Social psychology is essentially the study of how human beings interact, behave and think around others. It is rooted in explaining the various different experiences we face each day in our social lives. Nowadays, film-makers try to depict these psychological phenomena in their movies to make them realistic. One such movie stars Emma Stone, an Oscar winner playing the role of Olive in the film “Easy A”. The film in short describes the high school life of a chaste girl, Olive, who conforms to peer pressure and starts lying about her sexual behavior in order to maintain a certain reputation as well as to help out her troubled friends.
Daughters of the Destruction of Visual Pleasure In 1991, Julie Dash directed an independent film classic, Daughters of the Dust, a narrative revolving around three generations of Geechee women preparing to migrate to the north, dealing with themes such as history preservation, tradition vs modernity, and black feminism perspective. Not only did Dash garner critical acclaim for being the first black female director to project a film for theatrical distribution, but also one of the few films to feature women of color as agents of change in the non-linear narrative, rather than excessive character additions. A recurring conflict in cinematic industry stems from how filmmakers construct men as protagonists and women as spectacle of objectification and source of erotic pleasure. Additionally, misrepresenting women to satisfy the male gaze establishes a problematic cinematic expectation on the roles normally fulfilled, constructing this unfair myth that psychologically and methodically reoccurs in the mindset of both male and female audience members, flawed by the illusion that the film represents truth.
Fast forward by Celeste O. Norfleet describes a teenage girl by the name of Kenisha Lewis and focuses on the problems in her young life. Kenisha 's mother passed away and her ex-boyfriend had impregnated her best friend Kenisha struggles to stay out of trouble ever since she lost her mother she faces many difficult situations throughout the book. This book has; drama, laughter and emotional connections that people could relate to. Kenisha, the protagonist of Fast Forward by Celeste O. Norfleet and I are alike in many ways. We both share the same view of the world, are viewed by the world in similar ways and I would respond in a comparable way to the central conflict of the novel.
This essay will critically examine on how the female figure is represented throughout a very “selective” media outlet (the film industry), and how society is depicted in the film medium. The chosen media text for analysis is The Hunger Games, a theatrical adaptation of the novel written by Suzanne Collins and directed by Gary Ross. The film is centred on Katniss Everdeen - a teenage girl who volunteers on behalf of her sister, to fight in the annual Hunger Games- and the male District 12 tribute, Peeta Mellark, with whom she shares quite an intense past. Both characters embark on a journey that will test their physical and emotional boundaries, while being hunted by the other 22 competitors who all fight for the same objective: survival.
A woman who is free-minded and independent in America, a quite magnificent feat considering where women had been just years prior to the twenties. A prior suffragette, with a history of hardships unknown to her male counterpart, the flapper is the new and improved woman of the 20th century. Prior to 1919 women were considered to be nothing more than housewives that served no purpose other than too cook and clean. While men earned an ample wage at high-end jobs in fields such as government or medicine, women “dragged [themselves] off day by day to work until someone came along and married [them]. Sometimes she was a Cinderella, but more often she graduated a household drudge,” who had to struggle to make a living at horrible, low-end jobs (Crowther).
The lead, Takeyuki Higurashi, played by Takayuki Hamatsu, is a rather likeable presence. The tyrannical nature of his character during the movie-within-the-movie is downplayed in favor of a more laidback and thoughtful persona during the behind-the-scenes work. As we get the reasoning why with the backstory, the change is still fun to witness first-hand in a stellar performance. The other big standout performance here is Nao played by Harumi Syuhama as his retired-actress wife who now works as the makeup artist on the shoot who gets involved in the film through rather dubious means. The difference between her sweet motherly duties and the more tyrannical she becomes in the role allows for a nice change that gives her a rather impressive attribute here.
I also know feeling conned too well, I similarly felt that other people had better luck when it came to life, and that something in my life was missing. “I wanna be a virgin pure/I wanna drink until I ache/ I'm gonna puke it anyway” Marina Diamandis covers all of the bases when it comes to the different stages you feel when you go through such a rocky moment in your life, and all of the different highs and lows. I can even find the title, “Teen Idle” relatable, in the different spelling of “Idol” which was done on purpose to indicate the time spent doing nothing, and I relate to feeling like my earlier youth was unfulfilling, and still not doing all of the things I could
I have watched a lot of inspiring movies and I would say that Temple Grandin is the most striking. This movie revolves around a woman named, Temple Grandin, who became successful despite having limitations due to her autism. She graduated as college valedictorian and she also completed her Ph.D. Furthermore, the movie also shows the importance of moral support and understanding to the persons with autism for their consolation and feeling of relief. I commend the movie for effectively showing how a person with autism or disability like Temple Grandin could overcome her limitations and eventually become successful. The movie clearly emphasized that the support, help, understanding, respect and acceptance of people are some of the vital factors that influence the persons with autism to be optimistic in order to have a positive outlook in life.
I had done gymnastics ever since I could remember. Being the rambunctious three year-old that I was my parents decided to enroll me in gymnastics. Over the years, the gym had become my second home. I loved the smell of the chalk on my hands, the feel of my sore body as I left the gym, and the excitement of the next challenge. I especially enjoyed witnessing all the hardworking girls ,just like myself, strive for their dream.
My sister, whom was simply a freshman in college became our sole provider and I remember knowing the only way we were surviving was through food stamps, Medicaid, my sisters full time job, and the help of those around us. At the age of eighteen she stepped up to the plate and made sure she made enough to pay bills. She constantly worked selflessly because of necessity. My sister served as an inspiration to me. I believe it was then that we realized that we were capable of a vast amount of things independently from my father when we had always believed it was not possible.
Misty Copeland Misty Copeland was the first African American to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. She had a rough childhood, but her story shows how having patience and being a hardworking person pays off in the end. Even though her youth wasn’t great, she pursued her dream of having a career in professional dance and continues to make headlines wherever she goes. Misty Copeland was born to Sylvia DelaCerna and Doug Copeland in Kansas City, Missouri on September 10, 1982. Her siblings are Erica, Christopher, and Douglas Jr. Copeland.
She is constantly training and running. She is now preparing to do a half-marathon in October in the city of San Francisco for charity purposes. Gina Rodriguez is our inspiration and has been that way for a long time, but after her cover story in Women 's Health, our love and admiration for her beautiful personality is even stronger now than before. Gina 's approach on health is very realistic — the actress is a huge advocate of loving yourself the way you are and no one can tell you differently. However, she takes care of herself and her body through eating only healthy food.
By admitting very early on that she herself has struggled with anorexia and weaving her status as a relatively recent college graduate from a prestigious university throughout the text, Waldman establishes credibility for herself. The admission that both she and her identical twin sister dealt with anorexia at varying times in their lives further solidified Waldman’s credibility. It is one thing to read about a topic written by someone you know is well versed in whatever field their writing about based on their academic background, but it becomes something totally different with a wider range of emotions attached when you know that what is being written is someone’s life and involves issues that are still currently being worked on. These transparent and raw aspects of Waldman’s writing create the pathos in “There Once Was a Girl.” When explaining the onset of her eating disorder, Waldman states, “When we were 17, I developed anorexia, impelled by some unpoetic cacophony of motivations: wanting to be close to her, wanting to compete with her, wanting to rescue her, wanting to cancel her out.
The Perseverance of a Mother Every mother sticks up for their child no matter what. Chris’s mother is one of the few back in the nineteen thirties that did not just fed and wash their crippled child and leave them. She would not give up on Chris she knew he would be just as good as anny of the other kids. Her perseverance helped Chris.