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Thread #144976   Message #3352287
Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
18-May-12 - 02:33 AM
Thread Name: Anyone want to discuss The Desert Song?
Subject: RE: Anyone want to discuss The Desert Song?
In the play, Pierre (the Shadow) kidnaps Margot to give her "romance". The Riffs object to this, understandably, because it puts them in danger from the French. But he doesn't, so eventually he's set up to fight his own father, and when he refuses, they exile him for being a coward. It's kind of a bad message. Basically, "It's perfectly OK to throw away your ideals and your friends for your true love."