Firstly, similar to the original Sleeping Beauty, the princess is cursed to fall into an eternal sleep on her sixteenth birthday where she will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. The curse can only be broken by a true love’s kiss. However, Maleficent reworks the idea, even though in the first half of the movie the heroine believes that a true love’s kiss does not exist but it is the love, “female boding and companionship” (Sree 97) between her and Aurora that has developed throughout the years which finally breaks the curse and wakes her up. The fact the Maleficent strives all the way from the Moors to the rival kingdom to save Aurora without any hesitation implies that it is merely for the reason that they share a strong connection, knowing what awaits for her at the castle, still she is not afraid to risks her life for her love one. Hence, the film provides an alternative idea to the viewers, it illustrates that true love exists for everyone, not only between men and women.
The costume of each character is shown very obviously in the scene when Dorothy met them. For Glinda Witch of the North, her costume looks white pretty brighten and she looks like an angel. For Wicked Witch of the West, her costume is green-representing bad thing- ugly and a look of a bad guy. In Oz Dorothy meet some fantasy characters: Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion and finally the Wizard of Oz. Each character present the inner of mankind.
Racism, defined in moderation as prejudice or discrimination towards another race, deeming one’s own race as superior, is and has been a very hot topic in today’s society. Racism can range from anything to refusing service because of the color of skin, to blatantly killing an African American boy who’s walking down a street with an Arizona Tea and a pack of skittles. Living in a post-Obama administration, Americans believed that this country was finally a post-racist society. However, actions, both consciously and subconsciously, show otherwise. African Americans, or any person of color, have to constantly be on guard against racists acts.
Greed and the desire to follow the ways of others caused cruelty of others. In Huck Finn when the men are tricked by the king and duke with their Royal Nonesuch show, they say, “We are sold-mighty badly sold. But we don’t want to be the laughing-stock of this whole town” (Twain 114). After this the townsmen decide to encourage others to attend the show as well. This displays the greed of society and how they did not wish to look foolish so they made everyone else get ripped off as well.
The narrator felt disgusted because the Sambo dolls represent the black stereotype of servitude towards the white race. The Sambo dolls connect to Ellison’s purpose of demonstrating the black experience in America and show how black Americans are still used as puppets just like Sambo dolls. In society, blacks were expected to behave and act a certain way by the white race, and the quote shows how Clifton demonstrated that it was still true. “For they had the power to use a paper doll, first to destroy his integrity and then as an excuse for killing him” (Ellison 441). After watching Clifton die, the narrator returns to his office in Harlem and is tormented with thoughts of the Sambo doll and Clifton’s death.
A Simple Farmer’s Dark Side The speaker of Maxine Kumin’s “Woodchucks” is a farmer or gardener, angered by the pesky woodchucks in his/her garden, However, underneath the simple story of a farmer trying to get rid of woodchucks is a disturbing metaphor about World War II and the evil inside everyone. The evil side of the speaker develops throughout the poem with each stanza showing more and more anger and even thrill and satisfaction in the killing. “Woodchucks” begins with an explanation of how the first effort, more merciful than the rest, doesn’t kill the woodchucks. The speaker, a farmer, develops a growing hatred for the woodchucks in their garden and realizes the evil they never knew was inside them. In the first stanza, the speaker
In our world today, we can still see the effects of the Salem Witch trials through accusing those who are on the margins of deeds we don’t want to take responsibility for. The first victims to be accused within the Salem Witch Trials were those who didn’t fit the social norms of society at the time. From the beginning, Abigail Williams has power over those who are below her. Not only does she possess this power, she lords it over those who are seen as valueless in a society built for the rich and for men. When placed in the hot seat after being discovered dancing in the woods, Abigail throws the weakest person she can find under the bus: Tituba.
This stiuation reflected the influence of military dictatorship on the people. A fictional brick countless times appear in the movie, the flexible use of the mapping way to the interpretation of the military dictatorship is for people with no reality whatever things, it will not be able to bring people the real thing. In the film, there is a plot where the father trampled on the poisonous mushroom. It wasimportant for Anna, which helped Anna build and perfect his father’s image, and led to some important associations. There is also a small plot, the father with two sisters indentify poisonous mushrooms, and it was more of a politically mischievous joke when the father took the two sisters to identify the mushroom, especially the last one in the film, “ never tell your mather”.
We can see the most discrimination go towards Celie and Sofia. An example of racism is when Sofia goes to jail because she denied the mayor’s wife offer to work for her as a nanny. The mayor felt that because she was ’black ‘she did not have the right to disrespect and deny his wife’s offer. Another example is the many times Mr. ______calls Celie black and ugly. Also when Sofia tells Eleanor that her baby will most likely grow up to be a racist.
The theatre was established to produce plays based on socialist feminist issues. Vinegar Tom was produced as the company asked Churchill to write a play about witchcraft. Churchill stated that the play is "about witches with no witches in it; a play not about evil, hysteria and possessions by the devil" (Churchill 67). The title of the play indicates to the cat that is owned by Joan who is believed to be a witch. The title is not too long and vinegar reflects pain and bitterness.