Essay on Emma Blair's Wild Strawberries

Essay on Emma Blair's Wild Strawberries

Length: 1020 words (2.9 double-spaced pages)

Rating: Strong Essays

Open Document

Essay Preview

What realizations occur to Dr. Borg in Wild Strawberries as he drives from his house to Lund to receive his award? What does he learn from his dreams?
Marianne, his daughter in law, who never liked him, accompanied him. On the way, they were chatting on various issues for instance why she never liked him and the misunderstanding between her and his son, Evald. She never liked him due to his nature as he was lonely man (Blair 26). His loneliness had also affected his son's perspective of life. Evald never liked children and had asked Marianne to get rid of it; this was influenced by his parents' marriage. Their marriage was strained as it was characterised by disagreements and arguments. Mr. Borg realized that he had played a major part in influencing his son's view of life.
On the way, they were joined by hitch hikers, Sara, Anders and Viktor. Sara reminded him of Sara, his cousin, who he was in love with when they were young but got married to his brother, Sigfrid, who was irresponsible. Sara reflects her in that she can't decide who between Anders and Viktor (Blair 67). However, the two are different and view life differently but she prefers Viktor due to his nature and he aspires to be a doctor thus his salary is higher than that of the minister. Another couple, Alman and Berit, joins them. This couple keeps on arguing eventually Berit slaps Alman. However, Alman is an abusive husband and criticises his wife openly while other people are present. Their marriage reflects Dr. Borg's marriage to Karin as it was also unhappy.
He reminisces on his childhood living at the sea side and his childhood sweetheart, Sara. His daydreams and nightmares help him realize how lonely and aloof his life has been (Blair 156). At the petrol ...

... middle of paper ...

...oney Wayne offers him despite the fact that it was stolen from steel mill in Illinois. He kidnaps both Michael and Suzanne and intends to kill them both as Michael had impersonated him and Suzanne whom he had been paid to assassinate (Dahl and Rick 78). He fails to understand the reason why Michael had done so. Michael was in need of money and was a good person as he didn't to kill her. Michael is humane while Lyle is inhumane as when at the cemetery during the fight between them, Michael unfortunately throws Lyle and he gets hit by the statue he is scared that he has killed him although Lyle had an intention to kill him. Suzanne shot Lyle so that they can free from him and Wayne too.

Work Cited
Blair, Emma. Wild Strawberries. London: Little, Brown, 2000. Print.
Dahl, John, and Rick Dahl. Red Rock West. Hollywood, Calif: Propaganda Films, 1991. Print.

Need Writing Help?

Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.

Check your paper »

Essay Analysis Of Ingmar 's ' Wild Strawberries '

- Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries, while released in 1957, embodies a refreshingly progressive perspective in its portrayal of women. Undoubtedly, Wild Strawberries is Isak Borg’s journey, both literal and spiritual, of realization, recollection, and redemption. However, its female characters, namely Marianne and the Sarahs of both generations, play an integral part in Isak’s transformation. Other movies we viewed from this era, specifically Au Hasard Balthazar and La Strada, tended towards victimization of female characters, from sexual assault to unhealthy dependencies....   [tags: Marriage, Mother, Ingmar Bergman, Family]

Strong Essays
1069 words (3.1 pages)

Feminism and Jane Austen's Emma Essay

- In eighteenth century which feminist in social status was not popular by that time, author can only through literature to express her thought and discontented about society. Jane Austen’s Emma advocates a concept about the equality of men and women. Also satirizes women would depend on marriage in exchange to make a living or money in that era. By the effect of society bourgeois, Emma has little self-arrogant. She is a middle class that everyone could admire, “Young, pretty, rich and clever”, she has whatever she needs....   [tags: Jane Austen, Emma Essays]

Strong Essays
1140 words (3.3 pages)

Theme of Transformation in Emma Essay

- Emma also transforms into a proper woman through correcting her original neglect. Trollope states that “[i]n every passage of the book she is in fault for some folly, some vanity, some ignorance, or indeed for some meanness” (7)19. Because of her ignorance toward attitudes of her neighbors, Emma interferes through their lives in a way that makes them unhappy, for “she had often been negligent” (Austen 359)20. Mr. Knightley predicts the outcome of Emma’s plans in the beginning of the novel when he states that “[y]ou are more likely to have done harm to yourself, than good to them by interference” (Austen 8)21 and also that “[v]anity working on a weak head produces every sort of mischief” (Aus...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Emma, Jane Austen]

