Despite the fact that Jackie ordered Billy to stop ballet Billy continues behind Jackie’s back, but on Christmas Day this comes to an end. While Billy and his friend Michael are playing and dancing in the gym, Jackie walks in. In this ‘dance of
Billy's world - Coping with loss of mother. - Less responsibilities - Family connection very strong - Internal conflict. Growing up His love of dance is a source of growing up because he will have to choose to go against his family and community to be happy. Juxtaposition with peacefulness from Billy's house playing piano to suddenly changed to coal strike scene where its loud and disruptive. The pressure to Billy "disgrace to
This caused Walter to stop going to work and go on a three-day drinking binge. Mama eventually gave in; she couldn’t see her son like this any longer. So she gave Walter the rest of the money, which was $6500 under one condition. Walter had to make sure he put up some money for Beneatha so she could go to medical school. Walter doesn’t do that instead he just hands over all the money to Willy Harris to go invest in the liquor store.
Additionally, there is a pan of the students’ lower body of Mrs. Wilkinson’s class. Here we see Billy in his boxing boots practicing ballet amongst the students wearing ballet shoes. These scenes clearly display Billy’s movement into a new world. However, Billy’s transition into the world isn’t always ‘smooth running’ as he faces many barriers set out by society- especially in relations to gender roles. When Jackie says ‘lads do boxing and wrestling… not bloody ballet’
At the beginning of the movie, Robin “can’t stand her own son” (Life as a House) and Peter just doesn’t care. Throughout the summer spent with George, Robin “[falls] in love with George again”. Sam sees this when he sees them dancing in the moonlight. This sparked a change within him. His parents are happy and he longs for it himself.
Daldry uses the closeups on the boys wearing football boots and the girls wearing ballet slippers to show the stereotyping. Billy encounters gender stereotyping as he slowly moves into the world of being a ballet dancer, despite his family’s disagreement. Similarly, in the poem, The Road Not Taken, Frost uses an extended metaphor to describe the choices we have to make during life. It is stereotypical that people would take the road that most people chose, but the protagonist in the poem chose the road that was least taken by people, as he enters into the world, regardless of what has going to occur in the future. Both of these texts, gives the audience an understanding of the obstacles we go through in life to achieve our dream, and that not everything comes easily to us, we have to go to them.
No one really cared about him, so he built up walls with drinking and now Katniss and Peeta break them down and help him. On the train ride over to the capitol he is drunk when he should be giving advice to his tributes on how to stay alive in the games. Once he realizes they had a fighting chance this year and were not automatically written off as usual, he managed to focus on helping them instead of drinking. This helps Haymitch by giving him something to focus on as well as focusing on people who care for him. In the film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire his drinking is not as prevalent because he now has Katniss and Peeta who care enough about him to try and help him stay sober.
All this fear and lack of nutrition he’s facing is affecting him “he looks about six, but actually nearly ten.” I wonder how anyone could do something like that when this child already in its worst position. But also if they want him to get up “one of them may come in and kick the child.” This child has no understanding why he’s there he”cry a good deal” every night saying “I will be good,’’ and also “Please let me out.” People have this child locked up to keep their life full of happiness, but why do this to a child for your selfishness. “Do you believe? Do you accept the festival, the city, the joy?”Honestly, I would not accept and I don’t believe something like that and I would leave and forget about the happiness and leave, but some are too desperate to stay and forget the abandonment of this boy. In Omela people have the
Billy accepts this challenge. * "Dad Finds Out" * He walks through a field where the riot police are resting. This juxtaposes the next sequence, where the ballet girls are dancing. * Long shots- used to show Billy's interactions * Music- lively, dramatic piano music begins to build the atmosphere * Billy is uncomfortable walking through this male world, while he looks more comfortable with the girlssense of belonging * Jackie, Billy and grandma sit around the kitchen table. There is a heated (angry) discussion.
He is of average intelligence but has a hard time with reading comprehension, which caused him to be held back a grade. At 16 he also falls into the same stage of Identity vs. Role confusion as Ponyboy. With parents that fight a lot and are alcoholics it seems like he was unable to learn any kind of coping skills and relies a lot on what other people tell him to do. His shyness and a social awkwardness lead to the question of abuse and PTSD; this belief is also substantiated as he has a scar on his check from being beaten by 5 grown men. Johnny also has frequent thoughts of suicide which could be due to depression, feeling unloved by his parents, socially undesirable, seeing himself as “out of place” even amongst friends, and that he internalizes that actions of others.