The café that they worked hard at and the fried green tomatoes that were very popular, along with their barbeque, made the two women very successful in that small town and allowed them to get very close and grow their friendship. At one point, Frank appeared in the small town that Idgie and Ruth live in and tried to take Ruth’s baby away from her. He was then murdered, chopped up, and barbequed by Big George and then, ironically, was served to the man who was investigating his murder. Later in the film Ruth dies of cancer, and it was mentioned that when Ruth died, the Whistle Stop Café was closed and the small town withered away thereafter. The food and the joy that Ruth and Idgie brought to the town by opening the Whistle Stop Café was the only thing that had been keeping that town
The theme of oppression of women is exemplified in the novels The Color Purple and Fried Green Tomatoes. Both novels illustrate a woman who weak, due to the oppression by males, undergo a metamorphosis into an impregnable woman with assistance. Thus, in the novels The Color Purple and
Though these characters are fictional they represent very real women of both the past and present. Within the main narrative of Fried Green Tomatoes viewers follow the stories of Ruth and Idgie. These two women living in 1930’s America represents the two types of women for that time. Ruth was the epidemy of what
Evelyn Couch is a character in the film “Fried Green Tomatoes”. She is blind to the beauty of life, until she meets Ninny Threadgoode, an 80-year-old with a child’s heart. Ninny teaches Evelyn to look beyond life’s outer ugliness to its inner beauty. She tells her the story of Idgia Threadgoode, a young woman who looked beyond the outer prejudices of the Deep South and saw inner visions of exciting new possibilities. That story, especially, helped Evelyn to see herself and life around her in a whole new way.