Essay on The Blind Side By John Lee Hancock

1917 Words Aug 23rd, 2016 8 Pages
Carl Jung believed that the source of symbols is universal. Symbols arise from the collective unconscious common to all humans everywhere. Joseph Campbell 's research supports this theory; he found universal archetypes throughout stories, myths, and artwork from various cultures.

In the 2009 film The Blind Side, directed by John Lee Hancock, Leigh Anne Tuohy was a proto-feminist hero. The Blind Side takes place in Georgia, USA. Leigh Anne takes in a homeless African American teenaged boy named Michael Oher. Even though the movie takes place in 2009, racism was still huge in the South. People had a problem with a rich, white family taking in a poor, black teenager. Leigh Anne was a hero because no matter what people thought she loved Michael as her own child and gave him the best she could. For example,
Other novels that have proto feminist heroes are: The Awakening by Kate Chopin, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

The novel entitled The Awakening written by Kate Chopin was set in the late nineteenth century on Grand Isle off the coast of Louisiana. Edna Pontellier is the proto feminist hero; she stands up for herself. During this time in history, women were look at as inferior to men and were treated as possessions. For example, “You have been a very, very foolish boy, wasting your time dreaming of impossible things when you speak of Mr. Pontellier setting me free! I am no longer one of Mr. Pontellier’s possessions to…

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