Posted at 02.10.2018
The movie Pull Me To Hell looking Allison Lohman as Christine Dark brown, tells the storyline of a struggle for power in many ways. We have been first introduced to this when we start to see the empty associate manager's table and quickly find out that Christine and the new man Stu are neck and neck of the guitar in their race for the positioning. However, merged in throughout this chaos there is a deeper meaning regarding just what a tough working environment can do to a person. Throughout the storyline Christine not only fights for the new starting as assistant director but she also fights herself and her own bulimic tendencies taken to life vividly through the "curse" bestowed upon her from a vintage lady whom she denies an expansion on her home loan. However, it isn't the genuine denial of the extension that places the old woman off, but instead how she believed Christine shamed her when she was begging Christine for help. As a consequence, Christine is "cursed" by the old girl and for the next three days and nights, demons proceed to pity Christine like how she shamed the old female.
The first & most prominent struggle presented by the difficult conditions of her job will be the struggle of upgrading in her business and your competition of new employees that may take her location. The stress drives both parties present to the extremes, forcing these to do things they might likely never do if it weren't for the assistant manager opening. The first and by much most profound example of this would be when Christine denies an old lady named Mrs. Ganush an extension on her mortgage repayment despite her capacity to increase it. She performed this in an effort to impress her employer and show him that she can be assertive and make decisions on her own. Christine is normally an extremely lighthearted girl, she needs what's best for other people and she hates being rude or mean. Stu on the other hands is very hostile face to face and the current manager makes a point to let Christine know that he sees this variation between them and he even runs so far to state that her tameness may cost her the associate manager's position. This varieties an extremely well defined series for Christine when she has do determine whether to extend the old lady's loan or not. This is because approving the loan would mean not only a potential risk to the company's profitability, but also it would prove everyone right in thinking that she doesn't have what it takes to make the tough decisions necessary to be an associate manager. Christine in an effort to establish herself declines to provide the poor old sweetheart an expansion on the mortgage loan and in effect manages to impresses the current manager. However, by doing so she released her own internal demon that could in time damage not only her job but also her life. Nevertheless, positioning back from the paranormal side momentarily, we see that the strain doesn't end with Christine. The strain and anxiety over the job is felt by both attributes and drives Stu to do things like offer their administrator free Lakers seat tickets in hopes that the new helper supervisor job might be his. He also does things like intimidating to inform their supervisor that Christine refused to teach him more about handling lending options which would make her look lazy and unappealing for the new position. The stress would eventually lead Stu to take a huge loan from not only Christine but also his company as a whole in order to gain the assistant managers position in place of Christine.
On the paranormal side of things, once Christine gets "cursed" her life starts a downward spiral that she's helpless to prevent. For three days and nights Christine is suffering from demons supposedly as payback for shaming Mrs. Ganush. Throughout these three times we are exposed to a lot of Christine's fears and insecurities about herself through the demons. For those three days, leading up to her possession by the demon Lamia, food seems to be the spawning earth for all of Christine's demonic misfortunes. While she is in her house, the only time she actually is ever attacked by the demon is while she actually is in the kitchen and the main one time she operates up to her room we start to see the shadow of the demon as being pig hoofs. That is important since it shows us how this demon could be something more than only a scary face. But rather a projection of her own fears, before the demon pig scene we see a picture of Christine as an over weight child at a pork queen fair. This shows us how self-conscious she actually is about her weight because she crumples it up and throws it away in disgust as it reminds her of what she used to be. The demon having pig legs presents what she used to be and it scares her that she was once an chubby farm young lady with a southern accent. This pattern of food continues throughout the movie further aiding the theme of her insecurity over her weight. Another example would be how the onetime Christine is compelled to eat something at her boyfriend Clays parents' house she envisions an spectacular out of the harvest wedding cake and bloodstream pouring out of it as she stabs it. Further proof Christine's insecurities of her weight resided in the actions of the demon towards her. Almost each and every time a demon interacts with her, the demon is actually either forcing something in her mouth and down her neck or nausea or spitting in her oral cavity. Two clear examples of this would be one when the demon sweetheart appears in her garage and pushes miraculously half of its arm down her neck and another would be when in her wish the demon sweetheart pukes directly in to Christine's oral cavity. A disturbing view without doubt, but it further reinforces Christine's bulimic tendencies and it shows the extremes that people should go to in order to move up in the work force. In Christine's particular case it happens to revolve around her weight and how she seems to think that she must be super slim to become respected at her work.
