Steel Magnolias is the story of six witty women who spend most of their time at the salon gossiping, exchanging recipes and, oh yes, occasionally getting their hair and nails done. The story is filled with many jokes and strong female friendship. Through the buzz of blowdryers and the haze of hairspray, these strong-willed Southern women retain a bond that can withstand any challenge. Combining humor and comedy with a tragic storyline, Steel Magnolias appeals to a wide variety of people. The play provides both comedic and mournful moments.
The play “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling, is about a group of friends in a small town and later on have to deal with one of their friends who had type 1 diabetes and passed away. The play takes place mostly in a hair salon in a town called Chinquapin, Louisiana. Truvy Jones is the owner of the hair salon and is looking to hire when Annelle Dupuy comes in and asks for the job. Truvy is amazed at Annelle’s hair styling skills and instantly hires her. Later on, comes in M’lynn Eatenton and her daughter Shelby, who is having a wedding on that same day so they both decide to get their hair done, Clairee Belcher also appears at the hair salon to get her hair done.
Priestley describes her as a pretty young girl that is quite excited about life, he uses the character of Shelia Birling to present his socialist views and teach the readers the duty of social responsibility. He is eager to teach the Birling’s that everyone can be treated equally not dependent on which “class “you are in, he demonstrates this through the Sheila Birling’s character throughout the second through third acts, following the realization that she has played a part Eva Smith's death, she matures and stands her ground. At first, Shelia is presented as being childish; This can be seen when she says ‘Oh it’s wonderful! Look- Mummy- isn’t it a beauty? The word 'mummy' has a significance of companionship and care but it also can convey a sense of immaturity.
Gradually Shelby discloses Teddy’s attempts and is going to kill him. As a matter of fact, Shelby has already killed the attacker at the beginning but fails to remember that, resulting in his unrelenting efforts on searching that guy and sufferings from the misery of losing his wife again and again. To make sense of the story and appreciate the artistic wisdom of the film, we have to analyze the main actor’s problem of memory and his personal identity. Furthermore, we can mirror ourselves through analysis of personal identity of the main character in the film. First of all, we should figure out in the case of Shelby whether he still has personal identity.
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