Throughout the book his high level skills as a detective are demonstrated in both combat and intellectual wits. One example of this is when Isaac easily disarms a full band of gangsters like a teenager stealing candy from a baby. Each of the gangsters he takes out are a part of an elite gang named the Gophers, and have enough street credit to be allowed into this prestigious gang of rebels. Isaac outsmarts the gang members in finding a way inside their hideout shelter, and then buffets them in a fighting match. Another prediction that could unravel is the spies could manage to fulfill their mission in taking America out of the dreadnaught battle.
Odysseus uses his strength to get revenge on the suitors. Odysseus knows that he was no match for the suitors so, he comes up with a plan. He decides to disguise as a beggar and this shows strength because he was going up against the suitors. When Athena nods at Odysseus, Odysseus will signal Telemachus to round up all the deadly weapons kept in the hall, and stow them away upstairs in a storeroom. Telemachus should just leave a pair of swords for the two of them.
With… the flight of [his] own intelligence” defeating the monster that no one else could conquer (lines 452-453). Killing the Sphinx proves that Oedipus is fit to rule as and king, and pushes him closer to his ultimate treasure: the truth. This action serves as Oedipus’s Road of Trials. After reigning for many years as the King with his bride Jocasta, Oedipus's kingdom is invaded by a plague. To rid Thebes of the disease, he must locate the former king, Laius's, murderer.
Demme portrays a diverse mix of characters to present gender stereotypes from a new perspective. Demme 's main characters Clarice Starling the FBI agent and Buffalo Bill challenge their traditional gender roles as they are mirroring each other. Buffalo Bill, a serial killer, struggles with his identity; he wants to transform himself to become beautiful. He decides to construct a suit made from females by killing them. While Clarice wishes to have more masculine characteristics because of her demanding career.
We follow a shift in strength throughout the film as Thelma and Louise confront male dominance, taking on phallic symbols and promoting the act of castration. In psychoanalysis, the phallic woman is a concept to describe a woman with the symbolic characteristics of the phallus. It describes any woman possessing traditionally masculine characteristics and provokes a fear of castration in the male. Thelma’s strength comes when she conquers her fear of guns and commits armed robbery. We see her take on the phallic symbols of huge trucks and spraying hoses which appear to suffocate male oppression.
What separates this film from others is its’ use of movie devices and techniques, as well as the emotionally charged story. What makes “One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest” special is the set of characters. We have Randle McMurphy, the fearless and cold criminal which it turns out, actually has a heart of gold. We have the calm and cold nurse Mildred Ratchet that tries with her full power to stop McMurphy from doing his mischief. And of course the patients like Billy Bibbit, Charlie Cheswick, Martini and Chief Bromden, all played beautifully by the actors, making the viewers feel that they are inside the mental institution.
Ripely feels like he is a nobody and has an overriding ambition to be somebody even if he has to fake it. Tom is insane or at least has some sort of mental disorder, in the movie after he kills Greenleaf he assumes his name, wears his clothes, cashes checks, and make phones call from the room. Ripley’s overreaching sense of belonging causes him to kill people who suspect the truth about him. Ripely want to be Greenleaf not because of Greenleaf’s personality but because of his money. The fact that Ripley kills people, shows that he knows himself that what he is doing illegal and wrong.
Irony is often thought of as entertaining, but it also serves a different purpose. In the play of Sophocles titled Oedipus the King, irony is present in every scene, if not every line. When the protagonist runs away to avoid killing his father and marrying his mother, only to kill his father on the road and go on to marry his mother, it can only be ironic. He is a brave and smart man. He killed four men by himself and outsmarted a Sphinx, and became the great king of the city he rescued from her claws.
One of the sisters, Phoebe, is made out to be infatuated by sexual desires due to being linked with a man killing demon, known as a ‘Succubus’. The demon kills men for their testosterone, while trying to reveal the demon, Phoebe’s sister Prue gets transformed into a man. Also interesting in this particular episode is that the men who are disrespectful towards the women are the ones that are killed. While stereotypically women were displayed on television in a way that facilitated the “male gaze” in this episode both the male and female gaze are seen, giving a sense of gender equality. The sisters stare with desire at their neighbour Dan while at a dating event and likewise when Prue turns into a man she gazes at women, rather than men.
The purpose of this ethos is how female characters are perceived by the public. Highlighting the word “equality” in McDougall’s last paragraph, and make a compare to gender equality - a problem that has been highly valued and hotly debated. When referring to this issue, is there going to be some audience who think that there 's a gender inequality in a movie where the female characters are not as strong as the male characters? The answer is negative. Michael Scott’s claimed a point in goodreads, and I think it would be a good critical way to give an explanation of Mcdougall’s idea; she saying “a female character is strong is a double standard because it’s the same thing as saying that women are, by default, weak”, continually she added “to love them for all their strengths and in spite of all of their weaknesses” and the most important is “to courageous humans who struggle with both their powers and their defects, who frequently make mistakes”
For example, Darth Vader is in a way the leader of a group; he is never alone. His dictator like behaviour is feared by others especially when he says, “I find your lack of faith disturbing” (Star Wars, 1977), after which he strangles a fellow ally, thus proving his ability and power to hurt others. However, Darth Vader is also intelligent, skillful, and strategic because he does create a plan to destroy an entire planet. In addition, Darth Vader kidnaps Princess Leia, an act that requires courage, skill, strategy, and determination; these qualities can also be possessed by heroes. On the other hand, Adrian Veidt is known to be the “world’s smartest man” (Watchmen p.19).
A human thrives off of attention, even the shy introvert begs for it. Most Americans and people around the world watch other people make history and become infamous for acts of courage and acts of deceit. Whether a person goes down in infamy or goes down with tremendous honor, this person has altered history forever. In reality the world has heroes and villains, and these real life villains thrive for heed. The increase in mass shootings starts with the shooter’s addiction to fame and the chance of becoming notorious for their dishonorable deed.
In this realm, the Joker represents a counter response to vigilante justice. As the Joker kills off people every day, the public’s response is to blame Batman. As people fear for their own safety, they attribute the deaths to Batman. This reverses the symbol made by Batman. The symbol of Batman now represents death, random death and random injustice.
His physical attributes may say otherwise, but he has the mental quality of feeling emotions and making his own decisions that leads to character development throughout the story. “But these words, people threw around - humans, monsters, heroes, villains - to Victor it was all just a matter of semantics. Someone could call themselves a hero and still walk around killing dozens. Someone else could be labeled a villain for trying to stop them.