In the movie Maleficent, the audience comes to their own opinions about the main character Maleficent in the film. This film also features characters like Aurora, Stefan, and Diaval which allows the audience to see her different sides and views of good and evil through other characters perceptions of Maleficent. This is seen throughout the film and can be seen with her relationship between King Stefan and his daughter Aurora along with her servant Diaval. There is no easy way to define the line between good & evil. This is an overarching theme throughout the movie Maleficent because there are different opinions on these 3 characters and the other background characters in the film. In the first scene of the movie, we see Maleficent as a good child who is seen as the strongest of the fairies in this film. When we see her and how the other characters from the Moors the mythical area in which Maleficent lives, see her as a good, nice, playful, and very fair person who looks over the Moors and those who live in it. Stefan, in the beginning, allows ourselves as the audience to see an, even more, a clearer picture of Maleficent and how good and magnificent she is however from what he does later in the movie to Maleficent changes how we see her and perceive is good or evil of her. It is seen throughout this film Maleficent isn't purely evil nor purely good. Sending the message that people are made to be both good and evil. Trying to define good and evil is like trying to
As little girls, women may imagine themselves as the princesses that they hear and see in movies and books. These princess often defeat the villain, meet the love of their life, the prince, and live “happily ever after”. Sadly, life is far from the things we see in these movies and books. The Princess bride, by William Goldman is a fantasy novel about a beauiful girl, named Buttercup, who is forced to marry the Prince Humperdinck after the love of her life, Westley dies. She is later kidnapped by three men, and two of those men, named Inigo and Fezzik, come together with the undead Westley to avenge an important death
“The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.” (Chris Pine). In the case of Boy 21, Finley was put in a position that he could not control. His coach trusted him. He was sure that Finley was capable of the job at hand. Russ, also known as Boy 21, came to Finley’s hometown after a tragedy destroyed his family. Along with the destruction of his family, Russ lost his mind and refused to believe the reality he was put in. Finley did not quite understand why his coach asked him, of all people, to transition Russ into his new life, but he decided to take the challenge head on; in a new perspective.
In Moonrise Kingdom, this theme is showcased through Sam and Suzy’s childhood romance. Anderson’s portrayal of first love- naïve and untouched by experiences of prior hurt encapsulates the beauty of the innocence of children. This fits Anderson’s trademark theme, as experiences of first love can never be regained once lost.
The film, Crazy Stupid Love starts off right away with Emily telling Cal that she wants a divorce. Feeling rather depressed, Cal turns to the bar scene to find some comfort and someone to listen to his sorrowful life story. Jacob, an expert on how to talk to and pick up women, feels sorry for Cal and decides to help him rediscover his manhood. Through doing this, Cal gains all sorts of confidence that he never knew he had, but also realizes that he misses his wife as well. There are a couple other sub-plots within the main storyline of the movie, and all of them have one thing in common, love. Love is the undisputed underlying theme of the movie. If you weren’t able to tell by the title of the film,
In the animated film Princess Mononoke, Miyazaki conveys several themes and main ideas. The themes and main ideas he conveys in the movie are that hatred corrupts and causes people to make bad decisions, shown through the boars, that greed corrupts and ruins,shown through Lady Eboshi, and that nature can only exist with help from humans, shown through Ashitaka.
“ The year began with the hanging of one man and ended with the drowning of another,” (3) the man who was hanged was a man named Ronald Ryan. “ What did he do….We won’t worry about that now….Whatever he did, I ask you, is it right to take a man and hang him, coldly, at eight o’clock in the morning? ” (5)
“The Tired old carriage, pulled by two tired old horses, rumbled onto the wharf its creaky wheels bumpety-bumping on uneven planks, waking Peter from his restless slumber.” This is the first sentence of the book, Peter and the Starcatcher by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, and the illustrator Greg Call. Published in 2004 a nonfiction story filled of adventure and magic. This story has 452 pages in the hardcover edition. That is what made the story but the story makes the imagination run wild and an adventure worth wild.
