Good morning, and welcome to a very special edition of Wordful Wednesday! Our Much Ado week is in full swing, and we’re continuing our look at some of the themes in Joss Whedon’s latest film. Considering how much I’ve been talking about a movie that I haven’t even seen yet, I’m sure you all saw this one coming: today’s theme is:
This is a major buzzword for sure, since it motivates Don John, the “Big Bad” of our play, and drives the entire plot to ruin poor Hero. Aside from its deliciously melodramatic nature (just try to say the word “obsession” out loud without sounding like a character in a soap opera. Go ahead. I’ll wait.) what I like best about this theme is that it’s all tangled up with other emotions, like pride and resentment and love. It’s messy and complicated and deep and rich – just like real life. I’m telling you guys, they just don’t write rom coms like this anymore!
Today’s word covers that delectable tangle: intertex: to interweave; to intertwine together
In other words …
Maybe it’s just me, but I think that all of the best love stories are the intertexed ones. Simple can be sweet, but oh, this is so much better!
What do you think? Are love stories better when they’re layered, or does that only slow you down and keep you from getting to the good stuff? Share which side you’re on in the Comments!
PS: For today’s Dave-mention, obviously, he and I have an interexed, layered and complicated story, separated as we are by forces beyond our control – like geography and a difference of opinion on caffeinated beverages.