Bridget Jones 's Diary is a story about a women, named Bridget Jones, a thirty-years-old singleton, whose often quest for self-improvement and finding Mr. Right ends in disappointment. The book was written by author Helen Fielding and it was published in 1996. Bridget, being trapped between the freedom of being a singleton and the fear of being alone forever, suffers the torture of a workplace romance, the morning-after consequences of “turning self into wine-bag”, and the constantly asked question, feared of by all singletons: “How is your love life?” Renee Zellweger gives a marvelous performance as Bridget in the romantic comedy movie from 2001, based on the novel. Ms. Zellweger breathes life into this sympathetic character.
The clip belongs to the movie The Hustler (Robert Rossen, 1961) an adult story about life and love, greed, and self-destruction of isolated characters but also a story about conscience and redemption. The clip reproduces the first meeting about Eddie (Paul Newman) and Sarah (Piper Laurie), anticipating the romantic relationship of the film. The director uses both widescreen and black and white to produce a realistic atmosphere and highlight the isolation of the characters in their relationship. This essay analyzes the use of those devises in three different moments of the clip and how they guess the dénouement of the plot through the depiction of the characters. In the entire movie, the use of the widescreen in addition to the performance of the actors emphasizes the isolation of the characters (Bordwell, 1985 p.20), but this is especially relevant with Eddie and Sarah, so, when their first meeting occurs in the bus-station´s cafeteria, Sarah is sitting on the left of the screen and Eddie sits opposite, on the right, moreover, the use of deep focus increases the sense of a isolation and distance between them.
Krishna transformed into Mohini to marry Aravan (Son of Arjun) in Mahabharata to fulfil his last wish. Arjun became a Eunuch for a year due to a curse. Om Prakash Singhal Vice President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad stated “Homosexuality is against Indian Culture, against nature and against Science”. It is quite common on our part to misinterpret things that have been told to us. Krishna instructs a man to be a karma yogi rather than dharma yogi in Gita.
AYALA, ANGELY D. 3LIT1 San Junipero and The Portrayal of LGBT in Shows San Junipero is an episode of Black Mirror, a Netflix series, about two girls falling in love with each other. However, the plot of it is much more complicated than that. Yorkie and Kelly met in a club during the 80s, Kelly invited her to dance but Yorkie ended up panicking and ran out. Kelly followed her and invited her to sleep with her but she declined. From the first scene alone, Kelly is already as a bisexual having a sexual relationship with another guy in San Junipero even before meeting Yorkie.
Chapter 2, Section 9, directed by Phyllis Klotz is described to be a powerful, moving and unusual play ( Edwid, J 2017). Chapter 2, Section 9 is About lesbian women coming out and and speaking up for themselves in a continent where homosexuality is still not accepted by many. The play highlights the complication of sexual identity, from how one’s parents, grandparents, siblings and children respond to it, to grappling with church values and ‘unafricaness’.Throughout the play we meet different women telling their good and bad experiences for loving another soul, as one of the characters worded it. Chapter 2, Section 9 takes you a emotional eye opening journey,and leaves you with "everyone deserves to be respected for who they are" (The
The conflicts of mind and the disturbed married life of Begam Jaan can be seen in the initial paragraphs of the story until Begam Jaan finds her love in a lesbian relationship with Rabbu. In this paper, I will analyse the ‘newly found’ lesbian identity of the Begum Jan –the protagonist of the story ‘Lihaaf’. KEYWORDS : Homosexuality, Queer Studies, marriage, lesbian identity. INTRODUCTION “I read through the summons but could barely make sense of it. My story Lihaaf had been accused of obscenity.” Ismat Chughtai’s short story Lihaaf was published in 1942 in an Urdu Journal Adab-i-Latif for which she was summoned
Kate Chopin, in her work entitled The Story of An Hour, uses metaphors and freedom to reveal her belief that women are oppressed while Gilman, having the same view, uses symbols and verbal irony. Chopin and Gilman convey their views on the oppression of women in marriage differently. Kate Chopin, the author of The Story of An Hour, uses metaphors and a widow’s independence to show her view that marriage is oppressive. Upon hearing of her husband’s death, Louise Mallard, the main character in The Story of An Hour, recedes to her room. “When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone.” (Chopin, 2014) Louise’s withdrawal to her room acts as a metaphor for her life as a married woman.
The plot and the character hold on a realistic portrayal. Kamala Markandaya has presented Rukmani as the central woman protagonist. Rukmani tells her story at reminiscence nearly ten years back as first person narrator by her own direct observations, feelings, and describing other character through her own eyes. Her voice has echoed directly and painfully in women, it is based on the traditional pattern of life in all over India. Rukmani is represented not only as the stereotype of rural Indian woman of peasant Hindu Family in remote South India village of fifties but also she is different from other Indian women as she can read and write.
She committed suicide after being haunted by feelings of “ill[ness], isolat[ion], and … despair” (VanSpanckeren 83) and after having an ongoing struggle with the ‘self’ and the ‘other.’ She was an eminent female poet of the 1960s whose poems mirrored the “personal” and “proto-feminist cry of anguish” (VanSpanckeren 83). Nassia Linardou claims that Sexton was considered “the high priestess” and “the Mother” (89) of confessional poetry. Her acclaimed talent emanated from her boldness to evoke newly-tackled issues such as mother-daughter relationship, suicide and sexuality. As a female poet, Sexton rebuilt her fragmented identity through her poems. Her poetry thrived on issues of the female incessant struggle, and her poems were “encoded with images of domesticity and motherhood – images which gender [her] poetry – and [her] employment of the first person pronoun” in her poetry (Crosbie 59).
She continued writing amidst an orthodox marital home environment and used to write poems on scraps of paper and sneak them out of the house. Salma earlier used to write unconventional poems under the alias of Rajathi. The poems brought her a lot of resentment and anger from her conservative kin and the society of Thuvarankurichi. She then switched to the name ‘Salma’ under which her first anthology of poems Oru Malaiyum, Innoru Malaiyum (One Evening and Another Evening) was published in the year 2000. Considered one of the most outspoken women poets in India, Salma faced obscenity charges and violent threats for her poetry in 2003.