Breillat's Bluebeard Essays

Found 39 essays.

Seamus Heaney’s poem “Blackerry-Picking”

While using words such as flesh to represent the berrys skin, blood as the flavor, and words such as lust, rot, sour, et cetera to add in the description, comparison can be made to the desires of Bluebeard.This metaphor introduced the aspect of death to the poem whilst aiding the literal description of the journey to obtain the blackberries.Noticing the lifelike diction that contributes to the personified image of the blackberries, one cannot help but see the cycle of life and death presented through the blackberries; this all comes back to the slaying, slaughtering Bluebeard, who is also a representation of the loss of life.The sticky berry juice on Heaneys hands is compared to the bloody hands [that were] as sticky as Bluebeards; the s...

447 words (1.1 pages)
The Bluebeard Reference in Jane Eyre

Bronte could be using Bluebeard and Bertha to show how women are punished for being curious and seeking knowledge.Bluebeard was monstrously evil in his tale.It is Rochester who holds the master key and is thus responsible for her treatment just like Bluebeard.The Tale of Bluebeard in German Literature.Bronte uses the tale of Bluebeard and Jane’s reference to it as a means of foreshadowing the existence of Rochester’s secret wife Bertha.

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The Collector Essay

The theme of female imprisonment by a male which the Bluebeard story alludes, is adopted to narrate The Collector.According to Sherrill E. Grace, Fowles explored the Bluebeard tale and it influenced the dynamics of his writings.2 (1984): 245-262. .New York: Random House, 2010. .When Dreams Came: True:Classical Fairy Tales and Their Tradition.

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‘The Bloody Chamber’ by Angela Carter Essay

Before analyzing the way in which Carter created a Gothic story from the tradition fairy-tale of Bluebeard, we must first understand the meaning of ‘latent content’.Carter uses a process called ‘dream-work’, whereby she takes the latent content in Bluebeard, and transforms it into manifest content, to create something new and, in this case, Gothic.Instead of simply naming the Marquis ‘Bluebeard’, she gives him the qualities associated the words ‘blue’ and ‘beard’.‘The key… was stained in blood’ is another part of the latent content within the Bluebeard story, which Carter acknowledges in The Bloody Chamber.The name ‘Bluebeard’ is one of the things Carter has as part of the latent content in her version of the story, as it was already man...

1180 words (3.0 pages)
Anne Parillaud Essay

From 1981 to 1986, Anne Parillaud had an affair with actor Alain Delon.She has three children: Juliette Besson with Luc Besson, and Lou and Théo with producer Mark Allan.From 1986 to 1991, she had an affair with director Luc Besson.Two years later, she performed for television Marie-Madeleine de Brinvilliers, directed by Édouard Niermans, on a screenplay by Catherine Hermary-Vieille.Also in 2007, she played the character of Madame de Solcy in An Old Mistress by Catherine Breillat, based on the novel by Barbey d'Aurevilly; Asia Argento plays the title role there.

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By discussing closely the opening 20 pages Essay

This inversion of the typical language is further seen in the inclusion of the Freudian ideas.Again this is introduced almost immediately into the story when the girl is said to be travelling on a train- a phallic Freudian metaphor.This is extended in the inclusion of the ‘antique service revolver’ of her fathers which in another twist to the classic fairy tale is used to kill her husband not by a knight in shinning armour but by her mother.She does this not only through the events that occur in the story but also through the language which she uses to depict these events.In Bluebeard the woman is punished or is meant to be punished because she gives into her curiosity and breaks the Prohibition.

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Compare And Contrast The Way Plath Presents The Speaker’s Fears In Three

However throughout “Bluebeard” the speaker’s .In “Bluebeard” the speaker remains in control all the .fears of others in her poems.In general Sylvia Plath is successful in her endeavour to portray the .poems this helps many people to relate to them.

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Poetic Devices Used by Seamus Heaney in Blackberry-Picking Essay

He says, “Like thickened wine, summers blood was in it”.Heaney uses a variety of poetic devices, metaphors, similes, personification, onomatopoeia, word choice and rhyming to create a vivid image of his childhood experience of blackberry picking as a child, this makes the poem.He also may be comparing the taste of the berries to the taste of wine.Works Cited .The colorful recollecting memories of childhood give and impression of nostalgia of the poet.

