Hello everyone! Recently, I have read Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike play, also I watched the play on the internet. Why I have prefered this play, because I love comedy and it has an interesting title, the play is about a family relations. It was written by Christopher Durang. The play was the best play in 2013 therefore, it won the Tony Award. The play was humourously comedy and it was perfectly reflecting of the family inner-world and annoying encounter of middle age.
Also, there was allagory in the play. The film was wanderful and it has an emotional side, it reflected family life and we understood that from this film, there is no family is perfect, every family has some secret and weekeness. But still, family come to first. The play’s plot that there are three sibling and their names are Vanya, Sonia and Masha. Sonya and Vanya look after their agening parent but their parent passed away. Older sister Masha has great life because she was a film star and she was a celebrate person. She wants to visit her sister and brother therefore she came to family home with a younger man.
At the end of the play, three siblings faced their fears and they spoke and listened each other first time after the years. They were aware of that they could find the love also, they have been missing each other.
In conclusion, this endearing play consistently amuses with an intelligence and Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike may sound like one of the referenced plays by Antony Chekhov than a topically modern time comedy. I loved this play because Vanya, Sonnia, Masha and Spike are pretty good funny treat from start to finish. They have lovely costumes and lighting is good. If you like comedy, you watch it.
-FILM REVIEW/ DOUBT-
If you want to watch a classical film, you can choose ” Doubt film”. The film was marvellous. The film has a parable, I chosed this play because, it’s writer is John Patrick Shanley, he is an American screenwriter, playwriter and I watched a documantary about John Shanley, last week on the internet. It was enteresting biography, he was a writer and he directed the film. P. Shanley was born in New York and he was an Irish immigrant child, he studied at the New York university and then he dropped out of school. He worked as bartender and house painter. However he came back school and he graduated as valedictorian. He wrote many plays and poet. He became succses after some screewriting and he continued writing plays. I have read The Doubt play and I watched ‘The Doubt’ film, it was amazing and full of suprisingly. The film won Pulitzer Prize.
Doubt film’s plot shortly that one of the main characters was working in a Catholic Church school and his name was Father Flynn (Philip S. Hoffman ). He looked after an African-American boy which was a student in the school. But Flynn was misunderstood by the Catholic School Principle Alaysious (Merly Streep) and young sister James (Amy Adams). They thought that Flynn and the boy might have had a homosexual relationship between them. Flynn was suspected with paedophilia, but there was no evidence. Flynn has denied it. But Flynn was gone. After his gone, the sister James and the principle looked back, they expressed regret over the case what had done. Therefore, the principle said that I have some doubts about Flynn.
The film characters are wonderful and the light, costumes are perfect. If you like drama, Doubt film is worty of praise because, the film was amazinly wonderful. The film has some allegory, faith, irony and also we are seeing that the play theme is simple and doubt, friendship, confident ranging from religion to science. Conflict is between Catholict Church, Principle and Father Flynn. Also, we see that there is a tension between Father Flynn and Principle from the beginning to the end. Emotional pondering of the film never sperate from emotional contex but it asks audiences to think and makes a judgement.
In conclision, the film main idea that every body has some doubt and weekness even though they could be a religious person. In additon Merly Streep and Hoffman performance are georgeous as usual. I am impressed the play’s ends because Alaysious (Merly Strep) regretted for her doubt therefore, she was sorrow and she keept her teardrop but she shed tears inside. The play’s ended with very emotional stage. Costumes are excellent and reftected the play’s time atmosphere.
Have a nice watching and Thank you very much for stopping by! 🙂
We visited london about a cuple of month ago and we had a dinner in Hai Cenato restaurant&bar. Hai Cenato is a Newyork-Italian cooking restaurant and bar located in Victoria’s Nova coplex, London/ UK. Hai Cenato London takes 2 minutes from Victoria Station. Hai cenato translating as ” Have you had dinner?” in Italian. It was pretty good restaurant , the restaurant has a fun space and there are some black- and- white vintage shots on the wall. it has the floor-to-ceiling glas windows, counter seating. Also, it has an open kitchen ultra contemporary setting and nice ambiance. But it was a noisy place. They inspired by New York-Italian cusine, the menu includes pasta&risotto, sea food plates, grills, and sourdough pizzas.
