Presentation on theme: "Themes in ‘On the Waterfront’. Acceptance D & D culture provides acceptance for many Terry also finds acceptance in ‘The Golden Warriors’ Edie and Father."— Presentation transcript:
Acceptance D & D culture provides acceptance for many Terry also finds acceptance in ‘The Golden Warriors’ Edie and Father Barry, perhaps guided by Christian principals, do not accept the culture End sequence- Terry is rejected after the court case but is finally accepted by workers after ‘The Walk’ Edie- is she worried about acceptance?
Goodness Edie “with patience and kindness” represents goodness. “everybody is a part of everybody else”. Wants to be a teacher. Does she want to change Terry? Father Barry “There is light” K.O.Dugan- does he know right from wrong? Why him? Charley- “It’s not your night” but shares the winnings with Terry- good or bad? What/who else represents goodness in the film?
Respect Is respect self-perpetuating? How does Detective Glover get Terry talking? Tommy and Terry- respect? Do the longshore men respect Father Barry? Terry? Pop Doyle- is he respected? Does he deserve to be?
Conscience Beginning: Longshoremen- D &D blocks conscience Father Barry- conscience awakened “who ever heard of a saint hiding in a church?” Later: Longshoremen- “if He don’t work we don’t Work” Father Barry, to Terry “how much is your soul worth” “You’ve got Some other brothers” Question: Is everyone’s individual conscience the same?
Loyalty This is a major theme in the film Edie’s loyalty to Joey is a driving force. It makes her courageous and infects others Is Terry showing loyalty to Edie through his confession? The mob- a mixture of fear and loyalty is the glue that sticks them togeether Charley- loyal to Terry? Pop- loyal to Joey?
Courage Edie- naturally courageous? Terry- needed courage to be a boxer. Loses courage (why? Too kind to succeed in boxing?) but regains it Father Barry- helps people find courage- who? Is courage something innate (natural) or can it be taught? (mentor) How is courage linked to respect? How is courage linked to anger?
Justice Is justice the same for everyone? The mob Father Barry The police Tommy “pigeon for a pigeon” Edie How are Edie’s ideas of justice at the start and at the end of the film different? Do the workers get justice in the end?
What makes the film seem so real? Location: mise en scene- the New Jersey docks. What other locations are memorable? Black and White: suits the mood of the film Slang: pigeon, bum, cheese-eater, rat, canary, dummy- up, goof-off, D & D, stooling, juicehead… Double negative: “he won’t take no loans” (JP) “if I was wise I wouldn’t be no longshoreman for for 32 years” (Kayo) Why is this realistic? Why does Father Barry use no double negs? Edie: “I didn’t day I didn’t love you”- powerful Marlon Brando: method acting