The movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, is a historical fiction. It occurs some time in China under a dynasty. Some of the events that happened in this movie relate to some of the material that we covered in class. One event that happened was when Jen and her family travels through the desert and were attacked by Lo and his Dark Cloud on horses. In my interpretation, I believe that Lo and his gang of bandits, displayed some similarities to The Mongols. As seen in the movie, they rode and fought on horses, were nomadic, and lived by raidings, which are things that Mongols are known for. They use horses for mobility and height against their enemies. When Lo and Jen are in Lo’s cave, he assumes that she is part of a Han dynasty, but she corrects
One of the reasons that so many marriages today end up in divorce today has to do with the interpersonal personal relationship principle known as fatal attraction. When most people think of fatal attraction, they right away think of the popular definition represented in the movie “Fatal Attraction”. This paper will define the principle of fatal attraction from an interpersonal relationship perspective. Along with a definition of fatal attraction, I will explore some of the causes of fatal attraction. I will discuss my experiences with fatal attractions.
Generally, during the course of the novel, women are viewed negatively. They are seen as objects, not real people. For example, throughout the novel, Curley's wife is merely known as 'Curley's wife'. She is never called by her real name. The term 'Curley's wife' implies she is owned by Curley, and not a person with freedom. From this, the reader can tell that Curley's wife lives in an unfair World, in an era of inequality. This suggests Steinbeck
A feminist point of view is used throughout the entire book. Even though the book is written by a male author, the way he portrays a feminist point of view is quite remarkable. Elphalba is a very dominant character in the book. She is independent and stands up for what she believes in. She feels that men should not over rule the women. She has her own beliefs and values, which help to guide her along the way.
For the last and final essay of the semester, I decided to pick a couple themes that are included in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. Themes are a very important part of any story, play, poem, or any writing for that matter. It is important to understand what themes are involved in a story because it helps the reader better understand what is going on throughout it all. This novel has two main characters named Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. In essence, this story is about both of these characters coming together to solve the disappearance of Harriet Vanger that is over forty years in the making. Throughout their journey to solve the mystery, I came across a couple key themes. Regarding The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, there are a few themes I chose to write about including: violence against women, the topic of revenge, and isolation.
In many ways women were treated as if they weren’t capable of doing and processing what normal people could. The way she and Lennie are spoke to when they would frustrate other characters is very similar, to Curley’s wife, “You ain’t wanted here. We told you, you ain’t” (Steinbeck 79). Crooks to Lennie, “Well, go see your pup, then. Don’t come into a place where you’re not wanted” (Steinbeck 69). They are both looked at as incomprehensible and incapable of having a right mind about things. Both Lennie and Curley’s wife are easily dismissed. Even her name in the book shows her as property. Steinbeck uses the term Curley’s wife, saying she belongs to him. It is easy to see she is deterred from being her own person
Mulan is an animated film that was released in 1998 from Disney during third wave feminism, which features an Asian woman protagonist. She is a Disney princess, but at first glance you wouldn’t think so. Mulan is introduced as a clumsy tomboy who did not think she would ever bring honor to her family. In order to accomplish said honor, she would have to by being the perfect bride, in accordance with the matchmaker. The film has a great amount of feminist ideals, however, it doesn’t leave out stereotypical gender roles and several examples of overdetermined ideologies. Patriarchy is very prevalent in this film, from the woman characters positions, down to the songs they sing throughout the film, patriarchy is a theme that cannot be missed. This paper will discuss how feminine and masculine stereotypes are conveyed in the film, how gender stereotypes are portrayed, and of the patriarchal themes included in the film.
1. The painting I chose is “Girl with a Pearl Earring” created by Johannes Vermeer. http://www.artble.com/imgs/8/8/c/218507/girl_with_a_pearl_earring.jpg
A turning point is an event that changes everything in a person's life or a country like for for the stories you are going to read from this they all face a bad event and event and learned to adapt and succeed like in Hatchet ,” Middle School Lioness: and “Dragon Wings”.
Young children often hear many fairy tales growing up, one of the most famous is the tale of a princess kissing a frog to magically transform the frog into a prince so that they could live happily ever after. In 2009, Walt Disney and Pixar Films released The Princess and the Frog which portrays different aspects of Louisiana’s history during the 1920s. The film tells the story for a young ambitious chef, Tiana, and her struggles to follow her dreams due to her race, her sex, and the time period.
Sellers, Susan. Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Fiction, edited by Susan Sellers, Palgrave Macmillan, 2001. ProQuest Ebook Central, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com.ezproxy.lib.apsu.edu/lib/austinpeay-ebooks/detail.action.
And not only that, they serve the use of being beaten, when something troubles the men, or just because they are woman and their wives. "Harpo ast his daddy why he beat me. Mr._______ say, because she my wife. Plus, she stubborn." (pg. 23). Mr. _______, says this to convince his son that women serve no use in this planet other than to work, have babies, and be beaten. Harpo, following his father's example and Celie's advice for Harpo to make Sofia mind, goes on to beat Sofia. Sofia's response is unexpected. Harpo thought that Sofia was going to act as Celie did with Mr. _____. Yet this strong woman, beat Harpo, who is a weak character. Harpo continues to try to make Sofia mind about his superiority, but she does not want to undergo all these problems any more, and decides to leave Harpo and seek for a better life. This is a true and big example of her fight for equality, or superiority of the female gender in the world. As Harpo does not understand that a couple can live happily without violence, Sofia runs away.
The love story between two different teenagers that come from completely different worlds is the most remarkable. The Notebook is about two young teenagers who fell head over heels with each other. They got separated by Allie’s upper-class parents who insist that Noah isn’t right for her. But that obstacle didn’t stop these two young lovers from being together even if it took years. This beautiful tale has a special meaning to an older gentleman who regularly reads the timeless love story to his aging wife to help her remember what they went through and that the story that he’s reading to her was their love story. The story he reads follows two young
Gone Girl (written by Gillian Flynn) and The Girl on The Train (written by Paula Hawkins) are two mystery thriller novels and New York Times Best Sellers, both receiving ‘Goodreads choice Awards Best Mystery and Thriller’. Critics have addressed the newfound novel, The Girl on The Train as being a dub for Gone Girl, which was published three years prior to The Girl on The Train. The two of the books, have a story line basis to be classified as psychological suspense novels, typically containing the sense of crime or peril, centred on the main character’s unstable emotional states. The purpose of this lecture is to compare, contrast and evaluate the two texts, observing the effectiveness of the writers’ language choices throughout the books.