Big Love Project - What happens when human beings let their...

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What happens when human beings let their emotions, backed by logical deductions, carry them away? This is one of the central themes of Big Love; which is a modern retake on Aeschylus’s The Suppliant, where 49 brides kill 49 grooms and one couple falls in love. The three female leading sisters are Lydia, Olympia, and Thyona; who are three of the 50 brides fleeing from being forced to be married. The most extreme in her desire to not be married is Thyona, and she repeatedly drives the other girls to following her through her extremist embittered speeches to try to escape marriage since forced marriage is wrong. She first convinces Piero to let the girls stay with him by threatening to have all 50 girls hang themselves from his veranda; and later convinces the girls that the only way to ever escape the men is to murder them on their wedding night. She is so convincing in her argument that even Lydia, who has begun to fall in love with her groom, says that she agrees to go along with the murder, even though she feels it is the wrong thing to do in her heart. She also convinces Olympia with this speech, who would seem incapable of
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