very much like the English governess of that era. The second meeting is when the girl finds a job and accompanies a lady on a trip to Monte Carlo. And Derwent chose to go on vacation because of the death of his wife Rebecca, and he couldn't stay in Mandori, that beautiful manor, where he was born. Knowing that Rebecca told him all the truth is where the nightmare begins. It all suddenly became a coincidence, and it seemed like fate.

The development after that, like all love, is filled with pink bubbles.

"Eat quickly and finish it like a good child."

"I...I wish there was an invention, how nice it would be to put memories in a bottle like perfume. Memories never fade, fresh all year round. When you need it, just open the bottle and you'll feel like you're back Go back and relive that moment."

"I feel like I'm going to... collect a whole rack full of bottles."

"You erased the shadows of the past for me. Your power is much greater than that of Monte Carlo."

"I want you to marry me, you little fool."

This is very similar to today's "overbearing president fell in love with me" drama, an improved version of Cinderella, sparrows fly on the branches and become phoenixes. In the words of the girl in the film later, it is: "Everyone is looking at me, like a cow that has won an award." If it is shown.

But the ending of the story has never been that Cinderella and the prince got married and lived happily ever after. After they return to Mandori Manor, the girl's reserved and shy personality makes her married life dizzying and overwhelmed, and she is always nervous, like a child who doesn't go out often and meets strangers. The invisible existence of the ex-wife Rebecca makes her warm and full of fear and cowardice, and her husband's moodiness makes her feel completely insecure. She was out of tune with everything in the castle, she was excluded from the castle, and no one communicated with her. The girl who didn't know the truth accidentally stepped on the landmines everywhere, only the mania of her husband and the indifferent ridicule of the housekeeper were waiting for her. Every corner is the trace of Rebecca's life. She lives in Rebecca's shadow, helpless, painful and innocent. And what broke her the most was that she was afraid that she was just a substitute, that the male protagonist would have no love for her, which was an important reason why she had not become strong. When love becomes doubt, we are powerless and heartless. [1]

However, under the girl's despair, love gave her the courage to give it a go.

"If you are unhappy, I don't want you to be insincere, I will leave." This courage is also the driving force for the further development of the plot.

In the last 30 minutes of the film, the male protagonist Derwent confessed the truth to the girl, directly revealing his inner helplessness and hesitation, as well as the indelible shadow that Rebecca left in his heart. A perfect couple that everyone admires and admires is really just a scam, a deal. Everything is false. Rebecca has become synonymous with hypocrisy, she plays with life, ignores life, is disloyal, promiscuous, vicious, just for her own happiness. Even when he is about to die, he still wants to do his best to create the biggest trouble for others, even if the trouble is to lose all wealth, honor and even life. And it was such a person, Rebecca, that everyone was obedient to their orders, and the housekeeper worshipped her to the point of madness. I can't help but be terrified of it, it's just outrageous.

"A wife has three virtues, upbringing, brains, and beauty."

"But I've never had a happy moment with her. She doesn't know love, or tenderness or tolerance."

"People who live with the devil can't be sane, can they?"

Perhaps, outside the screen, we saw the despair of the male protagonist and his pessimism about happiness. Tired and even more unbearable of this life full of deceit and filth. It is impossible for people to live in a false world all the time, it will make people mad, hopeless, lose their senses and lose themselves.

What really moved me in the film was, for Derwent, the male protagonist: in such a hypocritical world full of lies, it was your sincerity and love that made "me" feel happy. "I" wants to protect your innocence, but there is a devil in "I", and only your innocence can compete with it. When the devil in "me" and your innocence follow in the fire When the mandoli really disappeared together, the "I" love for each other became more firm and sincere.

For girls: "I" is willing to grow up, "I" can't always be a little girl, "I" wants to be the "heroine" by your side, but "I" will always be the girl who loves you the most. The same, there may be no tension at that time, but "my" heartbeat is still as hot and sincere as before.

Love may, like this suspenseful story, make us doubt and keep us engrossed in it. We hate hypocrisy in love, and we are more afraid of hypocrisy. We are in great pain, but fortunately, it is not love. True love is sincere to each other, and it will give us the courage to escape from this hypocritical world. In today's era of "fast food love" and an era of rapid economic development, love may not be so important, but if it is possible, who doesn't want to "find a sweetheart for generations to come".

With this in mind, may thousands of people in the world be freed from hypocrisy by love.

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Rebecca quotes

  • Mrs. Danvers: [as the second Mrs. de Winter runs into the room] I watched you go down just as I watched her a year ago. Even in the same dress you couldn't compare.

    The Second Mrs. de Winter: You knew it! You knew that she wore it, and yet you deliberately suggested I wear it. Why do you hate me? What have I done to you that you should ever hate me so?

    Mrs. Danvers: You tried to take her place. You let him marry you. I've seen his face - his eyes. They're the same as those first weeks after she died. I used to listen to him, walking up and down, up and down, all night long, night after night, thinking of her, suffering torture because he lost her!

    The Second Mrs. de Winter: [turning away in shame and shock] I don't want to know, I don't want to know!

    Mrs. Danvers: [moving towards her] You thought you could be Mrs. de Winter, live in her house, walk in her steps, take the things that were hers! But she's too strong for you. You can't fight her - no one ever got the better of her. Never, never. She was beaten in the end, but it wasn't a man, it wasn't a woman. It was the sea!

    The Second Mrs. de Winter: [collapsing in tears on the bed] Oh, stop it! Stop it! Oh, stop it!

    Mrs. Danvers: [opening the shutters] You're overwrought, madam. I've opened a window for you. A little air will do you good.

    [as the second Mrs. de Winter gets up and walks toward the window]

    Mrs. Danvers: Why don't you go? Why don't you leave Manderley? He doesn't need you... he's got his memories. He doesn't love you, he wants to be alone again with her. You've nothing to stay for. You've nothing to live for really, have you?

    [softly, almost hypnotically]

    Mrs. Danvers: Look down there. It's easy, isn't it? Why don't you? Why don't you? Go on. Go on. Don't be afraid...

  • Mrs. Danvers: She knew everyone that mattered. Everyone loved her.

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