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Subject: Re: a question about pelleas et melisande (one of many)
From: daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:59:50 -0400
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In the interrogation scene, most of Mélisande's lines are preceded by a rest, implying she is not telling the truth.  Also, the final scene of  act I is very telling, rich with symbolism. 

Donald

> On Jul 14, 2017, at 5:04 PM, Wadeworks <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> My impression was that Melisande knew where the ring was and was roping in Pelleas, just 
> one more thread in the web.  I think Melisande is passive/agressive, co-dependant.  She 
> played her husband to get him to take her in, then played Pelleas because she needed more 
> sexual attention.  NOW all this could be totally unconscious behavior, that she would deny. 
> But she also was a habitual risk taker.  She knew that playing with the ring by the pool 
> (symbolic) was inherently dangerous but persisted until it was lost, then reeled in Pelleas into 
> the problem.  SHE is faking subsequent searches because she KNOWS where the ring is, but 
> not him.  At least that's my take.
> 
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