For instance, the very first sentence of Hollinger’s essay starts off with this quote, “As Stephen Neale suggests, an intimate relationship seems to exist among the filmic presentation of the horror monster, the castration anxiety it evokes, and the cinematic representation of the female form.” (Hollinger pg. 243 of the Monsters book), in which she uses to intrigue the reader and to give the reader an idea about the work. Hollinger tells the reader that Neale thinks that the usual origin of a monster in a film is due to a relationship that went wrong and also claims that men are more vulnerable to certain anxieties. The placement of her reference to Neale’s essay allows the reader to conduct an idea of what the essay is going to be about and makes the reader think about what is more threatening between feminine monsters or masculine monsters.
Similarly, the protagonist in “A Rose for Emily” is Emily Grierson. The house that she lives in drives her mind to inhabit it in dusty and dark. Miss Emily is a mysterious character. The impression that Miss Emily gives us about her is that she is a “necrophiliac”. Necrophilia means a sexual attraction to dead bodies.
During the 1930’s, men were the dominant sex, as a female, Mayella has to obey her father, Bob Ewell. As a result, Mayella was mistreated and abused. Mayella Ewell is a social outcast without a niche. Corresponding to her drowning financial state and unclean physical appearance, she is not wanted by other white people. Scout, the narrator in the story and a girl who witnesses events throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, reveals this conclusion, by saying “white people wouldn’t have anything to do with her because she lived among pigs.”
Symbolism In “A Jury of Her Peers” Susan Glaspell’s, “A Jury of Her Peers”, took place during the early 1900s and focuses on the issues of sexism and social injustice that still exists today. In this feminist classic, Sheriff Peters and his wife, Mr. Hale and his wife, and the county attorney, Mr. Henderson go to the Wright Household to look for evidence to use against Mrs. Wright. When they arrive, the men disregard everything associated with women, whereas, the women look in debt, put themselves in Mrs. Wright's shoes, and find clues that could potentially prove that she killed her husband. While living in a male dominated society and continuously being belittled by the men, the women decide to not only break the law, but go against their husbands by hiding evidence. Throughout the story, Glaspell uses the symbols of the dead canary, the kitchen and the quilt to not only promote gender inequality roles but show what life must’ve been like for Minnie; imprisoned by her husband.
Even though Lady Macduff and her son do not pose as a threat to Macbeth, Macbeth has them killed. Lady Macbeth, while sleepwalking, announces to her doctor and maid, “Will these hands ne’er be clean?” (5.1.45). Lady Macbeth is finally starting to realize that her husband has took his obsession with power too far. She expresses her guilt and remorse without even realizing it, showing that she truly regrets her actions.
Her husband was very cruel and strict and could not stand the singing of her bird, so one day the husband had snapped the neck of the poor singing bird with small piece of rope. This was the breaking point for Minnie Foster, so one night while her husband was sleeping she took a rope as well and chocked her husband to death. She re-created the scene of the bird incident because of how much that bird meant to her. The other two women were extremely understanding in Minnie’s situation, “They identify with her, quite literally. In her first line, Mrs. Hale defends the accused women’s house-keeping from the county attorney’s attack” (Holstein, par 7) which showed it common for the house wife at this time.
Faulkner’s story demonstrates totally different plot: there is an own main character, her mental disorder and its consequences for the society. In the case of Emily Grierson the problem appeared to be in the inherited disorder, as “people in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 4); and the citizens’ attitude. Miss Emily felt a pressure from people because of own origins and behavior; and these conditions finally made her to kill Homer Barron, an only potential opportunity for marriage after her father’s death. After the crime Miss Emily was not able to get rid of the body and continued to live with it until her own death. It looked like Baron became the only victim of the character’s madness here.
“A Jury of Her Peers” and “The Day My Father Tried to Kill Us” have several similarities and differences; one of the biggest similarities is that both stories have to do with trauma. “A Jury of Her Peers’” trauma derives from the murder of Mr. Wright but the main trauma comes from gender-specific ways of seeing the world shown through the wives and their husbands. While “The Day My Father Tried to Kill Us”, the trauma derives from nightmares and an old memory. In the short story “A Jury of Her Peers,” the main characters are haunted by the violence that surrounds what happened to Mr. Wright and no one, but Mrs. Wright, knows what happened that night.
The male-dominated society that Esperanza grows up in forces the idea that women are weak and should stay locked in their houses while men go off to work. The men are immoral and seedy, as expressed in the chapter in which a homeless man leers and asks for a kiss from the little girls. Esperanza experiences the evil of her community when she is sexually assaulted, causing her to lose her previous desire to explore her sexuality. Before being assaulted, she wanted to be “beautiful and cruel” like her friend Sally, because Sally was what she understood to be a perfect woman. However, after her rape she decides that she needs to discover her own identity for herself.
Also there was another scene where it showed the mother Beth seeing her husband and the father Calvin crying in the dining room. In which she asked him ‘why are you crying?’ in which he replied saying ‘I’m not sure if I’m in love with you anymore.’ And she responded to him by saying nothing but going back up to her room silently before breaking down into tears as she packed all of her belongings to Houston.
Alfred Hitchcock was born on the 13th of August 1899 in London England. From a young age Hitchcock had an interest in photography and this led him into the art of directing (2016). His directing debut was seen in Blackmail in 1929. In his 51 years of making films he directed over 50, some of which were nominated for various awards. Over the years Hitchcock’s directors style was observed by many and is how he is remembered and how audiences can recognise a Hitchcock film.
In 1954, Alfred Hitchcock released a psychological thriller titled Rear Window. The film focuses on L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies (James Stewart) who is a broken leg, wheelchair bound photographer. And out of boredom he looks out his rear window into the rear windows of his neighbors’ apartments. Hitchcock’s use props and camera angles, in the opening scene of Rear Window, gives reason and empathy to L.B. Jefferies’s actions. The opening shot begins with a clarinet and other instruments join to play jazzy, happy music, which may lead the audience to believe that they are about to see a romantic comedy instead of a psychological thriller.
In Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock masterfully uses the characters he has created and weaves an intricate storyline by using their relationships with one another. Although each of the characters is, at first, presented as a cliché, their development is an extraordinary, fast-paced journey to behold. In a very short time, each of the characters undergoes massive changes to their personalities, making for a captivating movie. It is the relationships between the main characters that enthrall the viewer and make Rear Window such a compelling film. James Stewart’s portrayal of L.B. Jefferies creates an intriguing and multifaceted character.
In The Illustrated Man, author Ray Bradbury conceives two similar but slightly different characters. Hollis, from “Kaleidoscope” can be compared with Hitchcock from “No Particular Night Or Morning”. In both of the stories, Hollis and Hitchcock are very argumentative with people who do not share similar opinions. In “Kaleidoscope”, Hollis has a disagreement with Lespere. Hollis is angered by Lespere because Lespere is able to accept his death.
Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock depicts men and women in the 1950's and how they are different and the same when representing their gender roles. There are circumstances in the movie where the gender roles change and switch around. When jeff has a broken leg he needs two women to help him around the house. Nurse Stella and his girlfriend Lisa both take pride in taking care of jeff. There were many different roles depicted in the movie, there were happy couples, sad couples, happy singles, and sad singles.