CONFLICT ANAYLSIS OF STEEL MAGNOLIAS: CLIMATES, GENDER & POWER STRUGGLES Jason Striker NAU – GCC ABSTRACT “…the movie is primarily a celebration of the love, strength, and compassion of six Louisianian women which by examining the conflictual climates and how they are mediated, along with the differences in gendered conflict styles, while lastly understanding the power exchanges within relationships will allow us to relate these strategies to our own lives. We will see that although the relationships in this movie are steadfast and loving, they are also challenged by events that trigger conflicts that bring about introspection, growth, death, but above all an increase in the quality of the relationships making them as tough as steel magnolias.” Keywords: Power, gendered, conflictual, climates, introspection, struggle Steel Magnolias is the story of six small-town southern women who care deeply about each other and accompany one another through the conflicts that affect our human condition. At the heart of the story is M'LynnEatenton and her sweetly effervescent but diabetic daughter Shelby. The mother and daughter love each other, yet struggle for control of Shelby's life. Despite warnings from doctors that pregnancy might involve complications that could be life-threatening, Shelby decides - much to M'Lynn's chagrin - to have a child.
The reader now thinks that Curley’s wife was misunderstood, lonely and didn’t deserve the abusive comments she received. Candy then says ‘you ain’t wanted here’ making the reader feel more apologetic towards her. Despite this she calls them ‘a bunch of bindle stiffs’ and claims that she is only there because ‘they ain’t nobody else’. She then turned on crooks ‘in scorn “listen nigger”’ this is very cruel and spiteful but maybe she was only retaliating. She also tries to ally with them when she says ‘I’d like to bust him myself’, she is referring to Curley and says how she also hates him too.
She is eager to break the rules of Thebes for her own brother. Issues: Whether Kreon has the power to rule Thebes, both Antigone and Kreon show hubris. Previous History: Kreon does not follow the principles, he acts upon ugly biases. Antigone is headstrong who rather die for what she believes
She shows that she is determined by trying her best to condemn Elizabeth Proctor to death just to be with her husband John Proctor. She threatens to death any girl who goes against her revealing that she is extremely controlling. Abigail is also a very dishonest person because she steals all of her Uncle Reverend Parris money, leaving him penniless. This also shows that she is ungrateful because he took her in, and now does this to him. This quote “[…] Let either of you breathe a word and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.” Shows her desperation and truly violent mind while she tries to control the mistake she’s made, but to control this mistake she must control those around her who know of it.
1st to Die Lindsey Boxer is the main character in the book 1st to Die by James Patterson. One character trait about Lindsey is that she is very brave. A reader would know that Lindsey is brave by the way she goes out and tries to find the murderer. Lindsey is also determined, she is determined because she never gives up. Although Lindsey seems like a tough girl she is also very caring.
The boy was “certainly tweaked at an angle” and thus is expected to be violent. This further removes his sense of belonging with the remainder of his community. Similarly, the character of Cecilia from The Virgin Suicides suffers mental issues thus disallowing an understanding of the remaining sister’s characters to be made. “Do we seem as crazy as everyone thinks? … Cecilia was weird but we’re not.” The subject “we” enhances the community’s perception of the sisters as a whole.
Anne stated, “I hated them for not standing up and doing something about the murders. In fact, I think I had a stronger resentment toward Negroes for letting the whites kill them than toward the whites” (Moody 409). I believe it was at this time in Anne’s life that she decided what type of person she was going to be. She decided during this time that she could not be like everyone else and just sit back and watch and accept the cruel things that were being done, she was not going to be another content
First of all the nurse could prevented from all this tragedy, if she would just tell the both family what happened then, the two family would have arranged something and probably have a good relationship. This family did evil things when they saw Montague’s family. Every one saw Capulet’s family fighting all the time even the prince. This family was really unkind, they broke the law and did thing to the Montague’s family, harmless people and to the society. The reason they were so mean and breaking the law was that simply they just hated each other.
Both Grendel and Emily were lonely, Grendel was angry at the humans because of the way they were reacting towards him, he was jealous of their lifestyle, their parties and singing. Grendel had it in his mind that the reason he was created was to make people’s life miserable. In “A Rose for Emily” Faulkner portrayed Emily as an insane woman. In my opinion I think Emily decided to kill homer was because, homer was thinking about moving up north and leaving her just like Emily’s previous boyfriend she was afraid to be all alone and lonely again So she decided to buy “rat poison” and mixed it with a drink and gave it to homer. In “Grendel”, if the humans would have judged Grendel not just by his looks but by his character, the 12 year war between Grendel and the humans had a very slim if any chance to take place.
Death does Miraculous Things to Family Disgrace, dishonesty, nobility, and allegiance create chaos within oneself only to obliterate those around them. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon’s mentality creates chaos to those who are out of breath and those who can still laboriously gasp for air. He attempts to modify the way things are and done in order to feel superior and intellectual around others. He doesn’t want to bury Antigone’s brother Polynices, because Creon thinks that he doesn’t deserve to live and creates a feud with his son because of Antigone’s punishment, therefore causing tension with his wife Eurydice. Creon causes a chain of deaths with Antigone, Haemon and Eurydice with the decisions he makes towards Antigone.