We ordered some sourdough pizzas, salad and drinks. The pizzas were topped mozzerella, tomato, hommede fennel sausage and prosciutto. I really loved the pizza, it was the mix of textures and sourdough-sausage combination was excellent tasty. Also sea foods were delicious, but on the other hand, considering the price was not the best in london, because it was a little expencive. However, service was average.
There was a good variety of food and booze to choose. Also, I was glad to try a new place in London, we can go there again because the restaurant has outside terrace for the summer days.
Thank you very much for stopping by! 🙂
-Location Adress, Hai Cenato Restaurant&Bar: 2 Sir Simon Milton Square London SW1E 5DJ –
A few months ago I visited London and there was Klimt / Schiele exhibition by the Royal Academy, so pleased I finally got to see the exhibition. Schiele and Klimt were abstracted with the fragility of life. Also, Schile painted on cheap packing paper and it is part of a “memento mori” series showing different stages of life. On the other hand, the exhibit was a bit small and lacking contexts. However, It was so worth a visit because we focused on the drawings of two contemporaneous artists and it was really informative. In addition, I want to share some biography and paintings photos about Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and Egon Schiele (1890-1918).
When you think of Turkish food, you often think of meat dishes like Kebab and Doner. There are many kinds of Döner and if you want to try traditional Doner, you have to search for a good quality restaurant. I often go Panora Uludağ Restaurant because the restaurant has more experience to cook Döner. Also, you have more options to choose delicious dishes.
Moreover , the restaurant has a history because it established in 1956 on the Denizciler Street-Ankara-Turkey, that time it had four table and it was a little restaurant. After that the restaurant moved to another big place on the same street. The restaurant was popular in Ankara and it has opened new restaurants in Ankara and Istanbul-Turkey. For example, the restaurant has some branches such as Uludağ Restaurant- Oran Panora-Ankara ,Uludağ Restaurant Çay-yolu-Ankara, Uludağ Restaurant Gaziosmanpaşa-Ankara, Uludağ Restaurant-Istanbul-Turkey, and Uludağ- Restaurant Bursa-Turkey. The restaurant Chef cooks Doner, Kebab, Kind of meat and kofte, Handmade and traditional Cig Kofte, Desserts, Flatbread. Also, they have a kind of booze.
The restaurant is my favourite restaurant in Ankara -Turkey, whenever I craved for Doner I visit Uludag Panora Restaurant. They serve very delicious dishes and Waitress are greeting very respectfully and friendly. Also, the restaurant is clean and the foods are fresh.
Last weekend we visited the restaurant without booked and we were pleased because they had enough table. We started with a wonderful Uludag Doner. They literally have the best Doner, it was vert tasty meat and covered with boiling sizzling melted butter right in front of us and added special tomato sauce over the meat. Next course was Cig kofte, It is traditional food and it was perfectly good.
The restaurant ambiance is wonderful and there is enough space you don’t feel crowd in there. Also the restaurant has lots of seating place with indoor and outdoor.
I took some food photos for you, I hope you enjoy it!
If you try making simple home-made Plum jam, you’ll never buy store-bought again! It is rich in fruit and perfect taste.
Plums also contain several vitamins and minerals they have bone protective effects, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin K, phosphorous, magnesium and potassium. Additionally, they are rich in antioxidants, which are helpful for protecting your cells, reducing inflammation and that helpful in regulating the digestive system. Because they also have a laxative effects.
Plums are particularly high in polyphenol antioxidants, which have positive effects on your bone health and may help reduce the risk of heart disease. You can consume fresh plums or prunes, plus you can prepare natural jam with plums for your family.
1kg fresh plums
4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups cold water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Extra Chopped plum about 1/2 Cup ( 5-6 big size plums, halved and stones removed and chopped plums.)
