At the beginning of the story there was an un ordinary mom named Starr knight, she was one to wear glossy make up and brand name clothes. Until her husband found her wearing baggy clothes and murdered in a tangle of kudzu. That 's how the beginning of the book started with mistrys. Everyone shocked with this murder was wondering how they were going to tell starr knights kinds that their mother has passed away. So when it came to the time they had to tell the kids about their mother, they decided to lie about it instead of telling them their mother was murdered.
Considering other movies from the last few years such as Non-Stop or The Wolf of Wall Street it is easy to spot that men and women are still often presented in a typical gender manner. Nevertheless, recently the representation of female characters has also been improving and women are gradually becoming more prominent in the movie industry. In Hollywood, there was a certain rise of casting women as the main characters who take matters into their own hands and are no longer waiting for men to save the day. By making female protagonists as strong and independent, the stereotypes as women being weaker and submissive to men are subverted. What is more, movies whose protagonist is a woman often present the reversal of archetypal gender roles.
Analysis Mattie Ross Mattie Ross is a bright and headstrong fourteen year-old and is different from other girls around her age. After the death of her father, she went to Fort Smith alone to his affairs and also to seek revenge on Tom Chaney who was involved with her father’s murder. Due to her stoic personality, she is able to stand her ground around the toughest men around and remains true to her principles throughout the entire movie. Firstly, Mattie displays her wit and bargaining abilities as shown by the scene where she successfully negotiates a deal with an unscrupulous horse trader. Mattie was not intimidated nor did she hesitate, maintaining her composure and never backing down from her demands throughout the whole trading process.
Paper Topic 1 After reading Confessions of Nat Turner (1831) in the course packet, and watching the film Birth of a Nation (2016) I was able to notice some key takeaways and differences between the two. The film Birth of a Nation was directed by Nate Parker, he also played the main role in the film acting as Nat Turner. After watching this movie I took a few minutes to reflect on the story and its main points. As Nate Parkers job as a filmmaker I believe that he wanted portray Nat Turner as a hero that acted with honor and dignity to serve what he believed to be the lord 's purpose. Throughout the whole movie Nat turner can be seen as a right and just slave.
It was a time when white men wanted to claim everything. They wanted to let Native Americans know they had all the fire power to do as they pleased. Sitting Bull did not agree to this IRA because in his speech he said loved the freedom to go where his people pleased, to hunt wherever, and set up teepees where they chose to set up home base. It was this act that led to Sitting Bull’s important speech. The additional information I knew prior to reading Sitting Bull’s speech is everything I had learned in high school about Native American history.
Many movies that are based on true stories are changed in one way or another, to make them more exciting for the audience. In the 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Sally Hardest, her brother Franklin and a group of friends go out to investigate her grandfather’s vandalized grave, they discover discover a group of murderous rejects living next door. After being attacked one by one, the group must try and escape the crazed chainsaw wielding, skin mask wearing, Leatherface. The real “chainsaw wielding, skin mask wearing” murderer was Ed Gein. Ed Gein murdered several women after his mother died of a stroke.
The western movie star John Wayne is a perfect example of what people imagine and expect cowboys to be, because of his manly mannerisms and rugged features when acting. In the past, as cowboys, these men were seen as resilient and patient men who had good work ethic. Nowadays because of all these old-fashioned wild west hollywood movies, cowboys are labeled as being courageous and tough because of how it portrays acts in the movies instead of being recognized as courageous and tough for making spontaneous acts for the safety of animals and other people. In a personal interview with Jerry Cook, a well-driller and part time cowboy, he clarifies that the stereotypes of cowboys have some truth, but are mostly exaggerated because cowboys are manly, but a nurturing/feminine side is needed when taking care of the precious animals. In the interview, Jerry states that, “Cowboys… They always act so cool as if they don’t have a care in the world.
When she did it she most likely wanted the whole world know because she told her sister Ismene go tell the world. “Tell it, tell it!” (Antigone 4). When she told her sister Ismene to spread word about her burying her brother so Creon will know so she can stand up to him. When she finally buried her brother she did it twice because she caught the second time and when Creon ask Antigone did you bury your brother she replied so confidently yes. “I say I did ; I deny it not.”(Antigone 17).
Few films can claim so much widespread fascination as Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. It captivated viewers in 1958 when it was originally released, but has since gained a status among critics as one of the greatest films of all time. Decades after its original release, Vertigo still captivates viewers. The reason people are so consistently fascinated with this movie is because they are intrigued by its exploration of reality. The brilliance of Vertigo lies in its unnatural way of dealing with reality.
She recruits Rooster Cogburn to help her avenge her father’s death and bring the killer to justice. LaBouef comes into the picture when Mattie encounters him at the Monarch Boarding House, because he is looking for the man named Tom Chaney as well. Together, the three set off to find him. Mattie shows the notion of grit through revenge; LaBoeuf shows the notion of grit through justice; and Rooster shows the notion of grit through spirituality. First, Mattie shows the notion of grit with