Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina; or, Love in a Maze is about unnamed young woman who changes her identity multiple times in order to maintain a relationship with the man she loves. Her high standing social class does not allow her to freely communicate with men. This issue prompts her to disguise herself as prostitute for the chance to be with Beauplaisir. The restrictions set by society heighten her curiosity and desire for love—it becomes her biggest yearning. The extreme measures this woman takes throughout the story demonstrates how society made finding a sensual relationship extremely difficult, if not impossible, for high classed women during the eighteenth century.
Sunset Boulevard is a classic black comedy/drama, the most acclaimed, but darkest film noir story about Hollywood and what happens behind the scenes written by Billy Wilder. It shows the true deceitfulness, emptiness, the price of fame, greed, narcissism, and ambition it really takes to be an actor or actress during the 1950’s in Hollywood. Norma Desmond was one of the main characters and she showed viewers how easily they can perceive their characters on screen for their real life and get them twisted. In the 1950’s fans of the film wanted the actors to be just as perfect as they appeared on screen. The classic, tragic film was highly regarded at its time, honored with eleven Academy Award nominations and the recipient of three Oscars: Best
When “The Possibility of Evil” and “The Lottery” were introduced in 1948 the public were not pleased with Jackson’s gothic, controversial style of writing. One common thing among Shirley Jackson’s short stories is the use of irony to enhance the story. Irony plays an important role in both “The Possibility of Evil” and “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson because it helps develop the conflict and theme
Throughout the film noir genre we have explored the role of the femme fatale characters who use their womanly charms as weapons to manipulate men and achieve some higher goal. There acting skills to appear vulnerable and helpless, along with her manipulative nature creates a cold hearted master over men, disguised as a damsel in distress, which our heroes cannot resist. This femme fatale character is portrayed perfectly by Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder’s film Sunset Boulevard but is also challenged by the strong, yet kind, character of Laura Hunt in the novel Laura by Vera Caspary. The feminist view of Laura shines a great light on how women can be empowered and independent and seeking to gain status or monetary gain, but from their own hard
Anyway, that’s assuredly all of the tips I’ve gotten. Some of them may not not help or make sense, and if these tips weren’t helpful, then just imagine what would genuinely transpire, or what you would have done in these scenarios. That is what I do when I visually perceive a horror film now a days, unless it is an really complicated unpredictable film like It Follows for example. That is a creepy movie. But if you are going to walk after watching a horror movie at night, be safe and don’t get too paranoid or just heedfully listen to music or think of something
Another continuous pattern of film noir is to include main stock characters, this film contains: an anti-hero and a femme fatale, these stock characters are always seen in noir films. The anti-hero often does terrible things with hopes of resulting in good outcome. He (or she) tends to be the only individual that the audience approves throughout the movie. The other main stock character of a noir film is the greedy Femme Fatale. The Femme Fatale is often a sexually powerful and sharp woman who is able to manipulate the anti-hero into committing crime in order to gain wealth, power or
LA confidential is as much a film noir as it is not a film noir, for one it is set in the 1950’s which is film noir era. Noir films are based corruption in urban settings so location of these films often consist of nighttime scenes, neon and busy cities and los angeles (the location of the film) is a perfect example of such. A city was chosen to host this film because film noir plays largely on the idea of loneliness and solitude and the setting of a big city allows just that where the male protagonist does not communicate or socialize with people outside of work. LA Confidential begins with the narration of Sid Hudgens which is very typical of film noir, he describes the beauty of Los Angeles and on the other hand its bitter truth of corruption and organized crime.however this is the only time the narration occurs so it is less of a film noir in that case. One of the male protagonists ed exley decides to testify against his fellow officers, throwing away any chance of friendship and likeness he has with them to preserve his integrity which is quite typical of film noir: the idea that sacrifices must be made for justice and some form of self righteousness/ moral code.
Lots of people know about Lady Macbeth, but is she as evil as people think? In the play, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, a very controversial topic is Lady Macbeth being evil or not. In the play, she starts off being a manipulative wife to her husband, as far as to kill the king. But later she kills herself out of guilt when Scotland is in shambles. Lady Macbeth, after much investigating is truly an evil character, as well as manipulative.
Despite her incessant attempts to destroy her past, Blanche is unable to stop their sexual connection as she has had so many other men. It is Blanche’s obsessive desire for a clean slate that ultimately drives her streetcar into destruction. With each lie she tells, the last lie becomes a reality to her, and once her delusional reality begins to fade, Blanche recedes into a dark hole where neither she or anyone else could ever truly see herself
Simultaneously, Carmen is assertive about what she wants and how she approaches Joe. Carmen can be viewed as a femme fatale because she is a beautiful woman who uses her looks to get want she wants from men. Furthermore, some would say that Joe’s downfall comes because Carmen seduced him, and he was so in love with her that he killed her in a jealous rage when she left him for Husky Miller; however, it can also be said that Carmen Jones shows how women are victimized by the patriarchy. Another actress who played a femme fatale was Marilyn Monroe in Niagara. While Carmen is a beautiful woman who uses her charms to her advantage, Marilyn’s character Rose carries herself more sensually than Carmen.