Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Essay

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    When it was written in 1925, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, by Anita Loos was heralded as a tremendous novel. It was seen as cutting edge and insightful, yet somewhat risqué in its portrayal of Lorelei Lee and her escapades. I can see how this may have been thought at that time, seeing as how women were looked at in such a different way then they are currently. The fact that a women with as little know-how as Lorelei can manipulate men the way that she does, leaves no question as to who is the superior

  • John Steinbeck's 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'

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    I have recently read four paragraphs of your novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and I must say it is a very comical narrative indeed. One aspect I noticed while reading, is the plot setting. You structured it in a way that it informed the reader about the protagonist’s background, while providing definite interpretive clues about the character’s thought process. For instance, the protagonist, Lorelei Lee, recalls a time when an observant friend commented that if she were to write down her thoughts

  • The Beauty Of Women

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    that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me” (Shire). However, some female authors have chosen to revolutionize female narratives. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos and Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton were a direct challenge to the idea that a woman’s identity were wrapped up in her beauty. In Loos’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a young woman journals about her travels and the men she meets along the way. Initially, one can assume that Lorelei, the protagonist, is simply an

  • Black Oxen Analysis

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    1 In Gertrude Atherton’s Black Oxen, a man named Clavering falls in love with a woman who is not what she appears to be. When Clavering first sees Madame Zattiany, he views her as an object. He refers to her as “it” rather than “she” when he describes her at the beginning of the book. He states that, “in spite of its smooth white skin and rounded contours above an undamaged throat, it was, subtly, not a young face” (Atherton, page 45). Atherton is using Clavering as a vehicle to argue that men tend

  • Analyzing Gentlemen Prefer Blondes By Lorelei Lee

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    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (GDB) is a literary narrative, since it is a written work that involves a plot and a particular point-of-view. In this case, GPB is told through a first-person perspective through the character, Lorelei Lee. 2) What function of literature, according to the four we learned, does this text fulfill? Explain your reasoning by selecting a moment from the text and describing how this scene demonstrates the function you chose. This text, GPB, fulfills the entertainment function

  • Hollywood Icons : Marilyn Monroe And Anna Nicole Smith

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    Marilyn Monroe and Anna Nicole Smith “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”-Marilyn Monroe, she proved that to the world. Marilyn was a mysterious young woman who changed the world by being proud of her curvy body. Following in her footsteps was Anna Nicole Smith, Marilyn was her biggest idol, she even looked exactly like her. Marilyn Monroe and Anna Nicole Smith, two of beautiful, memorable, confident Hollywood Icons amazed

  • Embracing The Dumb Blonde Analysis

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    activities such as art and literature. The first speaker, Krista Aldritch presented the topic “Embracing the ‘Dumb Blonde’: Navigating Identity in Anita Loos’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” She argued that “dumb blonde” can actually be very intellectual and use her look to get what she wants. Krista supported her argument by using Lorelei Lee, the main character of Anita Loos’ “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” Lorelei Lee’s character reveals what it means to be a woman in 1920s. Krista explained that Loralei Lee uses

  • The Roaring Twenties And The Jazz Age

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    as "The Roaring Twenties” or the "The Jazz Age” and during this time an author by the name of Anita Loos produced the novel Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. This novel is told from a first person perspective and uses a theme of satire to expose the absurdities of men 's views of women during the 1900 's. The protagonist of the novel, Lorelei, is a stereotypical 'dumb blonde '. Lorelei can be described as a "naïve hero”. According to The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms a naïve hero

  • Marilyn Monroe: A Star of the Ages

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    Marilyn Monroe: A Star for the Ages Introduction When one speaks of Marilyn Monroe, and especially of her early career, the old adage 'a star is born' rings very true. This fantastic and talented woman, who once again, so may decades after her death, graces the cover of Vanity Fair for this year's June issue, never ceases to captivate audiences with her charm. Many have tried to pinpoint what Ms. Monroe had that other actresses do not, in terms of creating this type of fascination, and have certainly

  • Show Choir Concert Report

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    Choir and Jazz Band performed. The show that the UHS Show Choir put on turned out to be fantastic. There were seven songs that the Show Choir performed, which varied from Ella Fitzgerald as well Broadway Musicals from Anything Goes, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, and Chicago. The first number was a song called “Anything Goes” from the 1934 musical Anything Goes, which was sung by soloist, Madelene Raneses. Madelene has very good potential in her singing as well as dancing. The dancing in this performance