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Police Essay

The effect is nevertheless successful because in the sequence the actress is overwhelming in intensity.The scenario was written by Catherine Breillat from an observation work carried out in the drug industry in Belleville.Yet during the filming of the scene, Pialat put so much pressure on Sophie Marceau that she really cried.During Noria's first interrogation by Mangin, the latter is both brutal and mocking which causes Noria to cry.The last scene of the film was written by Jacques Fieschi.

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Jane Eyre Essay

Beauty and the Beast.6 October 2001.LePrince de Beaumont, Jeanne-Marie."Fantasy, Realism, and Narrative in Jane Eyre and Alice in Wonderland."Schwingen, Mary.

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Analyzing Blackberry Picking Seamus Heaney English Literature Essay

Heaney uses many alliterations in the poem, “first”-“flesh” “peppered”-“pricks”-“palms” “berries” – “byre” “fur”-fungus” “fruit fermented”-“flesh” and last of all “sweet”-“sour”, to make the poem sound interesting, and also to make it sound more appealing when read aloud.Heaney does not use a lot of rhyme; it is only used two times in the whole poem, “clot”-“knot”, “rot”-“not”.Heaney uses a personification, as he gives the fungus human quality, which is eating away the delicious blackberries.Heaney also uses a lot of words that sound similar; “milk cans”, “pea tins”, “jam pots” “hayfields”, “cornfields” “trekked”, “picked”, again this is done so that when reading the poem, slowly and loudly, we as readers can feel the vibration of our to...

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Angela Carter Re-inventor of folk tales a close literary analysis of “The Bloody Chamber”

Whereas other readers may see the main female character as sexually proactive using her sexuality as a device to gain marriage to bluebeard and in turn wealth.This is true for the character of Bluebeard as in the tale he only really has two things in mind sex and violence when his secret is exposed.Carter shows the reader her idea of the female lead as child through her detailed description of her luncheon “avocado, shrimp, and ice cream”.Thanks to curiosity the character of Bluebeard turns from a benevolent character to a serial killer.The fact that she orders ice cream is significant as she is still a child not a woman of more mature tastes.

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Sister Anne Essay

Many are the secondary characters who remain in a certain anonymity, confined to their social and narrative function: the king, the queen, the prince or their animal quality: the wolf.The other sister in my mother's Oye tales named by the author is Javotte, sister (or more exactly the stepmother's eldest daughter) of Cinderella.Bernadette Bricout devotes a chapter of her book La Clé des contes to this strange and enigmatic character, "a simple silhouette, posted at the top of the tower, who plays no role in the action of the story".She comes at an important point in the plot: Bluebeard is about to cut the neck of his disobeyed wife, and orders him to come down.Mentioning several versions besides that of Perrault (Guadeloupe, Ille-et-Vila...

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Mrs Beast Essay

Her marriage to Prince Charles was frowned on by the Royal family and eventually came to an end when he husband was rumoured to have had an affair behind her back.In the fairytale Bluebeard marries again, after a numerous times before, to a beautiful woman who in the ends find out that Bluebeards has killed his previous wife’s and hung them up in a room, she informs others and has him killed.Although this is could be a exceptional argument supporting feminist we must consider the context because the discrimination is purely down to the culture during the time period the Bible was wrote; women were seen as the ‘weaker sex’.Here Duffy makes a controversial example of the suffering of Mary, whose vital suffering is considered insignificant ...

1485 words (3.7 pages)
Vonneguts Changing Women

New York: Dell, 1966. .New York: Dell, 1952. .New York: Dell, 1959. .Other examples of negatively portrayed female characters abound in Vonnegut's early works, but the point of this paper is that a change can be discerned in the way in which Vonnegut portrays certain female characters in some of his post-1972 works--specifically in the portrayals of Mary Kathleen O'Looney in Jailbird (1979) and Marilee Kemp (Contessa Portomaggiore) in Bluebeard (1987).New York: Dell, 1963. .

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Sixteenth to Eighteenth Century Essay

The wolf now appears as a lycanthrope, a grandmother, an attractive male and an adolescent girl.Due to her gender however, the granny is not recognised as a werewolf by the villagers but the wart on her hand becomes a ‘witch’s nipple.She goes on to note that he uses his metamorphosis to escape the regulations of society, bringing primitive forest law into the civilised village.In her adaptations of the Red Riding Hood story the figure of the wolf is transformed from its original source.Carter is undoing the expected binary oppositions between human and animal, wolfishness and femininity.

