WH- Measure for Measure Shakespeare Writing Assignment 1 - Ciera Akins WH Dobbins Writing Assignment#1 Shakespeare Measure for Measure Part 1 The film

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Ciera Akins WH, Dobbins 2/11/13 Writing Assignment #1 Shakespeare, Measure for Measure Part 1: The film Easy A starring Emma Stone is about a high school girl who helps out a friend being bullied for being gay by pretending to have sex at a party with him. This spirals her reputation into being the school’s “skank” and guys who used to have no luck with girls beg her to pretend to have sex with them too if they pay her. There are subplots that involve her best friend, a strictly religious girl at their school, her crush and her favorite teacher. The chief message about power and sex is that sex, even fake sex, leads to popularity and attention for herself and the guys she pretends to sleep with. This wasn’t her intention but she embraces the new image by wearing more scandalous clothing and adding a red ‘A’ to everything she wears like in The Scarlet Letter . She also feels mostly good about helping these guys who used to be “losers.” However she stops when one guy offers her money to actually sleep with her. She is disgusted by this realizes her

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