The kind of love that resists everything even families and loyalties. The adoration Tony felt for Maria and Romeo for Juliet made them challenge their families, their companions and their society. Their adoration is strong and compelling, to such an extent that it made them rebel against themselves. The first instances where the love story begins in both stories is at a party. In Romeo and Juliet it is the ball held at the Capulet’s house, where Romeo and his friends sneak into to enjoy the fun until Romeo catches sight of this beautiful girl, Juliet, who he cannot keep his eyes off of.
Margarita Carretero and Maria Elena Rodriguez state in their article: “Wicked Women: The Menace Lurking Behind Female Independence” that “fairy tales are probably the narratives which better express classic conflicts between women” (202). Reiterating that first notion of physical attractiveness being a girl’s most promising asset to secure a marriage, and as a result, a position, the fact that a marriage prospect often plants the seed of jealousy among women in fairy tales comes as no surprise at all (Carretero and Rodriguez 203). For instance, in “Cinderella,” the wicked stepsisters, clearly jealous of the maiden’s superior beauty, strip her of her pretty clothes, dress her in rags, and force her to do the housework (Lieberman qtd. Grimm 392). Disney’s Cinderella also has quite a similar jarring scene in which the stepsisters rip off the dress from Cinderella’s body in order to impede her going to the ball.
It will be very fascinating if everything always goes the way youngsters picture things; yet, they are absolutely forced to see the hardships of life at least one time in their life. In the Neil Gaiman story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties”, Vic and Enn are in a college party going through a series of experiences which lead them to regret their decision because of their young impulsive behavior. As well as John Updike story “A&P”, in which Sammy quits his job when his boss scolds three girls because they entered the store in bathing suits. He wants to demonstrate to the girls that he is on their side. Both experiences that “Vic” and “Sammy” were presented show that many times due to inexperience they follow what they believe is right and
She had on a green dress underneath. Then she sort of sat down sideways on the chair that went with the desk in the room and started jiggling her foot up and down. (94) Holden’s description of the prostitute allows the reader to feel the uncomfortable feeling of both Holden and the prostitute. In New York, Holden makes plans to meet up with an old friend; however, Holden has some time to spare before he has to meet with his friend. He decides to go to the movies at Radio City: The Rockettes were kicking their heads off, the way they do when they’re all in line with their arms around each other’s waist.…and some guy behind me kept saying to his wife, “You know what that is?
In A streetcar named Desire, Stella is associated to this stereotypic role, she is an innocent woman and housewife who takes care of her husband by loving him in an outrageous way. Even if Stanley is hitting her, she still loves him. Whereas Blanche acts like a seductress, at first sight she seems to be pure by wearing a “daintily dressed in a white suit with a fluffy bodice” (Williams 3). In reality the authors gives a false impression of her in order to affirm that stereotypes or first impression are not always true. Indeed, after several scenes Blanche uses her power of seduction in order to manipulate men and reach her objectives.
“A youthful and lovely Vigée Le Brun, wearing a loose-fitting white garment that enticingly reveals her right shoulder and arm, and adorned with a reddish shawl, enfolds in her arms little Julie. Vigée Le Brun’s self-portraits with her daughter extol the joy of motherhood, but not without a subtle narcissistic touch consisting of emphasizing her own good looks.”(61) In the self-portrait Vigée Lebrun compares herself and her daughter to the Madonna and Child. The Madonna is the ultimate figure of feminine virtue and motherhood. By placing herself and Julie in the center of the composition and through use of neoclassical robes the viewer is forced to make the connection. She presents her relationship with her daughter as idyllic.
Twiggs says that, ‘the overall impression made by Gugu even before she has opened her mouth is that this description is inappropriate, largely because the first term (sexually constrained) is inapplicable to a woman exuding the sexuality that Gugu does. Gugu’s style and confidence of an independence and savvy distinctly at the odds of the notion of “The Third World Woman” detailed above.’ In the film, Gugu is seen using what men want and what she has to eventually get her way, or rather uses her sexuality as a means to try attract men so she can accomplish what she wishes to achieve. In the party scene, at 05:00, we see Gugu entering the party scene dressed in a black bodysuit with a short, sequined red skirt. After a juxtaposition from the life of Clint, she is seen dancing to the music played by the band onstage. It here were we as the audience, alongside Gugu, are introduced to a new character, the manager of the band.
In fact, Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda was a flapper. He liked her because he was attracted to the hard-partying, and jazz lifestyle. All flappers smoked and drank a lot in public, and joked sexually. Many bystanders were all balled up. They wore clothes that were very revealing and flamboyant, showing a lot of leg.
Blanche feels the need to be appreciated by men at all time and seeks attention when she does not receive it, especially from Mitch. “She dupes him regarding her age and declares herself younger to Stella, tries to fool him regarding her drinking habits, avoid going out with him until after dark and manages to avoid being seen in direct bulb-light!”(Kararia 24). Blanche is portrayed as a liar and attention seeker who wants to be showered with compliments from Mitch. She tries to fool and flirt with Mitch so she can secure her future with him. “She sees in Mitch an opportunity to prove her allure and score an easy sexual conquest.”(Kataria 24).
Maybe he’ll strike you or maybe grunt and kiss you! That is, if kisses have been discovered yet”. She wants to be took good care and respected. However, Stanley’s behaviors cannot meet her ideal notion of love so leads sexual struggle and conflict. Secondly, Blanche finds that she is only an outsider of Stella’s life without her past family position.