Mona Lisa Smile Themes

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Mona Lisa Smile “I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be” quoted Diane Von Furstenberg, which describes the prestigious all-female Wellesley College in the movie “Mona Lisa Smile.” The movie illustrates certain expectation within the gender roles and the changes over time while some things remain the same. The students were focused more on become a great housewife after graduating college, than what they really wanted to do. Katherine Watson a graduate from UCLA was a art teacher hired by Wellesley College to teach art history, unaware of the way the school curriculum is taught and the students frame of mine on how life for a woman should be. On the first day of class Katherine met the lady whose life she will impact; Betty Warren, Joan Brandwyn,Giselle Levy, and Connie Baker were intelligent, very sarcastic, and tried to intimidate her. She learned the only way to challenge the girls’…show more content…
Katherine stated “By demanding excellence it would be challenging the roles you were born to fill.” This part was an eye opener for the girls on the illusions on their life they live and what was taught to them.
This inspirational film “Mona Lisa Smile” explores the life of women in marriage, education and liberation a an art teacher name Katherine Watson. She changed the lives the the girls they or the faculty did not see coming. Opening up her students minds to think for themselves and not what other people what them to know or learn. Teaching the smartest young women in the country was something Katherine always wanted to do and she did leaving the signature behind. Become who you want to be and not what other want you
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