Character, Control and Confession: The Theme of Love in The Rose of Versailles, Part 3

The Lobster Dance

Part 3: “Who Wants to Live Forever?”

Read Part 1 here.

Read Part 2 here.

Andre’s prior confession to Oscar demonstrated the loss of control for love trope Ikeda has established, but the purpose of the scene was to show Andre’s mental anguish and instability rather than to prove to Oscar how much he loves her. The main theme of love in the latter half of the manga still relies on loss of reservation as proof of love, but when this trope results in a successful confession of love, it is because Oscar and Andre have begun to see themselves as equals, bringing in a new and complex element to the love story which sets it apart from many other shoujo manga.

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