Rheotorical Question – How do different contexts change the values in stories appropriated from the classics? Let’s look at Jane Austen’s Emma, written in 1815 and Amy Herkerling’s “Clueless” – a film made in 1995. We find in both, universal themes of marriage and social class – but are these themes similarly valued? The contrast in context is examined through narrative devices such as characterization and ironic omniscient narrators in ‘Emma” and film devices such as camera shots and non-diegetic music in “Clueless’. Emma Marriage For Jane Austen, marriage was a permanent affair that conferred financial and social security on a woman.
But, it is a paradoxical unity, a unity or disunity. Modernity refers to a model of progressive transition from a pre-modern or traditional to modern society. Modernization is divided into three phases. The first phase is from the 16th to the 18th century. People started to experience modern life, and they didn’t know what is going to hit them.
Never let me go, a science-fiction drama film based in England, is directed by Mark Romanek and adapted from the book written by Kazuo Ishiguro in 2005, of the same title. This movie offers us an alternate history and provides us an insight into a society where a great medical breakthrough has been achieved, due to which the life expectancy of humans has increased beyond 100 years. Centered around the lives of three children; Kathy, Ruth and Tommy the movie takes us through their childhood which was spent in Hailsham school. Going through the turbulent emotions of childhood and adolescence, these children seem as ‘normal’ as can be and it is tough to guess what sets them apart. However as the movie progresses, the truth about these kids is revealed.
Now, A Doll’s House is modern in so far as it is written in ordinary everyday prose. A Doll’s House is also modern because the characters in it belong to the ordinary middle class. Before Ibsen, tragic plays were concerned with the fate of kings and queens or princes and princesses or army generals. But all the five major characters in A Doll’s House belong to the bourgeois class. In other words, Ibsen democratized tragedy.
Kisses for My President was released in 1964, the same decade where women finally saw change, the decade that changed the course of how Americans would view women in the near future, and finally the decade that was full of promises for American women. The historical significance of Kisses for My President is why such a comical film was chosen for discussion. The motion picture, Kisses for My President, is about Leslie McCloud (Polly Bergen) whom becomes the first female president of the United States and her husband Thad McCloud (Fred MacMurray) who tries to adjust to the duties that were once reserved for a First Lady. As expected, President McCloud’s family begins to fall apart and the McCloud children begin to become troublesome, all while Leslie is handling the duties of a President. Leslie handles her career as President well throughout the film, but the film concludes with Madame President resigning due to an unexpected pregnancy.
The author Kathryn Stockett used his own experience to write the book. The main difference is the time period. Kathryn was born on 1969, and her similar experiences illustrated in the book took time in 1960. Ten years later not much had change, The author express how her nanny was closer and portray the character of a Mother. The film is able to get to the viewers and think deeply about how things and rules have change, specially racism to maids in this case.
Doll Bones begins in small town Pennsylvania where Zach, Alice, and Poppy live. Zach 's dad refers to it as "West of Nowhere, Pennsylvania, claiming it bordered Better off Forgotten, West Virginia, and Already Forgotten, Ohio" (Page 5-11). While certain pop culture references mark the story as vaguely contemporary, we don 't know precisely when it 's taking place. What stands out most about the setting is how economically depressed it is. Zach recalls his grandparents ' stories of "how the big Victorian houses—the ones built by some famous architect, the ones that were in the center of town—used to be owned by single families and not divided into run-down apartments" (Page 149-156).
The mindset for marriage in the 1920’s was that only people in the same class should marry each other. Hence, the way Tom and Daisy are always together as one type of person. “You mean to say you don 't know? said Miss Baker, honestly surprised. I thought everybody knew.” (The Great Gatsby 15) During dinner, Tom receives a phone call from his mistress.
Rosalind was the younger sibling of Alec Connage, a University acquaintance of Blaine. It is often said that the character of Rosalind was inspired by Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda Sayre. Due to the paltry wage earned by Fitzgerald as well as the constant rejection he faced by publishers, Zelda broke off their engagement. Thus, the character of Rosalind portrays that of a young conventional American woman in the early 1900s (Prigozy). Rosalind is often considered as “the original American flapper” (Solomon).
Time in One Hundred Years of Solitude Time is related to myth in this story as it goes from linear to circular timeline process. the timeline of novel is simple and linear as Jose Arcadio Buendia marries Ursula, they will live in a town named Macondo which is found by them and they grow a family that later will destroy by a hurricane and will be faded on earth. Within this linear timeline we can see events which is repeated throughout the story. As it says in the book “ ‘What did you expect?’ he [José Arcadio Segundo] murmured. ‘Time passes.’ ‘That’s how it goes,’ Úrsula said, ‘but not so much.’ When she said it she realized that she was giving the same reply that Colonel Aureliano Buendía had given in his death cell, and once again she shuddered with the evidence that time was not passing, as she had just admitted, but that it was turning in a circle.” (pg 361)
How do these changes align with culture shifts of the same time? Well, let’s see.
Chapter Ten Bernauer to Treptow After work two days later, Lena and Christoph led me to an area of East Berlin that was considerably more run down than Mitte or Pankow. I had to stay positive. I had no choice. The woman who owned the flat was Frau Genau. Those who knew her called her Mama G. She had two adult daughters, but one just got married.
These different aspects of her life can be seen at several point in the book such as at the outset of book two she speaks about her arranged marriage her father commits her to the arranged marriage Before I was twelve years old I was betrothed and the betrothal lasted two years. , so at the age of 14 Gluckel was married to her first husband. This demonstrates that she was raised in a similar fashion to many women of the seventeenth century. This practice of arranged marriages was not uncommon common to the time period leaving no choice of marital partners to the women and also how women in general were viewed throughout society. The difference that we do see though is that this arranged marriage is accomplished at quite a young age Germany at this point in time is predominantly Christian and it would abnormal for them to take their marriage vows before the age of
Madam C.J. Walker Madam C.J. Walker was one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire. She was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867. Walker was orphaned at six, married at fourteen, and widowed at twenty with a two-year-old daughter to care for.
Three years later Andrew Borden was remarried to Abby Durfee Gray. Even though the two girls were never close with Abby Borden they began to call her their mother. Andrew Borden excelled in manufacturing and real estate, from this they became one of the most wealthy families in all of Fall River. All was well untill issues arose between the girls and their