A major difference that I noticed while watching the movie is the director’s characterization of Tea Cake. The director does not include many scenes that could possibly portray Tea Cake in a negative light. For example, when Mrs. Turner brings her brother to meet Janie with hope that Janie will take interest in him, Tea Cake does not like this and before the week is out he whips Janie (Hurston 147). Tea Cake beats Janie to relieve his own insecurities and because being able to whip her reassures his possession of Janie (147). I believe the director leaves this out in fear that this incident would change the viewers’ perspective of Tea Cake and Janie’s relationship.
Using active listening techniques helped me become a better communicator. Alan is nervous about the interactions with his employee because he is not confident and that is causing him to pseudo listen to their concerns because he is preoccupied by his lack of confidence to conduct the interviews. Alan is also not using a tactful approach to the conversation as well. A better approach would be to start with what the employee is doing right and build them up before criticizing their work. 2.
Afterwards Thomas and his mother have an argument, “I don’t want anything to do with him…he’s a freak!” However when his mother is in hospital with the baby, his father can’t care or doesn’t know how to care for Charlie. Thomas is put in an uncomfortable situation where he has no choice but to care for Charlie, and he is very reluctant and impatient with him. Later on in the movie when Thomas meets Jackie slowly he starts to understand what it would be like in Charlies shoes and could relate to him which lead to better relationship between them at the end of the movie. In Gilbert’s case, he’s had to take care of Arnie since the beginning of the movie, unlike Thomas. Gilbert looks after his brother at first out of guilt, pressure and
This is conveyed in the film by the use of dialogue, camera shots and various techniques. At the beginning of the film when McM is admitted to the ward Bibbit cannot say a sentence without stuttering, this is shown through the use of dialogue. He talks at the group meeting with Nurse Ratched and says “I, I, I asked her to marry me”, his stuttering is caused by his fear of Nurse Rated and his mother who is a close friend of the nurse. However all this changes when he sleeps with Candy who is a prostitute. When he is found by one of the nurses aids and Nurse Ratched sees him he says “I can explain everything”, Nurse Ratched says “aren’t you ashamed Billy”, and he boastfully replies “no, I’m not”.
Sammy shows that he is in a transition period when he speaks looking towards the future. Sammy looks down upon his coworker because he still works at the A&P at an older age; Sammy wants to have a better life with a better job. The protagonist in Battle Royal is literally in a transition state because he is going from high school to college. In “A&P” Sammy quits his job because he felt that his boss was rude to a group of girls who came in with their bathing suits on. A main factor in Sammy quitting was the approval of the girls, but after he quit he stated, “I looked around for my girls, but they’re gone of course”(554).
Food is used in a similar manner in Like Water for Chocolate whereby a character’s attitude towards food is utilized as a metaphor for them. Mama Elena’s mistrust in Tita’s food and her rejection of it is highly accurate analogy for who she is. “She took a swig of syrup of ipecac…to counteract the effects of the bitter poison that according to her was dissolved in the food” . When the forbidden relationship between Mama Elena and José Treviño, Gertrudis’s “mulatto ” father is later revealed in the novel, her motives of rejecting Tita’s food and resenting her daughter become apparent. Mama Elena’s similar experience of love, with José Treviño, kept suppressed all her life, builds an emotional barrier around her heart.
Karen? You need to introduce them here, rather than later, as readers could be confused..) Imagery is displayed as Jean struggles with the relationship she has with her husband Thomas, while Maren has built up resentment towards Anethe, her brother’s wife and her own sister, Karen. Jean revisits Smutty Nose Island where Maren has previously committed a crime to try and understand why and how she did it, but ends up committing a crime of her own. Does resentment solely result in failure of one’s self? Although Jean and Maren have two completely different situations regarding jealousy because of their passion for love, the elements of imagery, setting, and characterization help develop the women’s thoughts and actions in the novel.
John, Jane’s husband and doctor, enforces the patriarchal idea on his suffering wife, and unknowingly causes to her go mad. The Yellow Wallpaper portrays the views of women in the 19th century, and some of these views are prevalent today. The story is focused on the narrator, assumed to be Jane, and her mental illness. At first, her struggle is with her husband and doctor, John, but as her mental instability worsens, her struggle becomes more and more with the wallpaper, a reflection of herself. To help her cope, John locks her away in a room upstairs, where the yellow wallpaper is.
It is mesmerizing to read about the development of feminine modesty, which Peril illustrates throughout the essay with abundant factoids highlighted with bullets within the text of the essay. “Betsy Martin McKinney told readers of Ladies’ Home Journal that…sexual activity commenced with intercourse and completed with pregnancy and childbirth” (pg. 280-81). This particular bulleted point precisely offers an excellent view on sexual intercourse and how girls of the think pink era were taught to think. “[A] new game for girls called Miss Popularity (“The True American Teen”), in which players competed to see who could accrue the most votes…for such attributes as nice legs…[and] a constant’s figure, voice, and type” (pg.
In this famous novel, Blanche Dubois goes to live with her sister Stella Kowalski. She has to tell her sister the bad news that she lost their family home, Belle Reve, and also took off from her teaching job due to her bad nerves. This is the first indication of Blanche’s insanity. She is clearly unaware because she says, “Is there something wrong with me?” Another sign is Blanche’s horrible drinking habit, which research shows can lead to making horrible decisions and can alter ones life. “Both Blanche’s drinking and her endless hot baths suggest that she is attempting to wash away her past and emerge through a sort of watery purgatory.” Stanley, Stella’s husband, does not really like Blanche and accuses her of being crazy, which is an accurate description.