The movie, If These Walls Could Talk, is about a couple, Abby and Edith, who’s lesbian relationship was minimized by the way society, in the 1960’s, viewed them. Their relationship was like a marriage in that they lived together, slept together, and cared about each other in all the ways that a man and woman would in a traditional marriage. If Abby and Edith could have been married, it would have opened the doors to many legal ramifications. Edith would have been allowed to see and spend time with Abby in the hospital. She would have been notified about Abby’s death right when it happened, instead of having to inquire on her own. She would have been allowed to make decisions regarding Abby’s health and belongings. Edith would have been entitled to the house that they lived in for thirty years and had completely paid the mortgage off of it. She also would have been able to keep everything that belonged to Abby and everything they bought as a couple. The plot would have been different if they were married in that they would have been more open in their relationship physically, emotionally, and financially. Also, the doctors and nurses involved in taking care of Abby would have been more sympathetic towards Edith in loosing a significant other. Abby’s nephew, as being the next of kin would not have been granted Abby’s estate because it would have rightfully belonged to Edith. The other people in the film didn’t seem to understand Abby and Edith’s relationship. Most saw them as really close friends. They didn’t seem to show affection towards each other in public places such as the movie theater or walking down the street. When Edith met a woman in the hospital waiting room, she referred to Abby as her friend. The nurses and doctors assumed that Abby and Edith were close friends because Edith didn’t tell them otherwise. Also, Abby’s nephew and wife seemed to also think they were just friends. However, I think the nephew knew better because as his wife dictated
If Walls Could Talk
I have been part of my country for more than a century. This is the country I love, this is where I’ve grown up, it is a part of me. I am associated with a story. I have brought people together and I have told about events some of which have made history.
My structure is lofty, strong, consisting of thousands of magnificent, delicate parts. My sight is breathtaking, I am said to be beautiful. As the days and years go by, I look down on the people below, their eyes observing….
If These Walls Could Talk
I watched a movie called If These Walls Could Talk, which follow three different women, and their experience with abortion. All of the three stories took place at the same house throughout a 22 year span in between each of them. Each segment of the movie was created to show the popular views of society at the given time they were in. First I am going to give a synopsis of the three stories.
The first segment of the movie deals with a women called Claire Donnelly, a….
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If Books Could Talk
Reading is something Society has grown a custom too but just think what our Society would be like if there were no books allowed. In Fahrenheit 451 By: Ray Bradbury books are illegal. If anyone gets caught with a book Captain Beatty and his crew will try to burn everything they can get there hands on. In the book Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury illustrates how books affect how people act towards other, and how they start to ponder their decisions in life.
In the book Fahrenheit….
The author of If Beale Street Could Talk uses racism throughout the novel to show how blacks were treated unfairly and the struggles they had to live with. The story follows the experiences of a young black couple, Fonny and Tish, set in Harlem, an area in New York mostly inhabited by poor Negroes. The story takes place in 1974. Fonny and Tish grew up together on the same street and shared their lives. When Fonny is twenty-one and Tish eighteen, their friendship begins to mature into a loving relationship….
Baldwin uses the relationships between lovers in order to show the necessity of acceptance of flaws and struggles in order for a relationship to survive. In If Beale Street Could Talk, Baldwin focuses on a young black couple in love, surrounded by their optimism until culture and society fight against them (Welsh). While advising a friend, Fonny, the love interest of the main character, claims “Man… we just have to move it from day to day. If you think too much about it, you really are fucked, can’t….
best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you'd follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.” (Karen Marie Moning. “ If Beale Street Could Talk”, published June 17, 1974, was written by James Baldwin a New York Native who wrote a lot about the struggles of being a colored person and this book is no different. The book takes place in the state of New York initially taking place in a prison….
I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it'll make sense. And I want you to teach me to understand what I read” (82). Montag undergoes the transition from thinking books are inadequate, to wanting to learn more about them, and even shows that he wants to talk to someone. He wants to learn to comprehend the material that books have to offer….
Al Francis Maquilan English 268 A/B
2/25/08 Instructor: Ms. Safir
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
LOG #1: Pages 1-50
Summary: Tish, a young African American woman living in Harlem, New York, find’s herself in many difficult situations. Her boyfriend, Fonny is in jail for a false accusation of rape, she’s alone, and she is pregnant. After visiting….
1. Replace the rule-of-thumb work methods with methods based on a scientific study 2. Scientifically select, train, and develop each worker rather than passively leaving them to train themselves 3. Cooperate with the workers to ensure that the scientifically developed methods are being followed 4. Divide work nearly equally between managers and workers, so that the managers apply scientific management principles to planning the work and the workers actually perform the task. 1. Replace the rule-of-thumb….