An article titled, “Making the Lie True: Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Truth as Performance” written by Rebecca Holder states, “Much of the play’s critical discussion has centered on Brick’s sexuality, with critics alternatively arguing that Brick is a closeted gay man or a homophobic heterosexual…” (4). In order for this film to be published in 1958 without the risk of any legal issues, the director, Richard Brooks had to hide any mention of homosexuality. The theme of childhood conflict and on-going adolescence was stressed rather than Brick’s homosexual
The first showing of racism in the show is in episode 8, season 2, “The Puerto Ricans Are Coming”. A Puerto Rican man, named Julio, moved next door and Fred, the father said” that Harlem was a paradise until they came with there cockroaches and rats”. He was implying that the man and his people were dirty and the cause of the filth in Harlem. This is ironic because
Paul Fisher is a boy whose eyes are covered by goggles for Paul's supposedly bad eye sight by the solar eclipse. Paul’s brother, Erik, is part of this story and Paul knows it. I believe there is a bigger secret about Paul’s eyesight and how he lost it. Erik has a lot to do about Paul’s confidence and His choices affect Paul because Erik and his “friends” were a bad influence to Paul and his friends. Erik makes his choice of “friends”.
The allegory of the cave contains a very poignant message about learning and new experiences but it’s not real. It’s written as Socrates telling a story in order to illustrate his point. The first man is forcibly removed from the cave and shown the light, creating a painful experience. Douglass’ story is autobiographical and it shows a true need for knowledge in order to be free from the bondage of slavery.
Introduction First published in 1957, Sonny’s Blues written by James Baldwin is a prose of two brothers. Sonny, the younger one, is a rebellious jazz musician who turns out to be a drug abuser, while the narrator, the elder brother, is a conservative mathematics teacher in Harlem. He, the narrator, refuses to understand Sonny whose life is distorted by imprisonment. In this way, Baldwin developed the major topic of music, the cornerstone of African American culture, alongside with the themes of brotherhood and salvation. How music develops the plot of the story Music is a leitmotif in Sonny’s Blues, which reflects and creates a new structure of music and drama (Bribitzer-Stull, 2015).
Often times, queer young adult literature highlights issues that plague adolescents without ever providing an account that feels authentic for its readers. Chulito by Charles Rice-Gonzalez is a gripping fictional account of what it means to be young, gay and Puerto Rican in New York City. Rice-Gonzalez is a lecturer at Hostos Community College and a longtime LGBT activist within the Bronx. Set in the South Bronx, Chulito explores a variety of themes, including masculinity, gayness, identity, and love. In this book, Rice Gonzalez highlights the importance seeing masculinity as being complex instead of dichotomous-
Misinterpretation is a common mistake made among society today. The Australian novel, ‘The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender’, by Marele Day explores the power of deceit and how it affects modern society. Traditional male detectives are challenged in order to question the common perceptions of gender stereotypes. The impact of criminal activity throughout Sydney is conveyed through the personification of the city. The composer addresses these issues as well as the deceit throughout Sydney during the 1980s with the use of various techniques.
The Grand Budapest Hotel This movie is a narrative, but more specifically it’s genres are drama/comedy. It follows the typical conventions of drama with its dysfunctional families and arguments that uniquely escalate to darker crime and murder scenes, which envelop themselves within the entirety of the plot. Wes Anderson was also able to unconventionally tell his narrative of ‘a story within a story within a story within a story’ rather than the typical singular inner story of many films. This is shown nearly right away as “The Author” narrates his story of how Monsieur Jean meets the owner of the hotel, Zero. Jean then describes his meeting with Zero, who then tells the whole story of how he came to be owner of The Budapest through his long
Stephen Moyer once said that “conflict is drama, and how people deal with conflict shows you the kind of people they are” (Brainy quote). The film Finding Forrester, directed by Gus Van Sant, follows a young African American teenager named Jamal Wallace, played by Rob Brown, and an isolated former author named William Forrester, played by Sean Connery. In the beginning of the movie, the relationship between Jamal, and Forrester is almost non existent, as forrester had isolated himself in his downtown Bronx apartment, but when Jamal is dared by his friends to break into Forrester’s apartment, his life would change forever. Jamal and Forrester develop a deep relationship, that formed on their love for writing. As a former author, Forrester assists Jamal with his writing, while simultaneously, guiding the young man to not make the mistakes in life that he had.
A young man named Tom suffers an act of hypnosis which leads him onto hallucinating a young woman and feeling excruciating pain. A movie is also based off of it, but it drastically differs from the original book. The plot holds a large difference,
Also, when Holden wakes up to Mr. Antolini patting him on the forehead in the middle of the night, he tells us of similar “perverty” stuff that happened to him multiple times as a child. Therefore, he clearly struggles to trust anyone he both meets and knows, which shows his insecurity and skepticism of others. Another instance of this is Holden’s relationship with D.B. Although Holden says that they were once close, he now considers D.B. as phony because of the work he does in the film industry. In doing so, he loses a close relationship with his brother, just because he feels
Humor often serves as a cocoon, shielding one from the harsh realities of violence, death, torture, and other atrocities against which the individual is powerless. Humor is used to cope with wartime and the horrors taking place as a result of political turmoil. In one instance, the character Siamak details the torture of political prisoners, telling Marji that dissenters were burned with household items, such as irons. Marji responds, ““I never imagined that you could use that appliance for torture.” (Satrapi, 51).
Most people have been told that “Ignorance is bliss” but has anyone ever questioned if it actually is? It is not, ignorance is never as blissful as it seems. Ignorance can be compared to being trapped in a prison of someone’s own mind where no man is ever truly free; he will always be imprisoned either by ignorance or by education. Authors such as Plato, Fredric Douglass, and Sherry Turkle all have faced bouts of ignorance, but have overcome them through the want and drive to learn.
Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” and Diego Velazquez’ Las Meninas are both commentaries about different ways of life. Velazquez gives insight into the daily life of the Spanish monarchy, and Plato, on the other hand, enlightens about the various stages of life on the path to higher knowledge. Though they use different mediums, Plato and Velazquez use a similar framework to illustrate the ways people live. They both use a hierarchical structure to divide their works into pieces that make the works more straightforward for the reader or viewer to comprehend.