My Girl Jennifer Joyner BSHS/342 October 21, 2012 Michelle DaLessio M.S.W My Girl The movie My Girl was produced in 1991 and it has to deal with a young girl who goes through many emotional feelings through her childhood. Vada Sultenfuss is the main character in the movie, and her father Harry Sultenfuss that is a funeral director and that has made it hard for Vada to deal with death. Vada thinks she was the one that caused her mother’s death when she dies giving birth to her. Vada has a best friend his name is Thomas he is not popular at school and that has made it harder for Vada to get along with the other girls in her class. Through the movie her father starts dating and gets engaged to a woman whom tries to help Vada with her emotional feelings.
Emily dies does not make it through childbirth. Emily joins Mrs. Gibbs, Simon Stimson, Mrs. Soakes, and Mr. Webb as the dead. The stage manager informs the audience that eventually the dead lose interest in the living and in earthly matters. “Everybody in their bones knows that something is eternal, and that the dead spend their time waiting for this eternal of their selves to emerge. Emily wants more than anything to re-live a day of her life.
Title x2: “Pathedy of Manners” is about a woman who seems to have a perfect life, but the woman is wrapped in society’s “pathedy” (pathetic tragedy) of manners (expectations), and is too concerned with what is expected of her. From the title, I can infer that at first the woman’s happiness depended on living up to the expectations of society. However, in the last few stanzas of the poem she realizes that there is more in life than wealth and living in high society, and she regrets the decisions she made on how to live her life because they were purely made from the societal expectations. Theme: The theme of “Pathedy of Manners” is remorse and the importance of self-worth. If you get too caught up on society’s expectations of you, you loose
The themes that occur every day and in the novel “Destroying Avalon” and the film “The Colour Purple” are death/loss, bullying and relationships. Death/loss is something that occurs every day in society and people must overcome it to move on with their lives. Death is an equaliser to mankind regardless of our social structure, we all view death as a sadness because it is the end of our physical relationships. However the death of a young person is what creates the most despair for those who are left behind. For example in “Destroying Avalon” Avalon had to face the death of her best friend Marshall who took his own life because of being bullied for so many years and not letting anyone to support him through his tough times.
She is first perceived as a weak character who Iago says keeps many thoughts to herself: "She puts her tongue a little in her heart," meaning that many of her most critical thoughts remain unsaid. Even Desdemona has to encourage her to speak. This silence throughout much of the play may be one cause of her drastically changing at the end. Initially Emilia sets out to please Iago without question, as this was her role as an Elizabethan wife, however at the end she speaks against him when she realizes his true intentions. Her change at the end of the play could show that she’s isn’t an outsider, as she now has her own opinion and her own voice like many of the other characters within the play.
“…He is the most realistic character in the play, being an emissary from a world of reality that we were somehow set apart from. But since I have a poet’s weakness for symbols, I am using this character also as a symbol; he is the long delayed but always expected something that we live for.” – Tom, The Glass Menagerie In The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, we are introduced to characters that have lost perception of the reality (without any mental illness); we have Tom, who lives in the present, Amanda who lives in the past and Laura who lives on the future. These characters do not live these way physically, but instead mentally. As mentioned in the quote above, there is one character who is a gentleman caller and according to Tom’s introduction of the play he symbolizes a part of the reality they are not part of anymore and that makes him the most realistic character in the whole play. This character’s name is Jim and Tom is right about him, because as a narrator to the play he can express his thoughts as he cannot while dialoging with the characters, but most importantly what he mentions about Jim is more up to your own opinion and for me Jim’s character as stated in the play as the gentleman caller is a person who has been expected by Amanda to appear someday for her daughter and later when confirmed he will come, Tom and Laura also expect him.
He did not want them to relax and go into a different reality. He wanted them to stay in their own reality and properly understand what the play was around them. • The Brecht style of theatre was similar to Artaud’s. He did not want them to feel any emotional connection towards the characters so he barely gave them names or he just labelled them ‘man, woman, idiot child.’ He wanted the audience to get a message from the performance so he made their belief go away • Stanislavski style of theatre was realism. He wanted them to feel the performance could happen in everyday life.
One who will understand my jokes without me having to explain them." These are the anxious words of Esperanza. While she is growing up on Mango Street, Esperanza finds herself in an environment that makes her feel out of place, in a place she just doesn’t belong in. She wants more of a better life. Her main wish and desire is for a true, loyal, and fun best friend that she can tell her dreams to and will understand completely her for it.
In drama, the symbols play the most imperative role. Tom acts as the narrator of the play and also a character within the play. He underlines the play’s hostility between objectively presented reality and the memory’s alteration of reality. He sometimes speaks to the audience directly, to give a more direct explanation of what’s been occurring between the characters on stage. I felt remorse for Tom as I was reading the play, and it was as if I knew exactly what he was feeling; the sense of being trapped in a life in which he wanted no part of; what kind of life is that for a person?
The narrator is clearly miserable with her life and considers suicide to be the only solution. Killing herself would relieve the pain she feels on a daily basis. “Daddy” is another poem that demonstrates Plath’s common death by suicide theme. In the poem, she writes that “At twenty I tried to die / And get back, back, back to you. / I thought even the bones would do (Plath 58-60)”.