Re: Thor 2 Dark World news, speculation and pictures possible Spoilers - Part
My friend and I talked this over. The plot might be taking cues from the Greek Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, and Dante's Inferno. Jane is lost to Thor thanks to Malekith. He traverses the Nine Worlds (Nine Circles of Hell) to get her back.
If that's true that's a much better premise than any past superhero sequel. But like any other superhero sequel (except Spider-Man 2 and Hellboy 2) he's still going to lose Jane.
The swordsmanship's first achievement is the unity of man and sword. Once this unity is attained even a blade of grass can be a weapon.
The second achievement is when the sword exists in one's heart. When absent from one's hand one can strike an enemy at paces
even with bare hands.
Swordsmanship's ultimate achievement is the absence of the sword in both hand and heart. The swordsman is at peace with the rest of the world. He vows not to kill.