Golden Rose Cross comparison of The Chemical wedding and the Film Dogville

http://www.cesnur.org/2004/waco_gregov.htm

great article!

extract:

On The one hand, the occult type tries to make better the individual conditions of life; on the other hand the ethic human being attempts to make better the collective situation.[4] As a philosopher, Tom organises evening meetings in the mission house (actually, the meetings are therefore serving as church services!), where he encourages everybody to think for himself. And let us point out too that he is a son of a doctor. Philosophy is here to be regarded as the medicine’s daughter, a kind of soul medicine. And Grace works with love for everyone, for the blind old man as well as for the paralysed child. And she really wants anyone lucky.

PRIDE

MYSTIC

TO CONTROL ONESELF AND OTHERS

SELF-ABNEGATION

TO BRING EMOTIONS UNDER CONTROL

TO DENY THE SUFFERING BY CONSENTING HUMILIATION

In the romantic scene on a bank, when Tom tries to declare his love to Grace, he does not succeed because he wants to command his feelings. So he will be the only one who does not abuse Grace, but he will be in the same time horribly frustrated and will commit something that cannot be undone: he calls Mulligan on the rebound and brings about Dogville’s downfall.

PERSONALITY CULT

DEPERSONALIZATION

I-CULTURE[5]

I-DENY

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