The writer of the song seems to be talking about a girl who’s looking for answers; she’s confused and doesn’t really know what’s happening around her. Although this is not wrong there seems to be more to this girl- Stephanie – than meets the eye.
Set at the end of the Cold War in East Germany, the movie Goodbye Lenin is the story of a young man, Alex, trying to protect his mother, Christiane, who just spent the last eight months in a coma. Christiane is a personification of the values and ideology of socialism. She carries them out in her interactions with society, and is very hopeful towards the success of the regime. During her absence, the fall of the Berlin Wall and of the German Democratic Republic leads to a radical and turbulent change in society: the fall of socialism and the triumph of capitalism. Because of the shocking effect of such information and the danger of another heart attack, Alex creates for Christiane an ideological form of socialism. Fundamental themes in the movie are the difference between ideal and reality of socialism, as well as the positive and negative aspects of the transition to free market capitalism. Such themes are carried out through a juxtaposition of an ideal society and its reality in the form of a constructed reality of socialism. This idealized version of socialism served as an oasis from the chaotic transition from a problematic socialist regime to free market capitalism.
In Brave New World written by Aldous Huxley, Lenina is nineteen years old, she is described as “uncommonly pretty.” She is in the beta class and the female archetype, a new type of civilized person in the New World society, both intellectually and sexually. Bernard Marx is interested in her, and Lenina in him. They travel to the reservation and later have sex. However, Lenina is discovering that John does not want to have sex with her, she is hurt and confused. When she was young, Lenina went through sleep training, which made her brain accustomed to certain sayings and feelings. She was accustomed to men wanting to go to bed with her. When she wants instant gratification, she consumes soma, a drug used in the society to make people feel better. When she traveled to John’s residents, she had high hopes for the situation to come. However, John strikes her. Lenina in Brave New World is a classic example of a common naïve young teenage girl who is set in her ways and expects everyone to want her, but through reality and drug use, falls apart.
Section Two gets more in depth with the characters traits and personalities, and how the characters feels towards the world state and the drug soma. Lenina asked Bernard to come to a wrestling match “In the end she persuaded him,much against his will, to fly over to Amsterdam to see the Semi-Demi-finals of the Women's Heavyweight Wrestling Championship” (Huxley 89). He is acting very sad and just uninterested for the entire day and while they are on there on there trip back Lenina refuses to take any soma. While he is still with Lenina he goes to a channel of water and begins to fly over it with the helicopter, and she repeatedly asked him to take her away from water then a he tells her that the silence of the running water and peace makes
For many, governments offer guidance and reliance; citizens enjoy security, order, and direction from their political leaders. Yet some forms of government — specifically Communism — cause instability, confusion, and distraction in the lives of their citizens. In Maria Reva’s short story “Novostroika,” she depicts the animosity of a young Ukrainian man, Daniil Blinov, who battles the oppressions of Communist life. In his position, Danill struggles to keep his family satiated under the dominion of the U.S.S.R. This leads to various dilemmas throughout the piece. Within this story, Reva incorporates a space heater, a symbol of hope, and a coffin, a symbol of oppression, to convey how Communism crushes the hope of its citizens.
Preobrazhensky’s indignation towards Homo Sovieticus and the new regime is plainly apparent throughout the text, with the professor advising that, lest one lose one’s appetite, one ought to refrain from reading soviet newspapers or discussing subjects of Bolshevism at the dinner table.17 His disillusionment is evident in his failure to recognise the alleged Soviet emancipation of women who were, according to B. Clements, "independent from prescribed roles and male domination".18 Unlike Lenin, who mourned what he described as the capitalistic “exclusion of women”19, Preobrazhensky would appear to remain unconvinced by Marx’s belief that “social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex”20, attempting to undermine a female member of the housing committee who he describes, with a disgusted tone, as “a woman dressed as a man”21 to which they “fell silent and their mouths fell open”22, questionning the Professor as to “what difference does that make, comrade?”23 Preobrazhensky’s disdain for the regime is evident in this
Reconciliation is an act of restoration, to unite, unify and up bring a stronger and more functional relationship between the Australian and Aboriginal community. To achieve complete reconciliation attempts from films, poetry, novels and other limitless elements, have been constructed to reflect the attitudes and values of the context in which are designed to accomplish this virtuous goal. Evidently, they demonstrate to be positively effective, through the countless response of the wider community. A powerful illustration that embodies a similar attitude, value and belief is Kerry Fletcher’s, Sorry Song. Written during the early years of indigenous rights, comes arguably one of the most iconic messages, of the Stolen Generation. Through purposefully using repetition and personification in each verse, Fletcher is without doubt singing in determination to expose the ugly history; federal governments effortlessly try to keep buried. Moreover, these techniques become equally more magnificent, when its context is directed and communicated through a non-aboriginal woman, despite the political arrogance at the time. However, In the light of what today symbolises, let us explore the hidden meaning behind Fletchers motivation, which helped mole the true significance of NAIDOC Day.
