Christoph Waltz

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  • Black Swan Movie Analysis

    Black Swan: A Movie Analysis “I felt it. What? Perfect. I was perfect.” The movie starts with a ballerina dancing to a musical piece beautifully, and then enters a hideous black bird, which seems to torture the ballerina. The young and naïve ballerina is our protagonist, Nina Sayers, played by Natalie Portman. The ballet company she works in, opens for a new season. The director announces that the season will open with an ambitious adaption of “Swan Lake” with a new face. Nina dreams that she is chosen as the “Swan Queen”, a role coveted by all ballet dancers. The whole movie is based on the story of “Swan Lake”, it tells a story of a girl who is trapped inside a white swan, only her true love can free her from this form, but her evil twin, the black swan, seduces the prince and makes him fall in love with herself. Devastated the white swan jumps off a cliff, and in death, she finds her true freedom. This is a particularly complex role as the dancer is required to play both the white swan, innocent and pure, and the black swan, passionate and seductive. The movie is about how Nina, in the pursuit of achieving perfection and in the process of self-exploration loses contact with reality, which inevitably paves the way for psychotic breakdown. Diagnosis of Mental Illness From the very beginning of the movie, we find symptoms of psychosis present in Nina. Although, there is not enough information in the movie to strongly characterize…

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  • The Castle Film Analysis

    The Castle (1997), directed by Rob Sitch and Strictly Ballroom (1992), directed by Baz Luhrman both succeed in displaying the idea of Australian dreamers. They both to show that Australia is a land where working hard can make dreams come true. Scott, from Strictly Ballroom, dreams to win the Pan Pacific’s, and more importantly, to dance his own steps. Darryl, The Castle, just wants to keep living his simple life in his house with his family. While both ideals and characters vastly contrast, they…

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  • Summary Of My Papa's Waltz By Theodore Roethke

    Hidden Messages “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke is a very mysterious and ambiguous poem. The speaker reminisces on a memory of himself as a young boy with his father. Several readers get multiple impressions of the poem, and find themselves feeling puzzled about what the poem is truly about. The poem is very controversial with the vocabulary being used by the speaker, and there are many interpretations that readers can get from it. The poem demonstrates imagery and metaphors to describe…

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  • Coach Wooden And Me Analysis

    In the poem My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke, the article Coming of Age Whether They like it or Not by Megan Rubiner Zinn, the novel Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and my personal connection would playing sports or working while enjoying both it all comes down to choose one, all show coming of age through a common theme of making hard decisions that help their future decisions. The connection between the two is coming of age by helping one achieve what they want, a bribe. In…

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  • My Papas Waltz Analysis

    The relationship between the father and son in “My papas waltz” is one that some people in the world can relate to. The son in the poem goes to state, “the whiskey on your breath”, which is referring to the overwhelming smell of alcohol coming off his father. He is intoxicated; furthermore, the father seems quite abusive to the son, especially when he is under the influence (Roethke, 687). However, to the son, it is quite a normal act. Even though what the son is going through is a horrible…

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  • What Is The Mood Of The Poem By Theodore Roethke

    My Papa’s Waltz is a poem written by Theodore Roethke explained the experience he had with his father during his childhood. The poem has a unhidden message of child’s father abused. Roethke used some strong words to describe his father abused. Words like death romped, scraped, frown, palm; just to name a few. The child was abused by his drunken and violent father. First and Foremost, no happy kid with happy childhood will describe his relationship with his father as Roethke did in his poem.…

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  • Extended Metaphors In My Papa's Waltz By Roethke

    In “My Papa’s Waltz,” Roethke uses an extended metaphor, but uses different language to describe it as the poem is read. “My Papa’s Waltz” has the metaphor of dancing throughout the poem, more correctly, waltzing between a father and son. Everything from the description of the fluidity of the dance to the speakers feeling towards the dance helps create a stronger meaning behind the metaphor. Roethke uses dancing as a metaphor for the relationship between the son and the father, according to the…

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  • Persuasive Essay: Why Dance Should Be A Sport?

    Dancing and sports are fun activities that have been practiced for centuries around the world. The Oxford Dictionary defines a sport as, “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment”. By using this definition, many would consider dance to be named a sport. However, society labels all dance styles as a club or extracurricular activity. At first glance, dancers would say dance should be named a sport. But on…

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  • An Analysis Of 'My Papa's Waltz'

    and good for the soul. We get to visit with our loved ones, who are no longer with us, or those far away. In the poem “My Papa’s Waltz” written by Theodore Roethke, the speaker, reminisces back to his childhood with his father. The speaker reflects—through the rhythm, word choice, theme, and tone—on the ritual of the special nightly bedtime waltz that father and son…

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  • Theodore Roethke's 'Under The Influence'

    “The whiskey on your breath could make a small boy dizzy; but I hung on like death: such waltzing was not easy.” Says Theodore Roethke from the short story “Under the influence” a sentimental and hot- blooded story by Scott Russell Sanders.revolves around the son of drunken father, a boy that felt insufficient and weak. “A man consumed by disease rather than by disappointment” an endless journey down the path of a drug- a drug that took the life of his father. Affected by the lies that clouded…

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