The Spitfire Grill

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Rohan Kumar
Ms. Stokes
ENG3U0-C
21/09/2012

The Spitfire Grill: Regaining of Identity

Northrop Frye in "The Singing School" illustrates that all literature has the same format where it symbolizes characters struggling with the loss, and regaining of identity. Northrop Frye's format of literature is exemplified in "The Spitfire Grill" as the characters in this movie lose and regain their identity. This movie was about Percy who was discharged from prison, and chose Gilead as a place to start a new beginning to her life. In the town of Gilead, several of those characters that came across regaining of identity are Percy Tallbot, Aaron Sperling and Eli Ferguson.

Firstly, Percy Tallbot the main character of this movie was a good example where the factor of losing and regaining of identity takes place . On that note, Percy loses her identity several times, however she ends up regaining it. In the beginning of the movie, Percy was released from prison which reveals that something wrong must of happened with her. When Percy stepped off the bus in Gilead, she was wearing an old coat with her head down, which shows a sign of disturbance. This is proven when Percy loses her temper on Joe due to suspecting him for making fun of her with his friends. Percy got so angry that she told him that she killed a man. This proves the fact that Percy was very annoyed because of the town talking about her, and at the same time she had to deal with the anger of her actions in the past. This is a clear aspect of losing her identity, as her attitude was entirely different of when referred back to her in the middle of the movie. This also establishes the fact that her actions in the past must of affected her in such a way, where now she has lost her identity and personality. That is a exemplification of losing her identity, on the other hand after a while Percy got accustomed to vicinity around her. This is shown when Percy begins to be joyful and helpful around the kitchen....
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