Woody Allen Essays
Imaginative Explorations of the Abstracted Nature of American Identity: A Streetcar Named Desire, Blue Jasmine, and Gone Girl 11th Grade
Composers creatively explore the intangible nature of the American identity reflecting the flawed values of American exceptionalism and capitalism. Tennessee Williams’ symbolist play, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947, inspects the destabilisation of...
Location as Identity in "Annie Hall"
Through intense visuality and the complex connections among various characters, Woody Allen in Annie Hall suggests an inextricable connection between geographical location and identity in terms of class, religion, politics, and interpersonal...
Alvy’s First Session: Annie Hall’s First Scene and Its Relation to Bergman College
Alvy’s First Session: Annie Hall’s First Scene and Its Relation to Bergman
The influence of Ingmar Bergman, Woody Allen’s favorite filmmaker, can be seen in many of Allen’s later films, but his inspiration is also evident in 1977’s Annie Hall. In...
Humankind’s Drive to Find Meaning: Dostoevsky, Camus, and Woody Allen 12th Grade
Crimes and Misdemeanors
In absurdist fiction, authors and writers focus on characters who investigate the meaning of human existence in order to call into question existential notions. Some writers may utilize character’s confrontation with absurdism to either reject or...
Ideals and Illusions: An Exploration of Universal Themes in 'The Great Gatsby' and 'Midnight in Paris' 11th Grade
Midnight in Paris
Powerful stories connect audience across cultures and communities by providing context-specific approaches to universal values; the effective use of form, symbols, and techniques allow the audience, in examining the text, to explore the values and...