Barayah Khawaja March 18, 2014
The character I have chosen is, ‘Margaret Tate’ from the film, The Proposal. In this film, Margaret is a powerful editor of a wellestablished publishing company. Margaret is a young Canadian citizen living in America, who discovers that she will lose her job and will be deported back to Canada. In order to prevent her from going back to Canada, she blackmails her male assistant into marrying her so that she can stay in the country. Margaret is no longer in authority to boss her assistant around because even though she is blackmailing him, she depends on his agreement.
The film begins with Margaret shown as powerful from her traditionallymasculine features. However, all Margaret really is, is a woman whose selfesteem has been hurt, one too many times, and an alone woman; all conveying to the audience that the clear yet conniving words she uses is to cover up the fact that she does care what people think about her and she does have feelings and is able to feel. She admits in the film that she cried in the bathroom after she was called a “poisonous bitch,” which expresses that she is an insecure woman.
Her character in the film, is portrayed as “the fearless leader.” She speaks in a calm way but at the same time ensures that her words are to be taken seriously, which conveys to the other characters and the audience that she’s got the ultimate power to do as she pleases and she does not care what happens to others except herself. She is seen as a cold, emotionless, and authoritative boss who does not even flinch when her former employee calls her a “poisonous bitch.” Margaret is shown to be unlovable through what she says to her assistant and the other employees. She uses ...