Art, artifice and identity is the theme explored through the use of the two chosen stimulus texts Grayson Perry: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl and The Importance of Being Earnest, written by Wendy Jones and Oscar Wilde respectively. Art and artifice merge as Grayson Perry uses his alter-ego, Claire, to express his creativity and identity. Similarly, the artifice of an alter-ego is part of The Importance of Being Earnest, as the play's protagonists, Jack and Algernon, deceive family and friends by lying about their identity to suit them best. The texts used to explore the theme are a review for the Guardian on the Grayson Perry memoir and an excerpt from Jack's diary set before the events in The Importance of Being Earnest where he …show more content…
Because he has to lie in both the country and the town, setting it on a train in between those was a good way to place the character physically into the middle ground between the two where he could assess the situation with more depth than the quick wit of the play allows …show more content…
The purpose of The Importance of Being Earnest was to satirise the Victorian traditions, false courtesy, and the superficiality of status and the quest for love and marriage. These manifests itself in Jack through his superiority toward his foil, Algy, who doesn't adhere to social protocol, and his deluded hope for a life with Gwendolyn, whom Jack views as a solution to his problems and a way to heighten his status, not as a life partner. Furthermore, putting emphasis on his delusion and hypocrisy. The hyperbolic "we will be the picture of perfection", "That satisfaction will come when, and only when, I have Gwendolyn as my wife" and derisive "the irony of which was evidently, though not shockingly, lost on him" are reflections of this and create cohesion between the character in the play and the
Brent May 31, 2023 5a The Greasers: A Band of Brothers Identity is the notion of how one perceives their own-self as well as how they believe others perceive them; whether good or bad identity is an important part of life and acceptance of that identity is crucial to find happiness. Ponyoby Curtis from the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton has a hard time deciding which identity he finds more important; whether it's his family or his academic standards, or his gang and their stereotypes. In the end however, Ponyboy realizes that his group identity is more important to him than how he thinks of himself. To begin, Ponyboy's self-identity constructs his personality and his emotions, and how others view him.
Over the course of the novel Ordinary People, Conrad Jarrett has struggled to find his own identity. Judith Guest starts this novel off with an awkward relationship between Conrad, his mother, Beth, and his father, Calvin. After the passing of his brother Buck, Conrad goes into a super-deep depression. There are many people who have had a significant impact on Conrad throughout this novel, Karen, Lazenby, and Dr. Berger, all play a crucial role in Conrad finding his true identity. Through the ups and the downs of this novel Judith Guest has shown us what it was like as if we were in the Jarrett family.
The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore is about identity. Throughout the book, Wes Moore questions why he and the other Wes Moore had such different lives, even though, they shared a name. In doing so, it caused him to look deeper into his background and himself and wonder how he ended up where he was, along with the other Wes Moore. According to Wes Moore, “As I’ve puzzled over the issue, I’ve become convinced that there are some clear and powerful measures that can be taking during this crucial time in a young person’s life” (Moore 179). He had discovered that he and the other Wes Moore had similar upbringings, but the choices he made differed from the other Wes Moore’s choices.
The Great Gatsby Essay Kathryn Schulz, a book critic for the New York journal, portrays great hatred towards The Great Gatsby. She has many negative claims that she expresses in an article she wrote about The Great Gatsby. To contrast Schulz, one could believe that the novel deserves to be alleged as one of the greatest books in American literature. However, Schulz makes a valid argument for why the book shouldn’t get all the grandeur it’s credited with. Her dispute is the lack of human emotion that is depicted between the characters in the novel.
On the other hand, Wilde explores how social relationships can influence the compatibility of marriage between individuals. Both of these factors acts as an obstacle for Jack as he seeks approval to marry Gwendolen Fairfax. Oscar Wilde demonstrates the importance of social relationships and the social status as the determining factors for the compatibility of marriage and love during the Victorian era. The Victorians valued one’s social status as it was seen at the utmost importance when it comes to marriage.
Just like the movie’s title, Pride, the entire movie tells the story of homosexual people coming out of their shells to embrace and be proud of their real identities and their achievements. The article written by Mary Bernstein argues that “identity” has been causally interpreted that its meaning has been obsured. Bernstein discusses identity from three different aspects: identity for empowerment, identity as a goal, and identity as strategy. The movie supports the use of identity as a goal and empowerment as described in Bernstein’s analysis as an effective movement tactic since ultimately the gay pride movement achieved success.
