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let’s look at the first beat a bit more closely

Dependent World

The Virgin may be dependent on her world for lots of reasons.  The key is, the protagonist begins the journey living under the values or prtoection of others. The most common are:

1. dependent on others for material survival (ie. young, orphaned, handicapped, living in harsh circumstances, spoiled and pampered);

2. dependent on others by social convention (women not able to work is some ages, countries; ward of the state; cultures and traditions);

3. dependent on others for protection (jealous stepmother, envious sibling, pawn of the king), and

4. dependent on conditional love (live up to the conditions to secure love including keeping sexual orientation a secret, being helpful).

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