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The Black String— My take on the movie with spoilers!

As a kid, when you read stories, you probably took everything it had to offer literally. Stories for kids are simple, and have a basic message.

Then you grow up, go to school, and in Literature class, learn that not everything is as straightforward as it seems. You are taught to analyze, to see everything from a different perspective.

Now, if you go back to those children stories, would you still think they had a direct message? If a baby is looking for his mother, is she playing hide and seek, or trying to catch a quick nap while the baby goes all around the house searching? It’s a baby, they’re not going to catch on that the mother was tired after being up all night and tricked them into thinking they were still playing with them. Because guess where the baby usually finds the mother at the end of the book? The bed. 

Regardless of how you see it, at least these stories had some simplicity about it. They had fitting endings, and definitely weren’t ambiguous. There are no two ways about …