Buffy seemed as a jealous type of friend she didn't like that Kelly was getting all the attention. Kelly had even got with one of Buffy’s ex lovers. His name was Fritz he had taken Kelly out on dates before amicably, but he thought that eventually he’d be able to get a little more out of her. Buffy also seemed to be very snarky, she said things in a “sly sort of joke, a nudging complicity you didn’t quite absorb until later, or, simply bluntly, a statement of fact.”(Oates 122) Buffy and Kelly’s relationship was almost as if they were frenemies both fighting for the same fame. Kelly’s relationships throughout her life weren’t always the best.
Two friends, Louise (Susan Sarandon) and Thelma (Geena Davis), are to spend a weekend in a cabin, but when Thelma becomes the victim of an attempted rape and Louise shoots the perpetrator they embark on a road trip that takes them deep into a relentlessly patriarchal society. They even find themselves doing things normally associated with male characters in this particular genre, for example armed
Mae the mother of the family shoots the man and she is arrested. Winnie then decides to help Mae escape. A lesson the characters learn is that dying is a part of the natural life cycle and you can’t live without dying. They also learn that living forever is not as good a thing as they were led to beleive. A lesson I will not use is when Jesse tells Winnie when she is seventeen to come back and drink from the spring to be with Jesse forever.
Ridley Scott’s ‘female buddy movie’ Thelma and Louise centres around issues of male dominance and the freedom of release from society. Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon) are women suppressed by the men in their lives. They take a vacation to escape for a few days and after an attempted rape and murder they end up fugitives on the run for their lives. This unintended event ends up being for them the best adventure of their lives, as they are able to divest from the rules of society and become the independent women they are. By subverting the traditional role of gender in the genre, the film shows how feminism impacted the film industry by challenging Hollywood and the gendered myths and social patriarchy, providing women with a voice, and changing how spectators view how women are looked at through women’s eyes and their experiences.
The sexual awakening Edna experienced caused her desires for lust and love to heighten. Her relationship with her husband has become less passionate over the years, and Edna realizes how unhappy her marriage to Mr. Pontellier has become. The strain between Edna and her husband adds to the climax because it stems the multiple awakenings she experiences. The freedom and empowerment awakenings made Edna realize how she has control over her own life and can do whatever her heart
With the new weapon, Percy kills Mrs. Dodds and goes back to the class. Ever since this incident, Grover and Mr. Brunner have been talking about him, and a mysterious stolen object. On the last day of school, Percy’s mother, Sally, brings him to the beach house where she and Percy’s father first met. However, a storm interrupts their vacation and Grover tells them to leave. While driving, they are all attacked by a
Dystopian universes are believed by their citizens that everything contains a function to it and that they live in the most perfect community. Nonetheless, there will always be those second-minded people believe that their society is doing something wrong and they feel the need to wake everyone up from the lives they are living. In the novels Anthem by Ayn Rand and Divergent by Veronica Roth, the two main characters Tris and Equality go through romantic relationships that makes them move away from their dystopian society that they live in. However, their lovers seem to influence them in different ways.
In the controlled society depicted in Anthem, love between two people is illegal. When the main character, Equality 7-2521, finds himself in love with a woman, Liberty 5-3000, he doesn 't really know what to do. Yet in the end, his love for Liberty 5-3000 does overpower all of his other emotions and feelings, and pushes him towards rejecting all that his society has taught him. The same thing happens to Liberty 5-3000, too, who eventually chooses to place her love for Equality 7-2521 above everything else. Although, Rand’s writing captures the reader easily because this is written as sort of a collection of thoughts from Equality 7-2521.
As the case of Ismene shows, faith in law, and the following the societal expectations, creates someone who is largely complacent. Ismene eventually does come around to her sister’s side, however Antigone stops her from taking the blame in her place. Happy loman is Ismene’s counterpart in Death of a Salesman, he is unwittingly the archetypical product of the system that Willy subscribes to. Happy is a serial womanizer, regarding them more as consumables than equals,
On first impressions of his intended, the satirical Mr Bennet was ‘captivated by youth and beauty and the appearance of good humour which youth and beauty generally give’ (Austen, 1984) however shortly after a marriage constructed upon lust and desire, Mr Bennet’s ‘respect esteem and confidence’ in his wife soon vanished forever. Consequently, Mrs Bennet was demoted by her husband to the ranks of entertainment and a source of amusement for her ‘ignorance and folly’ and want of ‘decorum and propriety’ (Austen, 1984) Moreover with the loss of respect for his wife and the realisation that ‘a pretty face is but sorry compensation for the absence of common sense; and that youth and the appearance of good nature, with the want of other good qualities
Viola is helping Duke to get something in return, but the other Viola from a Twelfth Night is helping Orsino because she is in service to him. The plot of both are quit humorous to read as they each fight for what they want while they still stay in disguise. I like the movie She’s the Man more because its more relevant to our time. She fights for her right as woman and the fact that she can do the same things that men do. It is also more enjoyable to watch.