'The House' Chapter III: Rosa's inablity to let go carries on the house's legacy

Every owner of the house finds themselves attached to it and Rosa is no different

                            'The House' Chapter III: Rosa's inablity to let go carries on the house's legacy
Susan Wokoma as Rosa in 'The House' (Courtesy of Netflix © 2021)

Act III of 'The House' continues with the anthropomorphic theme seen in Act II, where a disgruntled landlady tries desperately to get her only two tenants to pay the rent to fix 'The House', which is now in her possession. Rosa wants nothing more than to fix the now crumbling house. However, with the little resources she has and an apocalyptic flood destroying everything, she seems to struggle with this endeavor.

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Her last two tenants, an anthropomorphic cat named Elias and another named Jen are of no help at all -- all Elias does is pay her with fish instead of money, while Jen pays her with crystals. While she argues with the two over money, she seems to obsess over fixing the house above all else. Rosa hopes to get the money to restore the house and get more tenants to finish her renovation plans. However, it seems unlikely that anyone wants to stay put due to the flood.

Susan Wokoma as Rosa, Helena Bonham Carter as Jen, Paul Kaye as Cosmos, and Will Sharpe as Elias in 'The House' (Netflix)

Rosa's frustration increases when Jen explains that her spiritual partner, Cosmos, will join them. For Rosa, that just means an additional person on her property. However, when Cosmos reveals that he is a handyman, she sees it as a perfect way to get the house fixed finally. However, this doesn't quite go according to plan, as Cosmos uses the wood from the home to build Elias a boat to leave. Rosa is upset over the matter, as Jen tells her that maybe she should also let go of the house and leave.

But Rosa is too attached to the building to do so. When a massive mist takes over and the water level rises, Rosa panics as she realizes she is all alone. However, Cosmos did make one crucial change --converting the house into a boat. But it was Rosa's choice to decide if she wanted to move on. Tired of having people leave her, she musters up the courage to set sail, with the house in tow. 

'The House' premieres on January 14, 2022, on Netflix.

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