- Woman In Modern Society
WOMAN IN MODERN SOCIETY
_BY THE SAME AUTHOR:_
STUDIES IN EDUCATION
(IN TWO VOLUMES)
WHERE KNOWLEDGE FAILS
IN MODERN SOCIETY
- On The Predicament Of The Human Being In Modern Society In The Novel The Crying Of Lot 49
- of the human being in modern society.
1. Anguish of Existence
... and experiences her own alienation. For the existentialists alienation is evoked by an...
- . Marx, Weber And Durkheim Provide Accounts Of The Individual Which Starts From a Specific Theory Of Modern Society...
- Marx 1985:79)
Therefore, modern society is also to blame for the alienation of the individual in Marxs account; the individual alienates himself because he has no...
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I will compare and contrast Mike Newell\'s Dance with a Stranger and
Danny Boyle\'s Shallow Grave in terms of alienation. The reasoning
behind my choice is that these two films have explicit characteristics
in the frame of alienation. Both highlight modern alienation in terms
of alienated sexuality, isolation, normlessness whereas Newell
discusses alienation also in class and gender difference perspective;
Boyle discusses alienation in the working place as an alienated
To begin with, when we examine Dance with a Stranger, we see Ruth,
David, Desmond and Andy as film\'s main characters. Ruth is the most
alienated character in this film. Firstly, she was a manager of a
night club, she was taking care of the customers, singing, dancing and
seemed all right but after having met David, her life was totally
changed she lost her job and she began to have obsessive feelings
about David. She sheltered near Desmond with her son Andy and day by
day she started to get distant from the world. She began to feel
despair and disconnected from social world. The scene in which Andy
was watching the television, in the background she was drinking and
looked like a ghost then in the next shot Desmond entered the room
shouted at Andy, and the child goes to another room without knowing
what he is going to do, and then cuts to the Desmond and Ruth\'s
alienated making love scene. Because of Ruth\'s powerlessness situation
she couldn\'t sustain anything her self identity became normless, so
her bad experiences alienates her.
Secondly, at the beginning of the film David describes nightclubs as
\"glorified brothels\", and Ruth ironically introduced herself
\"glorified brothel keeper\", in the film characters\' relationships are
cheap and rough like in glorified brothels....
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