In Sean Baker’s 2017 film, The Florida Project, one is introduced to six year old Moonee and her single mother Halley. Unemployed and living in the Magic Castle Motel juxtaposed with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, Halley and Moonee live through the struggles of not having money. Halley and Moonee’s worlds are immersed in this hyper reality surrounding Walt Disney World;however, even that isn’t enough to shield them from the film’s theme that real life is a world where maturity wins against the immature. Halley’s consistent immaturity as a parent prevented her from making the necessary mature decisions that would result in better living conditions for her and Moonee. It isn’t until Florida Department of Children and Families, DCF, threatens …show more content…
Halley saw DCF as a threat to the immature lifestyle she had been living up to that point instead of creating a stable and secure living condition for her daughter. DCF was a threatening authority figure that ultimately became the catalyst that brought upon the mature Halley as seen in the end. Halley actions throughout the film are as hyper real as the world she’s living in. One could say that her actions are just a product of her environment. Without Halley’s negligence as a parent the plot wouldn’t move forward and the theme wouldn’t be as relevant. In this world that Halley lives in she is surrounded by other people looking to escape their regular lives to visit what is dubbed the “happiest place on earth” even though there is more than one Disney theme park with the same slogan. One aspect of the hyper real that Halley is able to …show more content…
Halley wants to go shopping and eat well but she is completely aware of her situation. She tries to get out of her poor situation not by going out to look for a job but instead she opts for stealing Disney MagicBands from one of her clients. This brings about unwanted attention to
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My memory of strolling up and down St. George Street in St. Augustine is more than just a cherished flashback, it’s the start of a new life. Prior to moving to Florida, both of my parents were in the Navy, resulting in our family having to move all around the East Coast frequently. When it was revealed that we would finally settle down in Florida, our first visit would be none other than the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine. This memory of St. Augustine is so important to me because it piqued my interest in history, it gave me a chance to spend time with my mom, and I was able to witness my first sunset.
In understanding how my worldview was subconsciously constructed by my life experiences from the past nineteen years, I had to first think about my roots. I was born in Tampa, Florida to a Puerto Rican mother and white father. They divorced when I was too young to remember, and while I did have a relationship with my dad, I lived with my mother and was raised in a tight-knit Puerto Rican family, often times being cared for by my grandmother. I was an only child for ten years which I’m sure has impacted my personality, and at ten I got a baby sister whom I am very close to. Growing up in Florida was interesting because I was half white and half Hispanic, which mirror the main demographics of Florida well, but I never quite fit in with either group because while I look very white and this is what people perceive me as, I was not raised by the white side of my family but rather the Puerto Rican side. Still, I don’t quite fit into this group either because I don’t speak perfect Spanish at home and most Hispanic people treat me as an “outgroup” and not one of them.
The Tampa Museum of Art was not always the same museum that we see today. It went through multiple stages throughout the years. The works vary, creating a large spectrum from the old to the new. The social angles change with the exhibits in the museum, combining to create the diversity we see today. Visiting this museum in person helped me to appreciate it even more than I would have thought possible. Observing and analyzing the other visitors helped me to understand the museum’s impact on the community more than I would have been able to just by reading about it. This museum is much different from others than I have visited.
The Everglades is a diverse ecosystem located in southern Florida, yet urbanization has created a considerable amount of impact that has altered the physical landscape of the region, resulting in a symbiotic environment between humans and nature. Based on geographical research, the original Everglades spanned an area of approximately 12,000km2, and now because of urbanization and agricultural growth in this sub-region the area of the Everglades has been condensed to half of its original size (Willard et al 1-2). The Everglades is actually a sub-region of the Southern Coastlands region of the United States. It is comprised of a unique climate, divided into sub-provinces that create a diverse pallet of environments for wildlife to thrive, yet the impact of human modifications over a period of decades has drastically effected animal populations, and changed the functionality and physical landscape of its expanse. Despite the differences of urbanization and wildlife, major cities and the ecosystem of the Everglades thrive and fuse together to form the diversely changing landscape of the modern Everglades.
The Florida Everglades is one of the most diverse wetland ecosystems in the United States. These tropical wetlands span an area of more than seven hundred square miles in southern Florida. The term Everglade means river of grass. The system starts in central Florida near Orlando and travels southwest to the tip of Florida. The Everglades has a wet season and a dry season which causes a great change in hydrology. During the wet season the system is a slow moving river that is sixty miles wide and over a hundred miles long. During the dry season water levels drop and some areas will completely dry up. The Everglades has many different aquatic environments all having interdependent ecosystems. The most important factor for all these environments is water. It helps shape the land, vegetation, and all the organism that live in each area. Each environment has particular needs for the organisms living in that area. Throughout the years humans have diverted the water to fit their varying needs. The state has built dikes and levees, dug canals, and have built locks to divert the water. This has all been done to keep areas completely dry for developing and agricultural needs. Today, The Everglades is half the size of its original size. Throughout the years many restoration acts have been created and updated. The Everglades restoration projects have been the most expensive environmental repairs in The United States. This is because The Everglades is one of the three most important wetland areas in the world. The Everglades National Park is the home of thirty six protected species including the West Indian Manatee, the American Crocodile, and the Florida Panther. The Everglades also homes hundreds of species of birds, fish, mammals, and repti...
