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Spoilers coming for We.
After all the frightening revelations of Jordan PeeleS We, he reserves one for the last moments of his latest horror film. In the last moments of the film, we learn that Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o) is not quite what she says she is. It turned out that in 1986 she was not content to see her double, Red, in the hall at the beach. Red removed Adelaide and changed places with her. The woman we followed throughout the movie is actually Red and represents the double "soulless", and the woman who organized the double uprising is actually Adelaide.
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We were told earlier in the film that duplicates could not reasonably function in duplicate because they lacked soul, and despite all the copies the government could make, they could not duplicate that part. Given the behavior observed in all doubles – kill with abandonment, show no remorse for their actions, etc. -, that would seem to be true. But changing Red and Adelaide leads to something very annoying, namely that the concept of "soul" is a luxury offered by those who have the comfort of freedom and choice. The reason that duplicates are "soulless" is not because the soul can not be copied, but because they never had the chance to do so.
By exchanging between Red and Adelaide, we see a strong argument in favor of improving nature. If Red really had no "soul", she would have never been able to adapt to life on the surface. She could not have expressed herself by dancing, finding love or being part of a family. Conversely, if a "soul" exists, it can just as easily be used by circumstances. Adelaide started as a normal girl, but after spending decades in hiding with the double, she eventually went crazy and decided to prepare for a deadly uprising.
In addition, as the film unfolds, we find that we are neither so special nor so different. The Wilson family is quite familiar with the violence needed to survive because fear of others is an important motivator. We are desperate to keep what is "ours", and this zero-sum game is represented by the uprising of doubles. We can not live in peace with these doubles; only one can survive, and as seen in the Red / Adelaide relationship, there is not enough to do. Someone must live down and someone must live upstairs, but they can not live together. In the end, it makes our differences with doubles irrelevant. They want what we have and we too. Simply saying that one side is "soulless" is a cop.
The last brutal stab in We Is not that we each have our own dark and beautiful side because we are all unique and beautiful in our own way. Instead, we are shaped by the privilege of our environment, those we can not choose. This does not mean that choices matter little, but we should look at the luxury of knowing who has these choices in the first place. To have a normal existence, Red had to break the rules and steal the life of Adelaide. It may be easy to tell who has or has no soul, but it would be wiser to see who has an opportunity and who should grasp it.