In my opinion Suzanne Collins, author of the Hunger Games, and Veronica Roth, author of Divergent, had similar ideas but presented them in different ways. Some similarities in the two book series is that both were dystopian fiction, both had strong female leads and both societies rebelled against authority. Although the books had many similarities, they also had many differences. In Divergent the protagonist, Tris, died at the end while Katniss, the Hunger Games protagonist, lived. In Divergent the characters got to choose which faction they wanted to live in the year they turned sixteen while the Hunger Games’ characters were born into their districts and remained there.
Speak Essay: Figurative language has a tremendous influence on literature because it enlivens the words and makes them jump off the page. This allows the reader to visualize the scene in a unique, explicit way. Laurie Anderson’s Speak demonstrates an abundant use of figurative language. Figurative language appears in various forms; this includes simile, metaphor, personification, symbol, hyperbole and more. Speak is a book written about the internal and external conflicts that protagonist, Melinda faces after being raped by Andy Evans (“IT”) and hated by her peers for ruining an end-of-summer party.
A women might run for high political office, but there is almost always analysis about whether she is sexy, too(page 512, Everything’s An Argument),” Hanes explains about how women are sexualized within television. This shows that sexualization is hard to escape for women of all ages. If they want to aspire to be something they are being told to be sexy to get it. This is seen all through out pop culture and, as said before, seen especially in social media. Hanes writes about her readings of Ms. Steiner-Adair’s about girls and social media in her article Little Girls or Little Women?
In the end we now know that “Divergent” and “The Hunger Games” are very similar. That their themes mean the same thing that if you want something enough that you have to fight for it. In “Divergent” Tris or Beatrice has to fight for the city that she loves and Tobias who she is madly in love with. And in “The Hunger Games” Katniss has to fight for her life and Peeta who she falls in love with during the hunger games. These two series are nail biters and keep you at the edge of your seat.
Jane was a famous child star, where Blanche got recognized and became a famous actress later in her life. After reading Susan Sontag’s essay “Notes on ‘Camp’” I feel that the movie is “Camp.” In her essay Sontag says, “ All camp objects and persons, contain a large element of artifice.” Throughout the movie, we witness how manipulative these two sisters are. Both sisters juggle with each other to take control over each other, but no one wins. Blanche tries to run over Jane with her car, but she ends up breaking her spins. Blanche never reveled the truth until she was near to death.
Action and comedy film Charlie’s Angels (2000) is often described by critics as a film that empowers women as the main characters are three women who work as detectives to fight against crime. This film was directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, otherwise known as McG. He also directed the sequel to this movie, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Natalie Cook (Cameron Diaz), Alex Munday (Lucy Lu) and Dylan Sanders (Drew Barrymore) are the main characters who test their intelligence and physical abilities throughout the film, constantly proving that they too are capable of fighting crime. However, Charlie’s Angels broke down the feminist ideal behind the movie by objectifying the women who used their sex appeal to obtain success, how influential their outfits were, and how problematic their dialogue from
Think about the standard American teen drama movie we’ve all seen at least once, twice, or a thousand times in our lives. In these movies, they always have the same types of characters: the nerdy girl/boy trying to make it, the jock, and, most importantly, the world famous drama queen. She’s usually overly dramatic, has a high sex appeal, and thinks the world turns for her and only her. All of her relationships are shallow and the conversations usually revolves around her or destroying someone because of what someone “did to her.” The behaviors displayed by the over-exaggerated teenage drama queen on screen matches Histrionic Personality Disorder. According to Durand & Barlow in Essentials of Abnormal Psychology (2016), histrionic personality
It’s a really good suspense film, giving audiences the feeling of being on an emotional roller coaster, yet this is the only thing the story leaving for us. In fact, Gone Girl is a psychology movie, as the leading role Amy was a real psychopath orchestrating to frame her husband, Nick, for her murder, which included running away from home as the open and committing suicide as the end. In the movie, Amy was a beauty with blonde hair and shining brown eyes, and the slender legs lend charm to her. Additionally, she grew up as a top student, receiving the offer of a famous university and then became one of the most popular authors of children’s books. In any way, Amy was a typical winner, having a successful career, beautiful and charming appearance, enjoying a relatively high social status, and living in a happy marriage.
To an outside observer like a journalist or legislator, why the girl enjoyed the film so much is obvious: the girl is a budding sociopath as a result of watching the scarring film, and will soon go on a murderous rampage of her own at school. However, the author then specifies the girl's real intention: an adolescent crush on one of the actors. With very rare exception - and such exceptions are in need of mental health counselling - children are curious and seek information and media innocently. Nonetheless, institutions like the movie rating system are still in place, and are often a parent's first resource when
The relationship between Katherina and Bianca Stratford in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You can be very similar yet uncommonly different. In the movie, Kat and Bianca are two teenage sisters that go to the same high school. At the beginning of the movie the relationship between the sisters is very similar to the play, they got into many arguments, in fact, in the same way The Taming of the Shrew began by introducing the sisters with a conflict, in the first scene that we see Kat and Bianca in the same room in 10 Things I Hate About You, they get into an argument about a guy who drove Bianca home and they exchange names such as “snob” and “mutant”. However, unlike The Shrew the arguments between the sisters did not have a dominant force, instead both sisters were equally involved in the strive to put the other down. In addition, the sisters in 10 Things… had many moments throughout the movie in which they got along with each other and actually helped one another such as when Bianca begged Kat to help her go to party and Kat actually agreed to helping her as she felt bad.