The Story of The Blood Brothers is an old italian folktale. It's a story about twin brothers. One day the “older brother became restless, and wanted to seek his fortune abroad”(). He gave his younger brother a bottle and told him that when it turns red it means that he is in need of help. He came into a town which needed help to slay a dragon. He slayed the dragon and won the princess’ hand in marriage. If you look at it in the lens of the Jungian theory you can find the archetype of the hero. The older brother is the hero because he shows an act of courage by slaying the dragon and, after defeating the dragon he wins the princess’ love. As the story goes on the older brother comes into contact with the shadow. The archetype of the the shadow in literature is a character who brings harms to the hero or any other characters, in short the villainous character.When he comes into contact with the witch she petrifies
In the movie “Friday” it displays a typical day in the ghetto and what obstacles two young black men had to go through just to get through one day. Ice Cube a famous American rapper from LA’s popular 90’s hip hop group NWA wrote this historic black comedic/drama film and along plays the main character Craig Jones. Craig plays the neighborhood hero after a chaotic day where he deals with bullies, his love life, annoying neighbors, and scary drug dealers. The film is based in south central LA in the mid 90’s where Craig and his best friend Smokey who is played by comedian/actor Chris Tucker find themselves in trouble after thinking it would be a typical Friday in the ghetto. Craig a young black man in his early twenties lives at home with his parents is determined to leave the ghetto but there 's just some things holding him back. Smokey his best friend who is the same age and also black is a weed dealer that would rather smoke his own product rather than sell it and that leads to him and Craig in danger. This film represents neighborhood change, violence & transformation, and a local hero. I chose this film one it is one of my favorite movies, also because it is a gem to the black community, and lastly it relates to blacks who live in the ghetto and who have gone through the same struggle as Craig and Smokey but with a humorous and heroic twist.
The 2006 British film “The Queen” depicts events that unfolded after the death of Princess Diana in 1997. In the film, the British Royal Family did not react the way the public expected them to. Due to their lack of grief that was publicly shown towards Princess Diana’s death, it resulted in their actions being heavily criticised by British media and the public. Newly elected Prime Minister, Tony Blair, had to step in to help the Royal Family deal with their bad relations to the public, with the help of Diana’s ex-husband, Prince Charles.
“We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place.”
Reverend Parris is the father of Betty Parris and the Uncle to Abigail Williams. In the opening scene, he catches both girls, including some others dancing in the woods. This was very forbidden during this time because of the threat of witchcraft. The next day Betty starts acting very strange and they start to assume it’s witchcraft. Especially once they question Tituba and she admits to being a witch.
The checkered past and symbolism of the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King’s novel ,The Shining, reflects the characters’ pasts and influences their actions in order to show the building as more of an antagonist (of sorts) than a setting. One example of support for the claim is when Jack Torrence is having a dream after discovering the blood and bits in the Presidential suite from a gang fight years prior, where he believes that he is killing an intruder of the hotel with a mallet, but as he threw the mallet down, “the face below him was not of the intruder but of Danny’s. It was the face of his son. Then the mallet crashed home, closing his eyes forever. Suddenly Jack awoke standing over Danny’s bed, his fists clenched tightly.” (King 402). This supports the claim
Welcome to another western style book, Louis L’amour’s “The Empty Land”. This book is for readers who love action and adventure novels. This book takes place in the 1860’s in the mountains of Utah.
War is a devastating site to witness for anyone, but imagine being child in the middle of a civil war having to decide whether to kill or be killed. A twelve year old boy named Ishmael Beah, along with many other children, faced this challenge during the Sierra Leone Civil War. He later wrote about his journey in his memoir A Long Way Gone. Ishmael’s story consists of a conflict between the government and rebels. The rebels are individuals who are rebelling against the government, which they believe is “corrupt”. Both sides claim to be fighting for what is right for the civilians. Caught in the middle of this deadly war, Ishmael was forced to fight for the government. While acting as a soldier, he was obligated to eliminate everyone in sight.