1- Wash Plums and remove stalks.
2- Place the plums and the water in a large, deep pot.
3- Bring to boil and simmer until the plums have softened and then remove from the heat. Let it cool.
4- Strain the cooled plums with a colander,and smash it with a spoon or your hands, squeeze the plum pulp and skins gently into the your bowl with the juice and then remove its stone.
5- Place Strained plum juice in the pot again and add the sugar, stir every few minutes until the plum juice begins to thicken about 2 hour -on low heat. Add the extra chopped plum, the lemon juice and make a test your jam. Drop a spoonful of jam on a plate and put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes, if it soft-set you should remove the pot from the heat.
6- Allow the jam warm and place it sterile jars and let it cool to room temperature.
Today I want to share my project with you, the project is about famous writer John Steinbeck’s book.Because we were given the project and we analysed the friendship from the novel character according to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs pyramid. The hierarchy suggest that people are motivated to achieve basic needs before moving on to the other needs. I really enjoyed when prepared my project. I hope you enjoy reading it!
CAN WE LEARN ABOUT GOOD FRIENDSHIP FROM THE NOVEL OF MICE AND MEN ?
Psychologist Abraham Maslow created the hierarchy pyramid that shows the five basic needs common to everyone. This arrangement in the pyramid shows the basic needs in a ranking order from the lowest needs to the highest. In this pyramid is separated into two different sections where the top three levels symbolize “growth needs” and the other levels show “deficiency needs”.The other levels such as; shelter need, safety need, belonging and esteem need. Marlow explained that in order for people to confront the top levels they must first meet their needs at the lower levels. The top level “growth needs” consist of “self-actualization needs”, “aesthetic needs” and “need to know and understand”, whereas the bottom level “deficiency needs” are “psychological needs”, “safety and security needs”, “love and belongingness” and “self-esteem and self-worth needs”.This paper aims to belonginess the basic need of love and belongingness in the context of the novel “Of Mice and Men”.
The need of love and belonginess comes after the psychological needs and the security and survival needs in the hierarchy according to Maslow. This basic need is said to be met through good relationships such as relationships with friends or family. This is an important need because good relationships suggest acceptance by the society and others.In the novel the characters don’t have a family and end up having a close relationship with each other at a difficult period in time. It is a good example to the belonginess. Because they live together and support each other.
Of Mice and Men is a classical novel, written by John Steinbeck. Title of this novel is taken from a poem called To a Mouse by Robert Burns: “The best laid schemes of mice and men / Gang aft agley.”The two main characters, George and Lenny are two agricultural workers at a farm in California Valley. George and Lenny have a special relationship in which they support each other unconditionally. Also, we can think Maslow hierarchy pyramid for close friendship, this novel is a good example rely on somebody and we see about Marlow’s hierarchy even though it ends in a tragedy.
The novel revolves around the friendship of George Milton and Lenny Small. George looks after Lenny because Lenny has a mental disability. Even though Lenny is a big and strong man his surname is in contrast to his body. George met Lenny through his aunt, and then she died, they have been close friends. George feels responsible for Lenny. George always wants to protect Lenny from some trouble because Lenny always gets in trouble and he has no control his physical power. They have a dream of buying a little farm. They are saving their money and support each other for their common dream. “Go on, George! Tell about the what we are going to have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages and about the rain in the winter and the stove, etc.” (Steinbeck 13). This words represents an idealized life for Lenny and George.
