The movie “Crash” is a very thought provoking movie about the underlying racial tensions in our society. It represented black, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern ethnicities and the stereotypes associated with each. The character I will be analyzing is Officer Ryan who is played by Matt Dillon. Ryan is a middle-aged police officer in Las Angeles, California who has been with the force for 17 years. He appears to be extremely racist in his multiple encounters with African Americans.
Daisy had an accident, she was immediately viewed as too old to drive by her son. That accident was a life changing event for Mrs. Daisy. She seemed to be a determined, strong, stern, and independent woman. When Boolie informed his mother that she can no longer drive and that she would be chauffeured places, she declined and insisted that she would find a way to get to her destinations. It seemed that she did not want any outside help from others that affected her directly. She simply did not want to change the way she did things or her routines, which to her means losing quite a bit of her independence. This is when another life changing event happened to Mrs. Daisy. Boolie hired an African American gentleman by the name of Hoke to chauffeur his mother around. She immediately gave him the cold shoulder and informed him that she did not need his services. She even accused Hoke of stealing a can of salmon from her pantry. Indeed, he did take the can of salmon and openly admitted that the accusations were true, also with a can of salmon in hand to replace the one he had eaten. I believe this was another turning point for Mrs. Daisy. Even though she turned her nose up at Hoke, he was persistent, humble and honest, something she just could not shake easily. His patience instilled trust within Mrs. Daisy opposed to her son who just was too busy to spend quality time with his
The film Sunset Boulevard (1950), directed by Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond exemplified a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) by being demanding, intense and unstable. These behaviors that are consistent with the elements of abnormality include suffering, social discomfort, dangerousness, and irrationality and unpredictability. The first element that is consistent with Norma Desmond’s character is suffering. Desmond being one of the greatest movie stars in history suffers as she experiences the fall from stardom. She also suffers from identity disturbance as she reaches an unstable self-image notion. In one scene when Desmond recognizes for a moment about her age, she claims, “Look at me. Look at my hands, look at my face, look under my
The public images of the elderly uncles are both positive and negative. There are negative terms used toward them like “geezer” and “grandpa”. Our society, at times, looks down on the elderly and this attitude is being feed through the negative attitudes being portrayed in the movie. However, the positives outweigh the negatives. The spirit, strength and adventure of the uncles certainly shines through. The uncles are very adventures and they show that no matter what your age you can still have fun and enjoy life. More importantly, the knowledge and life experiences of the elderly should be learned from and passed onto the next generation.
This film was dramatic and inspiring. This film opened my eyes to understand the struggles that woman have gone through to get the freedoms that they experience today. I would have to say that one of the definite strengths of this film was the cast itself. Because of the nature of this film, I could get a real sense of the actual “suffering” of these women. I would have to admit that I was completely ignorant on how this suffrage movement has literally shaped the voting rights of women in America. All my life I have heard about that great day when women were granted the right to vote. Never in a million years did I expect to witness such hostility towards women according to this dramatization based on American history.
I think it accurately portrayed the hardships families went through during the Great Depression. At first, everything was fine and James J. Braddock was a successful boxer with a good amount of money. Then, the Great Depression hits and Braddock struggles to support his family. He continues to box, but it is difficult for him to support his family off what little he makes. He tries to find other jobs, but struggles because he broke his hand in a boxing match, making manual labor especially painful for him. I thought this part of the movie was extremely sad. Braddock was trying so hard to support his family, but he could barely manage. He continued to box even though he was not healthy, as he had a broken hand and was extremely malnourished. His wife was always stressed and the Depression was a huge strain of their marriage. Their kids were young and didn’t really understand what was going on, but they still suffered from starvation and illness. I really liked the end of the movie when Braddock receives a large sum of money after winning a huge boxing match. He was able to provide for his family once again. I think this really shows that hard work eventually pays
On the other hand, Daisy is running after happiness, but she finds out that she got married to the wrong man and this changes her perspective of life. Her character reunifies both the” richer” and the
The story, Teenage Wasteland by Anne Tyler, has limited characters and focuses on less. While reading Teenage Wasteland the character Daisy played a secondary character role. This character was portrayed as a protagonist by experiencing her own inner and external conflicts. Daisy who is the role of Danny’s mother can be seen as a dynamic throughout the story. Anne Tyler does a excellent way of making the readers view Daisy’s static thoughts and actions in direct and indirect manner.
