Chiyo starts to realize that her life will not change following a fairy tale story, instead it will develop many changes from her childhood to the moment of being sold into slavery and training as geisha apprentice revealing change occurring throughout her life stages. As Chiyo’s mother was getting weak and sick, Chiyo had met Mr. Tanaka whom gave her a helping hand in her time of need; unfortunately, he had deceived her, and rather than taking her in for adoption, he had instead taken her away from her family to Gion, Japan where she was sold to an okiya as a soon-to-be geisha. Sadly, Chiyo’s sister, Satsu wasn’t so fortunate; Satsu was instead taken to a brothel where she would be a prostitute. When Chiyo had first arrived at the okiya, she had met a highly renowned geisha named Hatsumomo. She is easily compared to the element of ‘fire’ as a young woman having a fiery temper with anyone she despises or happens to get in her way of being a popular geisha.
This movie has a great story line that is based on a true story that really went on not too long ago. This movie has very good acting that makes you really feel like you are inside the movie and shows you what really went on in the story. Some of the actors who really play a great part are Dwayne ‘’The Rock’’ Johnson and Xzibit who both play major roles as the coaches of the football team. Some other of the actors who really play a part in this movie are Michael Pagan, Jake Yorker, Setu Tase, and many other actors that all play important parts in the movie. The story of the movie is mainly about a kid named Willie Weathers a gang banger that gets in trouble by making some wrong decisions and ends up in the correctional prison where the main part of the movie begins.
The Joy Luck Club presents stories about four Chinese-immigrant women and their daughters. Each of the women views the world differently and they try to share their visions with their daughters, hoping that their relationships with their daughters is just as strong as what they had with their own mothers. One of the mothers, Suyuan Woo, forms a club in China called the Joy Luck Club in order to distract her friends from their problems during the Japanese invasion during World War II. She moves to San Francisco in 1947 after losing all of her family during the war, including her twin daughters. She has a daughter named Jing-mei and starts another Joy Luck Club with three other women.
Imitation of Life The conflict between mothers and daughters has been a theme in Hollywood since the beginning of film. Sometimes director picture the conflict badly like in “Mommie Dearest” and others do it well like in “The Joy Luck Club”. “Imitation of Life,” by Douglas Sirk starring Lana Turner and Juanita Moore fit in the right in with the movie that take the mother and daughter well. Lora Meredith (Turner) is a single thirtyish widow with the ambitious to be Broadway actress. One day, Susie, daughter of Lora, wondered off on the beach leaving Lora to look around for her, Lora with a photographer, Steve Archer’s help she find Susie with Sarah Jane and her mother, Annie Johnson (Moore), a single African American widow.
We are led to believe the entire book that she’s really out to benefit others by revealing the truth to the Japanese culture. In reality every move she makes is only to benefit her. Even the “realistic” version of My American Wife! Is equally as set up and overdone as the very first episode, she’s simply better at hiding it. Last we have the most interesting point of view from Suzuki and Oh who really only care about alcohol, porn, and Wal-Mart.
You know what you are to them? The maid’s daughter, that’s what.’” (Page 171) Rosaura’s mother works for the Ines family, in their manor, as a maid. Rosaura is invited to Luciana Ines’s birthday party. Rosaura is thrilled to receive this invitation but her mom tries to tell her the truth. Rosaura is misleading by her young and deceived mind.
Picture bride marriages were especially common among Japanese immigrants to the United States and Hawaii before World War II. There were many aspects that influenced women to become picture brides in the early Twentieth Century. Some came from poor families, so they became picture brides for economic reasons, they thought that they would end up being financially sturdy with their new husbands, and then they would be able to send back money to their families in Japan and Korea. Others did it out of obligation to their families. Because the parents often arranged these marriages, the daughters felt that they could not go against their parents’ wishes, so they went along with it.
Chiyo, a young Japanese girl, whose family, unable to support her, sells her to a geisha house in Kyoto in the 1930s. A geisha is a professional female companion for men in Japan, trained in music, dancing, and the art of conversation. The geisha training is a life of virtual slavery, and Chiyo finds herself working as maid to a malevolent geisha called Hatsumomo who, jealous of Chiyo’s beauty, makes her life utterly miserable. One day, as Chiyo weeps by a stream in the city, a wealthy man stops and comforts her. Chiyo, deeply moved by the man’s kindness, knows that she will never forget him.
The film Girl with a Pearl Earring is seen through a film maker’s perspective of the events that took place leading up to the making of the world renowned painting of a girl with a pearl earring. The film highlights aspects of the lives of the rich and the poor and their struggles, their successes and more. The 17th century film is about a poor girl, Griet, who has to mature and go out to work at a very early age as maid and a talented artist who became this young girl’s Master. However, despite their different backgrounds they connected on a level that cannot be explained in totality but could be described as one which many wish to attain. Against all of their struggles of having this secretive relationship both Vermeer and Griet were able to increase their knowledge and love of painting and produce a beautiful, simplistic yet powerful painting of Griet as the girl with a pearl earring.
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA Chapter 1: Born in Yoroido, a small fishing village, young Chiyo leaves her home when her mother falls ill. She becomes a maid to beautiful Hatsumomo in an okiya in Gion, a famous geisha area in Kyoto. Chapter 2: Chiyo meets Pumpkin, another young girl. They have to please cruel Hatsumomo, who makes her life miserable at the okiya. Chapter 3: Feeling useless, unhappy Chiyo cries by a stream. A gentleman speaks kind words to her, offers her a handkerchief, and admires her beautiful grey eyes.