Devil’s fear

Mrs Twardowska

Pani Twardowska

Although the painting illustrates the narrative of the whole poem, I will bold the ending – the fact that the Devil runs away from his last challenge: to live a year as a husband of Mrs Twardowska, with all it takes and requires. Does it mean that love, caring and familial, is what evil in its pure form is simply not capable of. And that love, such for good and bad, where there is place for all the emotions and troubles of everyday’s life, but also for respect, care, mindfulness and support in everyday struggles – that such love helps to fight evil and is not afraid of it?