‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’: How Flora Wingrave’s Dolls Symbolize This Toxic Relationship

Bly Manor Event ghosts appear, but several other diseases can be found with a closer look. Discover the deepest meaning behind Flora Wingrave’s dolls (Amelie Bea Smith) Bly Manor Event.

AMELIE SMITH as FLORA
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[SPOILERS AHEAD: Spoilers for The Haunting of Bly Manor discussed in this post.]

Like ‘The Haunting of Hill House’, ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ is about people and places of interest

“At its foundation, The drag the series is all about attractions and attractive people, ”said presenter Mike Flanagan Vanity Fair. In season 1 of the anthology series, fans watched the Crain family deal with the trauma of their childhood. He hated both the Crains and the home in which they lived.

In Manor Bly, the idea of ​​people and places of attraction is again present. But this time, they interact differently. “The way we make these things dance together is like a costume Hill House and Bly, ”Said Flanagan.

Creepy dolls play a big part in ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’

Flora Wingrave, the youngest child living at Bly Manor, has a darker collection of handmade dolls. As we learn more about Flora, it becomes clear that she has a worldly connection to these dolls. The dolls mean a lot more to Flora than just children’s play.

Flora dolls are talismans. She uses them to protect the people she loves.

“Dolls, for children, are a way of playing with representations of real people,” explained Flanagan. “I think for kids, it’s about discipline. Children have such a small group. Dolls provide that. ”

Flora tries to take control of her world by creating these talismans. But in doing so, the dolls also represent one of its most toxic relationships. Bly Manor Event.

Flora ‘s dolls symbolize control and possession in the relationship of Peter Quint and Rebecca Jessel

Most of Flora’s dolls seem to be innocent enough, but two of them symbolize ownership.

“There is a darker side to [Flora’s dolls], ”Said Flanagan. “Possession, claiming someone, stopping looking at them as a person, and instead, looking at them as something, like a doll – we can draw lines to all sorts of toxic romantic relationships in the way that, and getting into gender politics and complaining about women specifically with this gender. ”

Flanagan described how Flora handles her dolls as an indication of how other characters, such as Rebecca Jessel (Tahirah Sharif) and Peter Quint (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), interact with each other.

Before Mrs. Clayton’s arrival, Rebecca cared for Flora and her brother. While performing her duties as their ruler, she fell in love with Peter Quint, the right-hand man of Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas). After what seemed like a Bonnie-and-Clyde romance, the two lose their lives to the mansion.

As Flanagan said, if you pay enough attention, you will not notice much difference in the way that Flora handles her dolls and the way that Peter treats Rebecca. “The key issues throughout the season are the distinction between love and property, the nature and importance of consent,” continued Flanagan. “And property, which is all over Henry James’ original material [The Turn of the Screw]. ”

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