Emotions and reason
in affairs of the heart

The active life of human beings pendulates between feeling and understanding. Both are directed towards the relationship of the individual to his family, city, class or nation.

Extended community ties lead to complications. Most of them are connected with the tension between decision and consequences, or between the moment and the future. The results are frozen destinies or people in growth. The theatre repeats such patterns as open our minds to reflection.

Here lie the topics for all great writers. Stories gravitate around desire, revenge, ambition and power, with blindness versus insight as an additional theme. Important special variants are found in sexual division, in the formation of pairs, and in play-acting.