It all comes to a close!
As I reflect back this literature & theater in this semester, it was really really hard for me because I had to read a lot, write a paper almost every week. One of the reasons why I feel that way is becuase I’m an exchange student and I’m not good at using English. Even though it was tough, I recommend future students to take this class because you will get imformation about how to write a paper in detail. For example, when you start to think what is going on in a text, you need to think what you see, what it means, and why does it matter about what you noticed and thought it’s important in the text. The way to analyze the text is useful to write a paper and it might make your paper more comvincing.
To achieve goel in this class, you need to read and write that is required. Without effort, nothing will be accomplished! It’s a lesson I learned from this class.
Though this class is not easy, it was really enjoable because Cate uses some interesting materials to make us understand idea that appeared in text. Usually, those idea or ideology is difficult to follow and boring, but I could understnad those ideas while having fun! Finally, you can eat sweet cakes that Cate made if you take this class!!
After I finished reading Gilmar’s adaptation, I could not understand Nora’s change of her mind to stay home with Terry at first. Nora was just wanted Terry to admit she helped his life and she wanted money for living a life. Nora knows she cannot live without Terry’s help. Then, Nora is not a independent woman even though she tries to be so. Considering the ending of this play, I think it implies that there are not enough good environment or situation where women can work equally with men still now.
After I watched the film, my understanding of Marat/Sade became a little better than before in a point that all scences are visualized and clearer. However, there are some aspects that I cannot still understand well. First, I don’t know why the play should be played by inmates of the asylum. Playing itself is not therapy but counterproductive for them. In the end of the play, it ends in disorder and it looks apparently bad for inmates. Considering the effect of the messy situation, it evokes us the meaning of the revolution because it make me think if the choice is right or not. When something happened, people forget what the other choices are left and they come to think that the decision which took place is right. However, the outcome might not be a right choice for there still be problems of the choice they chose. The same thing can be said to this time. Even though a choice was chosen by majority, it does not nesenecessarily mean the decision is right because the decision was made by the number of the people. It is not quality but quantity.
While I was watching the film, I realized the power of the music because it added element of comedy to it. If there are not any music, the film would be gloomy. Keep watching crazy inmates made me depressed a little.
I chose Kuroki Meisa who is Japanese actress as Vivie in Mrs. Wallens profession. She is looking not straight for us but far place, so we can see that she is thoughtful toward her life or her future like Vivie. Moreover, her eyes with long slits at the outer corners make her a strong-willed person.
Her attire also shows us that her thought about life. She wears simple white shirt, so it seems that she does not care about her fashion. It means that she places great importance on cultivating her character than her appearence. Though her attire does not attract people so much, her born beauty still fascinate people.
Why human beings are looking for status which is higher than others. When people bahave in a cowardly way pursue an aim, they will lose something important for themselves. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth, who is the main character lose spmething important as a human being like faith and justice from when he achieves an aim to become a king in Scotland by murdering a king. His initial motive of murdering was three witch’s prophecy that is to become a king in the future, however, the way was up tp him. When Macbeth makes a decision of murdering, he transforms himself to one which is not human being. At the end, he is killed by Macduff who has a grudhe against him. This Shakespeare’s tragedy shows us that if you have an aim, it should be achieved by right way.
A Doll House Act 2
Nora: Torvald loves me beyond words, and, as he puts it, he’d like to keep me all to himself. For a long time he’d most be jealous if I even mentioned any of my old friends back home. So of course I dropped that. (p.157)
Mrs. Linde: And your hasband has the key?
Nora: Yes, always.(p.172)
Nora: Oh, it’s absolutely necessary, Torvald. But I can’t get anywhere without your help. (p.172)
Hermer: Now, now, now-no hysterics. Be my oxn little lark again.
As long as you see the lines above, Nora is controled by Torvald and she cannot do anything without her hasband’s help. Though she cannot even talk about her friends in their house, she doesn’t seem to think the the control is not common.
As for Nora, she believes that Torvald really loves her because he keeps her to himself. However, it is not love between a couple. The relationship seems to be a parent and the small daughter. She doesn’t have right to do something by herself and she cannot even go out by herself. A love for her is just to be loved like she is a child.
Torvald’s thought about love is just to put his wife beside him and make her do what he wants her to do. Though he loves her in his way, he doesn’t think her as equal as him. Whenever she does something to do, Torvald has to permit her to do so. As you know the line like the last one I chose, his love toward Nora is a love toward a pet and he just wants to be a master in the house.
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I chose Ayase Haruka as Miranda, and sorry for choosing a Japanese actress because I don’t know Western actresses well. She always plays a innocent role in drama or movie, so I think her image fits Miranda. Her looks, especially her gentle eyes , also reminds me of Miranda when I think who fits Miranda the best.