A Streetcar Named Desire “A Streetcar Named Desire” is a symbolic and mythical play by Tennessee Williams. The author’s successful play focuses on social matter and the everyday life of the characters. The characters in this play include Blanche DuBois, who travels on a streetcar named desire to visit her sister, Stella, in New Orleans. Through the play, several unusual acts happen such as the violence towards women, male dominance and a tense relationship occurs between Blanche and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Also Blanche realizes her sister’s attachment and affection towards her husband who has a rough and harsh character throughout the story.
In New Orleans she demonstrates the act of a woman that has never know shame, but Stanley seems to see directly through her. After so long Blanches past seems to catch up with her and destroy her relationship that she has with Mitch. Stanley, destroys what is left of Blanche, as she feared this would happen in the first place! At the end of the play Blanche is led away feeling lost from life with an unconscious mind to an insane asylum. This is indeed the story of what happens to Blanche in the story but there were many flaws in her own personality that were to blame for her tragedies.
The Embodiment of Poetry "Maya Angelou was born as Marguerite Annie Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri"("Maya Angelou Biography" 1). "Maya and her brother, Bailey, moved to Stamp, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother after their parents divorced." "While living in Stamps, she faced racial discrimination that was the legally enforced way of life in the South, but she also absorbed the deep religious faith and old fashioned courtesy of traditional African American life." "Her brother, Bailey was unable to pronounce her name as a young child so he called her "My" as in "My sister." "After a few years, he started calling her "Maya" when he read about the Maya Indians."
The story revels how she came out of the muddle of such a mess. Tracy Whitney, the pivotal character is a sharp witted, beautiful intelligent employee of a bank in Philadelphia. She falls in love and gets engaged to a famous banker named Charles Stanhope III. She is carrying his baby and both decides to get married. But, later she hears that her mother Doris Tracy has committed suicide at her home in New Orlean.
The story starts off with Mariam, a girl whom is mentally tortured by her mother.. Mariam lives with her mother, Nana, for the first fifteen years of her life, but something tragic happens which forces her to get married to an abusive middle-aged man named Rasheed in a distant city. The second part of the story starts off with Laila a girl with a somewhat stable family. Laila’s life was almost perfect until a bomb took it all away, and with nowhere else to go she married Rasheed. The last half of the story focuses on the relationship on Laila and Mariam. They start off as rivals and then become inseparable.
On the other hand Mel and his wife Terri, although only being together for 5 years already show tension in their relationship. As the night progresses, Mel becomes increasingly drunk while Terri’s tone changes with the intensity of Mel’s drunkenness “barely covering a deep-seated resentment between the two of them”. (Smith 1) Mel’s resentment for his ex also grows increasingly worse as the night goes on as he begins to tell the group how his ex is deathly allergic to bees. He then starts to describe how he would like to go to her house dressed as a beekeeper, knock on the door and when she answers he’ll let loose a hive of bees into her house to kill her. Through Mel’s extreme distaste for his ex being alive and her well being, and the lengths he would go to see her suffer, the reader can gather from this that Terri could be in some ways “be repeating her relationship with her abusive ex husband” (Smith 1) through Mel.
"Resurrecting Mingus" is about a young woman named Mingus Janay Browning who is lost in a world full of lust, spite, vengeance, oblivion. She is a single 29-year-old lawyer who has her life well-balanced until her older sister Eva who reveals to Mingus that their father, Carl, has indeed been cheating on their mother Ellie. Mingus could not believe that her father had an affair behind her mother 's back after thirty-five years of marriage. She decides to pursue speaking to Ellie about the situation, whom she is not very close with compared to Ellie. When she speaks to her mother she urges her to file for a divorce.
Released in 1958, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo focuses on the close connection between love and unhealthy obsession. Former detective John “Scottie” Ferguson is asked by his friend to investigate his wife, Madeleine. Scottie eventually falls in love with the apparently suicidal Madeleine, but his love soon borders on obsession. After she commits suicide by throwing herself off a bell tower, Scottie later meets a woman who looks exactly like Madeleine. His obsession pushes him to remake the woman, Judy, into his dead lover.
As Mima descends into insanity, Kon begins to use quicker cuts back in forth between scenes that are either reality, television, or hallucination. And the television plot itself mirrors aspects of Mima’s life. However, it is not always clear to the spectator where the scene falls on the spectrum between real and imagined. In a sense this makes watching the film just as confusing for the viewer as Mima’s situation is for her. Her dwindling grasp on reality and the conflict inside herself are reflected in this constant state of not knowing who or what to trust or what is
“It had occurred to Pecola some time ago that if her eyes, those eyes that held the pictures, and knew the sights - if those eyes of hers were different, that is to say, beautiful, she herself would be different.” In this quote found in Chapter 3, in the Autumn section of the novel, it showed the desire of Pecola to have the Bluest Eyes. Pecola wants to have blue eyes not because she wants to be beautiful but because she wants to change how she sees reality. Pecola experiences a lot of things and one thing led to another and she saw her parents have a violent fight, she thinks that the only solution to her pain is if she sees something different. In Pecola’s perspective, one’s physical appearance is the most important thing and that people judge each other based on one’s skin color and eyes. “The birdlike gestures are worn away to a mere picking and plucking her way between the tire rims and the sunflowers, between Coke bottles and milkweed, mong all the waste and beauty of the world - which is what she herself was.