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Raquel Welch Essay

And The 100 guns) and humor, occasionally directed by Stanley Donen and Peter Yates and even James Ivory.The star returns to television, appearing in the series Mork & amp; Mindy with Robin Williams and Pam Dawber in the stars (1979), linking TV movies and series (Lois and Clark, Seinfeld, Spin City, CSI: Miami).Her contract for Rue de la Sardine (Cannery Row) by David S. Ward (1982) having been denounced, and after being replaced by Debra Winger, she initiates and wins a lawsuit against MGM which will have to pay him $ 10 million.She was considered to have "worn the first bikini in human history" ("wearing mankind's first bikini") and the fur bikini was described as the "definitive look of the 1960s".She has two children, Damon Welch (b...

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Kurt Vonnegut

Kilgore is the alter ego of the pent up Kurt Vonnegut; it is extremely interesting to read about how Vonnegut really feels.It is an intriguing story of the machine driven nation being brought to its knees by a man who quit his perfect job, left his beautiful wife, and turned his back on his splendid future.He has written many books including Player Piano, Cat’s Cradle, Slaughterhouse Five, Galapagos, Bluebeard, and Fates Worse Than Death.“What kind of nut was he (Paul Proteus, the main character) anyway?It is a fantastic book about a man who seemingly has it all, but is losing his mind.

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The Silo Strangler- Creative Writing

Then out of the corner of his eye, he saw what looked like a person looking out from behind a tree.Andy sat down and pulled out the bag with their collection of drinks in only to find that that all the bottles were empty because they drunk all the alcohol last Friday and Tom was going to bring some.He got up and started to saunter back to his house when he started to think of the Silo Strangler and that he could be the next person to be killed.He crossed the well-lit main road, which spoiled the serenity of the village, bringing more people to the village who bought houses for obscene amounts of money and the Buttermilk Bluebeard.He had ripped his brand new top that cost his mum £100.00.

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Atwood’s short story “Bluebeard’s Egg” Essay

“Sally puts down the spatula, wipes her hand on the hand-towel, puts her arms around him, holds on tighter that she should.” (183, 3rd prgh) This is the image we get – of Sally trying to hold on to her illusory reality.But whether our interpretation of the story is intuitive or analytical, the outcome is an unending quest after an illusory truth because nothing is what it seems.This also compares to the ways in which our engagement with a text, the act of reading literature, corresponds to “reading” reality.In a way the egg in the story is the truth that humans seek but the truth is covered by the hard protective shell and only people who go beyond the surface and look for change can get to the core – to the truth which provides liberati...

705 words (1.8 pages)
‘Blackberries’ by Leslie Norris and ‘Blackberry Picking’ by Seamus Heaney

Suddenly we fins the boy crying to himself so his parents don’t see him ‘knowing that this was a different weeping to any he had experienced before.’ He felt guilty even though technically none of this was his fault.Suddenly, the boy was thrown into the world of his parents arguing, something he had never experienced before.Heaney then compares the children to the murderous pirate Bluebeard, who used to kill his wives so the comparison of ‘palms as sticky as bluebeards’ is really effective because the poem makes so many references to blood.Again the idea is portrayed that money is a problem for the family so when the mother says ‘if you had anything like a job’ there is an idea given about the era of the story.Even though the texts are n...

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Jane Eyre Study

Jane’s feelings are evoked through her surprisement and content as she discovers her luxurious surroundings.I personally found it interesting to learn of the themes of Romanticism and the Gothic within the text and learn of example of these.Fearful of how she will react to seeing him in this state her dark, gloomy and isolated setting of Ferndean puts across her feeling of sadness and nervousness.After recovering at Moor House and receiving a fortune from her deceased uncle she returns to Thornfield only to find a ruin and to hear rumours that Rochester has been crippled.Later on in the novel at Lowood Jane observes the pupils hard routine and sees herself developing physically and mentally as she starts to see the brighter side of life ...

2368 words (5.9 pages)
What do we learn about Seamus Heaneys childhood from blackberry picking, the early purges and the follower

This links with the idea that the berry-pickers ‘hands look like blood covered hands of a mass-murder like bluebeard.‘he rod me on his back’ my Dad would so I didn’t fall and hurt myself.Heaney would stumble a lot so; .This would also show his expertise because he can have his son on his back as well as ploughing the field and controlling the horses.In this paragraph and the next Heaney is addressing the speech to the audience.

