On Michael a dark image is summarized: the human tendency to carve out the own image going beyond ponderable limits. Plastic surgery, hair implants, silicone boobs, longer penises…
Michael wanted to be white, his aspirational role model. How we fear the others to be able to carve out ourselves to gain their respect! We look ourselves on the others yes more than ever looking for our reflection, in such a way that they have become the container of our meaning. We are slaves.
Michael apoteosis as the adolescent Mario Minniti, would be his happiness: white and adolescent, free to interact with his equals without looking weird.