The dance halls were perhaps the turning point in heterosexual relations since it brought the men and women together for a shared leisure experience. Furthermore, women had more opportunity to go to amusement parks or theater on their own and enjoy the public sphere as the men did (to an extent). However, the old ways of thinking did not just go away. The middle and upper class thought the new leisure time should be spent making yourself better. However, most of the women who went to the dance halls and other places were of the working and poorer class.
Written with in the space of three different centuries, each piece is centred on the theme of ‘Love’. Both poets along with William Shakespeare had different intentions on whom to target their pieces too. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was written for entertainment purposes. (Based for theatre movement at the time.) ‘Valentine’ written by Duffy was written initially for the audience of a radio station purely for Valentine’s Day.
This notion is evident in Stephen Frears’ film “The Queen”, the documentary “Pompeii: the Last Day” by Peter Nicholson and the novel “Mao’s Last Dancer” by Li Cunxin as all three composers rely on memory to represent a fusion of fact and fiction which ultimately influences our memory to view history in a particular light. In the film “The Queen” the subjectivity of history can be blatantly seen through the objective use of archival footage. This is firmly evident in the car crash montage scene where Frears takes the opportunity to cleverly frame his own version of Princess Diana’s “catastrophic” death towards the beginning of the film in order to position the audience to gain a greater understanding of the Queen’s moment of crisis. The use of high modality, in Mrs. Blair’s carefully chosen dialogue leading up to the montage scene, as she says, “... Diana. Whatever it is it’s always got something to do with Diana”, conveys Stephen Frears’ certainty of the ongoing private affairs in the royal family.
The main protagonist is a woman, which is unheard of in typical Reaganite cinema. The woman would usually be allocated a demeaning role where she would be a sex object or would require rescuing at some point. Reaganite Cinema depicts white, muscle bound, masculine men fighting a personal battle. Although it could be argued Patrick Swayze fits this description, his character is not the main protagonist of the film and his profession as a dancer emasculates him. He is also seen as a sexual object by some of the woman at Catskills and Baby eventually rescues him.
The article “Raunch Culture” by Ariel Levy discusses how life in the twenty first century has become very raunchy and erotic. She talks about how easy it is to blame the males of our culture for objectifying women. However, it is the women who are volunteering to have these pornographic or racy photographs and videos taken of themselves. Even women athletes are posing for scantily clad pictures, and they are getting more attention for that than their specialized sporting events. This article discusses that women taking control of their sexuality and objectifying themselves are not, in fact, the same thing.
The younger generation think that is what they should do since that is what they see on TV and the internet. Divinecaroline.com state “Reality shows have become very popular and teens have begun to realize that you can become famous just by being a bad girl, teen mom, or a crazy party animal who likes to do nothing but drink and “smush,” like the cast members on Jersey Shore.” Shows like this are giving teens the wrong idea. Why should the cast be paid so much for setting a bad example? This country is supposed to be looked up to as a great clean country. With shows like this on air for the world to see it is a disgrace.
The most popular ones have the beautiful girl getting married and having a happy ending, but what about the lesser-known ones? Why aren’t they as popular? Most people haven’t heard of fairy tales like The Robber Bridegroom or other stories like it. This could possibly be because the heroine breaks the mold of the gender stereotype girls are placed in. She is cunning, resourceful, and brave.
‘Why of course you can!’” (Fitzgerald 110). Fitzgerald included this dialogue between Nick and Gatsby to change how the reader views Gatsby’s actions and to show how they are taken for the sole purpose of regaining time with Daisy. Gatsby has turned from a longing for Daisy’s attention to a desire for her life entire past and present. It is also at this time Nick is exposed to the narrow view of how Gatsby sees the world. This narrow view of Gatsby’s carries over to his first encounter with Daisy.
Javillonar 1 Shemaiah Javillonar AP Literature Period 0 The Great Gatsby In the book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick, the narrator, narrates in 1st person; involving interpretation of the novel’s events through the narrator. Nick watched the events unfold, like the illustrations of the book are two eyes looking over the city, which would be Nick, who is a witness in the story. There are so many reasons why Nick is a reliable narrator. Nick is a reliable narrator because first of all, Nick is cousins with Daisy whose husband is Tom which they met at college and he is also next door neighbors with Gatsby so he makes a great eyewitness for these three, off the batch because he links all of them together which sets most of the main ideas of the story. If Nick wouldn’t have known or have been close to most of the characters he wouldn’t have been reliable because he could’ve been making up the story and making assumptions about all of them.
They were eager for sexual experiences without having to commit to marriage believing that it takes away women’s independence. Many women were eager for sexual experiences but would keep affairs in secret from friends and family. Marriage was what legitimized a woman’s sexuality and they were to look sexually attractive and available to win husbands. As the years passed, women’s clothes started to look sexually appealing. These styles had grown popular and women who adopted these styles were called flappers.