PORTFOLIO - Representation and Construction of the Self
Created on March 1, 2022
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AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE SELF
“I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.”
Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre
Coming of Age
Growing Up an Orphan
Rites Of Passage
Teenage and Conformism
The Woman in the Attic
Women's Creativity and Independence
This documents is the trailer of the movie “Lady Bird” by Greta Gerwig. It is a coming-of-age story about a teenager named Christine that is quite rebellious and immature and whose going to face ordeals in order to grow in maturity.
It is relevant to the sequence because it shows the growth of a teenager to an adult, how the character construct herself in this hard period in-between childhood and adulthood, her experiences and what shapes her into who she’s going to be in the future.
I liked this trailer because it showed the purpose of the movie : between conflicts with friends, family, lovers and even herself, Christine finds a way to grow as a person, she constructs herself through hardship just like every teenager.
COMING OF AGE
How do coming-of-age fiction depicts the development of the self?
This documents is a music video from the movie “Annie” by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan, named "It's the Hard Knock Life". It deals with the daily life of a little girl named Annie in her orphenage.
It is relevant to the sequence because it shows the conditions in which some kids have to construct themselves alone because they have no one else to help them. Especially when they're orphans and have no trustful parental figure to guide them.
I liked this music video because it demonstrated an important matter which is growing up in a strict household where you have to parent yourself; while still having a catchy tune and a gorgeous choregraphy.
GROWING UP AN ORPHAN
How are presented the difficulties of growing up an orphan in fiction?
This documents is the trailer of the movie “Boy To Man” by Tim Noonan. It shows a man and his journey through many rites of passage from various cultures in the a two-years span.
It is relevant to the sequence because it shows many different types of rite of passages to try and discover how to become an "ultimate man" and achieve peak virility, despite how disgusting or difficult some rites may be.
I liked this trailer because it depicted many rituals that seemed very absurd or repelant to me; to the point I wondered why anyone would do such thing. But as rites of passage are, they might be used to prove one's worth and bravery by doing something that one most fear.
RITES OF PASSAGE
What are the rites of passage's goals in every culture?
This documents is an extract from the movie “Dead Poets Society” by Peter Weir. It deals with conformity and how to fight against it to properly act like one's own self.
It is relevant to the sequence because it shows the importance of conformity in society and why it shall not be. Because every person is unique and that conformity impeach to express that uniqueness that makes people who they are.
I liked this extract because Dead Poets Society is my favorite movie and I think it illustrates as a whole how we should not let society define us and order us around but try to develop ourselves in order to truly lead a happy life. Unfortunately, it also eventually shows that society still doesn't accept those who want to thrive more than to conform...
TEENAGE AND CONFORMISM
Why is conformity important in teenagehood why it should not be treated as such?
This documents is an extract from the movie Little Mowen directed by Great Gerwig. This scene deals with economy for a woman especially when it comes to creations and marriage.
It is relevant to the sequence because it shows how women using their creativities to reach their independance is very hard, especially with the vision of marriage where the husband has full control of his wife for marriage is barely a way for a woman to be able to survive more than for her to live happily.
I liked this extract because it shows how much Amy is aware of the difficulty of her position while Laurie is pretty naive regarding women and their place in society, just like nowadays many guys are unaware of the many difficulties women face on the daily.
WOMEN'S CREATIVITY AND INDEPENDENCE
What wass the role of creativity and independence in a victorian woman's life?
This documents is an extract from the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. It deals with the freedom that Jane longs for, she doesn't want to conform to the norms of society and wants to thrive as an individual.
It is relevant to the sequence because it shows a woman that yearns to be independant despite what society wants from her to follow stricts rules. She does not want to conform. She wants to be free.
I liked this extract because Jane talked about the way she felt in a very poetic way. A way in which we can feel exactly how she feels and especially her longing for freedom.
How is represented women's independence in fiction?
This documents is an extract from the novel The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It deals with a woman that is entirely controlled by her husband and that feels trapped to the point she reaches madness.
It is relevant to the sequence because it depicts a woman that is desperately wanting to thrive on her own and understand herself but her husband has the entire monopoly on her mind. It seems as if she's forced to conform and that it hurts her mentally until she imagines a woman creeping, perhaps a representation of the one she wants to be : able to creep away from him.
I liked this extract because it shows how controlled women used to be by the masculine figure in their lives and have so little controlof their own that they eventually fall into insanity. It is very representative and we understand the woman's feelings.
THE MADWOMAN IN THE ATTIC
Why are women represented as madwomen in fiction?
Cursed Princess Club
CURSED PRINCESS CLUB
Cursed Princess Club is a Webcomic from the app Webtoon by LambCat which deals with a girl that is not conventionally attractive yet sheltered by her family that adores her for who she is in her entirety. However, her self-perception changes all together when she meets her arranged fiancé that describe her as ugly. She then has to find a way to love herself for who she is despite how society views her.
Hidden Figures is a biographical movie directed by Theodore Melfi. It depicts the story of three african-american women : Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Gobels Johnson. All of them had a vital role in the launch of John Glenn into orbit and therefore helping the United States win the space race against the URSS.
Cinderella Phenomenon is an otome video game by Dicesuki. It deals with a young and mean princess that get cursed because of her cruelty. She suddenly becomes a peasant that not even her royal family remembers and has to accomplish three good deeds to reach redemption and go back to her original place as royalty.