“The hours” is a movie directed by Stephen Daldry in 2004, according to the book “the hours” written by Michael Cunningham. the book is written retrieved from the actual book of Virginia Wolf “Mrs. Dalloway” and is showing the life pattern of three women in different time periods crossing each other’s lives and creating a strong vision about womanhood and its long way to be recognized as an independent identity. The movie is consist of effective, brilliant and elegance scenes, intelligent and assertive dialogues and compelling and emotional stories of this three women’s lives in a day of June in different periods of time.In the movie “the hours” , through the uses of simile,comparison and certain social norms to draw a logical approach to the condition of women in different periods of times discussed in the movie and evokes certain emotions like grief, sympathy, fear, shame, depression and satisfaction to narrate the way his claim is becoming true, Stephan Daldry successfully address women issues and convince his audience that women to assert autonomy in their lives have come a long way and has been faced with many internal and social challenges. Screenplay of the film "The Hours" is a plot structure. This means that there is not a main story line but at the same time stories with the same theme is going on and consistent in their turning points. There are four main characters in the movie, Virginia, Laura, Clarissa, and Richard. These four characters have four independent but in accordance narratives, which affect each other and creates dramatic changes in the story. The first story in the movie begins with Virginia living in England in 1921, writing a novel about a woman “Miss. Dalloway. The next show is the sentence she writes is pictured in future, 1951 at Los Angles by Laura’s husband that inters the home in the morning by a bouquet of flowers. And the third show in the beginning of the movie belongs to nearly present time, 2001 in New York City, Clarissa deciding to by the flowers herself for Richard’s awards party. The stories continue parallel showing certain concerns and problems each woman has with her life. Virginia is living in luxury. Her husband loves her. She is quiet famous because of her books but she is suffering from an internal felling or awareness that makes everything harder for her to bear. Laura is a house wife. She has a son and she is pregnant. Her husband loves her. Overall she seems to be happy and fortune with her family but she is not; She is tired, like Virginia. Clarissa presents an ordinary woman. She is having her own family, job, source of income, and freedom to choose her lifestyle. She seems happier and more confident than two other women. She has many things going on in her life but she is trying to cope with and make problems to be tolerated. She is preparing for the party and she wants to make Richard happy because she is having a strong feeling of support and responsibility towards him considering his suffering from having AIDS and his loneliness. Richard after passing unsuccessful years of being lover of Clarissa is a writer that struggle with AIDS and tries to hide himself from public views.His life is much like the real life of Virginia Woolf. Both are patients and disappointed, and both have been appreciated for their works, both fail in their relationship with regular contacts and both are sharing some inner experiences and feeling which ends them to death . The next scene of each story tries to convey the decision each character make as a solution to the problems she is faced. Virginia tries to escape from home, Laura escapes, and Clarissa is thinking it’s the best way to pretend everything is alright and organize everything related to her life. In the last scenes Virginia suicide in a river, Laura leaves home and abandon her children and her husband, and Richard throw himself from the window in his room. Movie finishes with the conversation between Clarissa and Laura, Laura was invited to the party to see his son. Daldry begins his movie with a morning in each woman’s life and connect them with similar works that each do. He repeats searching for share values, similarities and differences between characters to draw a logical pattern about how in similar situations things change according to each characters perspectives and he joins all three main character in turning points to study the history of woman and her identity attempts to self-determination and conveys the claiming tone of progression of women autonomy over time. He appeals to similar fillings, desires, concerns, and social norms that each character face with by bringing certain scenes like: Virginia, Laura and her son which is highly effecter by her mother, are trying to suicide.Virginia to convince her husband about her decision to die says “I am doing what seems to be the best thing to do”,“someone has to die in order that the rest should leave their lives more; it is a contrast”or Laura which says “there are times that you think you do not belong and you are going to kill yourself” or “it was death I chose life”. Through this dialogue from Virginia and to be followed by Laura, he address the women to an introduction of the difficult times women have to be themselves and to response to the expectations that society has from them and how facing with this difficulties reflected on each women decision. Moreover, within the similarities, there are differences in each character’s response to realities of their lives, mentioned in the movie to clarify the progress of women in finding their Self-esteem, self-determination and autonomy. For example, if Virginia decide to suicide because he could not adjust with an ideal woman life in 1921, and fulfill the English society