While she is leaving in the taxi, her students ride bikes to catch up her and wave goodbye. At times she seemed to making headway, but the elites in the school administration and the mothers of the young women would thwart her at every opportunity. Don't you find yourself identifying with just about anybody on the screen, if the movie is really working? Wellesley is an all-female campus with a prestigious reputation for academic excellence, however, despite its name it is an environment where success is measured by 'how well' the students marry. This is not to be confused with a similar but usually involuntary expression of anxiety known as a grimace. Not everyone I know is keen on this.
The education system prepared them for tending a house, marriage and raising a family. You can see that when viewing a painting like this there are many questions that arise in your mind. Historical Significance of Mona Lisa The Mona Lisa is one of the most well known Renaissance paintings all over the world. These are all images that I have fought hard since high school. Schooling has a crucial role in the society to create an equal opportunity for all citizens based on functionalist theory. From my point of view, Katherine reaches her goal to some extent. However, it is clear that college uses its system to mold its students to fit in its purposes.
Katherine Watson is a firm believer that the outlook of women in the society needed to be changed. There are pockets of free thinking among faculty and the students, but those thoughts and associated actions are generally quashed by the overall tone of the school. Shortly after pulling off, a crowd of her former students start chasing her and waving goodbye as she fights back tears. Joan Brandwyn Julia Stiles is also encouraged by Katherine to pursue a career or more school when she graduates but she firmly stands her ground at the end, insisting she will contribute equally to the world as an educated mother who cares for her children at home. The first emotion I would feel is sympathy. No doubt she had a teacher as inspiring as Katherine Watson , who trades in the bohemian freedom of Berkeley for a crack at Wellesley's future corporate wives.
Betty finds Katherine unsuccessful because she is still not married. As one can see the Mona Lisa is a portrait, back in the day, portraits of existing, non religious characters were not considered art. Leonardo da Vinci was born in April 15, 1452 but passed away in May 1519. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education. In almost every way, Katherine and Wellesley rubbed each other the wrong way.
İn this wise,they adopt sex roles. Huge Blaker, an English art collector found the Isleworth Mona Lisa shortly before World War I. Plugged In has become a significant compass for our family. There is not one girl that can not relate with this movie because relating to one or more of the female characters is so easy and comforting. Her ideals are misplaced, but her care for her girls is genuine. This portrait… 1256 Words 6 Pages The movie Mona Lisa Smile takes place in a setting that would make a modern woman become incensed Newell, 2003. The greatest art was created in the early century and was called a masterpiece.
Perhaps it illustrates the principle that we are subconsciously attracted to our opposites because they present us with the best opportunities for self-discovery and personal growth. Katherine decides to instill into her students her own beliefs of what is important in learning. It begins by introducing the lead character, Katherine Watson Julia Roberts , a liberal-minded novice professor from California, who lands a job in the art history department at a snobbish, all-girl college, called Wellesley, in the fall of 1953. In this paper, I aim to analyze Mona Lisa Smile in terms of some sociological theories of education, which are called as functionalist and conflict approaches. This is probably the reason male critics gave it such a harsh review because the movie entails women being intelligent, not always choosing men or marriage, and worst of all being independent. In the modern world, art is shown in different cities, subways, parks and etc. As a result, Katherine introduces Modern Art and encourages women through spirited discussions, and challenges women to seek more than just getting married to eligible men.
The way women are perceived, educated and motivated in Mona Lisa Smile reflects many ideas which functionalist theory supports whereas conflict theory opposes. Civil society, Community development, Corporate social responsibility 1574 Words 6 Pages. Sigmund Freud compared the human mind to an iceberg. In the movie, Mona Lisa Smile directed by Mike Newell, a new art history professor at Wellesley College teaches her female students alternatives to their seemingly preordained futures as wives and mothers. To begin, she gathered the following financial statements and other data.
From the beginning she attests to Julia Roberts' character's liberal views, when all Roberts is really demanding from her students is for them to think for their selves. In this context, achievement results from merit rather than privilege. Lisa Sherman had a tough decision to make, whether to stay or to leave. Likewise, when Betty comes back from her honeymoon, Katherine is threatened by Betty as she reminds Betty the possibility of failing the class due to lack of attendance. The picture is a world renowned piece of art. The answer of course is that Roberts' character loves her independence! Yet, she cannot convince Joan. Florence, Francis I of France, Leonardo da Vinci 1200 Words 4 Pages limited to royal and religious figures, nor were they over idealized portrayals.