Marie-Claire Blais’s Mad Shadows explores the complex relationships within the dysfunctional family of Louise, her son Patrice, and her daughter Isabelle-Marie. Louise’s obsession with Patrice’s beauty causes Isabelle-Marie to be an outsider in her own family, which she cannot escape even as she gets married and has her own child, Anne, who strongly resembles Isabelle-Marie in circumstance and appearance. Mad Shadows incorporates a cycle of familial violence spurred on by jealousy and neglect; despite Isabelle-Marie’s attempts to break the cycle of violence in the final scene of the novel, her actions and destructive urges are already apparent in Anne, ensuring the continuation of violence in the family.
Former British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, in her 2004 eulogy to Ronald Reagan encourages American optimism. Thatcher’s purpose is to inspire American citizens to be optimistic in the face of economic decline and foreign conflict. She assumes a nostalgic and light-hearted tone in order to encourage American citizens to adopt the traits that made Ronald Reagan a successful American.
Companionship is the closeness or familiarity, a true fellowship among people who for some reason have a connection. “I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me, whose eyes would reply to mine.” The quote is from Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Robert Walton longs for a friend. The creature wanted a female companion. Henry and Victor needed each other to get through school and life. Everyone needs at least one friend, who will bring his or her balance and love, into their life.
A. Attention Getter- I will never forget the day my mom called me and told me that she had found a lump in her breast. She immediately went to get a mammogram, and sure enough, it was breast cancer.
Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ incorporates a myriad of development for the character of Curley’s Wife. Her character is often portrayed negatively and is openly disliked by the majority of the males. Typical of a piece set in 1930 America, she is treated unjustly as women were highly subservient to men. She is also the sole woman, hence this stimulates the audience to harness empathy for her through her solitude.
The movie I chose to write my psychology review was on Girl Interrupted. The movie was based on the writer Susanna Kaysen’s and her eighteen month stay at a mental hospital, but the movie was directed by James Mangold. My reasoning’s for choosing this movie was due to the fact that it carried many psychological concepts to it. The movies main script revolved around Susana’s and with the crazy women in a mental institution. This movie had two main characters and they were Susanna (Winona Ryder) and Lisa (Angelina Jolie).
Rejection can make one feel alone, helpless, and out of place, and it’s a feeling that can make someone feel like they are no good, or that they aren’t worthy of a good life. All throughout the story, we are given examples of how the young girl is shamed and rejected. She was never accepted for who she was and this made her do things, sometimes extreme to help out her family. She knew she would never fit in, and her actions proved just that.
Ponyo or in Japanese Gake no Ue no Ponyo meaning Ponyo on the Cliff, was a movie created by the Studio Ghibli and was written by the legendary Japanese director, Hayao Miyazaki and it was the 8th film created by the studio. The film was created using the traditional cell animation technique which was praised by many critics and fans alike for its beauty and attention on detail and was a nod to the past Disney Films such as Snow White and Little Mermaid. The film was a commercial success all around the world grossing US $201 million on Japan and won several prestigious award including the Venice Film Festival Award, Tokyo Anime Award and Japanese Academy Award for the best Animated Film.
All people have dreams that they wish to attain. However, everyday, the dreams that we desire are constantly in conflict with reality. “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams showcases this conflict through Laura, who spent the entire play in strife due to her conflict between what she hoped for and her reality. We want to be normal; we do not want to be a pariah from a society demanding conformity, similarly Laura wished to be a normal girl but her disability prevented that. We want to live without conflict; we do not want to deal with constant discontent in our lives and Laura, whose entire world was essentially her family did not want strife among them but their warped family dynamic prevented that. We want to love and be loved; we want
Clair 's room has to two big windows facing the busy street, she always liked to sit and watch the cars drive past. A light breeze was invading the little girls bedroom through the fully opened window making the window curtain flutter. It felt as if a huge weight was dropped on Joni 's shoulder, Clair knew she was not supposed to open that window with out her mothers permission. As Mathew reentered the kitchen looking as he had just seen the ghost of his dead father, paler then someone who has been sick with disease lying on their death bed. As his usual joyful blue eyes met Joni 's she saw they had turned to stone cold black and she knew right from that something was terribly terribly wrong. With three swift steps Joni was standing in Clair 's bedroom staring at the trundle bed holding every one of Clair stuffed animals, each one individually tucked in with a kiss only 10 hours ago by a small child 's lips, were now unhappily strewn across the bed sitting in the emptiness from the little girl. Looking around the room Joni threw open the closet door where Clair stored her favorite story books, thinking just maybe she was
We are expected to do anything for the ones we love, but just how far would you go? One part of wedding vows, "till death do us part," are major in most marriages, but would you be willing to risk your life for the possibility of their success? In "The Birthmark" written by Nathaniel Hawthrone, Georgiana was willing to make the greatest sacrifice for her husband, Alymer. Even if it meant risking her life to see him succeed. Alymer may be considered the stronger of the two because he's the man of the household, but Georgiana is really the stronger character, because she trusts her husband even after she finds his failed experiments, and after she realizes the obsession with the birthmark was greater than his love for
June 17. I stand waiting in hot, sweaty anticipation, singing and dancing with a thousand of my peers. I know this will be a day that forever changes two lives. Finally I will be able to be a warrior in the fight I hold closest to my heart. The lights in the auditorium come on and I bolt to the closest table where hundreds of children lay before me: desperate, broken, and beautiful. Among all the faces one cries my name—Sterlie Berlancia Armand, born November 26, 2010 in Haiti. Sponsoring Sterlie is my greatest accomplishment, contribution, and experience. She has given me all of my best qualities. She is my greatest pride.
“My interest in society – at times so pronounced that the word snob comes a little to mind – derives from the fact that I like an immense number of things which society, money, and position bring in their train: painting, tapestries, rare books, smart dresses, dances, gardens, country houses, correct cuisine, and pretty women.”
Princess Diana’s brother, Lord Spencer, in his eulogy, expounds on the many great qualities Princess Diana possessed. Spencer’s purpose is to honor the memory of his sister while exposing the great person she was, contrary to what the media said. He enacts this by utilizing a proud tone, pathos, and sentimental diction in order to portray not the Diana known by the world, but the Diana he knew.
Makeup is a topic that there are many differing opinions on. People view it as a thing women hide behind because they are self-conscious and not happy with their natural beauty, but for many women makeup is used as a form of self-expression, empowerment, and art that is commonly misunderstood. When I wear makeup it is because I want to, and not because I feel obligated to, or to look “beautiful.” The amount of makeup you put on your face does not define your beauty. As I wipe off my makeup at night I feel happy and beautiful, just like myself during day just with all of my flaws exposed. Appearance is important to me, I like looking and feeling put together with makeup but I don’t depend on it for valuing my self-worth. Makeup is a luxury not