Many adult actions occur throughout the movie that causes young Eve to begin to change and reform. Issues involved include: terror, jealousy, violence, death, abductions, seduction of virtuous young women in the sentimental novel tradition, and revelations of crimes and punishments. Eve’s Bayou is a classic example of good vs. evil and has a central theme and focus of the movie’s structure. The movie opens with an ominous black and white scene. This scene shows us bits and pieces of what seems like a vision.
They do this for no reason so much that it seems to have become a habit for the family. This is especially true for Sister and Stella-Rondo’s relationship. Throughout the story one can see examples of how Stella-Rondo twists Sisters words and turns the family against her, giving Sister reason to resent her. For example, when Stella-Rondo shows up back home unexpectedly, instead of being happy about the arrival of her sister, she immediately remembered how Stella-Rondo supposedly broke up her and Mr. Whitaker, a photographer, by creating a lie about Sister. While Sister seems to be at odds with her whole family throughout the story, she especially holds a grudge against sister for stealing away Mr. Whitaker.
Blanche depends on male sexual admiration for her sense of self-esteem. In order to escape from her past, Blanche drinks heavily and is very promiscuous. She pretends that she has just come to visit her sister because she needs a vacation, when the truth is that she has come to start a new life after losing her ancestral mansion, her job, and her reputation in her hometown of Laurel. Blanche feels that she is justified in her actions because she feels the only way to have a new life is to pretend her past life never existed, but with the help of her evil, cruel, brother-in-law, Stanley, her past is eventually found out, and ruins the rest of her life. In the first scene of the play, she tells her sister to talk while she looks around for some liquor, even though she already knows where it is because she helped herself to some earlier while waiting for her sister to arrive.
Madonna: Plantation Mistress or Soul Sister? bell hooks From 'Black Looks: Race and Representation' Subversion is contextual, historical, and above all social. No matter how exciting the "destabitizing" potential of texts, bodily or otherwise, whether those texts are subversive or recuperative or both or neither cannot be determined by abstraction from actual social practice. --Susan Bordo White women "stars" like Madonna, Sandra Bernhard, and many others publicly name their interest in, and appropriation of, black culture as yet another sign of their radical chic. Intimacy with that "nasty" blackness good white girls stay away from is what they seek.
Just the Right Amount of Pathos Although slave narratives have lost their impact, they are still widely read and appreciated. Two narratives in particular, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs are very popular. Douglass’ story takes the readers through the life he knows in Baltimore from age seven until he is free in 1846, describing the rare ups and the lowest lows. Jacobs’ is similar in that it is also a full life tale, though the challenges she faces are completely different from that of Douglass. While they are both slave narratives, they are written from the perspectives of different genders, bringing two very different experiences.
Sara is so emotionaly attached to Rosita´s problems that it affectes her psycologically and physically. Sarah´s daughter, kate, is very scared of and worried about her mother´s behavior and when things go out of hand, she decides to move back to a flat and his brother leaves for a field trip. One night, Sarah feels uterine pains and a good neighbor accompanies her to the emergency room. The neighbor thinks that it is a miscarriage but Sarah has such an emotional bond with Rosita that their menstrual cycles are aligned. Dr. Fisher initially diagnoses her with a psychological pregnancy but after Kate gives him the “ Urgent Action Bullentin´s”, he changes the diagnosis of histeria and identifies Rosita as the source of the problem.
The story states “ I was getting along find with Mama, Papa- Daddy, and Uncle Rondo until my sister Stella-Rondo just separated from her husband and came back home again.” Stella-Rondo has come home with a child who she claims is adopted. When Sister realizes the child is not really adopted she tries to convince the rest of her family. Mom and Papa-Daddy refuse to believe that Stella-Rondo would have gotten pregnant before she was married. During a character analysis of selfishness and generosity Laura Lukes stated “Sister is a very selfish person. In the story you almost feel bad for her because her parents really do not take her side, but then find out she is a huge drama queen.
Streetcar Named Desire, a Play by Tennessee Williams explores themes of women being chameleons by blah . she picks her husband over her own sister which highlights the dependency of her on her husband. Despite the various times her husband, Stanley beats up Stella, her “love” for Stanley overpowers her and she overlooks his temper and even considers it a passion. Stella is a representation of typical women in the 1940’s society. Stella is dependant on men to the point that she chooses to disbelieve her sister was raped by her husband, just so she can go living with him because life without the support of a man is unthinkable.
Mama imagines being reunited with her daughter on a television show where the celebrity guest is confronted with her family, and she is greatly tearful and thankful for her origins. Maggie, who is not bright and who bears severe burn scars from a house fire many years before, seems jealous with her glamorous sister. Real life is not like TV show, however, Dee comes and brings a man who may be her husband but Mama is not sure whether they are actually married. She has gone to college and now seems almost as distant as a film star. She wears an ankle-length, gold and orange dress, jangling golden earrings and bracelets, and hair that “stands straight up like the wool on a sheep.” She greets them “Wa-su-zo-Tean-o” which neither of Mama nor Maggie understand.
The daughter of the Verma family accepts the groom, who she didn’t know before, when she ended the affair with a married TV producer. Besides the main line, the “Monsoon Wedding” has some other real life dramas interwoven through it to make this film become more impressive and special. At the beginning, the film didn’t intrigue me so well. However, chaos happened in this big family, which more and more attracted the audience. The family's rich friend Rajat Kapoor, has been found guilty of raping Aditi’s cousin when her cousin was a child, the wedding planner has a secret love with the maid and so on.