gemini wrote:Just another random thought that jumped in my mind while reading the thread here.
In Sondhiems version where Tobias kills Sweeney. He went a little over the edge also and he did kill as a revenge for Sweeney killing Mrs. Lovett (my opinion here, but I think he thought of her as his family)
Doesn't that make him the new Sweeney and the cycle starts again? Or maybe that is the ironic part, history repeating itself?
I think maybe we, the audience, want to view Tobias as a hero of sorts. He’s basically lost it, and we feel sorry for him. But the fact is that he is a young man, who, in a moment of anger and revenge, takes another person’s life.