Analyzing McLeach and MedusaWhether they have both been forgotten, or that only one remains as the face for Disneys The Rescuers series villainy, it seems to me, that had Percival C. McLeach (from the sequel) and Madame Medusa (from the original) received some much needed help, be it from a pair of cute mice or an esteemed psychologist, neither the orphaned Penny or the eagle-loving Cody would have required rescuing in the first place. These two villains, censored as they are, probably hold the prize for two of the most frighteningly realistic antagonists in a childrens film. It doesnt take a trained eye to recognize the blood-red flags held aloft by both pawn-shop owner and poacher, indicating the observant as to what lies deep within their convoluted souls. I am not a psychologist, therapist, social worker, or counselor. However, due to my obsession with analysis and the recent rediscovery of these two characters, I have decided to spend my time (time that most would scold me
CaffaI cry from keyholes worn into my glandsand ulcerated joints. My friendsload me into a sling to give meto the enemy. A snap, shuddering, rounded full stop.Riding over the walls, I am a limp horsemanstraddling my own waist.
SigynSigyn and Loki wait in the damp twilit cave, listening to the eerie echoes of each poison drip and the sound of their own breathing. Sigyn holds a wooden bowl over Lokis face. Slowly, it fills with the venom of a snake coiled on the rock ceiling. When the bowl is brimming, Sigyn carries it away to empty into a rock basina fermenting pool of poison. Loki is left unguarded; he screws up his eyes. The snake does not wait. Its venom splashes on to Lokis face and in torment he shudders and writhes. He cannot escape, and the whole earth quakes in his struggles.Loki lies bound. That is how things are and how things will remain until the destined apocalypse: Ragnarök.One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.SophoclesNever were sweeter words of love spoken by a silver tongue than when he realized that she deserved to leave himand that he didnt love her enough to let her go. And so he told her romantic