Again Rich, who is Hawthorne’s social other who both Woody and the now adult David encounter? Do you mean by this Hawthorne’s society? This is a wonderful redemption story that you tell here Rich, it is really in the wilderness, not the promised land that we learn self-knowledge. This is a our desert experience.I have not seen this film, but you seem to be describing the process of the recognition of the pain and brokenness of the other here, leading to reconciliation, forgiveness and healing.