Gittes uncovers a plot that no one was supposed to know about, a plot that could land one of the most powerful forces in Los Angeles in prison. As the details he discovers get more and more convoluted, he realizes the case he has been hired for is not just about a cheating husband, but about corruption and fraud
Chinatown pushes the limits of conventional practices in an effort to unveil deeper truth. As Schwartz puts it, “Polanski’s Chinatown transcends the old noir to become one of the best meditations on the bottomless well of human mystery, corruption, and sexuality, as well as a definitive masterpiece of the new noir era.” It addresses themes of deception, manipulation, and ambiguity that hide our darkest secrets. The film ultimately brings to light the futility of our efforts to reconcile our past. Jake surrenders to his fate in the end when Evelyn is killed by a fellow officer on her way to freedom.
Through his noir On the Waterfront, Elia Kazan tells an excellent tale of a misguided young man who struggles to discern good from bad, finally regretting his past and redeeming himself through sacrifice. This description is broad and applicable to many stories; it is an interpretation of the director's work, an implicit meaning. One may also say that Kazan tells the story of Terry Malloy, a young man who "does the right thing" and learns that he must sacrifice himself to take a stand to overthrow the corrupt boss, leading other workers in the right direction. As an explicit meaning, this explanation of the film focuses on the "point" of the story -- what Kazan is trying to communicate to his audience. A solid, tangible description of the film,
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.
I believe that Sucker has been created out of a psychological need, and there is some evidence to prove this. Sucker doesn’t seem to get noticed by anyone in his family except for Pete, Pete forgets about him occasionally, and the way Maybelle treated Pete was projected on the way Pete treated Sucker.
Similarly, David Hwang’s 10-minute play “Trying to Find Chinatown” centers on an encounter between Ronnie, a Chinese-American street musician, and Benjamin, a Caucasian tourist from Wisconsin who identifies himself as Asian-American, in the busy street of New York. In the play, “each character defines who he believes he is: Benjamin is convinced he is a Chinese American, and Ronnie sees
“You give me a uniform, you give me a number on my back, I'll give you the guts.” Throughout the 2013 film “42”, Jackie Robinson indeed proves that he has the guts to counter racism in people from all walks of life. Character is the aspect of a person that decides what kind of person he is; it is who he is at his very core, and it affects his tolerance, courage, and sense of justice. Jackie’s dealing with the racism conveys true character, and it teaches the viewer how to behave when put to the test. Specifically, “42” exemplifies true character education in that it depicts Jackie Robinson persisting despite the racial prejudice of spectators, the media, and fellow athletes.
This insight highlights Mr. Chiu’s egotistical confidence of going free and his gull to demand a “letter of apology” from the chief of the bureau. Moreover, Chiu’s self-absorbed thoughts are exposed when he realizes that his “bookworm” wife sent an amateur lawyer to rescue him. Reluctantly, he signs the confession, and Mr. Chui’s suppressed anger is revealed when he thinks to himself, “If he were able to, he would have razed the entire police station and eliminated all their families.” After ironically rescuing his lawyer Fenjin from a wrongful imprisonment and public torture, the two men travel “from restaurant to restaurant near the police
Flagg’s character Evelyn Couch is seen as a believable character, because the reader gets a bit of background on who she is and why she goes to the nursing home. In the novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Evelyn is described as a “forty-eight year old . . . [who] had gotten lost somewhere along the way” (37). After her children left to college Evelyn felt as if she did not know what to do with her life anymore, because before it revolved around her family and taking care of each one of them. In the late 1980’s women began to have more job opportunities; however, in Evelyn’s case she was already too old to go out and work for a company without having went to college. This shows that, without being capable of receiving
In the famous movie “Gangs of new York”, directed by Martin Scorsese, is a movie about multiple struggles and rivalries taking place in a New York city town, called the Five Points. This movie presents a story between a boy seeking revenge against the antagonist- Bill the butcher- and a portrayal of the various gangs living in the Five Points. Gangs of New York is historically accurate in the way it interprets the New York city riots, the characterization of the gangs in The Five Points, and the hardships of the Irish immigrants.
Accepting When You Are Wrong In Nick Flynn’s memoir, Another Bullshit Night In Suck City, the narrator, Nick, and his father, Jonathan have developed a negligent relationship among each other. Nick has many encounters with his father, where he could have approached him in order to reconnect the father son bond but he does not. However, Nick does feel that not only is his father lost but he is as well.
In the novel The Outsiders, there are things motivating Dally, Johnny, and Ponyboy to save the children caught in the church fire. One piece of evidence that shows the motive of Ponyboy is “’I bet we started it,” I said to Johnny. ‘We must have dropped a lighted cigarette or something’” (Hinton 70). Ponyboy must’ve felt guilty that he may have caused the fire so he went to save the children in exchange for his mishap. Johnny’s motivation is similar to Ponyboy’s, except that “He looked like he was having the time of his life” (Hinton 71). Johnny seemed like he was actually enjoying saving the children. He possibly admired heroes and it was his chance to become one, so he went with Ponyboy. If Ponyboy didn’t go to save the children, Johnny probably
The purpose of my essay is to explore how different social backgrounds and the social norms that follow affect the personality of two fictive characters and encourage them to break out of their station to find an identity. The protagonists Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye and Tambudzai in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s novel Nervous Conditions are both victims of social norms. Therefore, the foundation of this essay was to analyze the character’s social background, which has influenced their personalities, behavior and aspirations, and consequently their opposing actions against society.
It is tradition of the genre to have an uncommonly smart detective as protagonist, alongside a mediocre partner who often articulates the mystery. It is made apparent to the readers that the narrator possesses no significant intellect, as in the Murders in the Rue Morgue, when asked his opinion on the murders; he says “I could merely agree with all Paris in considering them an insoluble mystery. I saw no means by which it would be possible to trace the