Clint Eastwood, California, Maggie
In the three films that we are studying, students mostly have common characteristics. The first is the opposition to the values of the natural family.
Thao (Gran Torino) Maggie (Million Dollar Baby) and Whit (Honkytonk Man) belong to the new generation nt rejects the values of their family. Whit belongs to a family that lives on agriculture. The film was historical context for America years 1930. It is a time of crisis following the crisis in the stock Krak 1929 impoverishing the country. In addition, from the beginning of the film, a tornado destroyed what little was left to the family of Whit.
Family Whit has values They work the land, they want to move to California because their land is devastated to become cotton pickers. They do not seek to excel, they remain in their conditions of peasants and reproduces what their parents did. Whit is fascinated by objects that his uncle has: The car is that it has a nice convertible and the guitar is bright, new, these objects reflect the success of his uncle.
[...] "Because if the students can be seen as positive heroes with their values openness to others, this is not the case el" antihero The " antihero The antihero played by Clint Eastwood is a classic from the western. This is a character which does not apparently characteristic of the hero. In our corpus of films, these are elderly men who should; by their statutes old men have acquired wisdom in their lives. Yet they are not wise. Indeed, Red is irresponsible he knows he is condemned by tuberculosis, but instead to heal, he smokes and drinks too much. It endangers his health, but also that of others. [...]
[...] He leads his family in his car while it is s or. It inci you his nephew to drink alcohol. In addition, his sister is aware of his irresponsibility as it says " custody "Whit to his young son. " I'll tell you why I let you go with him. It is so that you avoid him into trouble. Finally if you can. Let him not drive especially when he has a shot in the nose. »Red Stovall is an antihero in the staging. [...]
[...] Sue " I wish I had a father like you . "Unlike the other two films, it is only the acts of which Thao v have let Walt to realize they defend common moral values. He observes help an old lady with young thugs just overthrown races . In Gran Torino, the natural family is failing surto ut side Walt : Grandchildren are disrespectful, his son not in listen, and do not share his patriotic values. The degeneration of moral values the natural family appears in all three films. [...]
[...] Table of Contents Introduction I Construction characters Students The " antihero II propaganda of American values The concept of self-made man Redemption III Contributions of the dual transmission Construction students with mentors Construction mentors with students IV Analysis of the sequence of the double transmission in Gran Torino Conclusion Selected Bibliography I Construction characters Students In the three films that we are studying, students mostly have common characteristics. The first is the opposition to the values the natural family. Thao (Gran Torino) Maggie (Million Dollar Baby) and Whit (Honkytonk Man) belong to the new generation nt rejects the values their family. Whit belongs to a family that lives on agriculture. The film was historical context for America years 1930. It is a time of crisis following the crisis in the stock Krak 1929 impoverishing the country. [...]
[...] Eastwood keeps his characters to a common level of humanity Clint Eastwood has chosen the " antihero "To guide their students. H owever like eur SPECTAT be seen in the film, these " antihero "Evolve, build with their students. It s are never seen as negative figures with their v alues American moral as s the concept of self -made- man and redemption. Selected Bibliography Internet sources : http://books.google.fr/books?id=MwzwpxJR2DgC&pg=PA469 &lpg=PA469&dq=%22purgatoire+de+Yeats%22&source=bl&ots=ZjyZVyE4Pd&sig=lf c6G_fiPL2wXM7wDfFhBDyyd9U&hl=fr&ei=GcHOS- vbBIv9_Aagq6WKAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CA0Q6AEwAg #v=onepage&q=%22purgatoire%20de%20Yeats%22&f=false In this site, it is discussed the retrospective dream related to purgatory Yeats. [...]
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