Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love; it is the faithless who know love’s tragedies.
--Oscar Wilde

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In my essentialist and psychoanalytic class we watched Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player and began a very interesting discussion about love & relationships. In Shoot the Piano Player, a husband desperately wishes for musical fame. His wife is given an ultimatum: cheat on your husband in order to make him famous, or remain faithful, but your husband will never reach his desires. His wife chooses to cheat in order to give her husband his wish of fame. However, the husband learns of her cheating and leaves her. 
Our professor took a poll and everyone in class said that they would do the same. However, my married professor was the only person who detested such a choice. Are we a society completely void of moral standards? I've been thinking about this ever since...