“Small town big heart,” they say locked away behind their cold immaculate castle gates that rest on the remains of the previous farmland and plains. The collective heart beats but only at a convenient time suiting parties involved. “A place where everyone matters,” they utter as their motto in indistinguishable monotone voices. The people are too wrapped up in their everyday lives to ever be concerned about their neighbor, they look through life with gilded glasses. It’s as if a fog had descended slowly creeping into their view distorting what they once held most dear.
Her neighbor Gerald a friendly old man would ask her to bale hay for him every year due to he was getting old. Gerald would pay her $1.08 for each bale of hay she made. Gerald would watch, smiling and waving, then he would head home when he knew she was doing her job correctly. When Jordan was done, she would call him asking if that’s all he had for her to do. He was blessed to have her help, but just when she hopped in her pickup to leave. He would always come over thanking her, wishing there would be a bigger amount of hard working, grateful kids like her. On August twenty fourth, her birthday, he handed her a fifty dollar bill. She sat speechless looking at the bill as she had never seen one before. She smiled getting out of the pickup to hug Gerald. Jordan always looked up to him, she thought he was the kindest person she had ever met. Although she came home every afternoon from working for different neighbors either picking square bail’s with the Johnsons to planting gardens with Mrs. Rose she loved every bit of it. Jordan grew to love her parents and the people in her small community as if they were her own
Most of us can appreciate the tranquility that nature offers. City life can be very despondent. Although we love modernization and modern technology, it can sometimes be a burden. Once in a while, it is better to go back to simpler times. Forget about the technology and the hustle and bustle of city life. Just be one with nature. It is better to be humble and not worry so much about money but to focus on what nature has to offer you. One of the few people who recognized the difference between rural versus city life was Theodora Sarah Orne Jewett was born in 1849 in the New England village of South Berwick, Maine. Jewett's career and personal life centered on close feminine friendships. Sylvia did not have many close
Both of her parents were born in small towns, but got educated and then settled in big cities. They would tell their offspring that life in the city was far better than in the country. Little wonder their daughter Jane loved the urban life and its energy. Sadly, beginning
A small town life is seen as many things to many different people. Some see living in a small town as a chance for more opportunities; others see it as a blueprint for insanity. However, as I read Thorton Wilder’s Our Town, I perceived his interpretation of said life, as a celebration. Thorton Wilder adds a variety of happy experiences and sense of community and familiarity, which I believe is why the habitants of the town love their home.
Daisy grew up as a city girl. She went to a high school where there were predominantly blacks and the odds of attending college were very low. The students that attended the high school came from the same neighborhoods that faced poverty and drugs. Some students came to school only to be sure that they ate lunch and others to have a place to stay that had heat. Daisy had not come from the best neighborhood and she knew her peers had similar situations. She also was aware that her aunt could not afford to send her to college even if she got accepted. That influenced Daisy because she applied for a number of financial scholarships to attend college. Because of her financial burden she knew she would have to work very hard to overcome her obstacle.
In the novel Driving Miss Daisy, by Alfred Uhry, Daisy Werthan is forced to deal with a sudden change to her normal lifestyle, which is a significant struggle for her considering she is a very stubborn traditional woman. After wrecking her car, Miss Daisy is forced to have her own personal driver who is hired by her son, Boolie. Throughout the novel, Miss Daisy and her driver, Hoke Colburn, develop a strong friendship. Throughout the novel, Daisy Werthan experiences an evolution of her character. She changes in many ways throughout the novel and reveals herself as a kind woman, especially towards Hoke, who was originally a threat to her stable and independent life. Miss Daisy eventually begins to accept help from Hoke throughout the novel, however she still remains independent and does not accept assistance graciously. Although Miss Daisy undergoes change in the novel she remains the same in some aspects of her personality and character. Miss Daisy remains set in her ways and doesn’t want her life to change, she is a bossy individual and she remains an independent woman who will rarely accept help from anyone except Hoke.