In 1965, a small time family with big time dreams are caught up in the biggest drug smuggling operation in United States history. The family includes Jeff and Annie Hobbitt, as well as their two children, Bobbi and Georgia Hobbitt. The Hobbitt’s smuggled drugs from Mexico on numerous occasions before Georgia was pulled over by Texas State Troopers in 1968 in which she began to believe that their big time operation was under fire; thus, her father, the chemist, began manufacturing crack cocaine. Jeff contributed to five other states for crack cocaine, his son and daughter collected the money, while transporting the merchandise back and forth from the surrounding states. Annie, the mother and wife, created a large barrier around their lab by purchasing razor wire fencing and planted numerous trees around the area for camouflage. Meanwhile, Annie used the remainder of the illegal money to keep the family well fed and happy. The family lived a good life, until 1970 when a New York mob boss heard wind of the operation and called Jeff, wanting to purchases a half of a million dollars in cocaine.
Pulp Fiction, a gangster film centred around crime and drama, was directed and written by Quentin Tarantino, staring John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel Jackson. The Oscar award winning film details the lives of two hitmen, a gangster, and the gangster’s wife Jules Winnfield (Samuel Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta), are on a mission to retrieve a stolen briefcase from their employer, and mob boss, Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). Mia, (Uma Thurman) plays the role as Wallace’s wife, who is spends some time with Vincent, while Wallace leaves town for business purposes. Even though the lives of these individuals seem interesting enough, each of them wove together to create a film involving a series of funny, bizarre, and suspenseful
Among the most powerful and striking filmic composition in all of cinema, Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood renders the notion that power and conflict catalyses corruption upon an individual, divulging the monster of greed, money, and lust for power that is obscured beneath a casuistic and moralising facade. One that appears innocent and untainted by the grasp of corruption soon begins to be consumed by a desire for more, sacrificing the purpose of previous ambitions. The underlying motif of oil, symbolising impurity and sin, is a prominent tool in the portrayal of corruption within the film. This is evident when Eli approaches Plainview following the accident, concerned about the $5000 Daniel owes the Church. Plainview attacks Eli, knocking him to the ground and smearing the
In the film The Circle, the main discussion is on privacy and how having every aspect of your life on camera disrupts your right to privacy. In the film, each citizen can be found anywhere in the world, by either cameras planted by the company or other citizens that have the Circle’s products. The movie mention that the company has the ability to track anyone, in where they present it as a good tool that could stop criminals and those who are to do harm. In other words, the right to privacy get taken into a shelf in this adaptation. This movie portrays what would happen if privacy comes to end.
In the 1953 film adaptation of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes there are two main characters complemented by a group of men. Lorelei Lee, played by Marilyn Monroe, is a young entertainer who is obsessed with diamonds and can point them out anywhere. Dorothy Shaw, Lorelei’s friend and also an entertainer, is Lorelei’s confidant and chaperone on their trip to Paris. The main portion of the film is played out on a boat, which is where a majority of the sexual nature is formed. Lorelei and Dorothy aren’t the only passengers and no doubt there are some male counterparts. In fact, the entirety of the male gymnastics team is aboard, a rich diamond miner, and a detective is on board. Lorelei uses her sexuality and the appeal to heteronormative ideals to swindle diamonds and fancy gifts from her male counterparts. Dorothy takes a more traditional route and uses her sexuality for more of a procreation ideal rather than gifts and
‘Bloody Sunday’, directed by Paul Greengrass, was released in 2002, thirty years after the initial event that occurred in Derry on the 30th of January, 1972. The film is a British-Irish co-production by Bord Scannan Na hEireann, also funded by Granada Television, Hell’s Kitchen films and the Portman Entertainment Group, as well as the Irish Film Board. The film won best film at the Berlin Film Festival, as well as a BAFTA Award for Best Photography and Lighting and picked up the British Independent Film Award for Best Director and Actor (James Nesbitt). The storyline uses a historical narrative based on one of the most controversial and well-known historical events that took place during the ‘troubles’ when a civil rights protest organised
The movie Blood Diamond tells the story about a man named Solomon Vandy who lives in Sierra Leone. His country is in a civil war funded by the sale of diamonds. Danny Archer is the man who buys these diamonds and supplies both the rebels and government with weapons. Archer’s actions causes Solomons family to get torn apart, and Solomon to be forced to mine for the precious metal. This is where he finds the diamond that changes his whole life. He teams up with Danny Archer to reunite his family, and retrieve the diamond worth millions. This movies reflect the current state in many African countries. Most countries are undeveloped and have high poverty rates, diseases, famine. etc. This story shows that the true reason of Africa's