Breakfast At Tiffany 's Served A Dual Purpose Essay

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The film Breakfast at Tiffany’s served a dual purpose, while being a heavily edited, theatrical rendition of Truman Capote 's novella, it also made bold statements in regards to women 's liberation. The film addressed gender inequalities and sexual taboos such as prostitution, promiscuity, and independence with powerful subtlety and style. The film also addressed feminism and the many dimensions to the women’s liberation movement of the 1960’s.
In contrast, the modern feminist of the 1960’s and the factory worker of the early 1900’s had the same goal; to gain equality while retaining the special privileges of being a woman. Due to the aftermath of world war one, women were required to step into the role of provider and driven to factor work with grueling hours and limited pay. In the 1908 case of Muller vs. Oregon the Oregon law prohibiting women from working in factories for more than ten hours a day was violated by a factory owner named Muller. The supreme court ruled in favor of the law and granted women preferential treatment on the basis of separate but equal. The feminists of that time were opposed because it played so heavily on the separation of the genders into the stereotypical gender-roles and restricted women 's independence, it was almost impossible to claim equality while asking for special allowances because of gender.
The issue of gender equality has been the subject of debate for many years with no clear solution but much social commentary. The movie made…

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