In the supreme achievement of his career, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic use of rhetorical, literary, and stylistic strategies, such as dashes, breaking the fourth wall, and using colorful symbolism have been ever present. Whether describing the green light across the lake from Gatsby’s home to brief explanations of characters' motives directed directly to the audience, Fitzgerald’s style is easily seen. These stylistic choices and more can all be found on pages seven to nine in the first chapter of the novel. Here, Nick had just walked into Daisy and Tom Buchanan’s house. The mood is an awkwardly tense feel due to the presence of Tom and the long length of time that has passed since Nick saw his cousin Daisy last.
1. The movie I have selected for the identity analysis assignment will be the Breakfast Club (1986). The movie is about five teenagers who are from different groups in high school cliques; the popular girl (Claire), the loner (Allison), the athlete (Andrew), the nerd Brain) and the outsider (Bender). They spend the Saturday in detention together.
Many people may not know much in the way of their identity. The challenges can help people learn about themselves through the actions they take and what they can achieve in the face of adversity. Learning about your identity is represented quite well by Santiago in Paulo Coelho’s fantasy novel The Alchemist. The the start of the story Santiago is lost with no goal in life and has little knowledge of what it outside of the plains and towns of Spain. Then Santiago is faced with massive amounts of adversity in the form of a threat of death he learn about his identity and learns that he can face and overcome the challenge.
Colorful Characters: An Excerpt that Reflects upon the Characters in Scott Fitzgerald’s Novel The Great Gatsby Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, a true modern American classic, has various thematic considerations, ranging from the American Dream to life in the Roaring Twenties. Fitzgerald takes several approaches towards establishing these themes, whether it be by creating a specific setting or using extensive figurative language. Moreover, while many of the scenes in the novel may, at first read, seem insignificant, upon closer examination of the passages’ elements, one can see that they all tie together to the big picture of the novel in one way or another. In a Chapter 3 passage in which the narrator, Nick Carraway, is at his
In the movie, Philadelphia, psychologists are able to apply: attribution theory, self-verification theory, social identity theory, cognitive dissonance, and drive theory to explain the behavior of some people. The attribution theory explains the cause of someone’s behavior by associating it to their personality or situation. In the movie, it is applied when Andrew is fired. The law firm claimed that they fired Andrew because of his incompetence, which is a fundamental attribution error because they were blaming him for the reason they fired him.
Modern Society and Brave New World Community, Identity, Stability. These are the ideas that are thrown at you from the very beginning of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. However, it is quite ironic that this is the motto chosen to represent the world state. Community is understood to be a group of diverse individuals coming together as one, yet in brave new world they predestine their citizens and sort them into different castes. Identity is understood to show individualism, yet the caste system limits anyone’s capability to be an individual.
Throughout the story of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Oscar pointed out many oblivious actions done by the characters. He constantly used the characters to exaggerate actions of our society today. Wilde uses exaggerations to show how the characters were unable to be a complete individual without the face of the strict social expectations influencing their actions. Everywhere in the society, they are all unable to make their own decisions, and it is very hard for them to be truthful towards who they are without societal norms interfering causing them to lose all individuality. Wilde uses reversal to show how the characters actions were completely insane since they were trying to accommodate societal expectations.
Illusion of Gatsby v. Allusion to Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald’s greatest work, The Great Gatsby, is seen as an image representative of opulence, deception, and the period of the Roaring 20’s in America. The common themes allowed the novel to relate to the average reader’s life while also casting shade on the average American’s life. The viewing of Jay Gatsby’s convoluted life, shrouded past, and love affairs through Nicks Carraway’s narration caused The Great Gatsby to become an instant classic in the twenties, and to this day is still viewed in this way, resulting in Fitzgerald’s work to be read by almost every high school student in the United States. Due to The Great Gatsby’s vast array of readers, other sources have been able to utilize
The lower classes were obliged to work hard in the factories and farms and make do with very low wages. It often resulted in friction between the classes bordering on social strife although it never erupted in a revolution the way it did in France. The injustice of the English society encouraged novelists such as Oscar Wilde to describe in moving terms the many hardships suffered by the common people and the many failures and follies of English life. Oscar Wilde’s great plays, The Importance of Being Earnest, incorporates some classical