How do the trailers of love actually represent a stereotypical view of modern love and relationships? How appropriate are they to the genre?
Year 10 MEDIA ASSSIGNMENT How do the trailers of love actually represent a stereotypical view of modern love and relationships? How appropriate are they to the genre? Love actually is a romantic comedy based in contemporary London during Christmas. It was written and directed by Richard Curtis and was released in November 2003. It was made by Working Title Films, which have an institutional ethos about romantic comedies. Working Title Films usually have a predominantly white representation of love and there are certain types of films such as Four Weddings and a funeral and Notting Hill that we associate with them. This will therefore attract a particular audience because they have certain assumptions about what to expect. This essay will be focusing on the success of the two trailers that were used to promote the film. Trailers are also often referred to as teasers as they emphasize the exciting parts of the film in order to entice the audience to go and see it. The title 'Love actually' is short for 'Love (actually) is all around' and presents love in a positive way, it connotes that love is genuine. The trailers make references to different aspects of love such as family love and romantic love. In the title, the word "love" is emphasized in bold and is in red, red is used to symbolise passion. Both trailers use the red love hearts in different ways. At the end of
The Catullus and Lesbia love Affair - Latin literature
The Catullus and Lesbia love Affair - Latin literature In this assignment I am going to trace the development of Catullus' love affair with Lesbia through the 'Lesbia' in the anthology. Catullus was a roman poet, often thought of as the greatest writer of Latin poetry. He was born Gaius Valerius Catullus in the city of Verona in 84b.c. the Lesbia poems are among the most famous parts of Catullus' work. 'Lesbia', commonly known as Clodia, descended from a long line of roman consuls and senators. Her father, Appius Claudius Pulcher, was consul in 79b.c. all of her brothers achieved high ranking in the roman government. Clodia married a roman consul, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Celer. Whilst married, Clodia had an affair with Catullus. In 59b.c. it was rumoured that Metellus had been poisoned by his wife, but this was never proven. Clodia then had an affair with Marcus Caelius Rufus, possibly whilst Catullus was away in Bithynia. She then accused Caelius of poisoning her, but he was never convicted. We, the audience first meet Lesbia in poem 51, which is thought to have been taken from a Greek poetess called Sappho from the island of Lesbos, she lived around 630b.c. the first part of the poem makes us think that he is talking about a man and not a women. He writes: 'Ille mi par esse deo videtur'. Which means: 'He seems to me to be equal to a god'. This quote states that the
A Midsummer Night's Dream -
Rachel Curry Shakespeare Coursework A Midsummer Night's Dream "The Course Of True Love Never Did Run Smooth..." Explain how Shakespeare demonstrates this concept of love in the play. Shakespeare often used his plays to explore different feelings and emotions. He has written tragic plays, humorous plays and romances. Shakespeare often uses love as a theme within his plays, this is shown in plays such as "Romeo and Juliet", "Much Ado About Nothing", "Twelfth Night", and "A Midsummer Night's Dream". He uses love repeatedly throughout his plays, as it is a universal feeling to which all can relate. People on every social level find his plays relevant and can often form an empathetic relationship with at least one of the characters. This in particular is why Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" revolves around four very different groups of characters, the Lovers, the Fairies, the Mechanicals and the Members of the Court. The different groups portray the experience of love and relationships on several levels. The play appeals to the groundlings who can laugh at the ridiculous nature of upper class love; and it appeals to the gentry who can laugh at the misinterpretation of the Mechanicals in trying to produce a praiseworthy play. Thus Shakespeare demonstrates that people of different status may well have different opinions about love. The four groups
The Flea by John Donne
TOPIC: CONCEITS, JOHN DONNE Poem: The Flea by John Donne he Norton Anthology of English Literature defines the "conceits" of poetics as metaphors that are intricately woven into the verse, often used to express satire, puns, or deeper meanings within the poem, and to display the poet's own cunning with words. The conceits of John Donne are said to "leap continually in a restless orbit from the personal to the cosmic and back again. The outward nature of Donne's poem The Flea appears to be a love poem; dedication from a male suitor to his lady of honor, who refuses to yield to his lustful desires. A closer look at the poem reveals that this suitor is actually arguing a point to his lady: that the loss of innocence does not constitute a loss of honor. The poet begins his argument by condemning the act of intercourse as a shameful sin. He also belittles it, claiming that if the same effects can be realized within the body of a tiny flea, then the act itself cannot hold tremendous importance. In any case, the act is out of the question in the realm of reality, since the two people in the poem do not appear to be married, so sexual union can only be committed symbolically. The argument then shifts to a different position, where the flea suddenly becomes the entire world of the lovers; the symbolic becomes reality. The act of intercourse loses its importance as the subject in
Love and Loss
Love and Loss Referring to 6 poems (3 in great detail), explore how each poet conveys the pleasure or pain of love. In this essay I am going to refer to six Pre 1914 poems and 3 poems in detail , I will also explore how each poet conveys the pleasure of pain and love. The anthology is about "Love and Loss". Love is expresses in many ways. There is dedicated love where a person is dedicated to the person that they love, false love where a person is just having the person on, first love where a person instantly falls in love on first sight, brotherly love where a man loves another man like a brother for example in a war and also unrequited love where someone loves a person but the person does not acknowledge them. There are many types of love in the world today. There is also Loss where there are many ways in where a person has lost someone or they have died. The poems that I have studied all contain some sort of love and loss. Most have love whereas some have loss. Some of them are mixed with love and loss as well. Love and relationships are used a lot in these poems. The poems that I am going to compare and convey pain and love are * " When We Two Parted" by Lord Byron * " Remember" by Christina Rossetti * "How Do I Love Thee" by Elizabeth Barret Browning * " A Birthday" by Christina Rossetti * " La Belle Dame Sans Merci" by John Keats * " First Love" by John
