jina wrote:Michael, great post!!
Oh, thank you, Jina.
she doesn't understand but she's not in a complete ignorance either.
As we have her in the confrontation scene and behind the clown mask she seems to be really despaired. MTTH suggests that she is also very depressed.
they just can't do something about it so it's only up to her to understand.
It seems that she wants to have the security of her own usually well-known thoughts. But they reflect that something`s wrong. Normally they (her thoughts) should see her without Persona. But she doesn`t lay it apart anymore. She should have fall in love with Billy in OHIBT, but she fell in love with Devon in reality.
they can't make her understand or give her familiarity, it's not something someone can give.
As her thoughts they should be familiar to her. But there`s someting inside the story. Maybe that something leads to a "frozen" Persona.
ha! like everybody else does in real life!
Assume that the concept of the Persona isn`t necessarily an absolute one in reality. Probably it`s a dimension. The more you trust the one who stands in front of you the more less you display your Persona.
their love is creating an illusion. and they are trapped in it.
It seems that there is no love from Devon to Nikki. His talking about feelings in the garden scene as Billy seem to had an effect on Nikki. Note the way she reacts to Devon after that scene and thereafter inside. And note the way she reacts after the "there is nothing to destroy"-scene.
The curse seem to target the leads in the moment they kiss. We have a turning point in their experiencing in the moment of their orgasm. Now the curse really seem to have trapped them.
and on the other hand, the Persona makes the one who has it unable to see.
She seems to be trapped behind her Persona. She has lost the control over her thoughts. She knows that things weren`t so good in the near past, but suddenly she discovers that things got even worse. I don`t know whether the one who smiles to and has a "good" time with the street girls is unable to see or decided to resignate in the past. Maybe both works.
but it seems that Sue's persona, gives Nikki's persona some insight.
The rabbits seem to have decided that Nikki gets the Persona Sue. They also gave her informations about how to solve the problem. She follows the alley and in the end the problem actually is solved.
she is the only one who has this deeper feeling that there's something wrong.
And somehow it seems that she doesn`t want to see the final truth.