Emma Thompson Essays

  • Colonial Women In North America Analysis

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    TAKE HOME MIDTERM 1. Gonda- Colonial Women. Describe the situation of colonial women in North America and use examples from the essay to illustrate your answer. The situation of colonial women in North America was conflictive. The colonial women arrived at American with the blood of their European ancestors, but they were different in numbers. Firstly, the article did point out that men paid attention to women's need because of their value. In the early time, colonial women were important for

  • Class In Jane Austen's Sense And Sensibility

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    An understanding of the importance given to class and social structures during the Georgian era is essential when analysing the socio-historical context in the works of esteemed female author, Jane Austen. Her inherent distinction of class is said to be the main source of much of the comedy and irony that is present throughout her works. Society in England during Austen’s era was highly centred around the social lives of the landed gentry and this is thematised in many of her novels. The role of

  • Ever After Short Story Analysis

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    Ever After: The Real Cinderella “What is that phrase you use? Oh, yes. Once upon a time......there lived a young girl...” (Dialogue Transcript). Girls dream of fairytales and finding their prince charming just like Cinderella, but the fact is fairy god mothers do not exist. In July1998 (Ever After) director Andy Tennant delivered Ever After: a Cinderella story. Writers created this fairytale without magic pumpkins or unrealistic glass slippers, making it relatable for viewers. This dramatic romance

  • Deception In Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

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    Shakespeare excelled in the art of presenting complex themes in the most subtle ways. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing presents the theme of deception. The plot of the play is woven around the traps of deceit, from the ends of both the antagonists as well as the protagonists. Thus, it shows deception in two forms- in its malevolence, driven by evil notions and motives; and also its benevolence, when employed for the better good. Either ways, all the characters are involved in deceit, sometimes

  • Wild At Heart Analysis

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    David Lynch’s 1990 dramatic film Wild at Heart is as cliché and trite as its title suggests, and its provocative, stimulating visuals do not make up for its unsuccessful storyline. Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern’s performances were bleak, but still not the least effective aspects of the movie. While the critic and audience ratings were mostly favorable, according to the review site Rotten Tomatoes, its plot and production do not go beyond meaningless eroticism to excite the audience. Armond White’s

  • Unruly Girls, Unrepentant Mothers Movie Analysis

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    In Kathleen Karlyn’s third chapter of Unruly Girls, Unrepentant Mothers, she states how Girl World is ambivalent. Not only is Girl World unruly because the films place female desire as a focal point in the film, thereby validating the existence of female desire, while also being manufactured by the ideologies of patriarchal and postfeminist cultures with female power stopping at basic normative femininity. The film The Devil Wears Prada (2006) finds itself in agreement with both of these ideas. On

  • Comparison Of Jane Eyre And Wide Sargasso Sea

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    Introduction Undoubtedly, two female authors Charlotte Brontë and Jean Rhys went down in history with their novels Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea which gained the hearts of people, especially women who might see themselves in the destinies of the two women depicted in the novels, and might be inspired, amazed, indignant or resentful by Jane’s unyieldingness, adherence to principles, braveness, desire for love and Antoinette’s energy, exotic nature, and madness. Doubtless, the novel of Charlotte

  • Girl Rising Film Analysis

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    he idea and message of the documentary ‘Girl Rising’ is very simple and yet very visionary. The aim of this documentary is to highlight the struggle of girls in the developing world by taking real life stories of nine different girls from different parts of the developing nations and reenacting their actual incidents to highlight the aspects of their plight. The aspects include sexual abuse, poverty, child labor, child marriage, bias education system and so on. These girls suffer everyday for education

  • How Is Myrtle Portrayed In The Great Gatsby

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    The human society had always been flawed by some degree, and most would say that it is inevitable and humane to be flawed. While that can hold truth, when the society in turn traps aspiring individuals to conform to certain ideals, it is no longer only flawed, but also corrupted. An inhibiting society is not a true society, and unfortunately that has been the case for much of the history of humanity, with women historically taking the abundance of the burden. The main cause for the continual ad progression

  • Catherine Called Birdy Analysis

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    Growing up, a change recognized by all, is wildly forgotten. This is the story of Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman. It shows how the need for change, is discovered by experiences and exchanges by/from others. Catherine was a pushy, whiney, and selfish person, who only cared about herself. However, by the end of the novel, she is considerate of others, still pushes for her beliefs in a more polite and educated manner, and embraces the fact experiences have value. Different experiences such

