To understand why she loses her mind, we need to know how people’s mind is formed. A woman dancer who is the main character of this play was a normal person, but she became angry and had an urge to get back at the priest who she loved after she knew that the priest got the runaround about marriage. And then, she changed to a horrible snake because she could not manage to hold back the rage. According to psychoanalytic theory, people’s minds are not created fixed states, but minds are formed depending on how minds develop as people grow (Fortier 85). In additio...
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