After a successful premiere of the film Lina’s is ousted as not portraying her real voice and Kathy is then celebrated. This is reflexive because a as joke the it’s the actress that plays Lina’s own voice that’s used to dub herself. Whereas when Kathy sings she is dubbed by another actress who went uncredited which mirrors the film exactly. Probably the best example of the film's self- reflexivity is the charming sequence You were meant for me. Don introduces Kathy to his world by setting a sound stage so he can create the the appropriate setting for his declaration of love.
Growing up in a society obsessed with the concept of sappy love stories, it is easy to find flaws with the unrealisticness of such accounts of love. Songwriter Taylor Swift contributes to the popular trend of mainstream love stories in her own composition, “Love Story.” Throughout her song, Swift effectively incorporates the use of various figurative devices to relate her own love story with that of the famous Shakespearean lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Swift conveys the strength of her forbidden love, in similarity with that of Romeo and Juliet’s, through the use of metaphors, hyperboles, and allusions. First and foremost, Swift uses clear examples of metaphors throughout her song to maintain the resemblance of Romeo and Juliet’s love story with her own love story. Throughout the song, as it will be described later, Swift makes multiple comparisons between her lover as Romeo and herself as Juliet.
Amongst the many women portrayed in the book, the two most important women are Athena and Penelope. Athena is the Goddess of wisdom, courage, law & justice, strength and skills. She plays the role of a mentor in disguise for Odysseus but doesn’t show him the full path to his destination as Athena wants Odysseus to fight and prevail on his own. Penelope is the wife of Odysseus and the mortal queen of Ithaca. She is portrayed as the average Greek woman, but in reality is very cunning.
There isn’t only one definition for a hero, a hero has several qualities that make them just that: a hero. The Hero’s Journey can be used to tell a simple story or the most sophisticated soap opera. With having to overcome many near-death experiences, Katniss is able to prevail and become a victor. While Katniss is just a fictional character, people are still allowed to see her as a hero; I’m sure that Suzanne Collins had that in mind while writing her series. We need people that burn brighter than the sun to look up to, and the character, Katniss Everdeen, is considered to be one of them.
In Romeo & Juliet, the love story of the ages, Shakespeare doesn’t hold back with his intentional usages of comic relief. The first of which comes from Mercutio. In Romeo & Juliet, the comic relief is subtler to the point that it sounds serious. Shakespeare challenges the reader even more in these scenarios. After a heavy, charged scene (that of Romeo & Juliet meeting on the balcony in her rose garden), Shakespeare voices Mercutio calling for Romeo by talking about Rosaline (his former lover).
While both the main antagonist and protagonist of the play conveys courage, there are two minor characters who act courageously for the sake of their own motives. To begin with, Lady Macbeth is one of the most ruthless and ambitious characters in the play, being introduced as cold-hearted and cruel. She constantly reprimands Macbeth for being too remorseful or “cowardly”. Her desire to be queen is strong, which is why she asks the spirits to, “...unsex [her] here And fill [her], from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty” (Shakespeare 1.5.44-46). Due to this quote, the readers are able to infer that she has to rely on the spirits or alcohol to prevent her compassionate side from overcoming her instincts.
Beauty was definitely mentioned since the main character’s name was Beauty and she was the prettiest of the three sisters. The villain in the storyline would depend on the perspective of the tale. The two older sisters were always rude to Beauty, but on the other hand, Beauty’s father got into mischief which caused the Beast to take Beauty away from her father. The hero may be Beauty because she figured a way to create happiness even though she was away from her father. Another hero would be the Beast because he took her to his castle, away from Beauty’s mean
The Princess Bride is a classic fantasy novel, written by William Goldman in 1973, filled with “fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles” (The Princess Bride film), but most importantly true love. True love is one of them most important themes in the novel and movie adaptation because it is the driving force of the action. It is a reoccurring theme as the characters mention how rare true love is, however, it is only in the Fire Swamp that show the audience what true love is. The events surrounding the Fire Swamp enforces the idea that true love is worth all the sacrifices and risks. After Buttercup finally reunites with Westley, Prince Humperdinck makes his appearance and the lovers head into the dangerous Fire Swamp to escape the prince.
The Sirens Would you choose to listen to a beautiful song if you knew the consequence resulted in death? In Greek mythology, the Sirens lured sailors with their enchanting music, but then killed them. Homer’s “Book 12”, Margaret Atwood’s poem, titled “Siren Song”, and Romare Bearden’s artwork, “The Sirens’ Song”, convey the Sirens both similarly and different. Throughout the three Siren pieces, they all show the Sirens as seductive, they have the same outcome, and they have similar moods. All of these pieces display the Sirens as seductive.
However, from what Risa learned in Connor’s dark and troubled past, Risa realizes that Connor’s actions have a justification. As such, Risa sees Connor as her true hero and potential lover. To justify my point with quotes, Risa’s image of Connor after almost being raped by Roland changes from, “The betrayal is so unexpected, so complete, Risa doesn’t know who to hate more,” to “This is the moment Risa realizes that, even with all his troubles, she sees Connor as a hero.” The romance trope being used during Roland’s attempted rape on Risa is the rescue romance trope when Connor ruins the moment between Roland and Risa. Under those circumstances, the rescue romance trope is used as a method to jumpstart the relationship between Connor and Risa, specifically Risa’s side of the relationship. From Risa showing sympathy for Connor to Risa showing feelings for Connor for his heroism.
In the movie Grendel 's mother’s tail was the first glimpse Beowulf got of her. Grendel 's mother seduces Beowulf and gets ahold of him (Zemeckis). This shows that Beowulf, and men are sometimes blind to what they see when it comes to women. The Zemeckis video was more powerful because it conveyed a message. In the text “Beowulf longed only for fame” (“from Beowulf” 48).
Then she uses the line “She’s an actress” which refers to Camilla Belle, the person responsible for running her relationship. Belle is a well known actress that co-stared with Joe Jonas on the set of his music video “Love Bug”. Finally she says “But no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity” which means that no matter how proper she dresses or how classy she looks she will never be a good person or redeem for what she did. This line serves a double purpose as it also implies that the girl she is mentioning in her song is Belle because she a reputation in Hollywood for her love of vintage dresses and