Finding The Moral Of The Story | Enola Holmes

Eleven grew into a beautiful lady. If you’re a fan of the series Stranger Things, you probably know who Millie Bobby Brown is. I see Millie Bobby Brown as part of this new generation of great actors, her acting in Stranger Things was such a stand out performance, acting with little dialogue and mostly only with her eyes, and her facial expressions.

And, now Millie Bobby Brown stars in a Netflix original film Enola Holmes, along with huge stars such as Henry Cavil, Sam Claflin, and the great Helena Bonham Carter. Enola Holmes is about the estranged little sister of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Enola grew up with her mother, teaching her essential skills to live in a man’s world. But then her mother went missing and that’s where Enola’s adventure of finding her mother starts.

If you haven’t watched Enola Holmes yet, there are minor spoilers here.

Honestly, this show is so fun to watch because of Millie and the quirkiness of her character. But most importantly, I love the film because of the message they try to show which is very timely. This is the part of the blog where I talk about what I learned and what kind of message I got from the movies that I watch. So, here are some powerful messages from Enola Holmes:

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The Feminist Message

The message of women empowerment was very strong in the film but it was also light to watch. It wasn’t shown in something too serious that you’ll find it a bit cliché. Basically, the film shows how girls live back then. How women should conform to a standards set out for them. Women are expected to just do these things to have them called a well-grown and well-respected lady. And Enola grew up not doing those things, like learning embroidery, wearing corset, and only wearing clothes that satisfy the society. The amount of expectations and unfairness a women face daily are too much back in the day.

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Check Your Privileges

There was also one scene in the film where it shows how most privilege people have no interests in changing how the society works because it doesn’t affect them, how they are blind with injustices because the current society that they live in works for them. That scene was so powerful, and the message is so on point especially today. There are so many voices not being heard, and in order to be heard you have to make some noise, that privilege people are so naive or just plainly ignorant to recognize these injustices.


Create A Better World For Your Kids

Warning! This is a major spoiler.

Enola’s mother left her because she wanted to change the world for Enola. She wanted Enola to grow up in a better society for all the women. She was planning protests that will endanger Enola. It was such a great message, it wasn’t really focused on but I see it as Eudoria (Enola’s mother) taught her everything to survive but I guess all of those skills weren’t enough, she decided that the world should adjust and not her daughter, and not women. It also shows how mothers would go to the end of the world to give the best for their children.


We Choose Our Own Path

I think this is the main moral of the story. We create our own destiny, we create our own purpose. We should not let the society or anyone dictate what we should become. Enola’s other brother Mycroft forced her in learning how to act like a “true lady”, because Mycroft believes that is how women should act. But Enola broke all expectations and ignored the standards, she did her own thing and followed what she wants.


Overall, this movie was a fun watch. The acting was great, the message and pacing were also great. It is a must watch. 👏🏼

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FINDING THE MORAL OF THE STORY | MINDHUNTER

What’s up everyone! I’ve been meaning to write something about the Netflix show Mindhunter which is by far one of the most intriguing and fascinating show that I have watched recently. It is set in the 1970’s and it’s about an FBI agent Holden Ford who is part of the Behavioral Science unit, who talks to serial killers to understand their behavior and pattern, they document it and believe it will help the authorities to solve future crimes or even stop it from happening.

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But this is not me discussing the story of it, this is me sharing what I got from watching it and it’s not tips for murdering people or is it? lol.

I just have this habit with watching films or even reading books, I always reflect on it. I always try to find something that I learned from it, I always try to find the moral of the story. That’s why for me it’s always hard to move on after watching a certain film or TV show and if it’s even possible I try to re-watch it just to make sure that I really understand the film. I even research some theories or explanations about it, or if I get an idea I’ll search it online to see if someone has the same understanding as I did (yes, I can get a little too crazy). But isn’t that the purpose of these films to make you think? To make you socially aware? Besides the entertainment I think taking something from it that makes you the person that you are today is important too (I don’t know, I’m being too analytical again).

So, what did I get from the Mindhunter? Simple, a parent has the biggest effect on a child’s upbringing or what type of person they are today. Most of the criminals that Agent Ford interviewed had a rough childhood, either physically and emotionally abused by their mother or they have an absent father. Speaking from my experience, I grew up in a broken home. My aunt raised me and she really took care of me like her own daughter. It is true when you grew up without your parents, you somehow feel lost even if you grew up in a great environment. So, what more for these children that were abused and all they ever known was pain. While I was watching I can’t help but sympathize with them for a bit even though they’ve done horrible things, understanding what they’ve gone through I somehow got the thinking that criminals aren’t born they are made. There are no bad people at birth, society creates them. Their environment affects how they function, imagine if these people had someone outside of their family that showed them kindness maybe they may have turned out differently. This is where I think about how kindness goes along way, you never know what a person is dealing with. I don’t know why but this show made me feel bad for these criminals, I’m just thinking what if someone just treated them nicely, maybe it would be different for them. Maybe they would become a better person and not be known for what they did.

