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Searching for redemption in “The Kite Runner “

Searching for redemption in “The Kite Runner “

The Kite Runner is a novel written by Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan-American author and published by Riverhead Books in 2003. It tells the story of an Afghanistan-born young boy, Amir, who hails from Kabul, with his closest friend Hassan, and his servant’s father. The Kite […]

Photoshop affects us greatly (part 2)

Photoshop affects us greatly (part 2)

Photoshopped advertising affects consumers’ trust. Usually, when purchasing an advertised beauty product, a customer wants to look exactly like a model, advertising it. Often the ads show how perfectly flawless looks the model, who use the advertised product. Purchasing the expensive product, for example, an […]

Could ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ outshine the Harry Porter septology?

Could ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ outshine the Harry Porter septology?

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ (Rowling) is a movie based on the works of J.K. Rowling, the Harry Porter septology writer, directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. In most ways, the movie has its merits. However, it also has its shortcomings on the directing, production, setting and many other aspects.
On the part of directing, story creation and development, this movie as compared to Rowling’s Harry Porter masterpiece lacks the twist in the story. The movie is quite predictable to the extent of matching the ‘Marvel’ movies. New York again gets destroyed in a climactic barrage of special effects.

On the part of the actors, for everyone who remember deathly hollow symbol and all the atmosphere of the Harry Porter films, watching Newt and his new group of friends doesn’t quite come around as expected. The group does not quite click together as we saw in the case of the Harry Porter stories. In brief, Rowling’s’ Fantastic Beasts is a failed reincarnation of the Harry Potter series.

J.K. Rowling’s and director Yates try to bring out a new and innovative style of movie. Instead of focusing on a heroic story where one character travels through the film and is expected to come out of it triumphantly, she introduces a new way, a different era, in that timely conflict is introduced at different points of the story development. Director David has come out successful, in trying to provide a cohesive vision for the audience. Rowling’s also brings out a wide variety of characters that the audience would like to follow throughout the storyline. The attention of the audience is therefore distributed over many points of focus, and the summation of all these parts influences the perception of the movie by the audience. In most ways, the producer and Director have tried to come up with a perfect product, but it still doesn’t match due to many flaws such as character linking and so on.

The playwright is useful in selecting and sticking with the subject of play. Throughout the story’s runtime, the theme and setting are not conflicting. The selection of the setting ties in very well with them and even helps in bringing out the theme more clearly. Being a fantasy movie, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ brings out the aspect of imagination in a perfect way. In the playwright, themes such as fear and tolerance are well represented. However, concerning character linking and behavior, the script is faulty in the part where Rowling’s brings out the theory that bigots hate other races whereas, in the real sense that is not applicable, only wizards pose a threat to members of other races or groups of people. The Playwright, therefore, is shaky and weak concerning establishing a point of view but good in the creation of drama and dramatic characters.

In the film, Redmayne, playing the character of Newt breaks out in a dance when trying to cope with one of the beasts in the movie. He can overcome the challenge in acting by incorporating the use of body and voice to captivate the audience. Other characters also can overcome this. It is clear that the skill of the actors is exemplary in synthesis and integration, focusing mainly on the beasts. The challenge presented by these circumstances is the translation of fantasy from incredulity to the state where it possesses an element that makes it resemble reality and gain some credibility. Considering how hard it is for an actor to balance between real and virtual, the actors do well and overcome this challenge.

Photoshop affects us greatly (part 1)

Photoshop affects us greatly (part 1)

Advertising, specifically for fashion and beauty products, has a huge impact on how people perceive themselves and how they think they look. Women’s magazines particularly have a remarkable influence on the body image. Various researches shows that adolescent girls depend on these magazines for information […]

The story about women rights in India

The story about women rights in India

Feminism is a logical commitment and political movement that seek justice for female and end of sexism in all form. Feminism is motived by the pursuit of social justice, and it provides a wide range of perspective on social, economic, cultural and political phenomena. Miriam […]

Royal feminist prime example

Royal feminist prime example

The Queen of the United Kingdom inspired me a lot. September 9, 2015, was a memorable day not only to Elizabeth II but also the those allied to British history because it marked a historic event where The Queen became the longest serving monarch in the history of British monarchs.

Far from her actions that seem to unite humanity of all origins, it is also essential to consider that the Queen has been a fundamental figure that can be used to promote feminism in the society. The primary basis for the argument is the consideration that she is at the helm of the monarch in a world that is dominated by male leaders. The realization that she has done this for decades could be a key element in understanding why women are increasingly being involved in rights movements because the Queen justifies that women can thrive in leadership against many odds.

It is also noted that the consideration for the feminist character based on the queen’ breaking the taboo of driving an Arab man. Following the death of king Abdulla of Saudi Arabia, news has emerged that the queen once has a bold encounter with the deceased in which she proved that she did not believe in women oppression and alienation from social roles. The queen showed how she is a no-nonsense person by displaying her driving skills learned during World War II . The move denotes that women should not be afraid of dong what they perceive to be the best thing to do especially when they are limited by the basis of culture. After consenting that he was ready for a ride, Abdulla was amazed to see the Queen jump in the driver’s seat and take off. The experience was harrowing in nature because the Saudi Arabian king was used to a society where women, leave along the queen, is not allowed to drive. The implication from this effect was that the Queen could have been aware of the ceiling placed on girls in Arabians pertaining them from driving, and acted in the manner that she did because she wanted to depict what all women ought to have.

Her feminist trait is also manifest in the various speeches she has delivered that have mainly been focused on the need to empower women. One of the most thrilling speeches that the queen has since delivered to portray her character in promoting the girl child was the words she heard for the audience that was gathered at the 2015 centenary celebrations of the Women’s Institute. In fact, the realization that the Queen has been a member of the institute since 1943 further underlines the fact that the Queen has devoted all her life to dealing with women issue. The effect is the realization that she is a member of a community that favors the girl child’s empowerment.

In the course of the speech, the Queen said that for a long time in history, women have been the avenues of change in the society, especially since the early twentieth century. She claimed that against all the odds. Women have been capacitated to vote, and have managed to be elected for previously male-dominated positions. In another speech that has also been a major perspective in defining the Queen as a feminist is the consideration of the address from the Throne of Elizabeth II. In this speech, the Queen describes that the government has the mandate of acting in a fair manner and improve the lives of its citizens.

What’s the future?

The future is all promising in the analysis of the impact of the Queen in not only Britain but all over the world. It is considered that she assumed the throne at a tender age of twenty-four, following the sudden death of his father. By factoring that the Queen rose to power a such a tender age could as well be influential to many young minds to be less critical about age but rather, on their potential to get the job done. The young age factor is thus less likely to be considered a significant part in one’s attempts to rise to their respective leadership position.

She also represents an image of hope for women and other members of the society who feel they don not have social contact. The queen’s growing as a member of the royal  family seemed to be a factor that had initially made her be alienated from the public. However, following her deployment to the glare of the public, the queen was able to mingle with the public. This feature is especially relevant when considering the fact that the queen is a member of the royal and represents the society that lives in isolation or marginalization because against all odds, she has become one of the most prominent women.