Strong Essays
1224 words (3.5 pages)

Essay on Emma, By Jane Austen

- Emma by Jane Austen is a novel that either people connect to or do not. Emma is someone who resembles a girl who is going through a self issue dealing with being naive to fall in love, while she is creating new matches for everyone around her. Emma is so willing to give love advice and match her friends, but so reluctant in to taking her own advice for falling in love. Emma is afraid to fall in love herself, but the idea and imagination of love intrigue her so much that she has a want to feel love through other people and through control....   [tags: Emma, Jane Austen, Love, Novel]

Strong Essays
981 words (2.8 pages)

Essay about The Blair Witch Project

- The Blair Witch Project As writers and producers saw the amazing popularity and success of the movie Scream many other copy cat versions were made. Movies such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and Urban Legend all followed the same teen slasher format. Nothing is being left up to the movie viewer’s imagination anymore. Everything for the past thirty years was spelled out and given to the viewer, leaving the identity of the killer as the only form of mystery. The genre of horror was losing a very important battle....   [tags: Film Movies Horror Blair Witch Essays]

Strong Essays
1034 words (3 pages)

Essay on Into The Wild

- Into The Wild       In the book Into The Wild the main character Alex did some questionable things. Although he did some unusual things, he was sane. Alex was well educated and highly respected by everyone who knew him.      Christopher McCandless came from a rich suburb of Washington D.C. He excelled in school and had been an outstanding athlete. He graduated with honors from Emory University in the summer of 1990, and soon after he dropped out of sight. He changed his name from Chris to Alex, gave his twenty-four-thousand dollar savings account to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, and burned all of the cash in his wallet....   [tags: Book Into Wild Essays]

Strong Essays
409 words (1.2 pages)

The Flawed Character of Emma Woodhouse in Jane Austen's Emma Essay

- The Flawed Character of Emma Woodhouse      In Emma Woodhouse, Jane Austen has created a wonderfully flawed heroine. Had Emma been perfect, her situation would have been of no interest to anyone; her flaws are what interest both reader and critic. Peter W. Graham is interested particularly with the first page of the novel where Emma is first introduced to the reader. He discusses how significant the beginning of the novel is to mapping out "Emma's personal development"(42). Walton A. Litz and Patricia Meyer Spacks are much more interested in what Emma's imagination shows about her development....   [tags: Austen Emma Essays]

Strong Essays
2161 words (6.2 pages)

Emma by Jane Austen Essay

- About the Author Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 at Steventon, England. She was the seventh child of the rector of the parish at Steventon, and lived with her family until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. Her father, Reverend George Austen, was from Kent and attended the Tunbridge School before studying at Oxford and receiving a living as a rector at Steventon. Her mother, Cassandra Leigh Austen, was the daughter of a patrician family. Among her siblings she had but one sister, Cassandra, with whom she kept in close contact her entire life....   [tags: Emma Jane Austen]

Strong Essays
2882 words (8.2 pages)

Jane Austen's Emma Essay

- Jane Austen's Emma Jane Austen does indeed present a picture of a community who look to each other for entertainment as well as support, and are content with their limited outlook. The story never leaves the close surroundings of Highbury and there is no desire to do so. When the party goes to Box Hill, away from Highbury, there is tension and the trip is not enjoyed. It is interesting to note that the three characters that come into Highbury, are those which have the potential to ruin the tight community; Mrs Elton and her ‘vulgar…self-important, presuming, familiar… manner’, and the deception of Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill’s secret engagement....   [tags: Jane Austen Emma Essays]

Strong Essays
882 words (2.5 pages)

Jane Austen's Emma Essay

- Jane Austen's Emma Beautiful dresses, passionate romances, elegant parties, a general state of leisure and happiness – these are only a few of the idealistic views of the nineteenth century. In her novel, Emma, Jane Austen paints a much more realistic picture of the ins and outs of high society in England of the 1800’s. Through the presumptions and pride of the characters of heroine, Emma Woodhouse, and secondary character, Mrs. Elton, Austen presents a stark critique of the social assumptions and diplomatic maneuvering so common of the society of her time, however, by the end of the novel, Austen’s critique is made clear by a subtle foil of these two characters – Emma having been the only...   [tags: Jane Austen Emma Essays Society]

Strong Essays
1805 words (5.2 pages)