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Louise Sawyer and Thelma Dickinson are aspects of female escapism, an urgent undercurrent in American society that seems to cultivate a mostly unfulfilled yearning for women to run away from the boredom and sexual entrapment to which they are condemned."(Johnson, "Bacchantes at Large" The Many Faces of Thelma and Louise)
How is the female escape shown in Thelma and Louise? What parts of the film demonstrate the ways in which Thelma and Louise are "running away from the boredom and sexual entrapment to which they are condemned"?
After Harlan is shot both Thelma and Louise call their other halves in search of answers and help.But neither Thema's husband or Louise's boyfriend is home.As a result the girls become aware of their attachment, they no longer need to depend on the control that either men have over them.They are able to let go of that constant desire for approval that women seek in men.This scene is the major transition for Thelma and Louise.In addition in this scene Thelma is the victim, and as she is about to be raped by Harlan, Louise stops it.Even though Thelma and Louise call their men for help after Louise shoots Harlan, the girls have already detached themselves from their prior roles in life.Louise has become the heroin, and with Louise help, Thelma has overcome the obstacle of constant abuse that she has experienced throughout her relationship with her husband.
2."The women appear to be moving more deeply into male territory, adapting themselves to that world as they go, without ceasing to be nice, polite, and agreeable in ways that women are acculturated to be.They have discarded their makeup and with it concern for their image.They have moved from reacting to acting."(Welsh 257)
What is the significance of male territory?What does moving from reacting to acting mean?
So, basically, the lifestyle, which is fast, impulsive and irrespon…