This song was started by having all the instruments introduced. Once the performers were introducing the instruments I was able to picture that this song would be very unique and something I had not heard before. Once the list of instruments was finished the song started with the tin cans. The tin cans were laid out in sets with three people playing them. The song starts with the same rhythm and tempo which is moderato. Then it changes to andante. Then one person would stop and the three players would alternate between plays. One performer covers his tin cans with a black cloth and the sound changes. The dynamics are piano and the tempo is adagio. While this is going on there are random beats of the bass drum. Once again there is a major change
Q1. I would characterize the Soviet soldiers as hostile and loathing. This means the Soviet soldiers were antagonistic with an intense aversion over the Germans. The rapes committed in 1945 were acts of violence, an expression of revenge and hatred. Many soldiers were embarrassed by their own officers during war that they felt forced to redress such bitterness and the German women seemed as the easiest target (xix). The Stalinist sexual repression of the 1930’s was another assumption as to why Soviet soldiers often drank excessively before attacking their victims. A night in the widows’ apartment turned bad when a Soviet soldier turns his love towards the author into anger. The soldier, named Petka, threw a sewing machine and “starts swinging at me with his fists but keeps missing because he’s
In 2014, violinist Lindsey Stirling released the album “Shatter Me.” The album was mainly about Stirling’s struggles with eating disorders and change. The album was phenomenal. You could greatly feel the emotion each song is trying to convey. While Stirling includes her story, she also includes the songs that make you really want to dance.
Lydia Chekovskaya highlighted the transformation Sofia Petrovna had undergone to closely reflect the state of mind and transformation experienced by citizens of the Soviet Union during that time. As people began to suffer from the purges and other hardships due to Stalin’s incompetence, their minds and logic, much like Sofia Petrovna’s, became impaired leading them to attempt their best ability to rationalize Stalin’s actions. They believed in the party wholeheartedly, though when they finally realized the wrongdoing of the party, it was too late.
An outstanding singer who also promotes feminism to new generations throughout her career is Kesha. She came back with Woman, an upbeat, girl power anthem that turned out to be the feminist song of the summer of 2017. The song's country-themed music video featured her as the most stylish cowgirl in town, backed up by the dynamic horns section of the band The Dap-Kings. The song has a confident party vibe with strongly worded feminist lyrics. "Don't buy me a drink, I make my money," she sings in the song's bridge. (Kesha, 2017) "Don't touch my weave, don't call me honey." (Kesha, 2017) Kesha states that it was such a beautiful experience composing a strong female empowerment song. She has always been a feminist, but for most of her life she
This scene in the reservation causes Lenina to become extremely uncomfortable because it concerns things that are different than what she is used to. Where Lenina is from, the people are created using technology and are decanted rather than born, making them act uncomfortable about anything that is “revoltingly viviparous”. It is ironic that Lenina finds this subject so strange and obscene because this is typical for the “savages” and for the audience. Normality is subjective. It is also ironic because many of the things Lenina think of as normal are considered “obscene” by our society. For example, the characters in the book take a drug called soma in order to avoid reality. Soma clouds reality and replaces it with happy hallucinations,
Upon its emergence, ‘Good Bye, Lenin!’ was characterised by a so-called renaissance of GDR Heimat feeling, as presented by Daphne Berdahl, writing on late 1990s trend of recuperation and reproduction of Ostalgic GDR products, which she argues revealed complex relations between personal histories, disadvantage, dispossession and the betrayal of promises. Whereas these complexities are echoed in the film, one could argue that it has a more expanded function as well as could be perceived in a globally charged context. ‘Good Bye, Lenin!’ is set in the East Germany, around the time of the fall of Berlin Wall and circles around the Kerner family, comprising of a twenty-year-old Alex, his older sister Ariane and their mother Christiana. One night,
In the Reservation, one of the first things Lenina points out is the smell of the people and the environment, which is especially displeasing for her because she is used to everything being beautifully scented. Before she realizes what they are going to be used for, Lenina declares that she does not like the snakes writhing in one of the Native’s hands. She is disgusted by how dirty everything is in the Reservation. There is an abundance of dirt, trash, dust, dogs, and flies that she wrinkles her nose at. Because she was raised in a place where cleanliness was of the utmost importance, she cannot understand how these people can live in such a dirty state. Lenina is both horrified and amazed when she sees the old man on the ladder. She had