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Well, if you are curious about the show stream it on Netflix, this show features real serial killers and the resemblance of the actors from the real killers is very uncanny.

 

APPRECIATION TO SEX EDUCATION

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Hey everyone, I’ve been busy but not too busy to write this quick reaction and appreciation for Sex Education. Season 2 of Sex Education was released a few days ago, I really love this show because it is so relevant, funny and entertaining to watch. First season was released a year ago on Netflix, at first I was hesitant to watch it because I thought it’s just gonna be another high-school-teenage-cliché romance series but it’s not. It’s actually really interesting to watch because of how they manage to portray “taboo” topics in such a funny way, not cringey yet informative. That is why the show was a huge success and now just a year later season 2 was released and what a way to follow up because it is even much better than the first season in so many ways.

A quick overview on what the show is about to those who haven’t watched it yet. It revolves around Otis whose mother is a “sex therapist” and he goes to high school. In a certain time he helped a fellow student with a sexual problem, knowing what he know about the subject because of his mother’s work he gave an advice that somehow resolves the student’s problem. Now, Maeve whom Otis has feelings for found an opportunity to make money out of giving sexual advice to students with problems regarding the topic. Thus, opening up what they call “sex clinic”, they make money out of lack of sex education.

I love this show so much I didn’t expect it to be this good. Every character is different and has a certain charisma that you’ll fall in love to and what I love about it the most is the awareness that they try to convey in a form of not making it awkward for the viewers to watch. Maybe it’s just me but sometimes there’s a certain part of a show where you know they are trying to raise awareness but it’s kind of cringey and cliché to watch. In this show it’s the opposite of that because this show made sure that you got attached to the character first and then that’s where they show the climactic and relevant part where a social awareness is involve, that you’ll feel sympathetic towards the character.

In season 1 there was Eric who is gay and he attended their dance at school and dressing fabulously but his parents disapproves because of what other people might say. I think that scene was the relevant part of the season, it was about self acceptance and self love.

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And now in season 2 it’s Aimee, she was assaulted by a man on a bus and she was traumatized that she now skips the bus and walks to school ever since. Women supporting women was shown, a certain discussion between six women character on the show about having their commonalities were being abused by men. It was such a powerful scene where they supported Aimee by joining her to ride the bus again going to school.

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I mean this is the type of show to be watched right now, the kind of entertainment that people needs. I never thought sensitive topics can be discussed through a show without the backlash of misinformation and misinterpretation. This is me promoting Sex Education on Netlfix. WATCH IT! NOW!

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THE FINAL LETTER | 13 REASONS WHY

WRITING THE LETTER

This is the letter I had never wanted to write,

and here are the words I try to ignore each night. 

These are the words that has been screaming inside of me,

and tonight I decided to finally set them free.

I’ll begin the letter by saying “I’m sorry” for I committed a sin,

just know I never planned for it to happen.

I wanted to stay I really do 
but life got pretty unbearable,

so I made a decision out of the blue.

I’m saying sorry because until my last breath I became a disappointment,

but I guess I’ll never feel that again for it has finally ended.


FINDING THE LETTER

I began to have a lump in my throat 

the moment I read what you wrote, 

the one you left behind 

on the day you said goodbye.

The tears came streaming down my face,

I remembered how you were back in the days.

And how I didn’t even saw the signs,

that you were on the edge and feeling dead inside.

The memory of you and your written words are all I have now.

One day I will see you again up in the clouds.

And when that day arrives and I see you on sight,

I promise this time around I’ll make it right. 


This is inspired by 13 Reasons Why. I read the book a couple of years ago and I was really glad that they made it into a Netflix series and honestly I loved how it turned out, I even liked it more than the book. We need more of this in the TV and film industry because this thing really happens and it’s a topic that we don’t normally discuss which we should. Suicide, rape, bullying and mental illness are real but we shy away on the topic because it’s a sensitive one, it’s weird and uncomfortable topic to talk about which I think should change— we need to talk about it and I think 13 Reasons Why has helped spread and opened up more discussions about these issues and that it’s okay to talk about these kinds of stuff. The show depicted these issues truthfully they didn’t censored anything about it which I think was very effective and that is why right now it’s a show that got everyone curious about. I’m glad that many people are liking this show I just hope that they take the show’s message seriously and not just join the bandwagon. If you haven’t watched it you probably should it’s really good and it actually doesn’t matter if you read the book or not because the book is a little monotonous and they broaden the story in the Netflix series which made it more interesting. 

Now I can’t wait for my favorite book All The Bright Places movie adaptation which also covers the same topic. 😊💕