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Thoughts On Bond February 14, 2009

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I want to examine this line from Casino Royale and think about it in other terms.

Vesper Lynd: You’re not going to let me in there, are you? You’ve got your armour back on. That’s that. 
James Bond: I have no armour left. You’ve stripped it from me. Whatever is left of me – whatever is left of me – whatever I am – I’m yours.

Now. James has just been very much injured…its probably the one part of the movie I cannot sit through, even though he laughs during a part of it. And Vesper is talking to him and this is the part where he tells her he loves her and yadda. I never really thought there was supposed to be a love story with James Bond, but then again I never watched the classic ones. Which I should do, I know. But I find these lines interesting.

Jame’s Armour is his secrets. He has some he won’t tell Vesper even though he says that he has no armour left. That he is completely and utterly hers. I’m a bit confused but its the line that stuck out to me the most in the movie. It was just simply there and nagging at me for the last 25 minutes of the movie. REally James? Really?

One of my favorite scenes in the movie is the part of the stairwell chase and Vesper is sitting in the shower. She is shaken but what she has just witnessed, not quite as strong as James thought her to be. James goes and sits with her in the shower and “takes care of her” so to speak. Thus starts and sparks their new romance. There we see Vespers Vulnerability and later we see James Vulnerability in his armour speech. 

So what do I think this all says….

In order to be completely in love with another person and to give yourself over to them fully, you must be completely shed of all armour and vulnerable. You must deal out your faults, your fears, and so on. You must give up yourself  (as does the other person). To each other in all honesty is to know the faults of the other. To know their strengths and their weaknesses. 

You catch my drift? Thoughts? Opinions? Arguments?