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Romance Short Answers
1. If I were to go to an opera, I would expect to see extravagant costumes and props. I would expect to hear loud and bold voices on stage as well. I would also expect a fancy opera house that the show is taking place in.
2. I think that the black and white silent movie was more passionate than the 2004 musical version. I think that because the silent movie is silent, the actors have to work harder to portray their characters. For example, when Christina takes the mask off of the phantom for the first time, his make-up and reaction is more extreme than it is in the musical version. As they say, actions speak louder than words.
3. I definitely pay more attention to camera work in movies now. For example, in the t.v. show the office, it’s supposed to be like a documentary about ordinary people who sell paper for a living. The cameras are handheld to give it sort of a home movie feel. They will also zoom in on people’s faces when they have a significant reaction to something someone else has said or done.
4. The Phantom sings, “Sing once again with me our strange duet my power over you grows stronger yet and though you turn from me to glance behind the Phantom of the Opera is there inside your mind.” I think this shows the infatuation from both characters. The Phantom is happy that he is controlling Christine and that he is always in her mind. This verse also shows that the Phantom is indeed always on her mind.
5. In the sonnet Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day? By Shakespeare, it demonstrates in the title that he is comparing someone to a summer’s day. As the sonnet goes on he compares his love to the eye of heaven, nature’s changing course, and eternal summer. This sonnet explains the course of a loving relationship. There are low points and high points but ultimately, his love gives him life.
6. Extravagant is not a typical definition of romance. I think Carlotta demonstrates extravagance in the Phantom of the Opera. In the movie, she is so passionate about her performance that she performs over the top and extravagant. If you want to learn more check out Where does j. s. bach spend a lot of time?
7. In Shakespeare’s sonnet he says, “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.” This to me, is him explaining that love isn’t always easy. You will go through tough times in a relationship. Even though sometimes it may not be easy, it still seems romantic. Being able to overcome obstacles and “rough winds” is romantic.
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8. I see companion love demonstrated in Mary Cassatt’s painting “The Bath.” The depiction of a mother giving her daughter a bath is romantic in itself. The painting shows the intimacy of their closeness and the vulnerability of the child with only a towel on. Don't forget about the age old question of What is the meaning of pangea in geography?
10. I think Raoul is definitely a romantic hero in the Phantom of the Opera. I think his love for Christina is passionate. He is obviously attracted to her and has strong feelings towards her as well. Those feelings are shown when the Phantom is trying to lure Christina into the cemetery and Raoul rides in on a white horse to rescue her. We also discuss several other topics like What are some examples of cognitive?
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11. The ballet dancers in Degas’ paintings are romantic in the sense of companion love. The dancers have to work together to make a dance that is pleasing to the eye for their audience and that takes teamwork. They are also realistic in the painting because some of
them aren’t in the most lady-like positions all of the time. These girls were lower class so they didn’t act like the upper class did. Degas did a good job showing that in his paintings. Don't forget about the age old question of What is the map of freedom in the world?
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