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Art Critique of Robotech:  Gender Studies/Female Character Analysis Part 3B of 6:  Romance in Robotech continued
Posted: 29 November 2018 11:50 AM  
Total Posts:  28
Joined  2018-11-29

Part 1 of 6:  The Tragic Incompatibility of Opposite Genders in Robotech

Part 2 of 6:  The Effect of Love on Strong Female Characters in Robotech

Part 3A of 6:  Romance in Robotech

Part 3B of 6:  Romance in Robotech continued

Something which rings true for all viewers is when Dolza forces Lisa and Rick to kiss, Lisa allows herself to be intimate by convincing herself it is a military mission to kiss Rick.  She had experienced emotional pain and loss when she lost Karl.  Her coping mechanism was to throw herself into work in order to avoid the pain of loss.  In this moment she discovers a loophole in her own defense mechanism.  She can indulge her physical desires without fear of rejection or creating a lasting connection.  An alternate interpretation is Lisa truly is innocent, similar to the maddening whims of Minmei.  However, as happens in life, love often flourishes when both parties are innocent of their circumstances.  Love often requires serendipity and occurs when we least expect it.  There is a certain element of fate or destiny (the shapings) involved.  If the relationship ends poorly, each partner can deny blame or responsibility for initiating it.  This is similar to the phenomena of ‘spin the bottle.’  Dolza was a really big bottle.

Posted: 29 November 2018 02:25 PM   [ # 1 ]  
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Brofessor - 29 November 2018 11:50 AM

Dolza was a really big bottle.

Love the analogy!


If it ain’t in the Robotech show itself… It didn’t neccessarily happen.

Thanks, Carl Macek, for introducing me to all these folks.  Even the ones who bug me.