“Girl Through Glass” by Sari Wilson is the tragic depiction of a girl adored far too soon by a grown-up world. This book is split into two narratives, one following an eleven year old girl named Mira, the other is the first-person account of her, some 30 years later, attempting to piece together how she went from being one of Mr.B’s girls to a bitter woman who left ballet behind. The first story takes place in 1977, tracking Mira as she aspires to be a ballerina in New York City. Enduring the mess of her parent’s divorce, she finds some escape in dance, as it offers her control and power. It also introduces her to 47 year-old Maurice DuPont, a reclusive, charismatic balletomane who becomes her mentor.
Kurt Vonnegut’s 1961 short story, “Harrison Bergeron” shows that civil disobedience is effective and necessary in forming a revolution. After Harrison enters the studio in an attempt to take control he demands that the first dancer stand up to be his
Girls creates unwarranted charges from nothing and ironically everyone believes and while they watch others hanging to death, they cheered as we see in the movie. By using lots of wide angles, weather change and the change of hue on the scream, the atmosphere of scenes changed dramatically with story going on like the dark tone used at the beginning of the movie when girls were dancing, the color used is really in accordance with the mood. So movie can brings stronger effect to the audiences and people’s intolerance and ignorance shows extremely clear. In a theocratic society which moral laws and the state laws are one and the same. Sin and the status of an individual’s soul are matters of public concern not solid evidences.
“Harrison Bergeron” Discussion Questions: Question Two: What is the significance of the dance that Harrison performs with the ballerina? How does the style in which the story is written change in this passage? The significance of the dance that Harrison performs with the ballerina is to represent the way the world would be like if they were allowed to express themselves and show the world their beauty, intelligence, and any other physical attributes. According to page 4, it says “Harrison and his Empress merely listened to the music for a while-listened gravely, as though synchronizing their heartbeats with it…And then, in an explosion of joy and grace, into the air they sprang! Not only were the laws of the land abandoned, but the law of gravity and the laws of motion as well.
Moments later Portia (someone from her makeup crew) appears with a large man, Plutarch Heavensbee. Plutarch is the new head games maker and he asks Peeta if he can take Katniss for a dance, Peeta reluctantly says yes. Katniss and Plutarch go and dance while conversing. Plutarch pulls out a gold stopwatch that randomly shows a mocking jay. This catches Katniss' eye and she asks about it, Plutarch seemed really suspicious when Katniss brought it up and he wished Katniss good luck and left.
Ithaca- Odysseus returns back home, and many things have changed. Suitors are living in his palace and are trying to marry Penelope. He disguises himself as a beggar and punishes them out.He makes sure everyone secretly knows it’s him including, Athena, Telemachus, and the nurse. They hide the weapons and locks the doors from the suitors. Penelope challenges the suitors on who can string Odysseus’ bow and shoot the straightest at a target, that guy would get to marry her.
Soon after the sexual movement came to an end, the Roman Dictator, Julius Caesar arrived in hope to see Cleopatra, after learning of her disappearance. Julius Caesar entered with a grand allegro and the handmaidens were performing Italian fouettés in the background. Cleopatra was strangely brought into the throne room wrapped in a rug, and revealed wearing a red costume, designed like the others. Both Cleopatra and the Roman Dictator performed a partnered adagio with many lifts and pirouettes, leading the dictator under her spell of love. Unfortunately, the Roman Dictator condemned her brother to his death due to his betrayal.
Strictly ballroom uses a documentary type format to introduce its interpretation of the vibrant world of ballroom dancing where everything appears overdone on the surface but is actually conservative below. As with all his films, Luhrman is making commentary on the society in which the film takes place. Drama runs rampant from the beginning, with Scotts mother Shirley wondering if she failed, as
Vonnegut illustrates the disasters of an extremely equal society through the use of satirical irony, imagery and characterization. The story is set in America in the year 2081, where the United States government has finally achieved equality for all its citizens due to the 211th, 212th and 213th amendments in the constitution and the Handicapper General agents. However, instead of raising the standards of those with learning disabilities and defects it in fact considers this the new criterion. The main characters George and Hazel Bergeron are sitting in their living rooms watching ballerinas dancing on a television program. George’s intelligence is way above normal so he must keep a mental handicap radio in his ear to disrupt any unnecessary thoughts to ensure he is no smarter than the average citizen such as his wife Hazel - who is good natured but rather feeble-minded (Vonnegut
Known as one of the most popular of the Ballet Russes, the production Petrushka, choreographed by Michel Fokine with music composed by Igor Stravinsky, presents an unconventional approach to ballet in the early 1900’s. Fokine combined his ballet experience and knowledge of the dramatic arts to design a highly stimulating production that’s influence has allowed many dance academies to continually perform. The four scene ballet tells the story of love and jealousy between three puppets at a fair in St. Petersburg, Russia. Petrushka professes his love to the Ballerina, but she rejects him for the Moor instead, initiating jealousy. Provoking the Moor to a battle, Petrushka is finally killed by the Moor’s sword.
Jacob did everything he could but he basically got kicked of the circus. The conflict was resolved one night when the animals got loose and Jachob’s elephant smashed in Augusts head and killed him. Marlena and Jacob got married and joined another circus with their elephant and horses from the Benzini