In that time Great Depression affected farmers and farm workers in America. Many migrants wanted to belong somewhere, wanted to get a job, earn a good salary with the hope of one day owning their own land. They do not want to be alone even though they are poor. We can understand that all the workers share the same purpose and we see clearly good expectation from this story. (Britannica encyclopedia, economy)
The theme of loyalty and friendship is present all throughout the novel even though it has a tragic end. George never left Lenny alone after his aunt died and Lenny always makes Georges whatever wants, such as;Their mutual understanding became deeper for their dream and they never stopped to follow their dream. We feel that, George has common sense, he will be one of the loneliest men in the world without Lenny and Lenny has the mind of a child and he is thankful to have George to go to along with him for owning their land, cows, rabbits and pigs. Although at times Lenny didn’t understand what George was talking about and didn’t understand the complexity of situations from time to time, he always trusted George. Their friendship has almost become more like family possibly because they don’t have one of their own. They have a lovely dream and they want to follow them. The farm owner’s son Curley has a cute wife however the wife is accidentally killed by Lenny (It was interesting why writer never mentioned the name of his wife), their dream appears to be destroyed. Every time trouble come because of Lennie had gone too far this time. According to George, there was only one true solution the problem. “Course you did. Well, look Lennie…if you just happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an ‘hide in the brush.” (Steinbeck14) George has to make the difficult decision to shoot Lenny because George does not want Lenny to have a painful death at the hands of Curley. It was a possibility that Curley would hang Lenny or Lenny would be lynched by a mob. Therefore, George thinks by shooting him he is preventing Lenny from suffering.
On the other hand, it can be seen at that time that George lost his maturity and we see his self-centered side, because we see that “ George shook himself. He said woodenly, If I was alone I could live so easy. His voice was monotonous, had no emphasis. I could get a job and have no mess.” (Steinbeck,102 ) Another argument could be that George wanted to rid himself of a big burden because he can’t bear the stress anymore that. It can be said,George felt pity and sorrow but felt relieved when Lenny died. But interestingly, George didn’t feel regret to shoot Lenny. Throughout the book we can see that George often abuses Lenny orally and so it can be said that he would enjoy life only he was free of Lenny. Truly, George is faced dilemma because they have good relationship but on the other hand George complains about Lenny. He may be thinking that Lenny is a burden because Lenny always gets in trouble because Lenny is obsessive about soft furry something such as; mouse, rabbit etc. but he does not control his power when he strokes the furry animal. On the other side, George has to take care of him all the time. We understand in the book that. In actual fact, they need each other because Lenny needs an intelligent, George needs a body power for work in the farm. But even thought that circumstance, at times, George is seen to be fed up with his companion.
There can be another option to the story ends. There is no indication for helping Lenny. If I were the writer, I would change the ending. Because, we understand Lenny had no real intention on killing Curley’s wife, of course Lenny is not innocent for this case, but he needs a chance for living and pays the penalty for killing Curley’s wife. Also he needs second chance for his dreams come true. If we look trust side in this story, Lenny always trusts George but George betrayed his trust because George has some reasons. Lenny has a hiding place and he thinks that, he is in security place because George recommended it. In that time Lenny know that , he made the worst thing. After Lenny killed Curley’s wife, he repeats that,” I done a bad thing”, “when he is sitting in the brush”. At that time Lenny is aware that he has made a wrong decision. George should advice Lenny to run away because he no longer will protect Lenny. If the story ending is not tragic, George would not have the pressure of conscience. But Steinbeck uses basic technique for this story that is pathetic endings.
In conclusion, in this story, Steinbeck tells us how important it is to have a friend to share your life with somebody and you can have the same life view, such as; belonging somewhere, dreaming the same thin. Therefore the writer focuses on loneliness living and friendship in a farm. Regardless of the novel’s ending, everybody agrees that, the two characters were good examples to a strong, unbreakable friendship in the years of the Great Depression as their friendship stood in the middle of economic poverty, cruelty and mental weakness. Of Mice and Man provides an example how true friendships can withstand anything but on the other side it shows that friendships can be difficult even if there is mutual love and support. Thinking about Maslow’s theory of belongingness and love this novel is the perfect example of a great relationship.
In addition, in of mice and men novel, George and Lenny good example to Maslow’s theory of belonginess and love. Because we learn in the novel that, they bear life difficulties with together also they support each other in daily life, they share the same dream on the other word they look the world from the same window and they feel like a family. Such as;”O.K. Someday-we are gonna get the jack together and we are gonna have a little house and some pigs and”-(Steinbeck, 16)