All About Eve Essay

833 Words Aug 31st, 2001 4 Pages
All About Eve Eve is a character which represents personal ambition and manipulation. The character is a person who is willing to do anything necessary to get what she wants and has, apparently, no remorse or feelings of guilt for her actions. Watching this movie I saw that All About Eve was also all about me. In watching this movie I personally saw Eve of a sort of mirror to my own manipulative tendencies. As I watched how carefully the character chose her words, and moved in a certain way in order to obtain precisely the reaction desired for those around her. I thought of how often I have done the same things myself. I thought of how often I have carefully selected what I told others about me in order to create a certain desired …show more content…
It made me realize that this way of con-trolling others is not a natural part of life in general though it has become a natural part of my life. Eve represents, to me, what I could become. The realization that the same characteristics which make Eve such a fascinating character are present in myself has shown me that I have a decision to make. Eve represents one of the choices, the choice to consciously continue to foster these seeds of manipula-tion. If I chose to take the road that Eve did I could not only continue to ma-nipulate people subconsciously but could use manipulation concisely, as a tool in my life, as I use my intellect and sense of humor. I could look at a situation and decide how I want it to be then create my desired reality through controlling how others think of me and act towards me. This path would enable me to do many things which could not be accomplished easily, or at all without it. It would also, however mean that I would have to compromise the elements of my conscience that prevent me from hurting others freely. The other choice that lies in front of me is the option to force myself to stop this habit of manipulating others which is so deeply rooted in my life. To do this I must make myself aware of all of the ways that I manipulate others. I must examine my everyday interactions and force myself to discontinue the practices which are deceitful. Having made the decision to live this way I would have to

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