You wouldn 't know him.
He 's someone from work.
- So, can I come to your office and meet him?
Thanks, Mr Moroka.
I was right about this all along -
there 's no way out.
My life sucks!
I was thinking that...
you know... we 'd have...
a little appetiser...
I like your thinking.
Everything got messy.
Kumkani was shot.
I 'm so happy to see you,
Why are you leaving so early?
I have places to go to
and things to do.
I 'll miss you.
Last night was amazing.
I can 't wait to do it again.
It was fun.
Give me two minutes to get dressed,
then we can go.
It 's better if we leave separately.
Order room service...
then take a cab.
It 's all on me.
Will we meet tonight?
I 'll call and let you know.
- Bye, baby!
- Where are you going?
- To school. I 'm late already.
Not until we discuss what you saw.
I know you know about me and Smanga.
- I don 't want to discuss it.
- It 's not a big deal.
You 're dating your boss,
and not just any boss - Smanga Moroka!
- Do you want everyone to hear you?
- Why have a relationship with him?
- It 's not a relationship yet.
- Oh, please.
- Things are complicated.
- Are you surprised?
He did bad things to you.
Stay away from him.
He 's not a monster.
He 's changed.
And we have real feelings
for each other.
I don 't know where this is going,
but I want to find out.
That still doesn 't make it okay.
What will Sis 'Lucy think when she finds out?
She won 't know
because you 'll shut your mouth.
- Nothing good will come out of this.
- You 're too young to understand...
- but I have everything under control, okay?
- If you say so.
This is the reason
we don 't want people to know.
- We don 't want to be judged.
- I 'm not ju...
... middle of paper ...
I 've spent long enough in this body.
I can 't waste any more time.
I only get one life, and I want to be sure that
at the end of it, I did what I wanted to do.
And what I want to do is it to be a woman -
a complete woman.
That is exactly the fighting spirit you 'll need
to get through this...
but you can 't do it alone.
You need a support system.
- This is not a journey you want to walk alone.
- I 'm not calling my family.
I don 't need them interfering in my life
and judging me.
They 've rejected me
far too many times already.
A transition isn 't easy.
It 's a fight.
You 'll encounter opposition from people
all around you - even doctors.
As for being judged...
- It 'll only get worse.
- It 's my body. I can do what I want.
What about the financial aspect? You 'll take
strain. It 'll impact on you emotionally.
You need loved ones
to survive this.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- 2 pip I just want to make sure he can take care of my baby. We should be glad she 's finally met a guy her own age. Let 's be grateful for that. - Are you calling me a prostitute. - Well, no... - But what you do with John... - How dare you call us names. You know nothing about our relationship. I don 't need this nonsense in my life. I quit. What are you talking about. Get back here. Xolelwa. I have no desire to go back to my crappy little shack and equally crappy life. To having fun. If you have a problem with Jack, take it out on him.... [tags: 2005 singles, 2007 singles, 2008 singles]
1520 words (4.3 pages)
- 2 pip You wouldn 't know him. He 's someone from work. - So, can I come to your office and meet him. - No. Thanks, Mr Moroka. I was right about this all along - there 's no way out. My life sucks. I was thinking that... you know... we 'd have... a little appetiser... before dinner. I like your thinking. Everything got messy. Kumkani was shot. I 'm so happy to see you, sweetheart. Why are you leaving so early. I have places to go to and things to do. I 'll miss you. Last night was amazing. I can 't wait to do it again.... [tags: 2007 singles, 2008 singles, 2005 singles]
1504 words (4.3 pages)
- Money— sweeter than honey but oh so destructive. It facilitates a man’s life, while a lack of it imprisons him in the streets of penury. It raises his social status, while an absence of it leaves him unnoticed. It gives him an aura of superiority and importance among others, while a deficiency of it makes him worthless in society’s eyes. Considering these two roads, most do not take more than a second to decide to chase riches. Blinded by the self-destructive American dream of “Marie-Antoinette music-rooms and Restoration salons” and “toilet sets of pure dull gold” most murder their morals and harm others in the process (Fitzgerald 5.91).... [tags: the great gatsby, fitzgerald]
990 words (2.8 pages)
- The Hamartia of Greed: The Flaw of the 1920s and The Great Gatsby Hamartia is a fatal flaw leading to a person’s downfall. The desire for wealth rose greatly during the 1920s after World War I. The standard of living increased in the twenties due to new technology that allowed a greater ability to manufacture and distribute goods (Amidon Lusted). During this time America experienced “the greatest economic expansion in its history” (Gross). Mass production was possible through the assembly line, which allowed for products to be produced faster and more efficiently (Amidon Lusted).... [tags: The Great Gatsby, Arnold Rothstein]
2360 words (6.7 pages)
- F Scott Fitgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, is centred upon 1920’s America. In the text, characters such as Myrtle Wilson, Jordan Baker and Daisy Buchanan are all carefully constructed to reveal various attitudes held by America in the early 20th century. Overall, the construction of female characters in The Great Gatsby showcases an accurate representation of women in the time period the text was composed in. Firstly, how the character Myrtle Wilson is constructed reveals new, sensuous attitudes females of the early 20th century were adopting.... [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]
1144 words (3.3 pages)
- The American Dream inspires the tired, the poor and huddled masses yearning to breathe free. It serves as the beacon of light for the oppressed or the determined to find wealth and opportunity in America. It was in the hopes and dreams of the old Dutch sailors, the revolutionary patriots, and in the youth who had witnessed the first World War. An archetype of the post World War I American literature, F. Scott Fitzgerald expressed in his writing the profound shift in values accompanied by the Dream in the 1920 's.... [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]
1068 words (3.1 pages)
- In the novel “The Great Gatsby” the main character named Jay Gatsby a poor kid once, who change his genuine name to wind up another man “James Gatz—that was really, or at least legally, his name. He had changed it at the age of seventeen and at the specific moment that witnessed the beginning of his career” (Fitzgerald 104), Gatsby battled all his life to accomplish one objective, to finally be together with the love of his live Daisy Buchanan in his adventure he took troublesome decisions that impact his life and future with Daisy.... [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]
1060 words (3 pages)
- Blinded by Dreams “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man 's needs, but not every man 's greed.” As humans, we work countless hours in order to have a greater opportunity to succeed in life to fulfill our wants. F Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, utilizes effective language and punctuation in the text in order to accomplish his purpose: Illustrate what material goods does to a society. From a rhetorical standpoint, examining logos, ethos, and pathos, this novel serves as a social commentary on how pursuing the “The American Dream” causes people in society to transform into greedy and heartless individuals.... [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]
825 words (2.4 pages)
- A mirror of sorts, art is often a reflection of how an artist sees life or wishes to see life. Regarded as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most notable work of literary art, The Great Gatsby whispers with echoes of the author’s personal experiences. In the introduction to The Far Side of Paradise: A Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Arthur Mizener notes, “[Fitzgerald] always…wrote about himself or about people and things with which he was intimate. As a consequence his life is inextricably bound up in his works” (xviii).... [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]
1077 words (3.1 pages)
- Materialism may be defined as attention to or emphasis on material objects, needs or considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual values. The acquisition of material wealth is often equated with happiness in this country. This is true today, and it was true during the 1920's, the setting of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. That the majority of Americans believe that wealth and happiness are the same is a result of our market economy that encourages consumption and conditions us to think that we need material possessions to be happy.... [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
1083 words (3.1 pages)