Well I have been watching Alias Grace all week on Netflix and oh my holy bejeebus it is amazing!! There’s only six episodes and I only have one left…sniff…
Here’s the gist if you haven’t seen it (I’m still playing catch-up on Netflix so if it’s old news I apologise) It’s based on the true story of Grace Marks, an Irish-Canadian servant who was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering her employer and his housekeeper in 1843.
In the series, a psychiatrist is sent to determine if she is insane or not. It. Is. Good.
What does this have to do with Sharesday I hear you ask? At the beginning of each episode a few lines of poetry are featured that give a hint to the true nature of what’s going on. Clever or wot??
My fave so far is this:
This was the first time I met this poem and it just had the wow factor! I thought in just a few short lines Emily had vividly captured the descent into madness. Something about it resonated with me (I have to say I’m not too shocked). But hey ho that’s just my interpretation, maybe you have a different perspective? If so, sure let me know because I am loving this verse, it’s going in the permanent collection.
It also reminded me of that classic Pixies song Where Is My Mind which ironically was played at the end of Fight Club. Another example of a protagonist losing their marbles.
Hope you like it as much as I do, now for the last episode, after which I may cry into a pillow for 4 hours in mourning….