The difference in scenes from the movie to the book provided peole with more connection to the characteristics of Janie, Joe, or even Tea Cakes. The pond scene was symbolic because it showed rebirth and cleansing, just as when the church baptises someone to remove all sins, and this was important since she had kissed Johnny and so the water was a sign of her starting over and not being put down by what Nana had told her. While the peach tree in the book expressed how she was starting to develop and mature, since she was masterbating and describing her desires. A scene different in the book than the movie was when J... ... middle of paper ... ...ce of being happy. This novel taught me how developing your identity is a life long process that come with experience and errors however, the results are worth it.
Anyhow they’s liable tuh need me tuh say uh few words over de carca... ... middle of paper ... ...st Janie. The only pure relationship in the book exists between Janie and Pheoby Watson. From true and unconditional in the book to judgmental and impure in the movie, the relationship changes completely. Oprah made these changes to keep the relationship between Janie and Tea Cake the only truly undiluted one so that it can be the main focus and be unrivaled. When Janie packs to leave the town to be with Tea Cake, Pheoby judges her and acts rudely towards her because she barely knows him.
One day she meets a very rich client in the name of Richard which she does straight business at first, but then sh... ... middle of paper ... ...because of its more difficult scenario. Younger audience would get bored of the film because they wouldn’t understand it properly while the older audience will understand it better. In this media unit I have learnt and got a clearer idea of what representation of women is, and also I got a better understanding of stereotypes now as well. I have also improved in discussing and writing about a film I have watched. In this unit I have learnt what feminist means and when the movement started.
These are often done to increase the attractiveness of the female character, and creates a sign for the audience to accept and decode. The effect of the female character is limited to her physical traits and the impact that her presence has on the male protagonist, typically to send him off on an Oedipal journey. Molly Haskell's From Reverence to Rape:The Treatment of Women in the Movies was a landmark in establishing reflection theory. In it, she assumes that the way that women are represented on screen is reflective of the way that society treats women. She also asserts that these representations are distortions of the reality of what women 'really are' and what they 'truly want'.
However, the novel whole heartily agreed with Christianity and its conception of sin, while it questioned the nature and relation of sin and humanity. The character of the two main characters in terms of gender was oddly reversed in the movie, which clearly was done to appeal to the feminist audience. The movie added countless scenes to prove Hester was as capable as any man at running a household, especially in the first half of the movie. In the novel, she did live by herself and did support herself and her child. But this was to assert her strength as an individual.
While Janie’s emotional strength varies throughout the novel, her voice is always there. Her voice is proven from the beginning when she argued about housework with her first husband, Logan, and it became even more evident in her relationship with her next husband, Joe. She did not speak to Joe often because he did not mean much to her and she did not waste her energy on always arguing with him. But when she found a subject on which she wanted to speak her mind, she always did. Many seem to think that Janie found her voice towards the end of the novel because that is when she spoke most often.
Steinbeck plots a map of the emotional world connected through female influence, like the love for kin that Ma shows when Pa was about to leave Casey and Tom behind with the Wilsons. “Women can change better’n a man,” …“Women got all her life in her arms. Man got it in his head”(423) and with these quotes, Steinbeck is suggesting that women are just as capable as men when the going gets tough. He suggests that families could work just as well with a female head of the household. The men of this story used to provide the necessities to live, but now, in time of great need, the women pull through and tip the power scale in their favor.
Despite the criticism I may face for this, the novel 'Their eyes were watching God ' in my personal opinion was a cliché story though in its time I 'm sure the novel was a original. Though in today’s time the story and plot are not very initiative. Its works like those film directors such as Tyler Perry based their ideas on, which is a romance gone bad with a strong female character, though this is my opinion of the story. To summarize the story we have a woman named Janie who tells her friend and neighbor Pheoby about all her past romances and how they risen and felled. Due to this novel being more of a romance tragedy most of its ideas and themes tie in with romance.
As a film about women’s reproduction, they did not really accept the other choices women may make concerning their bodies. I know that this film was specifically comparing home births to hospital births, but I feel that they should have been more careful with the language that they used about women and
Caroline Walker Bynum raised several thought-provoking claims in her book Holy Feast and Holy Fast, but her main argument of the mindset of medieval women with regards to their status in society was the most intriguing. Rather than simply agreeing with most traditional medievalists, she analyzes the male/female difference in terms of which symbols each gender used, and how these symbols tied in to their distinct religious concerns. She maintains that women accepted their place in society and religion, and instead of succumbing to the misogyny, they used their association with the flesh and humanness to connect themselves to the humanity of God. Her arguments regarding medieval women and their practices also implies that she is accepting of the idea of gender as a valuable category of historical analysis.