Sherman sought to force the public to question the seductive and often oppressive influence of mass-media over our individual and collective identities. Sexual desire and domination, the fashioning of self-identity as mass deception, these are among the unsettling subjects lying behind Sherman's extensive series of self-portraiture in various guises. Despite not aligning herself directly with feminism Sherman does conclude her work is, in fact, feminist. The work is what it is and hopefully, it's seen as feminist work or feminist-advised work, but I'm not going to go around espousing theoretical bullshit about feminist stuff. The portrayal of women is a central theme throughout Sherman's career and can still be seen in her more recent works.
The one-act play, “Trifles,” by Susan Glaspell, has several themes that are incorporated within it. There are several dominant ideas such as female identity, patriarchal dominance, isolation, and justice are themes that are all reflected in different ways throughout the play; however, gender is the main theme of “Trifles.” There is a considerable difference between the roles of the men and the women in this play. The men are expected to act in a more controlling, dominant way, while the women are expected to act in the typical ‘housekeeper’ fashion. The theme of gender is brought out through the play in many dramatic elements such as character, tone, and dramatic irony.
In The Awakening, Edna represents desire, impulse, and rebellion. While Adele represents the socially accepted woman, she is submissive, obedient, and a homemaker. This drastic contrast facilitates Chopin's emphasis on Edna’s rebellion, and how drastic it was for the time period. “Edna's experience of self-discovery, "tangled" and chaotic and therefore "vague" or hard for her to comprehend, touches upon a core issue, of individual variation and the uncertainty involved in its creation, expression, and consequences.” (Glendening).
Death of a Salesman has been extremely influential in regards to theatrical performance and it has been performed by multiple different theatre groups. It has also been made into a movie, which has actors such as Dustin Hoffman as Willy Loman, John Malkovich as Biff Loman, and Kate Reid as Linda Loman. All of these actors’ performances were true to the character and were extremely realistic. It was easy for the audience to get caught up in the characters that these actors portrayed. Throughout the movie, Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, and Kate Reid all provided an outstanding performance by ensuring that their facial expressions, body language, and emotions always shined through all the while they were creating realistic characters that were easily believable by the audience.
Dammed Beliefs Although human beings have spoken different languages, have practiced a variety of religions, and have belonged to different cultures, the one binding trait that humanity has always possessed, past and present, has been a desire to self-govern. This human reliance on self-determination demonstrates just why the loss of personal freedoms, the inability to choose, or the experience of oppression compels and motivates people to try and avoid a feeling of helplessness. Similarly, in The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles, Fowles conveys how although society might push a certain image of what every person should strive towards, staying true to one’s own beliefs and perspectives rather than succumbing to the views of society
Gender representation is a theme in which is common when focusing on the form and content of both Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godott. Even though they are represented in different manners they both highlight the gender norms during the time period they were written. Within Beckett’s writings masculinity is prominent, centralizing the powerful and protruding gender focal point. Whereas Ibsen includes the female perspective and allows the readers to become aware of the gender representation as such.
Throughout his life in making films, Tim Burton has shown his unique talent and vision. He proceeds taking advantage of the cinematic techniques; lighting, sound, and camera movements creating a certain mood/tone. These three techniques are used numerous of times for the duration of each film. Although, many various emotions are constructed, there are feelings that anyone may connect to. Tim Burton is a successful filmmaker and has inspired many with the use of his cinematic techniques.
Feminism in “Two Kinds” and “Girl” Both “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid and “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan display themes about feminism and what it’s like to be raised by an authoritative mother as a susceptible girl, but each sets different terms for what it means to be a woman. These works both have a mother-daughter relationship that are full of dispute and the push to be excellent, all while coming from a loving place. In the poem “Girl”, the authors mother is teaching her ways to be a woman. The mother is telling the daughter how to do stereotypical feminine tasks. These included pleasing a man, making tradition meals, and doing housework like mending clothes and cleaning.
Introduction Debates centring the relationship between gender and sexuality, religion, and the politics of identity widely pervade existing literature. The politics of identity focuses on the ways in which people 's politics may be shaped by aspects of their identity such as race, class, religion, gender, and sexuality. This paper looks at the aspects of gender, sexuality and religion, and through our research and fieldwork, we put forward that the interplay between gender, sexuality, religion, and the politics of identity is subject to the individual and is relative to his or her environment. We argue that individuals are active agents who are able to negotiate the boundaries that are set upon them, and the way an individual is able to navigate spaces that enforce structure or enable agency is implicative of the interplay between gender, sexuality, religion, and the politics of identity.
Gwen Harwood, an Australian well-known poet who explores the nature of life through her anthology of 'Selected Poems '. Harwood explores happiness, pain and sorrow which women especially mothers experience. She suggests that motherhood could be somewhat demanding, in the post world war era, by making one feel frustrated and burdened. Also Harwood suggests that by taking on the role of a mother, you must sacrifice your passion and career. Nevertheless, she also suggests that as one becomes a mother themselves, they slowly reflect on the beautiful memories that they had with their mothers.
In conclusion, Laurie from “Charles” is the exact definition of a noteworthy character. Due to his intelligence, elusiveness, and the ability to have flaws, readers are able to understand why Laurie is so essential. All in all, the author’s descriptions of Laurie left an indelible mark on the reader and all types of
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Well-respected, director Tim Burton has always been credited for the uniqueness of his many films. He has directed, produced, and written many classic films in his life, and there is no doubt he will make any more. Often influenced by Edgar Allen Poe, Dr. Seuss, and Vincent Price, Burton’s films are regularly remakes of well-known tales, reimagined as twisted with dark spins. His films Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Edward Scissorhands all demonstrate how one of a kind his screenplays are. Though Burton uses many meaningful cinematic techniques across these films, his use of lighting stands out.
Intro: Each excerpt both “Response to Executive Order 9066” by Dwight Okita, and “Mericans” by Sandra Cisneros, the take on “American Identity” question from two very different points of view. Okita’s poem discusses “American Identity” and how an individual is more affected by the culture that they experiences rather than the effects of where your family comes from. On the other hand, Cisneros discusses “American Identity” and contrasts how her “Awful Grandmother” sees the American Culture, how she sees American Culture, and how those part of the culture take to judging her based on something as simple as the boots she wears. A common relationship between both of these excerpts is, Cultural heritage and physical appearances do not determine what it means to be American.