Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis ★★★★

"I thought I just needed a night's sleep, but it's more than that."

As a character, the cat stands in opposition to all this neurotic psychoanalysis. The cat doesn't act out of malice and thus functions as a being of radical contingency. The cat constantly complicates Llewyn's life, not because it hates him but simply because it is a cat. It is fate; it is misfortune; it is life, and it is not kind to Llewyn, but it also lacks intentionality. Life is hard — and particularly so for Llewyn because of his position in life. He can't put his life on hold because he needs to constantly work to ensure that he has a place to stay and that he can find a bite to eat. He has to fight for life's basic necessities, so any additional burden on top of that quickly becomes too much to handle. His life is enough of a burden on its own.

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