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    The Birdcage

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    The Birdcage What attracts us to the movie theatre on Friday nights? Is it the commercials we see? Or is it all the gossip we hear from friends and TV talk shows? Well for many, it is the critiques we read and hear almost every day. One who specializes in the professional evaluation and appreciation of literary or artistic works is a critic. The profession of movie criticism is one of much diversity. Reviews range anywhere from phenomenal to average. Not only are movies created for the entertainment

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    A Critique of the Movie, The Birdcage (La Cage aux Folles) A gay couple, living in a gay apartment, with a gay houseboy, above a gay nightclub, in a gay city . . . and they have to straighten it all out for one evening.  In 1996 La Cage aux Folles (a 1978 French play) was remade by MGM into The Birdcage, a daringly flamboyant comedy that is in-tune with the times and redefines the idea of family values.  It combines the talents of Robin Williams (Armand), Nathan Lane (Albert), and Hank Azaria

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    Relationships in Trifles

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    Susan Glaspell's play Trifles explores male-female relationships through the murder investigation of the character of Mr. Wright. It also talks about the stereotypes that women faced. The play takes place in Wright's country farmhouse as the men of the play, the county attorney, the sheriff, and Mr. Hale, search for evidence as to the identity and, most importantly, the motive of the murderer. The attorney, with the intensions of proving that Mrs. Wright choked the husband to death, was interviewing

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    The Danger in Susan Glaspell's Trifles

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    When Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters find the broken birdcage, they think nothing of it until they discover the bird. He was found wrapped in a cloth inside of a small box, with his neck wrung. 'Mrs. Wright wrapped the dead bird in a silk cloth and placed it inside a fancy box; this symbolises her cherishing of her past life.'(Uong, 1) When John strangles the life out of Minnie's bird, he also strangles the life out of Minnie. The broken birdcage that was found represents Minnie's liberation

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    meanings. While the men are looking for clues and evidence against Minnie, they only seem to see a messy house that is inadequately taken care of (1618). At the same time, the women see a very different picture when they discovered a birdcage. As Mrs. Peters examines the birdcage she notices that the door is broken and mentions, “looks as if someone must have been rough with it” (1622). Neither woman knows if Minnie had a bird and Mrs. Hale contemplates the idea of the cat killing it. “ No, she didn’t have

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    Whose side are you on? The men’s? Or the women’s? In “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, the women are more observant than the men. The women in the play discover Mrs. Wright’s motives for the murder of her husband. The sexist and rude men are preoccupied by the bigger problem when they should be looking for small details that lead to the bigger problem. The women in the play are observant. For example when the men are looking for evidence in the kitchen the women take notice of a quilt

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    Deadly Silence in Susan Glaspell's Trifles

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    "I might have known she needed help!  I k... ... middle of paper ... ...round them, which helps them look deeper into the setting, while the symbolism used helps the audience realize there are deeper meanings to the simplest things like a birdcage. Works Cited Banner, Lois. Women in Modern America: A Brief History. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1974. Glaspell, Susan. Trifles. Making Literature Matter: An Anthology for Readers and Writers. Ed.  John Schilb and John Clifford. Boston:

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    Almost Lover Many songs have deeper meanings then what we truly think. Its important to really take time out of the day, and sit down to dissect the song to find its true meaning, or maybe even its multiple different meanings, that have been hidden away. The song Almost Lover, by A Fine Frenzy, is one of the songs that could have multiple different meanings behind it. The female singer of A Fine Frenzy, is named Alison Sudol. Alison Sudol is from Seattle, Washington. She was born December 23, 1984

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    Symbolism In Trifles

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    is engaged in deeper thinking by the use of three major symbols. In “Trifles” Glaspell uses the bird, rope and birdcage to help represent the true meaning of the story. ”She--come to think of it, she was kind of like a bird herself--real sweet and pretty, but kind of timid and--fluttery” (8). The bird represents Mrs.Wright in the story. The innocent canary was trapped in the birdcage just like old Mrs.Wright was trapped in her marriage. In the early 1900’s women did not yet have the right to divorce

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    herself. She does not want to feel like she cannot pick up herself and go whenever she wants too. So the birdcage represents the confinement that she has fought so hard against. In the end, the birdcage still functions as a place to keep whatever is inside it from being free. In the novel, Holly makes the narrator promise to never put a living thing inside the cage(47). Even though the birdcage is beautiful and briefly fascinated her, Holly cannot get behind the idea of being caged up. Finally, Holly's

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