Hitch And Hello Dolly Analysis

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Love is something that nearly all people strive for, but many people struggle with the interactions required to find this love. Because of the difficulties people have with finding love, the idea of a matchmaker might sound enticing. In both the movies Hitch and Hello Dolly the main character is a matchmaker, and they each have their own ideas and techniques concerning getting the attention of a potential lover. Hitch was released in 2005, and Hello Dolly was released in 1969 and set around the turn of the century, so it would stand to reason that the ideas and techniques considered viable would be drastically different in the two movies. However, upon viewing of both of these movies, that idea may be proven wrong. The opening scene of Hello Dolly has the main character, Dolly, singing a song about her line of work, and a line that is repeated a few times is “social introduction.” The introduction is possibly the most difficult part of forming a relationship because it takes great courage to walk up to a stranger and try to start a conversation or ask them on a date. Part of Dolly’s job was to aid people in working through this …show more content…
Both matchmakers dealt with only the beginning stages of a relationship which shows their belief that a good first impression will allow the relationship to grow and flourish. Hitch and Dolly each guided their clients through the introduction phase of the relationship, and they gave them the necessary tools to be successful on the first date. They both had similar philosophies about how a man could impress a woman. They each said that the man should be respectful and give the woman a good first date, and they both discussed the importance of dancing. In spite of the time gap between the two, each of these matchmakers believed that love could be manipulated based on a certain set of

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