He alternates between two identities: a ballroom dancer who follows the Federation’s requirements in the spotlight, and an individual who wants to turn his back on the structure of ballroom dancing and be who he wants to be, but is repressed in the shadows. His syncopated steps portray his desire to reject the conformity of the ballroom dancing world, and embrace his individuality and self-expression. Scott’s eventual understanding of where he feels a strong sense of belonging is influenced by his dance partner, Fran. An awkward and reserved dancer, Fran clearly does not fit in with
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.
For example: Keely tries to fit in, her friend Jaz encourages her to join parties, she is uncomfortable and doesn’t know whether she should be involved. A extreme close-up of her facial expressions shows this confusion. Her characterisation is being self-critical, she is not into bad things, but she went along with it. Another example is Toby, he wants to be noticed and popular, just like Shaun who is popular as a sports star. When Toby became a wrestling team member, the dialogue between him and his sister or his friend shows his attitude changing, thinking he has became cool enough to disrespect his elder sister and friend.
I think that Jackie feels that Billy now is a shame for the family, because of what he is doing, and he cannot really see why Billy should do something as ridiculous as ballet. Jackie changes his mind about ballet, when he sees Billy dancing in the boxing hall, with one of his friends, and after Billy has told his father, how much he loves ballet. Jackie opens up his eyes, and
Once, my sister wanted to help me and brought an opportunity for me to have a performance on stage. Therefore, she asked a teacher to come to my house. When she asked me to dance and to show whatever I can to that teacher, I was really shy and just standing like a stone in front of them. I did nothing. I lost that opportunity and chance in my life.
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.
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.
There are two main stages in Mille’s character throughout the whole musical that fluctuate from the arrival of New York and the conclusion of the musical. Upon Millie’s arrival, she is fanatically driven, full of spunk, questions and excitement. Due to Millie’s gutsy personality and lack of entertainment in Kansas, she was drawn to something more than her typical, tired town. She was determined to live the life of the 1920’s flapper and fulfill her dreams of marrying a rich bachelor. The 1920s was when the Prohibition Law was passed, a law that proposed absolutely no bars or alcohol finding the substance to be immoral.
For example she cant tell her parents of Mark, and Mark cant tell his mother of Rita. - What role does race play in shaping her identity Race plays a huge role in shaping her identity; she kind of has a split personality. She has to behave differently when she is with her parents then when she is with mark, because she wants both cultures in her life. Unfortunately those two cultures does not fit together. We believe that because of her race she is very insecure on how she is going to live her live, because she wants both, but cant have it.
The married lady who can’t get pregnant affects the main character’s decision about what she’ll do with the child. They have much in common, but are still so separate from each other. They like the bench and see it as a place to be when you have something to struggle with. They both have major problems and they’re both the solution for the problems, but they just don’t realise it at first. In the beginning, the main character acts very mean, but