Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's - Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's - Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Struggle between desire for freedom, stability

Wed, Aug. 2, 2017
CAIRO – 2 August 2017: Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of my favorite films of all times. The film displays the psychological struggle between the desire for freedom and the need for stability, which are also a problem for me and most girls my age.

The main character is Holly Golightly, which comes from holiday Golightly. The name of the character shows how she hates stability and the love to live in freedom with no ties (especially if it was relationship).

There were two major symbols that present the desire for freedom and the struggle for stability, which were; The Cat and Tiffany’s. Holly hates to cage the animal, plus she declines to name her cat. She calls her cat wild thing because she feels that the cat does not belong to her, and that displays how she desires freedom and hates to be in relationship ties. While on the other hand, her fantasy of having one day a breakfast at Tiffany's stipulate that she wants a bit of stability in her life.

Holly’s struggle is everyday struggle for me and for the girls my age; we look for freedom in our life and to live in life with no ties. However, the community in Egypt forces us into the stability of life and relationship ties. Holly was forced into a stable life more than once, but she knew how to fight it by always running away.
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