silent freedom and integrity

Merle 2022-09-09 17:16:31

Maybe I should be as silent as Ada and don't use words to make a sound, because it's just one note in many voices for this movie, but the so-called "speciality", for me personally, is being able to be in the same landscape It is only by seeing the scenery that is different from others, feeling the things that are different from others, and choosing words that are different from others, in order to write the story that the eyes of my own soul can see.

I don't want to dissect this film with feminism, although it can be said that women The silence of the protagonist Ada symbolizes that women do not have their own language and voice in a patriarchal society; it can be said that the tension and alienation between Ada and her husband is gender politics in the internal space of the family; it can also be said that the relationship between Ada and Baynes is masochism and compromise Amplification.....I think feminism and love are not the keys to this film.

I focus on Ada's own inner monologue at the beginning and end of the film, although some people think it's a lot of Western films "feeling soulful" The trick, but this trick has its implied value, at least, the director put the golden stone here.

Ada's monologue at the end is this:

"What a chance, what a surprise. My will has chosen life? Still, it has had me spooked, and many other besides.

I am learning to speak. I practise only when I am alone and it is dark. At night I think of my piano in its ocean grave, and sometimes of myself floating above it. Down there everything is so still and silent, it lulls me to sleep. It is a weird lullaby, and so it is.....It is mine. There is a silence where hath been no sound. There is a silence where no sound may be. In the cold grave, under the deep deep sea. "

She chose death with her own will, but death was so close but finally left. Just as Ada was rescued and sighed: Did my will choose my life? It seems not, life is not entirely determined by Self-will control, yet my will, has always followed me like a ghost, isolating me from many other things. Therefore, in the eyes of others, I am the "weird" who cannot communicate, understand, and approach. But no In the end, there is someone who tolerates me like this. I am who I am. I don't need to change anything. Even if I change, it will be a change of my will.

Her whole life, she is unable to speak and is silent.
Others can decide to mail her to someone who has never The husband who meets her, others have the right to cut off her fingers cruelly; others can't help falling in love and craving for her, and even trade for her in a tough way.
Are these what her will chooses to get? And what she wants is not silence , broken fingers or love.

The way Baines approached Ada was raw, brutal, and sexually compulsive. I thought it was a male-only way, but it was amazing that such a weird and tough way made him live in her heart. There will be many who think that Ada reacts so perversely to him that instead of letting go, she accepts the deal and says she's a slut. But, I think, in her heart, she never felt that she was Stewart's wife, so she didn't understand the law of morality, she didn't understand it, she didn't have this concept in her mind. Except for the piano, in her heart, many things are blank, like a girl who doesn't understand anything. Since she can get a favorite piano by trading, then he asks her to obey. Because she doesn't understand, she is not afraid. She cared about very little.

Baines and Stewart are both men, with their rage, rage, anger, thirst, desire, if anything, Baines can respect, appreciate and satisfy her fascination with music, even if he doesn't understand it He is a savage man, but he naturally understands that piano and music are part of Ada's body, and he will not strip away the freedom and integrity in her heart. Stewart never came close to her, felt alienated from her, but could never think of her as one with the piano, but only regarded her as a woman, and even cruelly cut off her fingers with his own anger. It's not just your fingers, it's also the door you walk into her heart.

A woman's heart is small, so she cares very little. In the end, she didn't just choose to live with one person (Baines), but with that person, she could keep everything she had. Her piano, her fingers, her silence, the "incompleteness" in the eyes of others can survive in a natural and indifferent way. Even if I kiss someone, somewhere in my soul is always wandering on the piano of the grave under the sea. That dark, silent, silent, and quiet place speaks of freedom and integrity that cannot be communicated.

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The Piano quotes

  • Stewart: I trusted you.

  • George Baines: What happened? Tell me. Tell me! Where is she? Shh. Quiet down! Quiet down. Where is she?

    Flora: He chopped it off.

    George Baines: What did she tell him? What did she tell him? I'm going to crush his skull.

    Flora: Nooo! No, no! He'll chop her up!