Outline of Pan’s Labyrinth Pan’s Labyrinth, also known as El laberinto del fauno in Spanish is a fantasy film produced in 2006 by the Mexican director Guillermo del Toro. From Del Toro’s series of movies over the years, it can be noted that he has the tendency to combine poetic elixir with an imaginative vision, with occasionally a tweak of horror. The film’s main plot is about a little girl, Ofelia, moving in with her stepfather during the upsurge of Fascism.
Lynn Nottage’s play By The Way, Meet Vera Stark is an interesting play that deals with race during 1933 Hollywood. The two main characters Vera Stark and Gloria Mitchell show how black and white actresses were treated back then. Vera is African American and in the 1930’s the roles for her were degrading such as playing maids or slaves. Meanwhile Gloria, a “white” actress, gets the leading roles for movies. These two women show us how Hollywood treated black and white passing actresses.
In a poem by Louise Erdrich, a member of Chippowah tribe, “Dear John Wayne” she addresses the conflicts between the native americans and the white settlers often dramatized in western movies. The conflict between cowboys and native americans through the eyes of a movie-goer view starring, king of the cowboy, John Wayne. She uses different points of view throughout the poem such as herself, John Wayne, and an unknown speaker helping her criticize the actions and values of the character John Wayne portrays in the film. These parts of the poem help get across the idea of the native american oppression and stereotyping. The setting of a drive-in theatre playing a John Wayne movie helps demonstrate the oppression and criticism of native americans
The fantasy is about Buttercup, a milkmaid, and Westley, a farm boy, who fall in love and have to face many obstacles. The story mainly develops the themes of true love and revenge. However, in the book, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, the story develops the theme of revenge and true love in more depth compared to the movie. First of all, the book provides a detailed past of each main character which makes the reader sympathize with them. For example, in the book, the author has dedicated four to five pages to understand Inigo’s and Fezzik’s past.
This paper will provide information about the Bender’s family, cabin, killing process and the search and discoveries of people that went missing. The paper will also explain how they arrived in Labette County, Kansas and why they left. One of the most outstanding member’s of the Benders family was Kate Bender. Kate was 23 years old, the youngest of the family; she was the charming person and would lure residents or travelers into the cabin.
After reading Laura Bohannan’s Shakespeare in the Bush and Horace Miner’s Body Ritual Among the Nacirema, a common theme presents itself between the two articles. Ethnocentrism, particularly within the U.S., is elucidated through the actions of Bohannan while in West Africa, and the reaction of any American reading Miner’s piece about the “magical” Nacirema culture. In Bohannan’s piece, she struggles to prove that Hamlet is a universal story that any culture can easily understand. She speaks to the elders of the Tiv people, and is shocked to conclude that they do not understand Hamlet the way Americans understand it. In Miner’s piece, he cleverly presents the idea of the culture of the Nacirema people who are sadistic in nature, and lack logic
Although her work is an example of ethnographic research, Hortense Powdermaker considered herself to be an anthropologist. After receiving her bachelor in history Powdermaker worked in the labor movement for a few years but was inspired by her later mentor Bronislaw Malinowski to gain her Ph.D. in anthropology in 1928 (Gacs, 1989). Prior to her Hollywood studies she spent time in Papua New Guinea to observe a native tribe to which she also refers to throughout "Hollywood: The Dream Factory" and allows her to draw comparisons. To gain insight into the culture that constitutes Hollywood Powdermaker spent one year in Los Angeles to conduct "applied anthropology, that is, using an anthropological
Theda Perdue`s Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835, is a book that greatly depicts what life had been like for many Native Americans as they were under European Conquering. This book was published in 1998, Perdue was influenced by a Cherokee Stomp Dance in northeastern Oklahoma. She had admired the Cherokee society construction of gender which she used as the subject of this book. Though the title Cherokee Women infers that the book focuses on the lives of only Cherokee women, Perdue actually shines light upon the way women 's roles affected the Native cultures and Cherokee-American relations. In the book, there is a focus on the way that gender roles affected the way different tribes were run in the 1700 and 1800`s.
Nazish S. Quraishi Professor Ahmadi ENGL 101-13 10 January 2016 Courage Triumphs over Racism The film “The Help” (November 24, 2011) of genre historical fiction directed and scripted by Tate Taylor is a faithful adaptation of the bestseller novel The Help penned by Kathryn Stockett. It is a story about how three women team up to form an alliance and secretively work on a writing project that would be shunned otherwise. The film portrayed the time when segregation existed between the whites and the blacks to be specific in the early 1960s in Jackson, Mississippi. The film began with a flash-forward scene where Aibileen a black domestic maid is being interviewed, how it feels to work for a white family?
Through the eyes of a young girl, an intricate story of an African American family in the 1950’s is told in Mildred D. Taylor’s The Gold Cadillac. Set in Toledo, Ohio, Taylor details the ‘s family’s journey with just a gold Cadillac and a road trip to the southern United States. Along the way, ‘Lois’ childlike innocence takes a hit once the realities of racism become part of her world.
In order to marry in the Navajo tribe you have to marry someone in another tribe. The Navajo religion worshipped many gods of wind and water. There were gods for almost every natural occurrence. There were sacrifices and spiritual dances like many other tribes to worship these gods. Code Talkers were Native American soldiers who helped in World War II, and they really made a difference for the United States.
Kate Constable 's time slip adventure tale, “Crow Country”, explores that racism is a major idea in today 's society. Set in Boort, a small country town in Victoria, Constable underscores how people such as Sadie, the protagonist, can start to feel like they belong. As a result, she is able to solve the mystery of the stones and she begins to feel that she is included. Sadie is disappointed when her mother, Ellie, drags her to the country. Sadie didn 't feel like Boort was home until, she makes some friends, like Walter and Lachie.
Two women are the most important in a grown man’s life, his wife and his mother. Adam Gopnik, New York University, Institute of Fine Arts graduate and a long time writer for The New Yorker explores his relationship to these women in his article “Bread and Women” (AdamGopnik.com). Gopnik describes how his sojourn into bread baking uncovered insights about his mother and spouse. He utilizes allusions, epithets, and dialogue to portray his wife and mother as important individuals who are unique and interesting in their own rights. Gopnik uses allusions to ancient buildings and famous figures to clarify the complex personalities of his beloved muses.
Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl is a memoir divided into three parts about her role as a scientist, friend, mother, and lover. In the book, Jahren gives intimate details into her childhood, years as a student, professor in three separate universities, wife to a brilliant mathematician and as a mother to a boy. Sometimes the facts about her life transition seamlessly into a narrative about botany, usually revolving around the secret life of plants of all different types. Whether she is describing the early years and patient hope of the seedling, the restlessness of tree awaiting death, or the evolved spine of an ingenious cactus, Jahren relates the plants’ internal desires and activity in a break takingly human way throughout the book.
Dorothea Lange was an amazing photographer, she captured many significant pictures during the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma. Her most famous picture is the “Migrant Mother,” a mother surrounded by her 3 sons, one in her arms and two holding on to her for support. The picture describes how bad times were, the worry on her face showed how many feared that they wouldn’t be able to sustain their family by providing them with food. The Dust Bowl affected many other states, people tried to go to California, the promise land, for jobs. Linda Gordon, a writer and historian, looks up to Mrs. Lange as a role model, a woman who overcame a physical and an emotional obstacle in her life.