The Glass Castle is a memoir written by Jeannette Walls, giving the public a look at her rough upbringing and her nomadic childhood. The memoir, however is written in a way of which the author is not seeking sympathy from the reader. She also wrote in such a way as to not induce anger in the reader, as that is not what she was searching for. Jeannette wrote in order to inform and inspire, and to tell a tale as crazy as it is. Jeannette grew up, one of four siblings. Her parents had alternate methods of parenting and different ideas of how children should be raised. They taught them to have similar morals to them, and similar values. Although, as the children age, they begin to realize how wrong their parents are, and how
Nevertheless, the distinctions between these are apparent throughout the two texts. The differences between their own perspectives, moral views, and the differences in time make explaining the aspect of good and evil easier. In addition, the duality of good and evil can be seen clearly throughout the two texts. While Newt is good, the MACUSA, and later Grindelwald are evil. Equally, while the people of Salem are good, the witches are evil, and so on. It all rests on the fact that even though the aspects of good and evil are relative, they are also
Miss. Nelson is Missing is a simple, light-hearted play based on the children's book of the same name. This play is about seven boisterous elementary school students who have driven their teacher, Miss. Nelson, insane by rejecting her many attempts at making learning fun, disobeying and belittling her. Miss Nelson is put under a lot of pressure by Principal Humleker to ensure that every one of her students earns an A on their exam. Miss. Nelson is a kind and caring teacher who only wants the best for her students. However, Miss Nelson has reached the end of her rope with these children when they take advantage of her good nature. As a last resort, she disguises herself as Viola Swamp, a ruthless substitute teacher to scare her students into learning everything they need to know for the test; and maybe a thing or two about respect.
Good and evil are usually difficult to define in real life. However, in a story like The Pearl, a parable, good and evil are presented as easily identifiable symbols. For instance, a mother stealing in order to provide necessities because she can’t afford the necessities portrays good and evil because the items she is stealing are used needed her family, but even though she may think it is not right she is doing it for her family to survive is an act of kindness for her loved ones, and this is not the same case in The Pearl. Good and evil is represented different in the novel, The Pearl by John Steinbeck. In The Pearl, Kino’s songs, the doctor, and the pearl of the world have to deal with good and evil.
Around 6 million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel was one of the few that managed to survive this terrifying period of time and wrote a memoir to relay his experiences to the rest of the world. Throughout the memoir Night, faith is a commonly explored theme. Faith is used as a marker showing the fluctuating levels of humanity and caring in Elie and the other Jews.
Good morning today I will be talking about the Australian film ‘The Castle’ was released on 10 April 1997 and stars such as Micheal Caton(Darryl Kerrigan), Anne Tenney(Sal Kerrigan), Stephen Curry(Dale Kerrigan). The film was directed by rob stich and written by Santo Cilauro and Tom Gleisner. The film was about a working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fight the airlink corporation after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for the airport expansion.
Authority, grief and guilt are all contextual themes in both ‘The Stone Boy’ by Gina Berriault and episode six ‘Pretty Boy Blue’ of the Australian television programme, ‘Redfern Now’. ‘The Stone Boy’ is a short story about a young boy named ‘Arnold’ accidentally shooting dead his older brother ‘Eugene’ otherwise known as ‘Eugie’ as they are on their way to pick peas. Episode six ‘Pretty Boy Blue’ of ‘Redfern Now’ is about Aboriginal police officer ‘Aaron Davis’ who under certain circumstances allows a young Aboriginal delinquent ‘Lenny’ to die under police custody. The themes; authority, grief and guilt will be explored from both materials and comparisons and contrasts will be made between them. The theme of guilt can be noticed in both;
No one is one hundred percent good or bad, but everyone has a good and evil sides that can be controlled if the distinction between right and wrong is made. The uncontrolled ambition of Lady Macbeth that made her become evil and the deep regret that she had after the evil act was committed show that everyone has a good and an evil sides. Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, introduces three main areas on how someone’s character can vary between good and evil when ambition is not controlled by morality. These include strong desire will lead you to become evil, heavy conscience