A Little Princess (1995) Part 1 The film A Little Princess (ALP) is a children’s story that also highlights social issues of Britain in the World War I time period. A child, watching this film, would be intrigued by the animated mind of the main character (Sara) and her vivid imagination. Her constant neglect from the malicious headmistress (Miss Minchin) endorsed her sympathy gained from the audience. Even as Miss Minchin mistreated Sara, her character grew tougher and her imagination grew stronger. Sara would use her fantasy stories to fill the void whenever she missed her father or felt hopeless.
It shows how she is ignorant about real friendship. Following this further, the young character wants to be like Luciana, to live in a beautiful palace. She helps the magician and he calls her ‘’my little countess’’ (13) to thank her with the monkey. Everyone compliments Rosaura like she’s important; it gives her pride and then she thinks she’s closer to her goals. Besides, the young Rosaura sees an importance of what money can bring to her.
Keilani Spahn Mrs. Moretti English 3H 1A 20 August 2012 Descriptive Language In the short story “The Stolen Party,” Liliana Heker uses lots of descriptive language to describe Rosaura’s experience at a birthday party. For example, when Rosaura is passing around cake to the other kids, she remembers a story, “in which there was a queen who had the power of life or death over her subjects. She had always loved that, having the power of life or death.” Furthermore, this illustrates how the main character is relating past occurrences to the present event taking place. She feels as if the cake represents a sense of control over the other kids. Ultimately, this makes her whole experience at the party get better and better, putting her in favor of the other children.
It appears that they were going to a celebration for the holiday. The elders are rewarding the children with gifts, and the children are glowing with excitement. A teenage girl gets a box about the size of what a Barbie box would be nowadays. A little boy tries to steal it from her, so the gift must be special and treasured. The woman reprimands him and orders him to return the mysterious gift.
As a little girl, Jing-mei’s mom was beyond convinced that Jing-mei was a child prodigy just waiting to be discovered. Suyuan, Jing-mei’s mom, believed that in America, her daughter could become anything she wanted to. They started with singing and dancing, then random trivia that Suyuan quizzed her daughter with every night. From that, came learning the piano. Each task doesn’t turn out the way Jing-mei’s mom wants it to so finally, she just gives up trying and deems her daughter a failure.
The following two lines and second stanza speak of puberty and what her class mates think of her. This is a classic case where a social circle has profound impact of how young people see themselves; not for who they are, but for what their friends think of them. Further irony comes as the magic of puberty is not all magical and the only thing that changes is a girl changing into a woman with thick ties and big fat nose. In the third stanza she begins her quest for acceptance; diet, exercise, smile and wheedle. This is not who she really is and soon the pretense wears away, “Her good nature wore out.” when the real façade revealed who she was, she removed that which people dislikes about her, her nose and her legs and eventually gave up living.
Tita is heartbroken especially when Pedro marries Rosaura her oldest sister; but Pedro’s troublemaking method was during a dance at his wedding, he whispers into Tita's ear that he has actually marrying Rosaura in order to always be close because he still loves her. Tita is weeping with sadness and joy she prepares the wedding cake and as her tears mingle within the cake mixture and transformed the cake into something enchanting that causes all of the guests at the wedding to begin weeping at what should be a time of joy. The movie is narrated by Tita's great niece, who describes how through the years; Aunt Tita's kitchen produces even more miracles. When Pedro gives her a dozen red roses, for example, she prepares them with quail and honey, and the recipe is such a sexual desire that everyone at the table is aroused, and smoke actually pours out from the ears of the middle sister, Gertrudis. "Like Water for Chocolate" is based on a novel by Laura Esquivel.
Juliet seems like a seamless responsible girl tangled in an interesting relationship, but her own feelings combined with others, result in a deadly concoction. Juliet is a brave young girl, defying social standards, while keeping her relationship together. Juliet has many expectations put to prevent her from blossoming. On page 48, Juliet says, “Not stepping o’er the bounds of modesty.” Juliet is playing a dual personality. On one side she is attempting to be this perfect child figure for her parents.
The first character I want to talk about is Estella. Estella is the daughter of Molly and Magwitch but was given to Miss Havisham by Jaggers at a very young age. Miss Havisham (who I will talk about afterwards) destroyed Estella’s emotions by raising her to torment and “break the hearts” of men and to undermine, darkly the idea of romance. She is cold, cynical and manipulative. However, despite her being cold in behaviour and also the damaging impacts in her life, she still is a sympathetic character.
Because of logical reasons, Nora Helmer was right to abandon her children and she is admirable. It was reasonable for Nora to abandon her children when she left the house. The children were her dolls just like that she was Torvald’s doll. They had to act the way that the controller wanted them to and pretend to be docile all the time. Nora loved her children, it was clearly shown when she played hide and seek with them merrily, and that is why she left them.