Respect at her work is only the first step for Christine, however, because she not only desires more admiration at her work but she is trying for more mobility within her job by means of the new helper manager's position. Christine's self-image of herself is an extremely convoluted one and it is a primary obstacle standing in the way of her and the new position. She has these images ingrained in her mind of system. drawing. bitmap, southern girl she used to be and she applies them to herself in real life as though they are still relevant. She requires the smallest things and exaggerates them in her head to the extremes. She is a beautiful, slim girl and she overstresses most of her defects such as her extremely slight southern accent and panic over her weight. One great example of her amplifying a predicament inside her mind would be when she's a little bloody nose area while at work. She envisions blood vessels squirting all over the place and her director getting showered in her bloody nose area. Meanwhile nobody seems to respond to the gallons of blood spewing out of Christine's nostril and therefore leads us to think that a lot of it is her mind.
Christine strives to be accepted in many different ways by changing herself. One more thing that Christine attempts to change about herself would be her southern accent and the farm girl reputation that comes with it. Christine appears to hate her accent because she recognizes it as a hurdle for just two main things. She perceives her highlight as a hurdle to moving up in her work place and also as a hurdle for her need to be accepted by Clay's mother. In her workplace she feels as though her highlight may seem unprofessional and because of this this hinders folks from seeing her in any position of electric power or authority. In the same way, Clay's mother perceives Christine and her accent as a poor farm woman and little or nothing else. She speaks with Clay about a female who's smart and would help his career and then compares her to Christine and exactly how she will do nothing best for him in the foreseeable future. That is a stereotype Christine would like to break, however in order to do this she must first break the highlight which is why we see her training her words in the car on her behalf way to work.
The accent stems back to her youth which seems to haunt her throughout the movie and also serves as a link between her desire to move up in the work make and her fear of her weight and therefore her fear of food. Food reminds her of her obese former and her southern lifestyle including her heavy southern highlight. Her southern highlight acts as a barrier to her for upwards activity in the work force and because of her heavy connection with her southern highlight and her weight in the past, she perceives food and her weight as obstacles within the work force as well and she allows these barriers dominate her decisions throughout the movie. This helps us to start to see the sociopolitical need for her striving for upwards freedom because despite her being equal to any other employee under regulations, society has its stereotypes for men and women and we observe how the added pressure on women can lead to things such as growing eating disorders. In most cases, people tend to associate men with high-powered positions. We see this in the movie by looking at her employer who is a white man and holds the power to promote Christine or let her stick to her current level. We see this style throughout the world as we check out world market leaders such as presidents. Our home country has never once had a female president. It's not to say that a woman cannot handle the work of president any much better than a man could, but it goes to show the communal obstacles present within contemporary society. These social obstacles provide such a strong image of just what a high powered person should be like that it pushes women surrounding the world, including our protagonist Christine, to fit in using what it "socially acceptable". The image to be tall, strong, male and fit could lead women seeking to progress in the labor force to improve who they are in order to better fit the positioning. From eating disorders to the masculinization of women within the task force, despite being equal under regulations women remain trying for equality using their employers which brings about more women expanding eating disorders to allow them to achieve what they really want at their jobs.
The film "Drag Me To Hell" is more than only a horror movie; it's a metaphor for eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. In addition, I would also prefer to express it as an allegory for the multiple battles people face because of this of poor working conditions all around the world. Poor working conditions lead to the desire to have an progression within the labor force and depending on the particular field a female may be pursuing, that perfectly could lead to an eating disorder for the woman to fit in to what is regarded as socially acceptable of them in the position that they are struggling with for. Christine in "Drag Me To Hell" shows us the problems of countless other "Christine's" surrounding the world. It says the story of men and women trying to live up to societies ever before growing expectations for folks within the workforce and how we as humans manage these ever-changing expectations. In addition, it also portrays the have difficulties for electric power that exists at almost any job across the world and it displays what people are willing to do to become the one by the end of the day that's sitting on top.