The truth can certainly be hidden when there is nothing to test it. Thus, if a sequence of tests were performed, the truth may be revealed. In Ridley Scott's movie, Thelma and Louise, a series of event took place that evaluated their inner characters. The two women were put through overburdened situations where they faced having to make decisions entirely on their own. The message Scott reveals to his readers is that although society gives women certain stereotypical assumptions and expectations, when faced with a catastrophe, women are required to make their own decisions that will lead them through a process of finding their real identities.
The beginning step of this developmental process is to eliminate the domineering character. In direction to starting the journey of identity formation, one must be detached and completely on her own. When Thelma leaves her excessively protective husband, Daryl, she has subconsciously taken the first step toward self-discovery. Thelma then dumps her former life when she hops in the car with her rebellious and lighthearted friend, Louise.
Murder is considered to be far more than just a disastrous event. The disaster could influence the criminal to go mentally crazy, due to the amount of guilt. However, when Louise kills a man, it makes her take a slower approach and cautiously consider her every move. The murder was out of complete revenge and the ability to exercise her dominance in that she obtained a weapon. Women always detained the reputation of being caring, sympathetic, and loving. A woman causing violence is the least society would expect. Throughout this disastrous scene, Scott has now made his point on contemporary women: women can be the exact opposite of what one presumes, specifically with the power and freedom to do as they please.
Scott elaborates on his main statement when Thelma and Louise decide to give J. D a lift into town. Women were rarely seen with other men other than their husbands and since...