Sunday, January 27, 2008
I found it surprising that the movie was directed by an English director, Ken Loach. Similar point made in Candide about freedom comes up in the movie. Strong lack of political freedom is demonstrated by the execution of an Irish man when he tries to fight back to the English soldier, without weapons. I think it is interesting that although Irish are dominated by the English, it was not a total domination. The soldiers came to Sullivan’s home, and threaten to wipe them out rather than just doing it. Does this reflect that the English Soldiers do not have complete freedom as well, or is it just them trying to inflict more pain that way?