Another characteristic was using the children as a means of control to potentially get Fran back with him. This is the scene when Mickey went over Francine’s mother house and said he would burst the door in her face if she didn’t let him get the kids. Once again James got his way because Fran comes back to him for the kids. Francine is isolated by James controlling ways, for an example Mickey asked her where she had got her new ring from and she told him she went into town; after telling him this he slapped her in front of the company and she isolated herself. Fran was also very loyal to him, but James didn’t seem to think so and if he did know he made sure she stayed that way because he beat her for smiling and looking when a partner of his told him Fran was pretty.
A few years later he started dating thirteen-year-old Caril Ann Fugate. After his father kicked him out of the house for crashing his car, he became a garbage man(he was later sacked). Believing he was doomed to a lifetime of drudgery and poverty, he started plotting bank robberies and developed his guiding belief that “dead people are all on the same level.” His first murder took place on November 30, 1957. He had tried to buy a stuffed toy for his girlfriend from a gas station, but had been refused credit. He returned at three in the morning with a 12-guage shotgun, robbed $100 from the till and, after a scuffle, he shot the attendant in the head at point blank range.
Simmons picked up the gifts and then drove home to wait out the weekend. On Monday, December 28th, 1987 Simmons drove to Walmart in a car that had once belonged to his son, so that he could purchase a second gun. After he purchased the second gun he proceeded in killing his old coworkers, bosses, and acquaintances, or whom he referred to as “everyone who wanted to hurt me”, he then turned himself over to the Russellville police after they arrived. Simmons was then sent to the “Arkansas State Hospital” in Little Rock where he was given a competency evaluation by the staff psychiatrist Dr. Irving Kuo. Kuo stated that Simmons was sane and capable of standing trial.
In a somewhat sub-plot, Biff wants to try again at his city life and get a good job that will not only take care of his families’ financial problems, but will also make his father proud of him. Another sub-plot suggests that Willy once had an affair, this somewhat strained his relationship with his son. The overall inciting incident of the play is when the mother tells Biff about what’s really going on with his father. That they’ve been borrowing money to pay their bills, their father drives all over the country and doesn’t actually sell anything. She also tells her two sons about how their father is suicidal and she has found a piece of rubber tubing in the basement that he will use to kill himself.
Chico shows his love for others as he tries to overcome many challenges. Chico helps his older sister, Annalisa, take care of his younger brother and sister because their mother is in heaven and their father is away at war. Chico brings gifts of food, clothing, and other donations to the abbey for Brother Honeycake and the other Brothers, even though he himself is poor. Chico gives Sergeant Donkey a candy bar that he has a great temptation to eat himself because he is hungry. Chico is scared but knows he has to be brave, so he and Sergeant Donkey go to rescue Sergeant Missouri who is in danger.
Walter (Walt) Kowalski, a Korean War veteran and retired auto worker, is a recent widower who holds onto his prejudices. Kowalski is grumpy and tough-minded man, who can't get along with anyone. Under pressure from a gang, his next door neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager tries to steal Kowalski’s mint condition, Gran Torino. Kowalski sets out to reform the youth and is drawn into the life of Thao's family. A list of the movies characters are located in Appendix III.
Movie Analysis: Gran Torino Gran Torino is a 2008 drama film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. The story follows Walt Kowalski, an aging Korean War veteran who has spent most of his life living in a Detroit suburb working at a local Ford factory. The film opens with the death of Walt’s wife and we are immediately introduced to his scornful views of everything around him, including his own family. He is a man that is hardened by despair, holding prejudices strengthened by his past especially his time serving in the military. Walt’s neighborhood has been decimated by the economic downturn, particularly with the fall of his beloved Ford factory.
He doesn’t expect that Johnny is so naughty and obnoxious. The kid always makes trouble with Bill whenever he has the chance. Bill guesses that nobody would pay the money for a little imp like Johnny. He just wants to take Johnny back to his father as fast as possible, so he can get away the troubles. The
He said it was fun doing drugs at the beginning but as time passed it became a habit and then a need. He even told us that he could not be a good husband and a father because of how he used to break almost all promises that he made to his wife and kids. He was a mamma’s boy so every now and then when he had nothing to eat, no money to do drugs he would go to his mom’s house and knock on her window and ask for money. He said when he did that, the face of his mom at the moment seemed very sad and he now proudly said how happy he is to be clean and not seeing his mother’s sad face. When Kevin finished his sharing, everyone in the meeting would persuade him by saying “keep coming back”.
Yet another family game ad showed a dorky guy got a sarcastic answer from a beautiful woman, besides that, in a wine ad, men are not given any reward before getting their work done. For TV shows such as Still standing, Bill (Mark Andy) embarrasses his wife Judy (Jamie Gertz) in front of her reading group, that she is dropped from the group. On the other hand, Everybody loves Raymond, Raymond (Ray Romano) must choose between bathing the twin boys or helping his daughter with the homework which he begrudgingly agrees to assist his daughter, for whom he is no help whatsoever stating today’s comedy often feature bumbling husbands and inept, uninvolved fathers. Michael state that CBS is not the only one to be blame, ABC’s My Wife and Kids and According to Jim, Fox’s The Bernie Mac Show, The simpsons, Malcolm in the middle, and the recently cancelled Titus, and the WB’s Reba also feature women who are better organized and possess better relational skills than their male counterparts. While most televisions dramas tend to avoid gender stereotypes, as undermine “realism,” comic portrayals of men have become very negative.