(75) Despite the monopathic
presentation, the Goddess's dramatic significance remains multivalent as a representation of all of the savage idols--social, religious, military, racial--to whom innocent blood is sacrificed on a global scale.
This monopathic response has a deindividualizing and unifying effect on the audience.
A 1909 report by British Joint Select Committee on Censorship and Licensing admitted the power of the monopathic response: "the existence of an audience, moved by the same emotions, its members conscious of one another's presence, intensifies the influence of what is done and spoken on stage" (qtd.
In order to do this, it is necessary to consider the actual sources of the ambivalence appearent in his representation of the producer, a typically monopathic
melodramatic character symbolizing the law and power of the Father.