The movie and the book were both about women being saved from a place they felt undesirable. One fell in love after prostitution while the other never felt love. Now, with that in mind, The Postman Always Rings Twice is more realistic because Cora’s life explains the outcome of a prostitute that readers can relate to unlike Vivian from the movie Pretty Woman whose life is not a realistic outcome that readers can relate to. First, Cora, the femme fatale, and Vivian, the fallen Woman, lived unscrupulous lives. They both were conceived as prostitutes where they were un... ... middle of paper ... ... love for her husband and once she got rid of him she never ended up moving on from her past, she wanted to keep making additional changes to her life, like she was never satisfied.
Geishas are female entertainers, who are highly respected and revered as “living treasures” of Japanese culture (Akita 3). Despite the differences in regions and times, all cultures value women for their beauty; thus, the role of women evolves to accommodate the changing demands that exist in the geisha community of Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha, the ancient Chinese traditions of foot binding, and the modern workplace. In Memoirs of a Geisha, Chiyo, a poor girl living in a small fishing village, enters an unfamiliar world when she is sold into an okiya, a lodging home for geishas. Forced to work as a servant, Chiyo is reluctant to obey the okiya that kept her from seeing her family. Once Chiyo realizes that her past is irretrievable, she understands “how completely the landscape of [her] mind changed” to desire “an image of the geisha [she] wanted to become” (Golden 161).
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When Oprah lived with her mother in a poor, high crime neighborhood where her mother worked odd jobs and did not have time for her children. Oprah had been molested by family ‘’friends’’. This made Oprah behave poorly and she was sent back to her father where she started to be an intelligent young lady. Secondly, Oprah began to thrive with the help of her father.
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