  • My Antonia Feminist Analysis

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    In My Antonia, a historically-based novel about Western settlers, Willa Cather paints powerful picture of the culture of the American prairie. Two children, destined for opposite lives based on their backgrounds. Many themes are explored in this novel, from suffering to love to feminism. Feminism, and the view of women as objects, is a main struggle of pioneer society in My Antonia. Throughout the story, Jim’s mind is constantly on Antonia, and there is something about her that separates her from

  • Thanatos Drunk Film Analysis

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    In the usual, but artful style of the archetype art-house Taiwanese film, as filmmakers like Tsai Ming Liang, Hou Hsiao Hsen and Edward Yang established it, Thanatos, Drunk tells the dramatic story of three men and the role that alcohol and death (thanatos is the Greek word for death) play in their lives. Rat is a constantly drunk youth who makes a living by selling vegetables at the local market and petty crime. Eventually he meets a young mute prostitute and saves her from a violent client. His

  • Wild Geese Mary Oliver Analysis

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    Rhetorical Analysis Rhetoric Analysis 1 “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver is a poem about letting things go and appreciating just how simple and beautiful life is. Oliver claims that “You do not have to be good…” and that you only have to “love what [you] love…” meaning that as human being one should enjoy life and live it how he or she sees fit. Oliver continues her poem by convincing the reader that life should not be taken too seriously. By re-using the word, “meanwhile…”Oliver let’s the reader know

  • Mirror Image Short Story

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    In the short story “Mirror Image” by Lena Coakley, “The eyes are the mirror of the soul” symbolizes a greater meaning than what meets the eye. Alice, the first human survivor of a brain transplant attempts to reclaim who she is in a new body. At the core of a media frenzy Alice has troubles gaining self-acceptance, and doubts that her identity is still intact. The short story exemplifies the meaning of identity pertaining to every aspect of it. The quote “The eyes are the mirror of the soul” is used

  • Is Wealth In D. H. Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner

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    The world is controlled by the economy. It’s a deathly cycle that never ends. People wake up every day and go to work or to school, anything that leads them to earning money. Money controls the world. Without money we are nothing, for we cannot survive if we cannot buy food or water. Some people, however, want to be wealthy in order to impress other people. For example, the mother in the story, The Rocking-Horse Winner already has a great amount of money, but wishes to be more wealthy. The story

  • Who Is The Blunder In Jane Austen's Emma?

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    From the beginning of Jane Austen’s Emma, readers have a clear understanding of Emma Woodhouse. She is very well off and enjoys meddling in other people 's love life, although she has no intentions of marrying herself. However, one key sequence of scenes towards the end of the novel changes the reader’s view of Emma. The sequences of scenes relating to Harriet Smith’s disclosure of her love for Mr. Knightley to Emma’s recognition of her love for Mr. Knightley takes what readers know about the plot

  • Sense Over Sensibility Movie Analysis

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    Sense Over Sensibility The Ang Lee adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic “Sense and Sensibility” takes several departures from the contributing text. These departures include an increased presence by the youngest Dashwood, Margaret, a tacked-on conversation about gender and working and the film had more obvious romantic undertones, to name a few. One prevailing similarity is one that cannot be changed while remaining honest to the novel’s plot: the prevalence of sense over sensibility. Austen’s major

  • Mrs. Linde In A Doll's House

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    Mrs. Linde is a minor character in the play “A Doll’s House”, by Henrik Ibsen, which reflects a down-to-earth woman and possesses a sensible worldview towards life. Nora, on the other hand, has a childish outlook on life. Mrs. Linde plays a very important role in this issue by polishing Nora’s attitude towards society. She seems obliged to be Nora’s teacher and guide on her journey to maturity. At the beginning of the play Nora receives a visit from Kristen Linde; her childhood friend. However

  • Social And Financial Differences In The Outsiders

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    The novel ‘The Outsiders’ by S.E. Hinton is an enthralling story about the hardships and triumphs experienced by two socially different rival gangs, the Greasers and the Socs. The novels title advocates the stories content, the Greasers, a gang of social outcasts and misfits. Outsiders. A theme of “The Outsiders” is, people, despite their social and financial differences, strive for the same things, enjoy the same things, share many similarities and don’t have to be enemies. Hinton expresses the

  • Jane Austen's Use Of Irony In Pride And Prejudice

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    Irony in Pride and Prejudice • Novels in Austen’s time included an educational notion in order to address society’s expectations, yet as Andrew H. Wright very aptly remaks,irony, at the hands of Jane Austen, is the “instrument of a moral vision’’ and this is what makes Austen’s novels so interesting, as even in modern times, one cannot simply categorise her novels as being conservative, modern, or feministic literary works. Although various meanings of the word irony may be sought, one must keep