1. How does your view of the main character change throughout the course of this film? What does this movie say about its the themes of motherhood and justice? And what do you think the mother’s small tin of acupuncture needles symbolizes?
My view of the mother changed slightly throughout the course of the film. In the beginning of the movie, which she is just a normal mother trying to protect her son and trying to do anything that she can in order to prove that he is innocent from the murder charges that he was arrested for. She quickly gets herself involved in looking for the real killer and trying to solve the case. When searching for answers, she meets the old man which she is then blinded from the truth when he tells her about her son. After she gets mad at what she hears and murders the old man and burns down the junk yard, I think she then feels very guilty of her actions and the fact that she thinks her son murdered the girl. I think that the box of needles represents that guilt and that she is hiding from her life in a way because she wants to forget and after she uses them she starts to dance like nothing is wrong.