expectation of a woman, years latter Laura prefer to live instead of die. “It was death, I chose life”; and one half of century latter than Laura, Clarissa can be happy, independent and confident enough to choose her life pattern. to bring evidence for his claim, Daldry uses the simple social norms, values, and ideals that are highly excepted and engaged with a woman personality in society to show its slowly and hidden impact on a woman’s mentality through the Virginia’s suicide and Laura’s abandon, for instance the expectation of society from a woman to be a good house wife is shown in the movie when the servant woman complains about Virginias job of writing and not helping in cooking for her guest( her sister)coming from London; the servant complains “what happens is she says she do something, but she turns she doesn’t”, “you were so busy with your writing and I had no instruction”, or when Laura cannot make a cake for her husband’s birthday and the neighbor says “ oh, Laura, why you find it so difficult every one can make a cake. It is ridiculously easy”. The idea of lesbianism that refers to individuals’ life style and as a personal decision of a woman is being judge and pictured as guilt. Even in the eyes of kid Richard and Virginia’s nephew and this filling of guilt continues with shame in the eyes of neighbor woman and Virginia’s sister to show how limitation and judgment of the society impact individual’s lives and mentality, but again there is a bridging to the claim tone of woman autonomy by showing the Clarissa’s lifestyle and her independence and confidence to choose in present period and after years of struggles in women’s lives. Daldry juxtaposes his ideas in the movie by establishing common sense that most of the women experienced in their lives to evoke the share feeling between Audience and the messages that movie implies. He appeals to the feeling of grief, sympathy, fear, shame, depression and satisfaction to evoke tenderness and oneness emotions of audience by picturing that haw socials ideals of women had a strong affection on character’s unexpected behaviors or decisions, how attempting to suicide and being depressed was enforced by social belief and behavior and how being different was a sign that could be shameful and could cause certain results. From when the movie starts with a morning of month June the movie evaluates women statistics in different periods in some certain expressions and feelings. Virginia is faded and deeply sad even when she wakes up. She don’t want to watch herself in the mirror and when she watches, she doesn’t look happy or satisfied with herself; she doesn’t eat breakfast and she doesn’t show any kind of vitality in her character. Laura wakes up by reading a page from Virginia’s book. She says she is fine but tired. Clarissa wakes up with a very happy mood. She says it is a beautiful and fresh morning and she goes out to buy flowers. She looks very vivacious and cheerful. To follow this introduction in the next scenes movie takes the Audience to another stage of scenes where each woman take an action to show their intensity of rage about how they live: Virginia becomes angry, garbled and furious when she is called ungrateful by her husband because she get out of the home without his permission and says she cannot follow any obligation made for her by him, doctors and everyone. She says “I am followed by doctors. Every doctor who informs me of my interests, of course they can’t speak for my interest. I don’t need all that. You call me ungrateful but my life has been stolen from me, living in a town I have no wish to live in, a life I have no wish to live. If I were thinking clearly, I would say that I rattle alone in the dark. In a deep dark that only I know. Only I can understand my own condition”. In another scenes Laura face with the same situation. It is time to sleep. She is sitting in the bathroom and she is crying. She is suffering from something which is going on in her mind. She doesn’t want to sleep with him. But he is calling. She repeats and repeats that “I am coming”. And she is crying. She says with herself “I feel like I am going to die”, and she goes to bed. Through above scenes the movie builds an emotional connection with the audience by showing how each woman in different times is affected and suffered from social ideals and expectations. Another emotional appeal which is being used in the movie to justify the action than Virginia made by committing suicide is the scene of conversation between Virginia and her nephew about the dead bird. She says that when we die we return to the place where we came from and the bird is in a peace now. Virginia feels unity with the dead bird. She sits beside the bird. She sleeps face to face to the bird. The use of this simile has a strong impact to the judgment of Audience about death. This scene can convince the audience that death is not a bad decision in once own certain condition, but may it can be a way to escape, to gain peace, to be free. The hours takes the audience from disappointment of Virginia about being once own resulted to choose death to the hope of Laura to find a new meaning for life, to not regret the past and to chose life when it is death and brings them to the today’s life, the life of Clarissa which dough it is stressful and complicated, she is happy confident and free to live her life. The movie has a strange massage of hope and how this hope flourishes from a deep dark that Virginia is living with. Daldry in “the hours” address women as a history of struggle to achieve independence and freedom through the time which is full of endeavor, difficulty and affliction