I think the main idea of this novel is, follow your instincts and always do what feels right, even if it seems wrong. A lot of times throughout the novel Zoey is put in a situation where she has to follow her instincts to do what is right, even if the teenager in her is telling her to give up. The theme is good over evil. Zoey defeats Aphrodite, gets the guy, the dark daughters, and the full trust of Neferet.
Florida is a wonderful state that is located in a peninsula between the Straits of Florida, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico covering on the three sides. Fascinating environments of the state have been richly multiplied with exotic plants and fantastic animals. The culture differs in this flat land of Florida and at present times Florida comprises of more than 1000 public and private airports that welcomes tourists and travelers from around the globe extensively.
Is it possible to need reasons to move to Florida? After all, the Sunshine State is hardly a backwater nor does it battle with nasty winter conditions. Still, if your boss comes to you and says he wants you to establish a new base in Fort Meyer or Kissimmee, you should seriously consider Florida and for the following 12 reasons.
In recent years, invasive species have become a significant concern to ecologists in many ecosystems around the globe. Specifically, the explosive of non-native Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus) in the Florida Everglades has become a major concern among ecologists and the general public alike. While it is generally accepted that this population has stemmed from the escape of these snakes from the exotic pet trade (Pyron et al., 2008), and that the snakes have been able to flourish due to the climatic similarities between South Florida and their native regions of subtropic Southeast Asia, scientists are still trying to determine exactly how the python population in the Everglades has managed to become so successful, which is being done by
With the dramatic appeal that it has, you probably heard the name, Florida's Everglades. Nicknamed as "Nurseries of Life" for their many rare and endangered animals. But over the years, Florida's Everglades has been losing much of its' value. What with wetlands being historically regarded as wastelands and centers of disease and insect infestation, more than half of the original wetlands in the United States have been degraded or destroyed. Florida's Everglades are one of the few wetlands that have government protection, though that hasn't stopped pet owners from dumping their previous pets into this diversity of life. In fact, there are now invasive pythons going around the Everglades and ruining the food cycle. How about that as a storyline for a comic book series?
My name is Kelsey and I am 22 years old. I live in the Florida panhandle and have been going to Walt Disney World since I was six years old. I was raised into a family that is incredibly loyal to the Disney brand; we still try and go as a family at least once a year. Now that I am engaged, my fiancé and I have started our own annual tradition, and will hopefully be married there.
The Everglades is wetland ecosystem in Florida. The Everglades is unique it's the only natural wonder of its type in the world. The Everglades is a national park as well. The everglades is not only good for the scenery but is also great for the values it has.
The beautiful city of Gainesville is enthusiastically known by Gator fans for being home to the University of Florida. However, beyond the lights of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the city is a place of historic Florida homes, scenic pools of clear water, and lush semi-tropical vegetation. The character of the graceful and tropical Florida city masterfully balances the area's stunning natural resources and rich wildlife with an impressive historic cultural environment, and perfectly blends a rich verdant beauty with city features, such as excellent dining, great nightlife, and abundant cultural offerings. The lively historic downtown area is home to intriguing museums, unique shops, delightful dining and countless events throughout
Squeaky narrates and uses interior monologue to describe her sad life. At the beginning of the story, she starts thinking about her mentally challenged brother, Raymond, and how she gets into a lot of fights because people bully him. Since Squeaky gets into a lot of fights, it is sometimes clear that she is either going to win or lose the battle, depending on the situation. She manages to use her bravery to her advantage as she turns situations around when she is the underdog. Squeaky’s bravery is crystal clear in the following quote:
This shows the audience that Evey is defying Creedy to stand up for V and his plan for hope. This section of the plot relates to the moral/ theme of Don’t be afraid to stand up and save those of which you believe can make a difference to this world. McTeigue uses a wide shot of Evey in the middle of her cell hunched up with the paper rolled up in her hand. This effect continues the climax of the film as it re-hooks the audience into thinking that she is being quite rebellious and defiant towards the detainers and that she believes in V and doesn’t want them to stop him from making a difference in this world. This scene shows sacrifice of which Evey is willing to give her life to save V’s. The director continues to sustain our attention by showing cut scenes between Evey holding her arms up in triumph and V holding his arms up in triumph when he escapes Lark Hill. To the audience this is a brilliant link between the scenes and shows the similarities between V and Evey. This makes the viewers realise that maybe V and Evey share something in