948 words (2.4 pages)
Jane Eyre Mystery and Suspense

The reveal of Bertha Mason is the chapter where all the mystery comes together.This gives them a real sense of how quickly the mystery is unravelling.Bronte writes ‘the low, black door’ which relates to earlier on in the book, and shows how these black doors are actually a form of imprisonment for Bertha.Secondly, Bronte relates the corridors in Thornfield ‘like a corridor in some Bluebeard’s castle.’ The French folktale ‘Bluebeard’ (published 1697) tells the story of a violent nobleman, in the habit of murdering his wives, and the attempt of one wife to avoid the fate of her predecessors.By numerous techniques, she manages to bring the reader into the story, making for a truly captivating plot.

974 words (2.4 pages)
Hunger as a Theme in “Black Boy” by Richard Wright

This really starts off after a schoolteacher named Ella, one of the only people who encourages Richard throughout the book, reads him the book the tale of Bluebeard and His Seven Wives.These hungers left a profound effect on Richard’s childhood, yet at the same time provided him a sense of motivation.wonders to himself saying, “I wanted to understand these two sets of people who lived side by side and never touched, it seemed, except in violence” (54).Why had we not fought back, I asked my mother, and the fear that was in her made her slap me into silence” (64).This mysterious division of race spurs Richard to question his mother and the world that he lives in.

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Blackberry Picking Essay

The extension of this cycle to others areas of life is performed by the use of sexual and cultural allusions, symbolism and metaphor.The ideas of guilt, disgust, and disappointment are then introduced as the greed of the pickers and the decay of the berries are illustrated.In stanza one we are drawn into the pleasure of the activities depicted by the poet.The very different mood engendered by this imagery is developed by the subsequent allusion to the crucifixion of Christ in ‘hands … in thorn pricks’ and the simile incorporating the legendary character Bluebeard (a pirate who murdered many wives).‘Blackberry-Picking’ is a sensual and evocative poem which entices the reader with rich and opulent images.

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French opera Essay

At the very beginning of the twentieth century, Claude Debussy renewed the genre of opera with Pelléas and Mélisande (1902).For the contemporary period we can remember the long sacred drama Saint Francis of Assisi (1983) by Olivier Messiaen.The other characteristic works of the period are Mignon (1866) by Ambroise Thomas, Carmen de Bizet (1875), the most played and famous operatic work in the world, Samson et Dalila (1877) by Camille Saint-Saëns and Lakmé (1883) by Léo Delibes.This style culminated in the fluid works of composer Giacomo Meyerbeer, such as Robert the Devil (1831) and The Huguenots (1836).One can also speak of the work of Jacques Offenbach (author of Hoffmann’s Tales), a German-born Parisian composer who established himsel...

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The Portrayal Of Female Characters In Films

This has not being helped by the changing nature of the society where women continue to rise in status at workplaces challenging men for jobs.Moreover, men today are unlikely to conform to the traditional form of masculinity although they may still hold superiority over the female characters as masculinity portrayed by men in films today is excessive in nature and something that men cannot relate to.Men feels there is a need to form a new identity something that they can relate to and has slowly since give rise to the birth of the NAM.The birth of the NAM has been heavily attributed to the rising dominance and prominence of female characters in films and also the changing nature of the society.No longer women are being portrayed as one-d...

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Self-fulfilling prophecy Essay

Such a king, for example, to whom it is announced that an unborn child will be his murderer, persecutes those to whom the child is to be born, has his parents killed, which gives rise to the desire for revenge in a man who has grown up.On the other hand, some authors use prophecies to construct authentic "causal loops".Conversely, there is a self-defeating prophecy when Jacen Solo unleashes a preemptive war that prevents the realization of a larger-scale war he had envisioned.For example in Harry Potter, the divination teacher sees himself in his crystal ball visiting the principal of the school, and therefore goes to visit him subsequently.In Star Wars, these prophecies are not considered paradoxes, as the prophecies may be warnings, re...

1581 words (4.0 pages)
”Blackberrying” by Sylvia Plath and ”Blackberry Picking” by Seamus Heaney

She talks about a blood sisterhood, how they have bonded together.They both talk about how the colours in berries are like ‘summers blood.’ Heany refers to a ‘purple clot’ this is ambiguous it could be seen as a clot of blood or as a clot being a knot, berries being like knots.When we look more closely into poetry.She does not see the bad things in life and does not judge objects before she has thought about it.Plath, being more mature, like the berries and sees them more as friends rather than belongings or treasure.

1507 words (3.8 pages)

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