“The hours” is a movie directed by Stephen Daldry in 2004, according to the book “the hours” written by Michael Cunningham. the book is written retrieved from the actual book of Virginia Wolf “Mrs. Dalloway” and is showing the life pattern of three women in different time periods crossing each other’s lives and creating a strong vision about womanhood and its long way to be recognized as an independent identity. The movie is consist of effective, brilliant and elegance scenes, intelligent and assertive dialogues and compelling and emotional stories of this three women’s lives in a day of June in different periods of time.In the movie “the hours” , through the uses of simile,comparison and certain social norms to draw a logical approach to the condition of women in different periods of times discussed in the movie and evokes certain emotions like grief, sympathy, fear, shame, depression and satisfaction to narrate the way his claim is becoming true, Stephan Daldry successfully address women issues and convince his audience that women to assert autonomy in their lives have come a long way and has been faced with many internal and social challenges. Screenplay of the film "The Hours" is a plot structure. This means that there is not a main story line but at the same time stories with the same theme is going on and consistent in their turning points. There are four main characters in the movie, Virginia, Laura, Clarissa, and Richard. These four characters have four independent but in accordance narratives, which affect each other and creates dramatic changes in the story. The first story in the movie begins with Virginia living in England in 1921, writing a novel about a woman “Miss. Dalloway. The next show is the sentence she writes is pictured in future, 1951 at Los Angles by Laura’s husband that inters the home in the morning by a bouquet of flowers. And the third show in the beginning of the movie belongs to nearly present time, 2001 in New York City, Clarissa deciding to by the flowers herself for Richard’s awards party. The stories continue parallel showing certain concerns and problems each woman has with her life. Virginia is living in luxury. Her husband loves her. She is quiet famous because of her books but she is suffering from an internal felling or awareness that makes everything harder for her to bear. Laura is a house wife. She has a son and she is pregnant. Her husband loves her. Overall she seems to be happy and fortune with her family but she is not; She is tired, like Virginia. Clarissa presents an ordinary woman. She is having her own family, job, source of income, and freedom to choose her lifestyle. She seems happier and more confident than two other women. She has many things going on in her life but she is trying to cope with and make problems to be tolerated. She is preparing for the party and she wants to make Richard happy because she is having a strong feeling of support and responsibility towards him considering his suffering from having AIDS and his loneliness. Richard after passing unsuccessful years of being lover of Clarissa is a writer that struggle with AIDS and tries to hide himself from public views.His life is much like the real life of Virginia Woolf. Both are patients and disappointed, and both have been appreciated for their works, both fail in their relationship with regular contacts and both are sharing some inner experiences and feeling which ends them to death . The next scene of each story tries to convey the decision each character make as a solution to the problems she is faced. Virginia tries to escape from home, Laura escapes, and Clarissa is thinking it’s the best way to pretend everything is alright and organize everything related to her life. In the last scenes Virginia suicide in a river, Laura leaves home and abandon her children and her husband, and Richard throw himself from the window in his room. Movie finishes with the conversation between Clarissa and Laura, Laura was invited to the party to see his son. Daldry begins his movie with a morning in each woman’s life and connect them with similar works that each do. He repeats searching for share values, similarities and differences between characters to draw a logical pattern about how in similar situations things change according to each characters perspectives and he joins all three main character in turning points to study the history of woman and her identity attempts to self-determination and conveys the claiming tone of progression of women autonomy over time. He appeals to similar fillings, desires, concerns, and social norms that each character face with by bringing certain scenes like: Virginia, Laura and her son which is highly effecter by her mother, are trying to suicide.Virginia to convince her husband about her decision to die says “I am doing what seems to be the best thing to do”,“someone has to die in order that the rest should leave their lives more; it is a contrast”or Laura which says “there are times that you think you do not belong and you are going to kill yourself” or “it was death I chose life”. Through this dialogue from Virginia and to be followed by Laura, he address the women to an introduction of the difficult times women have to be themselves and to response to the expectations that society has from them and how facing with this difficulties reflected on each women decision. Moreover, within the similarities, there are differences in each character’s response to realities of their lives, mentioned in the movie to clarify the progress of women in finding their Self-esteem, self-determination and autonomy. For example, if Virginia decide to suicide because he could not adjust with an ideal woman life in 1921, and fulfill the English society expectation of a woman, years latter Laura prefer to live instead of die. “It