Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Schmendrick and Molly, of The Last Unicorn

Schmendrick has a baby face and youthful look to him, though not in his eyes, when we first meet him. Molly, when we meet her, is worn thin, a thorn, snarling and welcoming yet another violent squabble against the nimwit Cully. She is old, she is used up, she is faded.

But, by the end, we have to recognize their relationship for what it is:

He is a really old man, much older than he looks.

She is a young upstart snapping back and fighting ferociously and full of living action restrained by good sense.

She is his fountain of youth. Youth is a spirit, not as a body.

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