Cider House Rules Essay

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The Cider House Rules

The movie, The Cider House Rules, contains many different themes and elements that could have been interpreted several different ways depending on the person and their distinct preference. Some themes that are present within the movie include the dilemma of abortion, the destiny of oneself, and other minor themes. These others which are spoken of, are not necessarily main themes, but none-the-less remain pertinent and relevant to the way a movie-goer views this film. The debate was once dwelled upon in class concerning the appropriateness or the so-called necessity of certain portions of the film. These certain portions to which are being referred are as follows: first, the sex scene in the woods; and second, the
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One of the other reasons for nude art was demonstrated during the 17th Century by several artists. One of the artists that stood out and exemplified the use of nudity in painting was Manet. Manet painted many different pieces, but there is one that clearly illustrates the use of nudity to convey meaning to the viewer. This painting, called Luncheon on the Grass, depicts a woman sitting in a public park eating a picnic lunch with two gentlemen. This seems like a perfectly normal and maybe even a boring painting, except for the fact that the woman in the park is completely naked. Questions immediately come to mind about the painting and about the standards of the creator. Why would Manet paint a woman without any clothing? Was he purely trying to excite passion and lust? Or was he trying to arouse some deeper emotion within the observer? If He was making a point beyond the superficial and material, was the use of nudity completely necessary or appropriate? Manet's use of nude art was definitely not intended to excite arousal or lust in the mind of the viewer. The purpose of the woman's presence in the painting and her lack of clothing was intended to make the observer think deeply. The woman's nakedness was not meant to show her superficial lack of clothing, but her being unashamed of her eating with these to strangers in the park. It also shows that she is being very naïve by being completely open with these men that she has just met. Manet use the nudity

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