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  • Blanche Dubois 'Virtue In Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire

    “They told me to take a street-car named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at-Elysian Fields” (Williams 95). In Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche Dubois’ doom is hinted in the first scene when she asks if she has arrived at Elysian Fields. It is very clear that her desires are associated with sex and alcohol, however, it is questionable if the Cemeteries was the death of her relatives in Belle Reve or her own demise, and if her arrival at Stella’s home is the Elysian Fields or if the mental institution is her destination. Is Blanche at fault for her own demise? No. “They told me to take a streetcar named Desire…,” Blanche was doing what “they”, society, told her to do which was to take the “streetcar named Desire” (Williams 95). Blanche turns to alcohol and sex “in search of comfort and escape from a world she cannot bear on her own” (Stefanovici and Sâncelean). Even before the death of her husband, Blanche states that at a young age she would “sometimes answer the calls of the soldiers”(Williams). Blanche had always had that sexual desire, Thomieres explains the difference between her desires and the desires of others such as Stella, Stanley or the other men is that Blanche “indulges in these passions in a secret way.” Blanche had several sexual partners, but she had always seen them at the hotel and kept a low profile until the whole town knew about it, then she fled to Stella, as for Stanley and the others…

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  • Change And Symbolism In Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard

    In Anton Chekhov's 1904 play The Cherry Orchard, a Russian family who is used to a life of riches begin to experience the hardships of poverty. Due to an extreme amount of carelessness and selfishness, the mother of the estate Lyubov Andreevna Ranvskaya loses the funds that have been allowing her to keep her family in a comfortable position financially. Throughout the play, Chekhov uses many items to represent symbolism, such as the cherry orchard itself to represent the golden age of…

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  • Elysium Movie Analysis

    Elysium Questions 1. What do you think about the above establishing shots of Los Angeles and Elysium? Extreme long shot is used for emphasis the environment of two different place. The Los Angeles in Earth where ever be the civilized town was shown in the ruin town. The extreme long shot gives the picture of devastation; pollution, disease, and homeless. On the other hand, the Elysium was shown in productive place. Elysium is the place for wealth people, there are high-technology building…

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  • Elysium Character Analysis

    In Elysium in order to live their you must be a citizen and hold a seal that gains no only access to live on the spaceship but long with its benefits. Anyone that tries to enter Elysium will be dealt with deportation if they manage to land or death in outer space through explosives. In past history our immigration policy has gone through significant reformation but there is always that desperation to come to America. In many cases, like Elysium people die trying to travel the long journey…

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  • Comparison Of Elysium And Fahrenheit 451

    aim or purpose” (oxforddictionary.com). In the works Elysium, directed by Neill Blomkamp and Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, the protagonists’ goal is to overthrow their totalitarian government. In Elysium, Max has the support to get to Elysium because of his allies and enemies due to the powerful program he has in his head. Neither parties will not kill him as the information must be protected, making it easier for Max to achieve his goal and gain success. On the other hand in…

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  • The Dinner Party, Elysium, And Lamb To The Slaughter

    Women are shown to be the weaker vessel and to be sinister and conniving. While on the other hand, men are shown to be dominant figures. Gender stereotypes are clearly portrayed in women and men in The Dinner Party, Elysium, and Lamb to the Slaughter. To start, gender stereotypes are portrayed in the way that women are seen as weaker vessels compared to men. This is clearly demonstrated in the way they the need of help from men and scared of small things. In the story The…

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  • Social Struggle In Elysium, By Neill Blompkamp

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Harriet Martineau, and W.E.B. DuBois can all be found in the film Elysium, directed by Neill Blompkamp, a story about a society divided by class, status, and political implications, whose main character finds a way to overcome the struggle that the citizens of Earth are facing in comparison to the elite society of Elysium. The film is set in a very distant future in the city of Los Angeles, which has turned into a dry and poverty stricken land, causing all the…

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  • Neill Blomkamp, Elysium And George Orwell: An Analysis

    trusted with it history tells us this is when blemishes in human history have occurred. Such blemishes are depicted in both texts as the composers have created allegories of a historical context relevant to period they composed their texts. Neill Blomkamp, Elysium (2013) and George Orwell, Animal Farm (1943) have used a historical context in their texts to make a social comment about abuse of power in two completely different periods. Blomkamp takes aim at how a wealthy and privileged 1 percent…

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  • Elysium And Brave New World Comparison Essay

    Control is of most importance to the government in both Brave New World and Elysium. The relationships in between the upper class and the lower class as well as people and their environment is something that the author and the producer of both the book and the movie were trying to convey. Government control as well as relationships can be labeled as an appropriate theme for both Brave New Worl and Elysium. The government in BraveNew World takes all measures to ensure thatthey have complete…

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  • Essay On The Greek Underworld

    Hades was thought to be a gloomy and miserable place, where the deceased would live on as a shadow of their former self, known as a shade, without any memories of their life before death. However, those who were favoured by the gods, the righteous, the good and brave heroes, would not be sent to Hades, they would instead live on in Elysium. Elysium was referred to by the Greek poet, Hesiod, as the ‘Isle of Blessed’ and was believed to be a joyous and heavenly place, where the deceased would…

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