This provides the most important message of the entirety of the musical, and tricks bigoted audience viewers into rooting for a woman who isn’t white, teaching them what matters about a person is what’s on the inside, not the color of one’s skin. Julie is an example of a non-white person who is educated and talented, not stereotyped. Unfortunately, Julie and her white husband must leave the show boat, and although they were significant characters in the beginning of the musical, this ends immediately. I assumed the musical would follow them into their new lives, or Julie would somehow return to the show boat, but the characters are suddenly forgotten. What’s worse is Julie’s only reappearance in the film: she is an alcoholic who has been devastated by her husband leaving her and can’t get her life together.
Opokuya is similar to Esi in that she represents the modern woman, although she is different than her friend. Like Esi, Opokuya has her own career as a nurse that she finds she is successful at. However, she still struggles with maintaining her familial life. She begins every morning arguing with her husband about taking the car to work, an argument that she usually ends up losing. While this makes things somewhat frustrating for her, it is never so trying that she would contemplate leaving her husband.
I was hoping that the tradition would continue with Sheba, Baby, but unfortunately, Pam Grier was at a point in her career where she wanted to broaden her acting abilities and refused to do the movie if there was any nudity. (That sound you're hearing is my heart breaking.) Due to those demands, Sheba, Baby comes off as a blaxploitation flick with hardly any violence, no nudity, and a light-hearted approach. It's not a bad film by any means, but rather a fun time waster, but a big part of me feels that it could have been so much more. Read on to see if you agree... [tab] Sheba, Baby
A feminine Oedipal attitude involves a girl’s romantic feelings for her father figure and her resentment, and ultimate identification, with her mother (Frager and Fadiman, 2013). Melissa’s mother is warm, loving, passive, and submissive. Likewise, Melissa is described by her friends as lively and fun to be around; she is warm and loving, like her mother. The latency period is not relevant to Melissa’s current personality as a psychosexual stage, as it is typically psychologically uneventful (Frager and Fadiman, 2013). The genital stage is similarly unimportant in understanding Melissa.
Following World War II, film critics in France noticed a new dark, low-key screen style in American cinema. These films, showing “lost innocence, doomed romanticism, hard-edged cynicism, desperate desire, and paranoia,” brought a more mature world-view into Hollywood (CITE). Known as film noir, this style took advantage of the post-war atmosphere that surrounded America in the 1940s. American society felt disillusioned and jaded after everything that transpired with the second World War. In his article, The Dark Themes of Film, Quintus Curtius says it best: “The war changed everything, turning conventional morality on its head.
Looking past the obvious presence of gender roles (male and female) that just so happened to be a part of the social norm during that time, Hitchcock sought to represent women with having more depth, realism, and independence than ever before in women in Hollywood. Contrary to the common expectation for the female characters to be somewhat complimentary to the male lead in films, Hitchcock established characters who were a complete deviation from those standards. In The Man Who Knew Too Much, Josephine McKenna; a singer, mother, and wife, plays a huge role in the film as she and her husband search for clues leading to the retrieval of their kidnapped son. Although our first impression of Josephine is nothing more
During the inter-war period (1920-1939), totalitarian ideas, Fascism and Nazism developed rapidly in Italy and Germany respectively. Fascism comes from an ancient Latin word fasces, which is referred to an axe tied with rods. It represents a symbol of authority in ancient Rome and became the symbol of Fascist party which rose in power in Italy in 1922. While Nazism rose in Germany in 1933, whose name came from the Nazi party, National Socialist German Worker’s Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei). They threatened world peace and became an important factor of the outbreak of the WW2.
Even though Italy fought with the Germans against the Allies, the result of the war changed their government dramatically. During the war Italy’s government was ruled by a fascist dictator. Their dictator was named Benito Mussolini. The Allied forces invaded Sicily which was referred to as Operation Husky. This was the downfall of the Italian Fascist ruling (History.com, 2009).
Rosamond is the daughter of a factory owner who is “very charming” and has “radiant vivacity” (Bronte 704-705). She proves to be the only exception to Bronte’s stereotype of the inverse relationship to beauty and personality. Rosamond is the unattainable goal that every Victorian woman strives for; beautiful inside and out. This goal described by Bronte is one that the women in the novel strive for, but will never accomplish. St. John, Jane’s cousin, feels a strong passion for Jane and tortures himself for feeling that way.
Winegarten’s theory presented that Victor Hugo was astonished well-known author with powerful set of words to bring culture to the world. The novel “Les Miserables” (1862) was a great work of political art. In the literary map of the heroic myth in the revolting revolution for the portrayal of the resurrection. The middle, high, and college-level students will help understand the dark aspect of the author, Victor Hugo prove to the “Les Miserables.” “The hero, Jean Valjean, the ex-convict tormented by conscience of the past actions and the good acts to repent his soul” (Winegarten, 1). The thesis is to observe the struggle of people’s actions in the complications of life to redeem one’s