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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Uploaded by metsopp on Sep 13, 1999

Holly Golightly is one of the most interesting and complicating characters that can ever be written about. She doesn't even know her own self. Holly thinks that she is independent and self reliant. "I've taken care of myself for a long time."(p.27) Even OJ Berman (her agent) knew that she was full of her self. "She isn't a phony, she's a real phony. She believes all this crap she believes." (p.30) Holly also used to steal things, which she thought was a way of being independent and survival. No matter what she thinks or does, shoplifting is not a healthy lifestyle, but a dependable life style. "I used to steal, I mean I had to." (p.55) She is not independent, but dependent. She is very promiscuous and shallow because she only uses men for their money, like Rusty Trawler. She used Rusty Trawler for his money because he was supposedly the 6th richest man in America. Holly later finds out that he is broke and is buried in debt, and because of that she doesn't want anything to do with him anymore. Even though she believes that she is independent, she unknowingly admitted that she wanted to use Rusty Trawler. "You can make yourself love anybody." (p.41) She also even puts down women, even though she says "I've got him on my hands he's harmless, he thinks girls are dolls literally." (p.43) She would do anything for money, even visit criminals in jail (Sally Tomato) just for money. A modern woman or a woman of today would not be caught dead acting like Holly. A 90's women is only dependent on herself, because women now get equal opportunities and rights for everything. Even in the workplace now too. Another thing that differs in a modern woman, is the rate of single women who got divorced. A divorce was almost unheard of in the 1960's unless there was truly a good reason. Today, women work for themselves, make their own money and raise a child all by them selves. This lifestyle would never happen to Holly Golightly. She is just way to dependent on other men for that. There are so many divorces today because woman are more independent then they ever were before. Holly and women of her generation were heavily dependent on men. It's okay that it is very easy to file a divorce most of the time, but sometimes...

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Uploaded by:   metsopp

Date:   09/13/1999

Category:   Film

Length:   2 pages (411 words)

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