In the beginning of the play, LaBute switches traditional gender roles by portraying Evelyn as a dominant figure and Adam as a passive character. Thus, Evelyn plays a masculine role and Adam a feminine role in the play. This is noticeable in the scene where Adam fails to convince Evelyn of stepping away from the statue at the museum. In this scene, Evelyn defies Adam’s authority by stating her intention of defacing a statue because she does not like “art that isn’t true” (LaBute 8). Adam appears to be dominated by Evelyn and unable to exert any authority over her.
Amelia attended a private college preparatory school, and she got into a bit of mischief due to her independent behavior. She never let society expectations to be change her. Her behavior was more active a rugged while young girls were expected to behave tamed and ladylike. She realized that boys could do more than girls according to society, and she wasn’t fond of this dynamic (Amelia Earhart Museum). Eventually, Amelia’s father had to transfer jobs and move to Iowa.
The Babadook manifests as a mixture of dark emotions such as anger and misery directed at the main protagonist, Amelia. Depicted as a monster from a mysteriously appearing children’s book, the powers of the Babadook grow stronger from Amelia’s denial of the loss of her husband. Due to the loss of her soon to be a father and love of her life, Amelia cannot get over the fact that her husband is gone. At the same time, she has an unspoken yet apparent resentment for her own son Samuel who, along with Amelia, survived the car crash. Throughout the film, her resentment and grief grow a lot more evident because of the overwhelming influence of the Babadook.
It takes place on three different continents, Japan, America and Africa. A Moroccan family, a vacationing American couple in Morocco played by Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, a mute Japanese teenager and her father, and the Mexican nanny who is in charge of the kids of the American couple. These stories are linked to each other in varying ways, but are also still four independent stories, which makes it a very interesting movie. Consequently, the movie Babel shows the viewer that without communication it is almost impossible to trust people from other cultures and not fall back on prejudices. The title of the movie is Babel, Iñárritu did not choose this by accident, and he likely named his movie after the bible story about the tower of Babel.
Throughout the film, the maids are portrayed as the underdogs and this plays into the final conclusions very well. Viola Davis is very convincing in her portrayal of Aibileen, her emotions seem genuine especially her love for the babies she helps to raise. Emma Stone is also very convincing in showing the viewer her overwhelming
The award-winning film, American Beauty (1999), follows around a plethora of characters that predominantly struggle with their individual identity crisis ' throughout the film. The director, Sam Mendes, is able to create a film that constantly tries to subvert the notion of the American Dream and Family with an overwhelmingly witty and poignant dialogue that emerges through this group of characters. Mendes uses Lester, played by Kevin Spacey, as the poster boy of this uncomfortable transformation that disguises itself as a "midlife crisis". Through the use of various cinematic techniques Mendes is able to accentuate the inner feelings of each of these characters and what they are experiencing whilst going through this identity crisis. With
In conclusion, Eva Smith is the most important character in the play ‘An Inspector Calls’ for all of the above reasons. Undeterred by the fact that she never speaks, or is even shown in the entire play, she is undoubtedly the main character. Priestley makes her put a spotlight on all the issues that he is so strongly opposed to. Eva brings out the lack of guilt of the upper class, and their refusal to accept responsibility for what they have undoubtedly caused. She is an example for the sociopolitical divide of the rich and poor – the upper and lower class.
And of course the character Amanda who is obsessed with “Southern Living”, reflects Williams’ mother, Edwina. These characters symbolize denial, as Amanda refuses to accept her daughter for who she is, Amanda constantly remeises about her old life as a Southern Belle with wealth and social class in order to avoid the harsh reality of what her new life has become. Then we have Tom, who uses to “movies” or bars to escape his responsibilities, and his homosexualilty.
Throughout the play, the focus stays on Amanda, who desperately hopes that her daughter Laura will find a nice man to marry, even asking her son Tom to find a man to court her. In 1973, the drama was adapted into a film. The entire movie is produced with only four actors; Katharine Hepburn as Amanda, Sam Waterson as Tom, Joanna Miles as Laura, and Michael Morlarty as Jim- the gentleman caller. While maintaining the genre of drama, the film did not meet the standards to correctly represent the theme of disillusionment. Disillusionment of reality is portrayed numerous ways throughout the play, but lacking in the stage production due to poor acting and unrealistic costumes and props.
Babel With a hint of Rendition The films Babel (2006) and Rendition (2007) show how paranoia regarding foreigners and terrorism affect innocent lives. There has been a sort of hysteria regarding terrorism in America and unfortunately the faces that have been attached to it are brown. These films are especially relevant to the happenings in America right now with leaders such as Donald Trump expressing Islamophobic views. In Babel, there are different storylines and each of them is tied together with the gun that starts it all. The tour bus shooting is immediately broadcasted in America as having been a terrorist attack.