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Man is born into the world with his existent adversary from the first

Samia Glavia:
But, you see, man is born into the world with his existent adversary from the first. It is his historic, mythic inheritance. So, is this startling? Aggression is prehistoric. An organism behaves according to its nature. And its nature derives from the circumstances of its inheritance. The fact remains that primitive man took absolute delight in tearing his adversary apart. And there is where I think the core of the problem resides.
Party Guest:
Doesn't that seem unnecessarily apocalyptic?
Samia Glavia:
I do not make poetry.
Rayette:
Is there a TV in the house?

Transcript:
But, you see, man is born into the world
with his existent adversary from the first.
But, you see, man is born into the world
with his existent adversary from the first.
It is his historic, mythic inheritance.
So, is this startling?
Aggression is prehistoric.
An organism behaves according to its nature.
And its nature derives from
the circumstances of its inheritance.
The fact remains that primitive man
took absolute delight...
in tearing his adversary apart.
And there is where I think
the core of the problem resides.
Doesn't that seem
unnecessarily apocalyptic?
I do not make poetry.
Is there a TV in the house?
[Thunderclap]
I remarked to John that rationality
is not a device to alter facts.
But moreover, I think of it
as an extraneous tool, a gadget.
Somewhat like, uh, the television.
To look at it any other way
is ridiculous.
There's some good things on it though.
- I beg your pardon?
- The TV.
There's some good things on it sometimes.
I have strong doubts.
Nevertheless, I am not discussing media.
- Oh, but there is always hope for the few.
- What about love?
What about it?
Wouldn't you say that more ill...
has been done in the name of love
than in the name of abomination?
No. No, I wouldn't.
Well, you are a romantic, Catherine.
And once more
about to be married.
So you can be excused
from objective discussions. But ask Carl.
Ask him if even the institution of marriage
is completely free from it.
Ask him.
I think these cold, objective
discussions are aggressive.
- Excuse me.
- That's reactive.
- [Thunderclap]
- But if I may say...
without dampening
the spirit of your adventure -
You haven't dampened my spirit, Samia.
- Excuse me.
- Well, I should hope not.

Clip duration: 107 seconds
Views: 14
Movie: Five Easy Pieces
Year: 1970
Genres: drama
Summary: A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.


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Actors

Samia Glavia - Irene Dailey