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You're right. Though I do not think the main protagonist of LoW lacks frailty in the way he deals with conflicts, the way he is depicted means to reflect his fatalism. But that is a consequence, a stance he takes towards life, and not a character flaw. Maybe there is a shortcut in the film narrative which prevents us from making out what led him to be that fatalist.

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 06:45:05 AM EST
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You've hit the nail on the head! If you can't figure out what motivates him, you can't appreciate his dilemma.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Apr 25th, 2006 at 07:46:38 AM EST
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