Is it normal to say hello on a forum? This is my first time, I might just as well admit it... I'm a forum virgin.
I was reading the small discussion on the similarities between Amy Winehouse and Eline Vere.
My first thought was: strange comparison. But when I started thinking about it,
it struck me that there are certainly quite some resemblances, some already stated below... eh... above.
As said before, they both sing. Taking this a small step further one could say that they both play a role.
They perform, and while doing so, I think they both feel they are not really acting the way they would really want to:
Eline feels melancholic and depressed most of the time and though little we know about Amy, she probably does, too.
Related to this is the way they dress. When Eline dresses up for dinner, in pink and with all the buttons and beads
she looks as if she is going to a ball. A very gay presentation for somebody that unhappy.
The same probably goes for Amy. She knows how to dress like a popstar, including the big hair and tattoos. Being one, she doesn't have much choice... but wasn's she caught one night in the streets of London, dressed in nothing more than her pants and bra and being very emotional? Where does that remind me of? Of Eline wandering in rain and storm through the streets of The Hague one night, after a row with her sister, without any coat on and in a state of despair. Or am I getting carried away now?
Anyway, there is one more thing that I thought of: they both destroy their own luck, their own success. Happiness is right there in their hands and they throw it away. Eline by ditching her loving fiancé and ruining the relationship with the only family she has left, Amy by cancelling concerts, leaving stage being drunk and refusing "Rehab". It's been said before, they both do some kind of drugs and that too, destroys everything they can get out of life.
Well, that's roughly what I have to say about it. I am done now, my reluctance is gone, I feel deflowered.
Does anyone have a cigarette?