Could you please tell me the meaning of “shadows on the wall” in the discussion between two women who both are in love with one man?There are some more questions at the end of the dialogues.
Woman A: You love him. Women cannot deceive each other. It is in your face when you look at him.
Women B: Yes, I love him. I dream that some day he would take me for his wife . He has never looked upon me as that woman.
Woman A: His face, his name are like shadows on the wall; you think that is love? You worship him with prayers and down-cast eyes, but I love him as a man of flesh and blood.
Q1- Why “he would”? Why not “he will”?
Q2- Is down-cast eyes a common expression?
PS: Since the dialogues are from a movie, I may not be 100% correct in copying them. :shock: