Parts of my Film paper on Mulan: …Also, in the end, the family receives a full-fledged happy ending as Mulan finally proves that she can get married despite her “flaws.” This shows that the film cannot truly end happily without the woman being “complete” when she finally belongs in the arms of a man.
…The song “I’ll Make a Man out Of You” perhaps best summarizes the film’s take on feminism. It appears that Mulan is yet another manifestation of pseudo-feminism in film.
“I am going to take this bucket of water and pour it on the flames of hell, and then I am going to use this torch to burn down the gates of paradise so that people will not love God for want of heaven or fear of hell, but because He is God.”—Looking for Alaska (via cinderellainrubbershoes)
“Read for pleasure. Read junk. Read every kind of book. But read for pleasure. The reason the Puritans wanted to stamp out poetry was because it gave pleasure. It’s about things you love, things that you care about. Sir Philip Sidney, in the generation before Shakespeare, said, “Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” And it will never end in wisdom if it doesn’t begin in delight and continue in delight. When you read a poem and you think, “God, that is so beautiful, I don’t want to forget that,” and you go on saying it to yourself because you love it, that’s pleasure.”—
“What do you fear, lady?” Aragorn asked.
“A cage,” Éowyn said. “To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”—J.R.R. Tolkien; The Two Towers (via wordpainting)
So my Film prof texted last night (FINALLY!) saying that those who didn't attend the make-up class should write a short reaction on either Memoirs of a Geisha or Perfume.
I haven’t read both. *facepalm*
Why didn’t I see this coming? Those were the adaptations discussed during the make-up class, after all.
At least she said I should focus on the film adaptation. Ugh. I better plan this well, because I have no intentions of finishing a 300-page novel when I still have to do the final paper for Film that’s due tomorrow. Ah, cramming.