The Glade

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Posted by Joy on September 06, 1997 at 09:25:43:

I think the "Glade" scene is the first pivotal moment in the movie on several levels. Cora and Nathaniel come from two different worlds and yet we see that they are the same - they both possess a genuine concern for the "common man". Cora tries so hard to understand this new, savage world and this is what sets her apart from Duncan and even her father - she sees the world as it is, they see it as they want to make it be. While the British military mindset was to conquer or "make the world England", Cora is humble enough to admit to being overwhelmed by it all - "..we do not understand what is happening here..."
Cora and Nathaniel are openly honest with each other and neither holds back for the sake of custom. I just love when Nathaniel tells her about the birth of the sun and the moon. The story has such romanticism, and a mysterious quality to it - "the stars he threw into the night sky to remind him of her soul". Their search for a shared understanding of the world and each other is the start of their

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