The housekeeper is just a servant, the man who indulges Rebecca's shadow

Abigail 2022-04-21 09:01:44

The housekeeper is just a servant. If the male protagonist doesn't like it or doesn't want it, he can remove all traces of Rebecca. He obviously resisted so much, why should he indulge the housekeeper to continue using the furniture with R and everything?

Could it be that he was afraid that people would suspect that he didn't love the dead Rebecca, so he had acquiesced to her and kept her traces?

In fact, it is obvious that "seeing things and thinking people" and "difficult to face" can be used as excuses to clear the traces of Rebecca.

But the hero didn't do that.

Why?

Because he is cowardly.

Just like when his wife was alive, he did not resist her control.

As if he ignored his new wife being tortured by Rebecca's shadow.

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Extended Reading
  • Randy 2022-03-28 09:01:02

    [2] The atmosphere in the first half is quite good, and the plight of the heroine makes people curious. But the second half suddenly diverted attention, and the plot shifted to the cause of Rebecca's death, so the story was divided into two paragraphs, and the ending was hastily ended, laying the groundwork for the predicament of the first half.

  • Stone 2022-03-27 09:01:04

    The rhythm is very fast, which can make people feel happy and nervous. It still feels like a big studio film similar to "Gone with the Wind" and "Blue Bridge", but Hitchcock just added his own suspense to it. The atmosphere and the result of the combination are also very good. It is not a top Hitchcock movie, but it is still a beautiful romance, but Joan Fontaine is a little too restrained in it.

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.