Creative Writing-Course Work Love is... Charlotte Bright 10CB Love. Romantic? Passionate? Greatest thing on Earth? Or love. Desolate? Pain? Confusion? Why does everyone want what causes the most pain? Romantic love doesn't really interest me but being in a world full of idiotic ideas of love and people with heart shaped eyes makes me feel as though I'm living through an eternal Valentine's day. It makes me physically sick to see two people trying to see who can devour their opponents tongue first. Did you know another person's saliva stays within your mouth for over 72 hours? It's bad enough to see couples floating around on their little pieces of cloud nine all year round but what about the undeniably irritating February 14th? Valentines Day is narcotic; it sucks everyone in either for good or for bad. This one day sums up everything you need to know about love. Everything that happens on Valentines Day is an idea that has been implanted in our minds and has been built upon to form a very pointless day. Images of young lovers holding hands, the exchange
How have the Poets you have studied explored different aspects of Love? Before I answer the question, I need to look at what love is. Love can be defined in many ways. The Oxford English dictionary defines love as: 'an intense feeling of deep affection' or 'a deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone'. However love means something different to different people. To some people love can mean simply taking someone to bed, and for some people love can be seen in the smallest of things; such as a look or a touch. However for most people love is a deep and profound people that most people will only experience once in a lifetime. The word love is used all the time but the number of times it is actually meant is very rare. Love cannot be defined for each individual person as love is an extremely personal emotion. Love must come from the heart and 'Ballad', 'To His Coy Mistress and 'Porphyria's Lover' present love in very different ways. Love can mean various things but in 'To His Coy Mistress' love is shown to be simply the desire to sleep with someone as quickly as you can. The poem is more about lust than love and the story of the poem shows a man trying to convince a woman to sleep with him. The central theme of the poem is time and the idea that time is running out for the narrator and the woman he is trying to sleep with. 'Had we but world enough, and time', 'To walk
Sonnet 116 'Sonnet 116' is a poem about 'William Shakespeare'. The poem is about what true love is and what it isn't about. The poet uses imagery to make clear his views of love. The poem is very unique in its own way, which makes it very difficult to say how far I agree with his views. Shakespeare uses imagery to show that love is always in your life. True love is permanent, "an ever fixed mark". True love is something that never goes away. It is like a stain, something that lasts. It reminds me of a love heart carved in a tree or even a birthmark, because like love it is always there. True love is constant and it never leaves us. The image shows me how Shakespeare feels about love. In the poem, Shakespeare makes the imagery very effective. True love cannot be broken or taken. The imagery shows that true love can withstand all, "that looks on tempests and is never shaken". This image helps me imagine a hurricane. Love being a house, the hurricane can't move or take away this house from that spot. The house stays there as true love does. Love can handle anything, be it a storm or an earthquake. True love brings a sense of safety and strength. It is so strong that it can overcome anything in its path. Shakespeare uses the image or a storm to show me his views on love. The imagery is quite intriguing. Love is your map to life, "a star to every wandering bark". This is the
English Coursework We have studied six love poems by pre 1914 poets. The poems are: A Woman to Her Lover by Christina Walsh, To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell, Remember by Christina Rossetti, How Do I Love Thee? By Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning and When We Two Parted by Lord Byron. This essay will explore these differing types of way's love. The poems I've chosen are Porphyria's Lover, How Do I Love Thee? And Remember. These 3 poems are completely different to each other. Porphyria's Lover is obsessive and violent love, How Do I Love Thee? Is more of an undying love and the poem Remember is more like truthful love. In this essay I'll take each poem and in a sentence or two explain the type of love that each poem demonstrates. I'll also use quotations to show each of my poems shows a different type of love. The poem Porphyria's Lover portrays the type of love in a sexual and passionate way. In the poem Porphyria's Lover a man is speaking about the woman he loves. The love portrayed in Porphyria's Lover is different than in the other poems because in this poem the man kills the woman so he can take control over her forever this is demonstrated here, 'I found a thing to do, and all her hair In one long yellow string I wound Three times her little throat around, And strangle her' with this sentence the poet means that the man
Romantic love, physical love, unrequited love, obsessive love......Compare the ways poets have written about love, bringing out different aspects of the theme.
Romantic love, physical love, unrequited love, obsessive love......Compare the ways poets have written about love, bringing out different aspects of the theme. Love poems have always been very popular because love is one of the deepest emotions that people can feel and poetry is a good way to express such an emotion. When people think of love, they think of a typical romantic love but an exploration of pre-1914 love poetry shows other types of love such as unrequited love and obsessive love. The poems I will explore in depth are 'To his Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvin, 'The Garden of Love' by William Blake, and 'How do I love thee' by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning. Blake's poem 'The Garden of Love' is his view of being deceived by the perception of marriage. He has shown this by using the Chapel to symbolize marriage. When he gets there he finds 'Thou shalt not' written over the door and he thinks this symbolizes restrictions. He uses the language of the Ten Commandments to emphasize this. He also finds a gate around the Chapel, symbolizing yet more restrictions. The tone of the poem is negative and this is unlike the other poems which show a more optimistic view of love. This negative tone is shown by the 'tombstones' being where the flowers of the 'Garden of Love' should be. This may have been influenced by the fact that Blake was writing in the time of the French