Husbands and wives
Woody Allen's film,Husbands and Wives, examines the relationships of two married New York couples over a period of just over a year-and-a-half. Through a variety of means, it explores the undifferentiated nature of its principle figures and what might be called the intersystemic issues between the two dyads. It also offers strong, though undeveloped, indications of previous sexual abuse in several of its female characters.
KeywordsSexual Abuse Health Psychology Social Issue Principle Figure Female Character
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