Overall, the film Babel was an interesting movie because it covered four different cultures. The Japanese girl was portrayed as an obsessed sex character that needs love through drugs and men. The Mexican nanny is portrayed as an undocumented lady who is willing to risk young children’s life in order to attend a party. The Morocco boys are portrayed as being poor, perverted and terrorist. While the Americans are portrayed wealthy and unselfish.
It’s not really an operation at all,¨ (Hemingway). This portrays male dominance, as he speaks to her in a very passive and condescending tone, as he belittles not only the procedure, but the woman’s feelings as well. The ignorance of the man enables him to completely neglect the physical and psychological effects the operation would have on Jig, as his dominant mentality prioritizes his wants, and his wants only. Coincidingly, “The Unwanted Child” displays the same ideal of male dominance, yet it is coming from a male in a position of authority, as opposed to a significant other. When visiting the gynecologist for a pregnancy test, Mary is subjected to the derogatory terms made by her own doctor, as he says: “Yes you’re pregnant...Congratulations, Mommy,” (Blew 43).
The film has been described as limiting in its depictions of the characters; primarily Grendel’s mother, played by Angelina Jolie, whose sexual representation dominates her role in the story. This created a notable disparity between the original text and the contemporary film as
Holden goes in to the bathroom while stradlater is shaving he asked him about girls and how he’s going to take Jane Gallagher out that he’s attracted too. Stradlater, is being uninterested in what Holden is saying. Holden really worries about that Stradlater will make sexual advances toward Jane Gallagher. Ackley tries to bully Holden and stradlater is more like his bud mainly since it’s his roommate. He’s a 16-year-old kid that speaks his mind.
This is opposite of social norms in the nineteenth century because a woman having sexual desires was not natural, and she must be coerced into sexual acts by a man. Chopin writes a story where Calixta’s sexual desire builds without her really noticing it because a women having sexual desires is natural. Calixta is described as “greatly occupied and [does] not notice the approaching storm” (154). Calixta puts her needs and wants to the side to take care of her husband and son, but now she needs to do something for herself. In the late-nineteenth-century, women were thought to be happy with whatever their man could give them, Calixta wants more.
Here, characters of Dorethee and Cleo’s cab driver are seen driving cars, a traditional masculine task. Cleo’s cab driver says “Tough job for a woman, dangerous too, but I like it”. These instances nullify traditional gender stereotypes prevalent during that time. Also, Varda illustrates her own opinion of female independence through Cleo’s assistant. Here, Angele constantly opposes of Cleo’s dissatisfaction.
She even states, “I could do some things well. Some things I was god at, like math or painting or even sports, but the second a boy put his arm around me, I forgot wanting to do anything else, which felt like a relief at first until it became like sinking into muck.”(Minot, 295) This is such a powerful, and eye opening statement due to the fact that she loves the feeling of being in the moment, and knowing that it was a relief that she was appreciated for something that she could be “good” at. On the contrary, she then takes the audience aback when she compares her passion of sex, to sinking into muck. What could she have meant by that? Could it symbolize the experience of when you step into a lake and everything is beautiful with crystal clear
For instance, the photoshopped-perfect-thin bodies of women who are being sexually portrayed in cars, liquor, and clothing advertisements, giving women the wrong notion about how their bodies should look to be considered culturally attractive in today’s society. And because a self-objectifying woman see herself as a sex-object, she defines her worth based on her look and sexual appeal to men. Consequently, she will obsessively monitor herself in the mirror, and if she's not happy with what she sees, she may starve herself which could put her health at risk for self-inflicted starvation a.k.a.
Good residency is about having the power to ask someone to do something, but not necessarily exercising it. Impoliteness if the Mildew of mankind, Eddie’” (32). Unfortunately, everyone has their weakness. In one of his less than stunning moments, Holden sells his son’s virginity and heritage to the DeMauve’s claiming that he believed Eddie would die during the trip to High Saffron. This not only shows his blatant disregard for Eddie’s desires and his lust for money, but also displays his lack of faith in his son.
Another time George got angry with Lennie was when Lennie lied to George about saying he does not have anything in his pocket. George’s exact words were “What you got in your hand-hidin’ it?” (5). Lennie loves to pet soft things. George does not agree to let him because he