The Civil War is seen as disastrous, upsetting, and a new start for America. In Across Five Aprils, written by Irene Hunt, she shows all of those feelings. The Civil War was a hard time for many families. Their son’s are going to war, they still have to work, and they need someone to protect the family. You worry for your safety, and your children’s. It’s just what you do.
Fly In Fly Out directed by Howard Cassidy and performed by Tammy Weller, Peter Cossar, Stephanie Tandy, Toby Martin and Timothy Potter is a play about the lives of people living in Fly In Fly Out communities across Australia. The story follows the character of Jenny and how the ‘Fly in Fly out’ workers are affecting her life as well as the town. Jenny’s life suffers from a work/home life imbalance and Tammy Weller who performed the role used the dramatic languages to convey the central theme of work/home life imbalance. Through the elements of situation, relationship, voice, movement and tension, the dramatic meaning was successfully communicated to the audience.
Westley, the protagonist of The Princess Bride, is loyal, clever, and heroic. He is very dedicated to saving Buttercup and does everything he can to get her back from Prince Humperdinck. The novel that was later turned into a movie was directed by Rob Reiner; the screenwriter’s name was William Goldman.
The Glass Castle is an eye opening experience about the bonds between family and how much one can take from their family. The Glass Castle tells the story of Jeannette Walls, the second oldest of four children, and their struggle of growing up in a nomadic and illegal lifestyle. The patriarch of the Walls family is Rex Walls, a drunken yet brilliant ex-Air Force pilot who loves his children almost as much as he loves hitting the bottle. The matriarch of the Walls family is Mary Rose, a starving artist who would rather focus on her art than her children’s dinner. Throughout the entire novel we see acts of Rose Mary’s selfishness “Mom had us climb on top of the roof of the car a pull down tufts of spanish moss” (130). Both of them together
The To Kill a Mockingbird movie and book, both have different ways to portray important key events from their plot. The movie showed specific details on the settings and also the character attire which really brought the movie together and since in the book we can't really see the story happen its gives us details on all the settings, characters, and the plot. Both show us details but have different ways of showing it. The book and movie had similar ways to show the story and also carrying it out in a manner so that it could be understood . Likewise, knowing whether the book or movie had more differences or similarities depends on how the plot is shown/carried out, the setting and the characters.
People go through life experiencing both big and small events. The soldiers had to deal with fear, guilt ,and death at war. These things can change a person for the better, or for the worse, but it’s what they do after the events that make them who they are. For soldiers in war, this is what they have to deal with everyday when they were in Vietnam fighting. Tim O’Brien tells of these stories in The Things They Carried to show how war can change their mentality and their destiny in life.
Forrest’s momma always told him, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you 're gonna get.” A person should not be judged as stupid because of his IQ, but a person who does something stupid can be classified that way. In The Odyssey and Forest Gump, the protagonist had a purpose that led every decision they made; this shows that both were epic.
Would one ever think that a 24 year old man ever join the army and become a general in the patriot army four years later.Well the person in the book Time Enough For Drums did and his name is Daniel. Dan in my book is an older brother to his sister named Jemima Emerson. Dan in my book is faithful, fearless, and busy. He has all of these adjectives in one book.Dan is also recruiting soldiers for the patriot army, one of them he recruits is named Raymond and he dies because of sickness. Daniel is also a student studying law to become a judge after his father dies to the British.Dan in my book is faithful, fearless, and busy.
In the 1942 film Casablanca we are introduced to the character Rick Blaine. When we first meet Rick, a café owner, he is portrayed as a selfish and self-centered person. He only cares about himself and is even quoted saying “I stick my neck out for nobody.” While we have no idea why Rick is this way, towards the beginning of the film, as the film proceeds we learn that his past has is what shaped him to be this way. Towards the middle of the film we learn that his one true love, Ilsa Lund, left him long ago breaking his heart. Rick allowed this experience to change him completely into a person that cares and trusts nobody but himself. However, once he and Ilsa run into each other years after their time together, Ilsa explains herself. She tells him what she had to choose between, him and her husband whom she thought to be dead. This allowed Rick to have some closer. He is able to let go of the anger Ilsa caused when she left him and to see the bigger picture.
The movie I decided to choose was Forrest Gump. This movie has a lot of history of the United States that starts from around the 1950s and then into the present. The movie shows many trends in various social movements that were going on in the United States. The main character in the movie, Forrest goes through many individual and social issues through out the movie. Many of the issues are universal, but the movie shows the American nature of the social and individual issues that I believe help Non-American people learn some American culture through a great movie. The American cinema has been dominating the cinema world in the recent decades, which has a lot of influence on many people who watch the movie.
Practical wisdom of hero and a villain: comparison of Forrest Gump from the film “Forrest Gump” and Hans Landa from the film “Inglorious basterds”
I chose this movie because it is a great film that has the power to convey the unimaginable. This is a movie that can make the viewer not only to watch it, but to experience every moment of it. Probably, it is not kind of the film that makes one want to start one’s life all over, but definitely transports the viewer to another time and place, while always maintaining its worth as a piece of visual art.