However, sweat follows hard work and determination, and by presenting this to the audience through the close- p, it is made known that Jeanie, despite all the unknown hardships, made it to the city Of Detonative. This tells the audience Of Genie’s will power while hinting at the type of character development that she underwent. Also, by beginning before Jeanie arrives in Detonative, the filmmakers grant Jeanie the ability to present her own development, rather than a sole unfamiliar narrator.
Because a significant amount of information is acquired about Jeanie in a 35- second time frame, this opening sequence is effective, as it does serve the purpose of developing a type of background information just as an opening shot should. : Voice-Over This voice-over is used to provide more insight on Jeanie and her surroundings. She speaks in an informative tone, as if she is speaking from experience. She informs the audience as a whole about life, meaning she is, at that point, most likely far into or even at the end of it.
This voice-over is effective due to the fact that it supplements the close-up perfectly. Many aspects about Jeanie and her surroundings are presented in the close-up and the voice-over validates and further provides information on the situation. Removing this voice-over would weaken the scene because it would prevent the specific mount of information needed to understand the plot from developing. Moreover, this voice over gives Jeanie- a woman and the main character- the voice rather than the narrator in Harpoon’s novel.
Throughout these times, women were harassed and treated like subordinates, rather than equals. Although this was not the main movement in the narrative, it was pertinent and important for the development of Harpoon’s views. 7: Music When construction begins in earnest in Detonative, a soulful, a-capable, blues type song is incorporated into the scene. Overall, the song presents the notations and inviting sense of hopefulness, happiness, and unity that is shared amongst the citizens of Detonative during this time.
This music is played over a lapse of time to indicate the length that these feelings lasted was significantly extensive. On the other hand, the actual music itself reflects the situation symbolically. Primarily, the type Of music is done in a-capable, meaning the music is entirely composed out of human sounds and requires combined effort. Likewise, the situation in Detonative required the effort of all of the citizens for the cause to succeed. Furthermore, the soulfulness in the Eng displays the sincere desire for change that was driving them forward.
In addition, blues reflect Harpoon’s engagement in the Harlem Renaissance Movement because historically, jazz, the type of music developed in the Harlem Renaissance, developed from the blues. 1 7: Subtractions In the novel, the reader becomes familiar with Mrs.. Turner, a racist woman who is fond of Jeanie for her light traits and is known as abusive to her husband. The interactions that Tea Cake has with Mr.. Turner establishes the strong character of Mrs.. Turner to give a better idea as to who/what Jeanie has o deal with. Mrs..
Turners character served as a challenge to Genie’s development. Throughout the confrontations she had with Mrs.. Turner, Jeanie stuck to her morals, especially regarding the issue of her husband’s (Tea Cake’s) dark complexion in comparison to hers. The reason why this is subtracted is because while Mrs.. Turner set-Veda as a test to evaluate Genie’s development, Jeanie merely “waits it out” per Say by tolerating it. This specific happening does not add further to or affect Genie’s development but rather confirms a solid position in the point of the development that she has acquired thus far. 1: Voice-Over This voice over acts as a conclusion/contemplation of Genie’s life as it draws nearer to its end. Time wise, it follows the first voice-over in which Jeanie states the same saying about love. Like the first voice over, Jeanie provides the audience insight on life based on her many experiences as a person. It is effective in regards to its ability to provide the audience with something to take away from the movie at its closure. However, this scene should have been accompanied with more than just a mere restatement of specific lines from the first voice-over.
By restating a statement like this one, it is suggesting that the piece was composed to solely convey a viewpoint about love, when it was obviously intended to do otherwise. In Harpoon’s novel, the last paragraph is presented by the narrator, and is far more extensive than the voice-over in the movie. Hurst provides insight that allows a connection to her viewpoints and grants the reader the ability to contemplate far further than in the novel’s initiation as to how the novel applies to them rather than having the audience solely exposed to an entity already presented in the initiation of the book.