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What is going on in Anna’s head?

The past episodes have been something to think about. When a television show is about drama, dramatic things happen. As the years pass, we push the boundaries on what is shown on television more and more. Why is this done? Why did the writers at Downton Abbey push the way they did? We see this with revolutionary television shows trying to push boundaries.

Downton Abbey wanted to make a statement. The writers wanted something that would get people talking. The more controversy, the more people are talking, the more thought goes into the importance of the characters and the scenes. Rape is a very important issue around the world. It seems that we hide from it, scared of it. The message that seems to be shown on television is that these things happen, but what we do next that defines us.

Anna as most of us know, was raped two episodes ago outside by Mr. Green. No one saw what had occurred and the next episode showed Anna standing there among everyone else. The importance of this scene is to indicate the pain and anger in Anna and the repercussions she wants for Mr. Green. But also her vulnerability. She feels like she is infected with an incurable disease and that anyone who touches her is prone to the disease. At the moment, her anger has consumed her and thought process isn’t clear.

The writers want to show people after seeing very dramatic, the ways in which someone that has been abused can arise or fall from tough situations. Will Anna prevail, will she empower herself, or will she fall and do something unbelievable?

This is the real question that society should be asking themselves. If we keep it hidden in life, the only way to answer it is in a hypothetical scenario played out in a drama series!

Episode 405 Recap

Downton abbey season 4 episode 5

The television program took a massive leap in showing the rape. There has been a lot of debate about the viewing of it. I think it was a bold move. But what is worse was tonight’s episode 5 as Anna and Green come face to face after what had happened and how it is dealt with. No one really knows what took place the night before so you have these individuals in a room that are repulsed but nothing can be said.



Viewers will see that Anna will never be the same and there will always be this deep anger within her. Her fears of not being good enough for Bates have only amplified. She also pointed out the viewers what would happen if Bates sought out, in a rage, Green and murder him.

Downton Abbey doesn’t usually play out this ambiguous scenes, rather they come to light. It’s only a matter of time before Bates finds out and is able to get his hands on Green. It will be something to watch as Downton Abbey continues throughout the whole season.

Questions?

What was the purpose to even bringing up a rape scene? What were the writers trying to get at? This website like others doesn’t just give you a story of what happened prior, rather, asks you questions that you should ask yourself as you watch each episode and the importance of what the writers are trying to convey.