My reaction from the beginning of the film to the ending of the film were two very different reactions. I don’t know why but when the opening scene was playing it reminded me of Beauty and the Beast lol. Anyway my reaction to the film overall was that it was kinda boring, but still kept you interested, if that makes any sense. The good parts were when he was happy when he was with his first wife Emily in the beginning of their marriage and also when he won governor. The bad parts was when he was accused of cheating on his wife with Susan and also when people were trying so hard to figure out what his last word meant because they had no clue why. There weren’t any really ugly parts except when he was in his newspaper building by himself after his “scandal” was put into the paper and everyone kind of just left him there lonely. The thing that we are supposed to take away from this film for the commentary of the American Dream is that everyone wants to be rich and have everything they want. The reason Charles wasn’t happy was because even though he had everything, he didn’t really have the childhood he wanted back where he came from, that’s the reason his last word was rosebud.
The theme in “The Love Song of Alfred Prufrock” is lack of self esteem and what people, specifically women think of him. He’s basically making fun of himself the whole time and thinks he’s going to be alone forever. How the theme is built in this poem is when he says, ” No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was I meant to be;/ Almost, at times, the Fool.” He’s basically saying if his life was the play Hamlet, his character would be the fool. That just tells you that he has no self esteem for himself. The theme of “Disillusionment of 10 o’ clock” is society being all the same, but not accepting the one person who is different because he’s not bland or boring like the rest of them. This poem develops it’s theme by talking about haunted houses and white nightgowns. The theme in the poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town” is death, but for now everything is just a fantasy. How the theme is developed in this poem is when he says, “all by all and deep by deep/ and more by more they dream their dream/ noone and anyone earth by april/ wish by spirit and if by yes.” The poem that I find most applicable to society today is “Disillusionment of 10 o’ clock” because people in society all do the same thing like go to school or work everyday. They do the same routine everyday. If they see someone doing something different they bash them for it and don’t think it’s acceptable in their society for that person to be different then them. I honestly didn’t like any of them because they were all confusing, but the one I could tolerate the slightest bit was “anyone living in a pretty how town.” I liked this one a little bit because if you read it the right way it flows nicely and smoothly. Also, finding out that anyone and noone are considered people was kind of interesting to me.