The opinion, as discussed in class by Professor Eacott, was it was going to be a very short war and he mentioned that there was a big sense of nationalism when he mentioned that each country didn’t want to feel humiliated by each other. In the movie, All Quiet on the Western Front those German soldiers were excited and felt invincible and that was a common trait of mostly all soldiers.
English Role of Women Penelope had constant pressure coming from the suitors to for her to marry them, but even with all of the pressure Penelope never loses faith in her husband. Her love for Odysseus is so unyielding, she responds to the suitor’s contestant pressure with some indecision. She never refuses to remarry outright. Instead, she puts off her decision and leads them on with promises that she will choose a new husband as soon as certain things happen. Her astute delaying tactics reveal her sly and artful side.
During the beginning of the story, A meets Rhiannon, the first girl he has ever loved. Rhiannon is the first person who A has ever told his story to. Unfortunately, despite their love for each other, Rhiannon feels that they cannot be together. Rhiannon knows in heart that she will never be able to overcome the problem of loving a new person each day, even though A explains that he will never change in the inside. In this complicated scenario, the true nature of love is brought out, and the question is asked: Can you love someone who changes every day?
She wants to be free to love and be loved, and she craves for passion, which she never had. Her marriage is more like a business relationship and her husband is the commander in charge. The Colonel, Edna's father, is very strict. He thinks very highly of discipline. At the end of The Awakening,
Although, Jenny never feels good enough for Forrest, in his eyes she is the ideal wife. As Alex and Dale state on their review site “Perhaps it is the innocence of Forrest that allows such pure love from him, and the caring gentleness from Jenny, who has been through so much in her life” (Young Actress Reviews) that brings them together so many times. In the scene where Forrest proposes to Jenny, the film makers place her up on the stairs, like on a pedestal, and Forrest stands below her like a servant. The placing of the two symbolizes how Forrest always puts the goddess like Jenny over himself, and how he would sacrifices his own being for her. The hero must meet a goddess that shows him what perfection is truly like according to Joseph Campbell (Hero’s Journey 3), and to Forrest, Jenny is just that.
From the first time met from their obsessed lovers Gatsby as well as Fitzgerald fell in love right away from the get go knowing this was the one girl to not let go. During Fitzgerald’s path to achieve Zelda there were many struggles and hardships that only made him work harder to attempt to satisfy the needs of Zelda’s high living and her high expectations leading to her happiness. In the same case for Gatsby but only after losing the girl first to aim and try and win her over one more time’ “Can’t repeat the past why of coarse you can”(pg101). Gatsby said while it all attempted beginning with his illegal business to gain wealth to try ad impress the loving Daisy to fulfill his master plan. Both of these girls played huge roles and were the motivation for Gatsby and Fitzgerald to have gained the wealth they have received.
The values of heritage seem to have been lost with the gain of knowledge when Dee has gone to college. Her actions she displays when she comes home for a visit are shocking to her family. It is almost as if Dee is using them for a show, rather than a visit that has been well overdue. It’s one thing to know what heritage is but another to understand what your heritage is. Mama was always one who could not say “no” to her daughter and she always tried to please her regardless if her daughter appreciated it or not.
Bennett, throughout the play, presents Mrs Lintott – as the only female influence to boys – as a motherly figure who is always there to comfort or encourage the boys despite her own battle with the boys, Hector and Irwin on the importance of women and women’s influence on history. Mrs. Lintott brings the idea of feminism into the play and emphasizes her achievement as lasting as a female teacher among many male senior teachers. Mrs. Lintott is exasperated and tired of being yet another female having to put up male views and that she is – like women throughout history –there to only clean up their messes. Alan Bennett uses a variety of dramatic and linguistic techniques to present Mrs. Lintott in this way, including grammar and sentence structures, imagery and phonology. GRAMMAR AND SENTENCES The first time we see/hear from Mrs. Lintott is in episode 4 where she is in the staff room talking with the headmaster.
The Importance of Acceptance in “The Darling” and “The Ugly Duckling” In the story “The Darling,” the main character, Olenka longs for companionship. She only feels truly alive when she has someone in her life to love and accept her. In the Ugly Duckling, the duckling longs for friendship and reception from his peers. Through these two stories, it is shown that acceptance by others and one’s self is an important part of life, when not achieved it causes a feeling of defeat and loneliness. All beings’ natural instincts are to form connections with others, and individuals feel as if something is missing when those connections are not occurring.
The sub-theme of unconditional love wrapped up the story as Sochienne shows that despite everything that had happened between her mum and herself, she still loved her. This is seen when she changes the first dance selection from PSquare’s “No One Be Like You” to Nico Mbarga’s “Sweet Mother.” Through this action we can convincingly conclude that although Mrs Njoku thought she had lost her daughter to change, Sochienne still very much loved her mother. Quality Street is a perfect example of how change causes rift between people but through understanding and compromise, love conquers all.