Term Papers on Arts and Movies
Rhetorical Genders: Performances Of A Lifetime In Thelma And Louise
Number of words: 1305 - Number of pages: 5
.... oppositions as masculine and feminine, positive and negative images of women, reinscription and subversion of patriarchal ideologies. The tension between the film’s uses of narrative and image works to interrogate and problematize both feminist and antifeminist assumptions about gender, power, and subjectivity.
In Alice Doesn’t Teresa de Lauretis claims that
Feminist film theory has gone well beyond the simple opposition of positive and negative images, and has indeed displaced the very terms of that opposition to a sustained critical attention to the hidde .....
Number of words: 735 - Number of pages: 3
.... “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so” (5, ii, 230). His constant hesitation is attributed to rationalization. It is his hesitation, rationalization, excessive thinking, all combined, to almost literally become his fatal flaw. It is his indecisiveness that almost kills him.
Although from the very opening of the play, Hamlet recognizes that it is his filial duty to avenge the murder of his father by killing the murderer, his uncle, he does not perform this duty until he is actually pressed to it by circumstance, and until it i .....
Time And Fate In Romeo And Juliet
Number of words: 911 - Number of pages: 4
.... occupies the name of Montague, he
shall not be permitted. Once at the ball, Romeo is searching for a maiden to
substitute the unrequited love of Rosaline. Romeo happens to gaze upon Juliet,
who charms Romeo. Romeo proclaims, " Did my heart love till now? Forswear it,
sight!/ For ne'er saw true beauty till this night." (I, v, l 52-53) Since
Romeo declares his love for Juliet, she feels the attraction also. They
believe that they are in love and must marry. However, it is a genuine
coincidence that Romeo and Juliet were at the same place, at the same time. .....
Macbeth: Good And Evil In One Human Heart
Number of words: 615 - Number of pages: 3
.... the development of evil in Macbeth’s heart. Macbeth struggles with the choice, should he let the witches prophecies realize themselves, or should he take steps to achieve them. Under the cloaking shadows of his skins, Macbeth hides his one weakness-that is ambition. His wife knows of his ambition and stirs to act on it. She calls him a “coward” and states that in killing the King, Macbeth will “be so much more than man.” Macbeth relents, telling his wife to “mock the time with fairest show,” and kills the king. In doing so, Macbeth unrobed himself of all .....
The Crucible: The Characters In The Crucible
Number of words: 1366 - Number of pages: 5
.... that line. Proctor's carring and willing to give people thinks was
not his best feature. Proctor was always thing about him, himself and no one
else, except the final outcome of the whole situation. Take for exaple the
fellow that wanted to get some tree off Proctor's land. Even though Proctor had
probably no knowlage of the trees on his land, he still wanted a peice of the
pie. Proctor wanted always money. He was money hungry and cheap.
Basicly Proctor was a would be if he could be. Proctor was always trying
to fit into the high class crowd, flash his powere a .....
Movie Review: A Time To Kill
Number of words: 549 - Number of pages: 2
.... Hailey gets Brigance to defend him for
virtually nothing. During a courtroom scene, Eileen Roarke (Sandra Bullock, in a
surprisingly small role for having top billing) helps Brigance to get the trial
moved to another town. Unfortunately, the judge (Patrick McGoohan) decides
against moving the trial. Brigance needs to get a jury of young, married men
with children. What does he get? A jury of women and old men. So Brigance has
his work cut out for him, especially when he is up against the cruel and
cheating Rufus Buckley (Kevin Spacey).
The film moves along qui .....
Advertiser Influence On The Media: Censorship And The Media
Number of words: 3448 - Number of pages: 13
.... expectation for the media -- diversity of ownership and ideas -- has disappeared as the goal of official policy and, worse, as a daily experience of a generation of American readers and viewers.
Narrowing the diversity of news coverage even further is the ever-looming presence of the advertiser or corporate supporter. Advertisers have pressured more than 90 percent of U.S. newspapers to change or kill stories, reported a recent study by Marquette University's Department of Journalism . The same number of newspapers had advertisers threaten to withdraw o .....
Hamlet: Feigned Madness
Number of words: 727 - Number of pages: 3
.... words, Hamlet is feigning, and it is that his pretend madness is never assumed except in the presence of the king or those whom he considers the king’s agents (Hankins 127). The train of events from the death of his father to the revelation of the ghost has profoundly disturbed Hamlet. He realizes it himself and fears that the excitement within him may betray his secret. He knows well that it is beyond his power to suppress it altogether, and so he pretends to be mad. Any slip of the tongue about his secrets will seem like the uttering of a mad man, and hi .....