Burgers N Borscht wrote:
Now to the page 10 / page 19 pairing. Both pages have 3 panels on the upper and lower rows, with the middle row sporting one large panel. Dan and Laurie are featured in these pages. All but one of the panels (V.10.5) that picture Dan and Laurie together illustrate them in reflections, either in a window or mirror. I'm not sure why Moore and Gibbons chose to do this -- anyone?
The reflections for me mean this:
emotional distance- both Dan and Laurie have emotional "shut in" issues.
both of them are completely defined an adopted persona, an alter ego, which is in a real sense a mirror image of who they really are.
mirrors are unable to be crept up on- your reflection always meets your gaze and these are both people in denial who are yet to answer honestly to the "man in the mirror" as the old poem has it
spirits in the material world
Manhattan warns Ozymandias at the end that he can turn the walls to glass. God always turns the walls to glass. Emotional layers must be penetrated if the two people are to reintegrate their personalities.