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Geisha girls are all angry, they are made that way. A life of subservience is calculated to cause that kind of hidden rage. I see it in Anna, a geisha girl in a mask. She thinks she is serving, she believes by trying to make p for her guilt she has placed herself in a position which she sees as beneath her.
I don't know about you, but I've had the what-is-the-purpose-of-art discussion a couple times in my life. There are several school of thoughts on the question, but if you take enough perspective on it, you can gather people in three camps, according to their answer; 1) entertainment 2) inspiration and 3) a vector of new ideas. Richard Godwin's new novel MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS can be filed in the third category, as it's a deconstruction of the very notion of structure in our society. It's a short, extremely ambitious, nihilistic and powerful piece of satire about the hollow core or our existence.