Is it fair that all of Robbie’s hopes and dreams were confiscated because of a 13 year old girl accusing him of a crime that was never proven to be true? In the book Atonement by Ian McEwan Briony is an adolescent in the beginning and does not understand the changes of adulthood. When her cousin Lola comes to her and confesses she has been raped she assumes it was Robbie because of a sexual contented letter she finds that he wrote to her sister. As a result his life changes drastically and every goal he has in life is wiped away. We later come to find he was not the one who committed the crime.
As mentioned before, It Happened One Night was the pinnacle of screwball comedies. The story is about a spoilt heiress, Ellen Andrews (Claudette Colbert), who runs away from home after rebelling against her father (Waler Connolly) and marries an infamous celebrity King Westley. She tries to get reunited with him throughout the film but meets a witty and recently fired reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable) and falls in love with him. In the end Ellie ends up eloping again from her own wedding but this time, for Peter.
When watching the scene where Hedren in being attacked in the upstairs room, one will notice the bleeding of her face and her absolute terror. Her acting was not so much as acting as it was emotions expressed from real fear. Hitchcock took a week to film the one scene, and it led to Hedren passing out and having a bloody face. During the making of Marnie, Hitchcock tries one more time to have Hedren’s love by asking her for sexual favors. Hedren rejects Alfred and leaves the Hitchcock filming industry after the making of
The Bough Breaks is one of the three epic plays inside This Restless House by Zinnie Harris which is a modern adaptation based of Aeschylus’ ancient Greek tragedy Oresteia. This trilogy tells the tale of a family struck by madness and murder as Clytemnestra (mother of Electra, Iphigenia and Orestes) murders her husband Agamemnon after he sacrifices their youngest daughter Iphigenia for the gods. This event triggers the downfall of their family as Electra and her brother Orestes suffer with their grief, throwing them into a state of madness just like their mother. This leads to them murdering their own mother in cold blood as well as her new husband Aegisthus as they believed their father demanded revenge. In the end, the family are put on trial
In horror common myths include, a woman in peril and an ignorant man who commences the real danger. In Rosemary’s Baby, Rosemary is very clever and independent, but she has a debilitating need to please and like most women in horror films falls victim to people who take advantage of her kindness. The one time Rosemary was in need of help she turned to her former doctor, Dr. Hill, to help her. Unbeknownst to Hill, her claims of her husband and current doctor being involved with witchcraft was true. Therefore when she sought refuge in his office, he called her husband and they followed through with the demonic plan.
In the article: “Toddlers in Tiaras” the writer, Skip Hollandsworth, brings about different topics debating wether pageants for little girls has a negative or a positive effect in their lives. The exigency he uses, is the story of JonBenet Ramsey who was brutally murdered after she had been kidnapped at a pageant in 1996. His purpose is to teach people that pageants for children are not as harmless as everybody makes it seem. These pageants not only strip young girls of their innocence, but it also lures in predators and pedophiles. He goes on to show the audience the ways that the provocative behavior of the girls can reap negative attention from all types of people.
He tells her that he has also shared the rumors with Mitch and this makes Stella throw a fit since he comes off as cruel. However, this fight is cut off short when she goes into labor and must be hospitalized. Blanche is home alone waiting when Mitch arrives. He confronts her about the information he was told, to which she first attempts to deny but eventually confesses and pleads for forgiveness. Mitch is angry and humiliated and refuses to take a chance to have an honorable relationship with her but instead tries to sexually assault her.
The tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet are mainly the fault oh Juliet herself. Although several other factors play a role, ultimately Juliet has to take responsibility for her own actions. Her parents are unreasonable for perpetuating the feud between the families and for trying to force Juliet to marry a man she didn’t love. Romeo was immature and hot headed and got himself banished from Verona for killing Tybalt.
Pecol’as father sexually abuses her. Not once, but twice does her rape her - first while she’s washing by the sink and later when she was lounging on the couch. The reason as to why I believe this is such an important and monumental part of the story is because after the rape, Pecola exemplify the ugliness of self-hatred in the PoC community. She moves with her mother to the outskirts of town, illustrating symbolically how the community has pushed her to the brinks of
Because he grew up without a mother, Cholly does not know how to love the women in his life and as an attempt to show love, he rapes and impregnates Pecola. The parents are to carry the blame of their daughters of sexual coming-of-age. Freida’s experience of sex is unlike Pecola’s not because she is raped but that her parents come to her rescue, protecting her for things she is not ready for unlike Cholly who brings harm to his daughter. Cholly’s rape of his own daughter is just a repeat of the sexual humiliation that he experienced when he was younger. The sexual violence that appears in the novel by Morrison hints that racism is just one of the many struggles black girls deal with.