Actress (Nance O’Neil) was believed by Emma to have a bad reputation for Lizzie * 6 years after Jekyll and Hyde * Major Theme – Oct 25 * Identity + identification (sympathy) * “What goes around comes around” **MAJOR THEME * Circularity + repetition + reciprocity * Justice * Criticism of how the domestic is overlooks * Gender/social expectations and critique * Related to how the laundry is overlooked and not important * Ambiguity and challenging youth * Juxtaposition * Freedom + trapped – carousel and mask Appearance on reality – carousel and mask * Childhood vs. adulthood – carousel and mask * Masculine vs. feminine * Family * Identity * How domestic is overlooked * Gender expectations * Relationship between family * Lizzie and her father * Effectiveness of readers *
How we judge the characters * Theme: – Oct 18 * Have juxtapositioning * between theme of family and isolation * masculine vs. feminine * Family * Love-Hate (for Father and Emma) * What family can do * Influence of parents on their children * Stereotypical family * Aggressive father (who favors one child) Evil stepmother * “good” girl * Pollock’s emphasis creates friction between Emma and Lizzie that is somewhat artificial (no specific evidence that they had that tension) * Partially fictional because Emma always supported Lizzie * “bad” girl * Isolation and Desperation (direct proportional between these two) * Largely responsible for creating the sympathy for Lizzie * Desire for independence *
Critique of gender roles and societal expectations * She wanted to be more independent and her father wouldn’t let her. See Lizzie as victim and villain (Pollock want Lizzie to be seen more as a victim) * Appearance vs. Reality * We’re looking from a point where the Actress is trying to be Lizzie and what she thinks what happened * From Actress’s interpretation of what happened * In terms of reputations as well * Communication and silence and secrets (ties closely to family and isolation) * Creates further isolation between family due to secretes * Collage: * Actual fact * Heresay, rumour and gossip * Real characters out of context (Emma, Harry Wingate changed) * Made up details and characters (Pigeons, Dr.
Question: How does Dickens in his portrayal of Miss Havisham explore the theme of isolation? The oldest of eight children, Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812. Dickens experienced a very traumatic childhood which included the ordeal of seeing two of his brother pass away. John Dickens, his father, worked as a clerk in the Navy Pay Office, due to his occupation, the Dickens family had to ...
Patrick) Lizzie| Emma| * *Different than most girls * +Very strong-willed * *+Daddy’s girl * +Selfish * *Anxious (scared) * +Out spoken * Loves animals * Capable of caring and compassion * +Manipulative * +Territorial * *Unhappy * +Self-righteous * **She feels trapped/powerless * **She is ignored more she wants attention * * **Isolated (brings this onto herself) * Lizzie is a stereotypical bully * She doesn’t feel good enough to deserve love and affection from her father, so she acts out and emands love because of fear * Incredibly vulnerable | * Prevents father from giving in to Lizzie * Doesn’t insist on her right to be heard, and power * Constantly struggling for power but doesn’t want power * “good girl” * | *feels sorry for her. **important points. */** lack of power and control. +associated with power and control. * “Daddy’s girl” can be both. Her desire to be powerful is impeded by her father. But she also wants him to be happy. * He is most happy when she gives up her power.
But she wants him to be happy so she gives up her power * Trapped, selfish and vulnerable are the most important characteristics * Can be really dangers and unpredictable * Lizzie asks for a house, jobs, farm, etc. to try to release tension of trapped + selfish + vulnerable to avoid getting to a point of danger (murder) * P. 62~ shift of wanting to die her being unique and “precious and unique” and she deserves to live (big shift of emotions) * Lizzie is capable of making decision, plan it through and she is aware of the choices she makes. Trying to justify her action. That her life is better than theirs. * “You’re a coward” – she made her decision and is trying to get him to approve and back up her decision * She wanted him to leave so that she can go through with her plan because she knows he won’t help her. * Both Lizzie and Emma are victims (Lizzie and Emma’s conversation p. 49-51) * Emma : knows they’re going to lose the fight. * Lizzie wants Emma to convince her father that they are “real people” * Emma is okay with living being trapped and Lizzie wants her freedom.
A Comprehensive Summary of Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls" Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls" is a story about a girl that struggles against society's ideas of how a girl should be, only to find her trapped in the ways of the world. The story starts out on a farm in the 1940's. The narrator is a woman who is telling the first person point of view of when she was a girl. The girl's father was a fox ...