was death, I chose life”; and one half of century latter than Laura, Clarissa can be happy, independent and confident enough to choose her life pattern. to bring evidence for his claim, Daldry uses the simple social norms, values, and ideals that are highly excepted and engaged with a woman personality in society to show its slowly and hidden impact on a woman’s mentality through the Virginia’s suicide and Laura’s abandon, for instance the expectation of society from a woman to be a good house wife is shown in the movie when the servant woman complains about Virginias job of writing and not helping in cooking for her guest( her sister)coming from London; the servant complains “what happens is she says she do something, but she turns she doesn’t”, “you were so busy with your writing and I had no instruction”, or when Laura cannot make a cake for her husband’s birthday and the neighbor says “ oh, Laura, why you find it so difficult every one can make a cake. It is ridiculously easy”. The idea of lesbianism that refers to individuals’ life style and as a personal decision of a woman is being judge and pictured as guilt. Even in the eyes of kid Richard and Virginia’s nephew and this filling of guilt continues with shame in the eyes of neighbor woman and Virginia’s sister to show how limitation and judgment of the society impact individual’s lives and mentality, but again there is a bridging to the claim tone of woman autonomy by showing the Clarissa’s lifestyle and her independence and confidence to choose in present period and after years of struggles in women’s lives. Daldry juxtaposes his ideas in the movie by establishing common sense that most of the women experienced in their lives to evoke the share feeling between Audience and the messages that movie implies. He appeals to the feeling of grief, sympathy, fear, shame, depression and satisfaction to evoke tenderness and oneness emotions of audience by picturing that haw socials ideals of women had a strong affection on character’s unexpected behaviors or decisions, how attempting to suicide and being depressed was enforced by social belief and behavior and how being different was a sign that could be shameful and could cause certain results. From when the movie starts with a morning of month June the movie evaluates women statistics in different periods in some certain expressions and feelings. Virginia is faded and deeply sad even when she wakes up. She don’t want to watch herself in the mirror and when she watches, she doesn’t look happy or satisfied with herself; she doesn’t eat breakfast and she doesn’t show any kind of vitality in her character. Laura wakes up by reading a page from Virginia’s book. She says she is fine but tired. Clarissa wakes up with a very happy mood. She says it is a beautiful and fresh morning and she goes out to buy flowers. She looks very vivacious and cheerful. To follow this introduction in the next scenes movie takes the Audience to another stage of scenes where each woman take an action to show their intensity of rage about how they live: Virginia becomes angry, garbled and furious when she is called ungrateful by her husband because she get out of the home without his permission and says she cannot follow any obligation made for her by him, doctors and everyone. She says “I am followed by doctors. Every doctor who informs me of my interests, of course they can’t speak for my interest. I don’t need all that. You call me ungrateful but my life has been stolen from me, living in a town I have no wish to live in, a life I have no wish to live. If I were thinking clearly, I would say that I rattle alone in the dark. In a deep dark that only I know. Only I can understand my own condition”. In another scenes Laura face with the same situation. It is time to sleep. She is sitting in the bathroom and she is crying. She is suffering from something which is going on in her mind. She doesn’t want to sleep with him. But he is calling. She repeats and repeats that “I am coming”. And she is crying. She says with herself “I feel like I am going to die”, and she goes to bed. Through above scenes the movie builds an emotional connection with the audience by showing how each woman in different times is affected and suffered from social ideals and expectations. Another emotional appeal which is being used in the movie to justify the action than Virginia made by committing suicide is the scene of conversation between Virginia and her nephew about the dead bird. She says that when we die we return to the place where we came from and the bird is in a peace now. Virginia feels unity with the dead bird. She sits beside the bird. She sleeps face to face to the bird. The use of this simile has a strong impact to the judgment of Audience about death. This scene can convince the audience that death is not a bad decision in once own certain condition, but may it can be a way to escape, to gain peace, to be free. The hours takes the audience from disappointment of Virginia about being once own resulted to choose death to the hope of Laura to find a new meaning for life, to not regret the past and to chose life when it is death and brings them to the today’s life, the life of Clarissa which dough it is stressful and complicated, she is happy confident and free to live her life. The movie has a strange massage of hope and how this hope flourishes from a deep dark that Virginia is living with. Daldry in “the hours” address women as a history of struggle to achieve independence and freedom through the time which is full of endeavor, difficulty and affliction

Work citation Roger Elbert, "The Hours Reviews ”, Roger Ebert, Dec,27,2002.

Amanda Ruderguez, “The Hours: Worth the feminist Hype?” , Btchflicks.com, April,3,2013