When we deny it, we grow cold and empty” The film Strictly Ballroom, which is directed by Baz Lurhmann, demonstrates many aspects of belonging and not belonging including alienation and rejection, which focuses on the two main characters Scott and Fran, and also the conflict of cultures, where two worlds come together and collide. Scott is an expert dancer who has been dancing since he was six. He is very sexy, and this is illustrated through his clothing and his soothing actions. Although Scott comes across as a confident and even comfortable person, he actually feels alienated and rejected when he is told by Barry Fife “You can dance your own steps, but it doesn’t mean you’ll win.” On the contrary, we have Fran. A beginner dancer, who dances with a girl and does not fit in.
He replied to Mr Bingley saying that, unless he was further aquainted with his dance partner, he detests dancing. Darcy further stated that any other lady in the room, apart from Mr Bingley’s already engaged sisters, would be a punishment for him to dance with. (Chapter 3, page 13). (“I certainly shall not. You know how I detest it, unless I am particularly aquainted with my partner.
Scott Hastings' perceptions of belonging contrasts with the Federations perception, which is made up from an idea of conformation and abiding by status quo's. Scott's idea of individuality and creativity is constantly being shot down by his family and other members of the federation, particularly Shirley and Barry Fife, the president of the Federation who rules the Federation similarly to a ruthless dictator. Scott is left frustrated by not being able to dance his own steps and express himself whilst dancing in the Federation. Scott's desperation to compete and win the Pan Pacific's leads to his betrayal of Fran, his original dance partner who he planned to dance his own steps with in direct defiance to the Federation. Scott pays for this conformity by obliging to the Federation rules' and rejecting his original perceptions of individuality.
Alcohol in the scenes at first serves as a way to mask true emotion throughout the evening. But Honey drinks excessively as she is not in her comfort zone, and we are revealed at the end of the play that the drunk young couple isn’t as perfect as they first appear to be.Through alcohol, the characters get rid of their illusions. At the climax of the play, Nick and Honey realize George and Martha invented their son, and vice versa, they realize Nick and Honey are not in love. Familial success in modern society could mean having children or being in love, and both couples reveal their own marital failure. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” is a play that show the collapse of two marital fantasies.
This was very visible through the characters physical communication. Throughout the production Houston and Nigel both find themselves being constantly rejected. Therefore being lonely, it’s only human nature to want to have a sense of belonging. When Houston and Potter did their little flirtatious dance for Molina they had blond wigs on, perhaps to mimic the look of the man’s previous interest who “stole” his attention away from them. It seemed that they were seducing him through their movements almost competitively.
All I'm concerned with is the unpleasantness and possible danger which your going might incur, because of your situation" (55). At first Irene stays firm and gives Irene reasons why she should not attend the social function. Irene realizes that by Clare attending the dance, her and Clare's safety as well as the safety of others, may be jeopardized if one of John Bellew's friends appears to the dance. Clare's primary concern with her self-interest puts Irene ". .
It is about a woman who is trying to get in touch with her dark side but has a hard time doing it. The main character is a ballerina named Nina Sayer whose life is consumed with dance, and she has been chosen for the role of the Swan Queen, yet her innocence refuses to develop a relaxed mind throughout the film. Confusing her is the anxiety, hallucinations, and visions, which she has to deal with in order to achieve the state of “perfection” that she desires, as she progresses in evolving her role as the Black Swan. Also this film was told from a very unreliable narrator there were many times in the film where they showed you something that didn’t really happen. For instincts when Nina believed she killed Lily in the dressing room but she actually stabbed her self it really had me blown away I thought Lily was dead.
However, later on, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth eventually fall in love with each other. According to this story, prejudice can blind the eyes of a person because people having prejudice toward others don't see the truth about a person. Prejudice can be caused by words that make people misunderstand because wrong words make people think the wrong thing. When Mr. Bingley tells Mr. Darcy to dance with Elizabeth during the dinner party, Mr. Darcy says, "She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me and I am in no humor at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men" (Austen 7). Mr. Darcy is telling Mr. Bingley that Elizabeth is not pretty so he has no interest in her.
At the beginning of the play Eddie’s views on how Catherine should act because she’s still a ‘child’ starts to create the hostile mood for the play. Miller first introduces this when Eddie complains to Catherine that ‘[she’s]walkin’ wavy’ to which Catherine gets annoyed ,resulting in Eddie shouting at her. This shows Eddie’s hostility towards Catherine. Later on in the play when Rodolfo, Eddie and Marco are discussing what jobs they have done and what they plan to do with what they earn in America, ‘Eddie laughs’ when he realises how feminine Rodolfo is but he also laughs at the whole situation. He doesn’t think its right that Rodolfo wants to buy a ‘motorcycle’ when there is family back home that need the money.
When they did that, they saw a woman dancing. After seeing the woman dance, they are blindfolded for the fight. The audience of men doesn’t seem him as one man, they see him as just another guy in the fight. After being blindfolded, the main character was scared, “but now I felt a sudden fit of blind terror”, (21). He was no longer just invisible, he was blind.