Anna and the King of Siam

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  • 19th Century American Imperialism

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    imperialistic empire. Anna Leonowens, a British

  • Cultural Conflict In Tuptim's The King And I

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    The King and I takes place in Bangkok, Siam in the year 1862; after a recently widowed English schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, and her son, Louis, move there to give the King of Siam’s children and wives a westernized education in hopes that this will plunge Bangkok into the modern world. Anna struggles with the king because their cultural beliefs are so different, but the conflict diminishes after the king finds out that Britain would like to take over Siam. He calls upon Anna to help him look less

  • The King And The Tales Of Her Visit

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    In addition to lying about many details of the king and the tales of her visit, Anna also lied about her own past. Although claiming she was of British descent, Anna was in fact of mixed heritage, with a British father and Indian mother. Anna grew up in poverty in India, and when her father died after the first of her eldest sister, her mother was forced to remarry due to lack of financial support. Her mother married an abusive man who was known to become physically abusive and violent when he became

  • What Is The Golden Age Of The Musical

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    The King and I came out in 1956 during the Golden Age of Musicals in the United States. This film tells the story of a widowed British woman who goes to Siam to teach the king’s children. This musical movie was created by the infamous Rodgers & Hammerstein, and it became a national hit in the movie theaters and on Broadway (Manos, "The King and I (Film)"). This film shows that the musical film genre is versatile yet traditional because the plot, moviemaking process, and storytelling tools utilize

  • Disconnect Of Feminist History With Media

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    progresses, the independent woman, Anna, in the original text of The English Governess at the Siamese Court is reduced to the role of a romantic partner for King Mongkut by the media of film adaptation. There is a trend in which films increasingly reduce the role and contribution of women from independent to dependent in order to appeal to a male-dominated audience. Anna Leonowens’ memoirs display its narrator as an independent and audacious woman who has

  • Why Is Siam A Buffer State?

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    During the 19th century, European world powers colonized all of Southeast Asia, except for one kingdom, Siam. Before the French and the British arrived, Siam had conquered all its surrounding countries and had control of all of Southeast Asia and the Malay Peninsula. But as the European world powers started to takeover Southern Asia, the kingdom had started to see a threat to its independence. In the wake of the threat, the Kingdom used many different methods to keep its independence, such as signing

  • Racial Segregation Research Paper

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    treatment of people based on race. Broadway’s and Hollywood’s most famous musical theater writing team, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein Jr., both reflected and powerfully commented upon these racial tensions in two of their most famous musicals: The King and I and South Pacific. These musicals reached immense

  • Essay about Rodgers and Hammerstein

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    Rodgers and Hammerstein Collaborations Oklahoma! The first collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein was entitled Oklahoma! The idea of the musical came from a play called Green Grow the Lilacs, written by Lynn Riggs in 1931. This story is about the state of Oklahoma at the turn of the century, when the Indian Territory joined the United States. It is the story of a girl named Laurey Williams and her (sort of) love triangle with two boys by the names of Curley McClain and Jud Fry. Laurey is in love

  • Analytical Essay on the Score of Psycho

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    Analytical Essay on the Score of Psycho The man behind the low woodwinds that opens Citizen Kane and the 'high pitched violins' of Psycho (1960). Bernard Herrmann was one of the most original and distinctive composers ever to work in film. He started early, winning a composition prize at 13 and founding his own orchestra at 20. After writing scores for Orson Welles' radio shows in the 1930s (including the notorious 1938 'War of the Worlds' broadcast), he was the obvious

  • Essay on Myths Surrounding Innovation

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    picture in their mind. People get de motivated after listening to people saying ‘it’s too late or you have passed that age’ which makes them even more less confidence which does not let them become creative. “One is never too old to succeed in life” – Anna Mary Robertson Mosses The third myth states that “Alcohol and Drugs will make you more creative” (Thérèse Cator: creative minds). I personally don’t believe that’s true: people have a psychological effect that makes them feel that when they are