You make me smile at this one Rich, because it happens all the time in Italian politics... One minute they rule the government as PM, the next they are not even elected. Giulio Andreotti was 20 times a minister and seven times PM in his 38 years in parliament. But coming closer to our times Silvio Berlusconi really puts the cherry on the cake. He becomes PM and a few months later is dethroned and that went on and off for the past twenty years, until about five years ago when he was condemned for not paying his taxes properly... Let's not forget he's a tycoon and gives work to thousand of people in Italy! For two years he was under house arrest; so no politics, no "elegant" parties with half-naked blondes running around the place, and he just did as he was told. Bless his heart! He went to feed the old age pensioners, wipe their bottoms, and may have even had to clean the toilets as part and parcel of house arrest detention. Could that not inspire you in some way Rich?Hi everyone,
I'm looking for stories in which the POV charcater's arc goes from controlling to cooperative, from control freaky to laid-back. Any suggestions from from book or film would be most appreciated.
There are probably a few 40s movies as well with the controlling woman type, probably featuring Katherine Hepburn. Can’t quite remember, but maybe The Philadelphia Story and the African Queen. It’s a Wonderful Life has a suicidal man embrace his life again, though maybe this isn’t quite what you’re looking for.