Billy Elliot Essay

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Your texts offer various representations of familiar experiences and new horizons. Compare these representations, referring to your prescribed text and at least ONE other related text of your own choosing.

Topic sentence 1: Gender Expectations within society
Topic sentence 2: Parent control plays a large part in shaping the individual Topic sentence 3: how political issues affect society

There are various representations within the text that challenges the individual to experiences familiar and new horizons. Through the texts Billy Elliot and The short story "The Story of X" have helped to convey various new horizons and familiar experiences. Firstly, New horizons can be explored through both Billy Elliot and the story of 'x' with the challenging of gender expectations and the effort in which the characters display in order to breakthrough the dominant discourses in their lives. The second paragraph will explore how parental control plays a large part in shaping an individual. The third paragraph will explore how political issues affect society, and the individuals within society. All three texts have familiar experiences and all embrace new horizons which allows the individuals growth and change within their lives and throughout society.

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Topic Sentence: Gender Expectations within Society

The first issue i will be discussing is gender expectations within society.There are alot of gender expectations within society that are involved with Billy Elliot and the "Story of X". In Billy Elliot, boys are meant to do boxing, wrestling and any other sports that may be viewed as strictly masculine and girls are meant to do ballet, cooking and sewing. This is evident within the scene "Dad finds out" where Jackie is telling Billy, he is not allowed to do ballet "Boys do football, soccer, wrestling, not friggin ballet" and eventually bans Billy from attending ballet class and even boxing, to care for his grandmother. This is...
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