DIALOGUE AND DISCUSSION ON EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT AND RACE
As I watched the movie The Illusionist, I noticed the main character had a box that had this symbol etched on it. I associated the symbol with the Mitsubishi logo. The main character also had an associate who appeared to have ancestry associated with the Far East. I begin to think what was the importance of symbol, why was it eluded to in the film? As I begin to search for an answer to the question, I had to laugh as the movie ended with the character stating, "Everything you have seen is just an illusion."
The plot of the film, involved the main character, Eisenheim a magician who reunites with his childhood love, a woman far above his social standing. Eisenheim was born to a peasant cabinet-maker became interested in magic after meeting a travelling magician as a young person. As he began to study the art of magic he would encountered what would become his childhood love......Sophie. Sophie is a variant of Sophia which means wisdom. As young people Eisenheim and Sophie began to meet in secret due to Eisenheim's social status, he was forbidden to associate with Sophie. One day they were caught and separated by force. In response to this young Eisenheim traveled the world, I would assume traveled East, to study. The two would reunite as adults and Eisenheim would use what he learned to rescue Sophie from marrying the Crown Prince.
A peasant is a member of a traditional class of farmers, either laborers or owners of small farms, especially in the Middle Ages under feudalism, or more generally, in any pre-industrial society. The the word "peasant" is sometimes used to refer pejoratively to those considered to be "lower class", perhaps defined by poorer education and/or a lower income.