Watson teaches Art History during a decade the 1950s that is notorious for its singular views of female roles in society. She is smart as well and agrees with a 953 Words 4 Pages The Mona Lisa was one of the famous painting in the world, personally I believe it still is. She is married to Spenser earlier in the story. This beautiful and iconic painting is one of the greatest the world will ever see. Giselle Levy is the promiscuous girl of the group.
But the soul within us is not satisfied with any limited formulation of truth or any limited development of our inner divine potentials, so it seeks out and invites life circumstances which present us with those truths that we deny or fail to perceive. Although elocution and poise are still important, as the years pass, women have developed a more independent attitude to go along with it, and are now making a name for them selves as they accomplish great things in the corporate world. No one really seems to know what this mysterious woman is thinking or feeling. In my opinion, this movie does an excellent job of showing how important it is for professors to be passionate about their professions and what they are teaching their students. Katherine prompted them to explore their potential for change, rather than dutifully accept the traditional views of an institution where education was viewed merely as a stopgap before marrying a man, for whom they would work hard to boost up the corporate ladder. For the most part, the students all seem to be biding their time, waiting to find the right man to marry.
She's from progressive California where class distinctions have lost importance, tradition is disregarded, and women aspire for freedom to think for themselves and act according to their own values rather than merely conform to a traditional role as dependents. The most famous part of the Mona Lisa is, as you can probably guess, her smile. She felt that women could do more things in life than solely adopt the roles of wives and mothers. The producers filmed on the Wellesley College campus for a total of eight days in the fall of 2002 and winter of 2003. When Charlie Stewart begins taking her seriously, Betty incorrectly or intentionally tells Connie that Charlie is engaged to her own cousin and nearly ruins the relationship. The girls who attend Wellesley are drawn from some of the most wealthy, influential, and upper class families in America. Submitted By:Caitlin Orr, Nina Carr, and Paul Dean.
With over 300,000 followers in only five years, Drew has become one of the foremost voices in the art world through the powerful accessibility of social media. Katherine tries to open her students' minds to their freedom to do whatever they want with their lives. I have an amazing group of friends and a family that loves and supports me in all that I do. Undaunted, Katherine becomes stronger in her speeches about feminism and the future of women. She is typical of the hypocrisy that insists on maintaining a false veneer of respectability to veil an inner emptiness and secrets. Contrary to widespread opinion, however, we did not make a significant profit, nor were we motivated by financial considerations when we allowed filming on the campus.
Her They felt that a woman who had engaged in premarital sex, would not be sought as pure, or worthy of a strong intelligent man. Homely and conventional, Nancy is a teacher of etiquette, who has told everyone that her husband died in the South Pacific during the war to cover her sense of shame that he has actually run off with another woman and raised a family. These efforts are connected to the classroom because students of all backgrounds and their professors can potentially create productive spaces beyond the classroom where their hashtags are encouraged and might just actually matter. Wellesley has become the iconic women's college -- for good and ill -- and was selected for that reason as the setting for this work of fiction. I still use traditional methods, including formal lectures and field trips to area museums. Throughout the movie they constantly challenged Ms.
Massachusetts is a conservative place where the upper class strives to preserve their distinctive superior position, and Wellesley is an institution dedicated to this cause. This is the smile that has gone down in history for being strange and unusual, and one of the most striking ever. 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. Mona Lisa have many secrets, the date of this artwork is one of them. This process often takes the form of a conflict between the individual and society or between established social norms that are receding and new ideas and values that are emerging. Despite the apparent opposition, she manages to awaken her students to think for themselves and aspire beyond their traditional role.
At one end we are still striving to rise above our animal origins dominated by physical needs and vital urges to become fully human beings characterized by civilized behaviour, cultured emotions, and a rational mentality. In this paper we will examine women's roles in the 1950's through Mona Lisa Smile and compare this film to actual experiences of Wellesley collage graduates. 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. Her story depicts the inner struggle and the outer conflicts associated with this emergence. Most of the interior scenes are at Columbia and Yale.
Katherine disdained false appearances and insisted on the freedom to express what she really thought and felt without concealment. She is a firm believer that the outlook of women in society needs to be changed if women are to achieve better futures, and that she needs to instill a spirit of change among her students. Though she counsels her students to think for themselves, she tries to mold them in her own image as an endorsement and validation of the path she has chosen. That's difficult to assess, but so far what we do know is that the number of applications for admission is higher at this writing than usual, and young people seem to be drawn to Wellesley by the film, not repelled. She also boards in the same house as Katherine.
He spent time studying how the human eye perceives and processes things, as well as how the human mouth forms a smile. Even when you look away, the smile lingers long in the mind and affects us on an emotional level. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. That knowledge, along with the advances in digital imaging, means students have unprecedented access to museum collections, views of archaeological sites and artifacts, and exterior and interior views of architectural wonders from around the globe right at their fingertips for free. First, it's important to keep in perspective the fact that the film is a Hollywood fantasy set in an imaginary 1953-1954 academic year.
This was the aspiration of the girls who attended Wellesley. The first day at Wellesley foreshadows the conflict of values that will plague her during the year and ultimately lead to her departure. I hope to one day make a professional career out of dance and also eventually become a kindergarten teacher. Altough a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson's views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college. She obtained the position at Wellesley by pursuing the opening with single-minded determination. 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. I know this to be true because social media and other free technological tools have made a difference in my classroom.