Movies Influence Women

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Romantic movies distort and create false expectations of true love. They show exaggerated stories that are used to entertain, yet young women get wound up in the thought that they will find someone that will meet up to these expectations. These set beliefs can affect them in a negative way and often lead to disappointment. Books like A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Great Gatsby, and movies like The Notebook are all examples of love stories that produce that false hope. Women begin to think that they will find a perfect man that will hand them the world, that they should dedicate themselves to finding this man, and that they deserve an elaborate story full of passion and desire. This develops conflict with reality, because love stories like the ones we see in the movies are scarce. In the real world, love is tougher, flawed, and it might not end up the way we planned it to. In A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, Helena is obsessed with attaining Demetrius' love. She chases him up to the point of exhaustion, and as much as he tries to avoid her she is persistent. In the end, Demetrius falls under a love potion and she finally gains his affection. The whole story is a horrible example for women. She completely throws herself to a man , up to a point of disgusting desperation and in the end she obtains her goal. In real life, true love would rarely be the outcome. Men usually feel harassed when approached this way. People try to avoid clinginess, and prefer those who are more independent. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby gives his all to Daisy. She is all he thinks about, and all of his actions move around attaining her. All his life, every move he makes is for her. He becomes wealthy for her. He even moves to a house across the bay from her, hoping that someday they will reunite. These actions are unrealistic,
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