Rory Gilmore


Rory Gilmore is a fictional character from the WB / CW television series Gilmore Girls played by Alexis Bledel . She first Appeared in the pilot episode of the series on October 5, 2000 and Appeared in every episode up to the series finale on May 15, 2007. Bledel’s Performance Throughout the series’ run earned her a Young Artist Award , a Family Television Award and two Teen Choice Awards . She also received nominations for an ALMA Award , a Satellite Award , and a Saturn Award .

Background

Rory is the only daughter of Lorelai Gilmore , and the first-born daughter of Christopher Hayden . She was born October 8, 1984 in Hartford, Connecticut , at 4:03 am. Every year at that exact time, Lorelai wakes Rory up to tell her story of her birth. Because Lorelai became pregnant with Rory when she was only sixteen, the two were more like friends and mother and daughter. Rory shares her mother’s taste in junk food, coffee, movies, music, and much more. She spent her first months living with her mother at her grandparent’s mansion until her mother ran away. The rest of her childhood she spent in the Independence Inn in Hollow where her mother worked originally as a maid. The two lived in the potting shed behind the inn where Jackson’s cousin Rune lived in later seasons. Eventually, Lorelai was able to buy a nice house where Rory spent her teen years. Chory, which Lorelai preferred. Rory did not have much contact with her grandparents until she started to wait.

Storylines

Rory dreams of studying at Harvard University and gets accepted into the prestigious and fictional Chilton Academy, where she stays for her sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school. To pay tuition, Lorelai asks for the money from her estranged wealthy parents, Richard and Emily . They agree to pay for Rory’s education on the condition that the two come to their house every Friday night for dinner. Before leaving Stars Hollow High School, Rory Meets Dean Forester . Dean, but after learning of the huge sacrifices her mother made, she decides to go to Chilton. Rory and Dean date for two seasons, Only breaking up once when Dean told Rory he loved her on their 3-month anniversary, and she replied that she would have to think about it, but they eventually reconcile. Dean Escorts Rory When She is presented to society at a debutante ball hosted by her grandmother’s chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution . During her time at Chilton, Rory becomes engaged in a feud with close academic rival, Paris Geller. Though the two later become friends, their relationship remains characterized by a rivalry which continues into their university studies. Rory, The Chilton paper, The Franklin . But they eventually reconcile. Dean Escorts Rory When She is presented to society at a debutante ball hosted by her grandmother’s chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution . During her time at Chilton, Rory becomes engaged in a feud with close academic rival, Paris Geller. Though the two later become friends, their relationship remains characterized by a rivalry which continues into their university studies. Rory, The Chilton paper, The Franklin . But they eventually reconcile. Dean Escorts Rory When She is presented to society at a debutante ball hosted by her grandmother’s chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution . During her time at Chilton, Rory becomes engaged in a feud with close academic rival, Paris Geller. Though the two later become friends, their relationship remains characterized by a rivalry which continues into their university studies. Rory, The Chilton paper, The Franklin . S chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution . During her time at Chilton, Rory becomes engaged in a feud with close academic rival, Paris Geller. Though the two later become friends, their relationship remains characterized by a rivalry which continues into their university studies. Rory, The Chilton paper, The Franklin . S chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution . During her time at Chilton, Rory becomes engaged in a feud with close academic rival, Paris Geller. Though the two later become friends, their relationship remains characterized by a rivalry which continues into their university studies. Rory, The Chilton paper, The Franklin .

When she meets Jess Mariano, Rory feels an immediate attraction. Rory likes Jess. Rory likes Jess. Rory likes Jess. However, various problems have their relationship difficult. After Jess skips school to go to work at Walmart , Causing _him_ to be Unable to graduate or to take Rory to Prom, Jess Decides to leave to go to California to see His estranged father, Effectively breaking up with Rory. Jess does not tell Rory he is leaving, but later calls and does not say anything on the phone, until Rory caught on that it was him and revealed that she could have loved him but would just have to get over it. Later that year, still upset, Jess returns and tells Rory that he loves her and then leaves again.

After graduating Chilton as valedictorian and with a 4.2 GPA , Rory goes on to waiting Yale University , her grandfather’s alma mater, in season four, ALTHOUGH her Entire Life She Had wanted to go to Harvard, Having Decided que le benefits of Yale outweighed her dream Of studying at Harvard. During her freshman year, Rory resides at Durfee Hall and shares a dorm room with Tana, Janet, and Fellow Chilton alumna Paris Geller . She moves to Branford College , la même residential college That her grandfather, Richard Gilmore, Lived in, [1] at the Beginning of her sophomore year. There she shares a dorm room with Paris. At Yale, Rory majors in English and pursues her interest in journalism; She wants to be a foreign correspondent and her role model is Christiane Amanpour . She writes for the Yale Daily News and is her editor towards the end of her studies.

While at Yale, Rory reconnects with Dean, who married Lindsay (a fellow school mate), straight after high school, but it is impulsively did it as a rebound from Rory. During the same period, Jess shows up at Yale to see Rory unexpectedly, and asks her to run away with him, but she refuses. Dean gets jealous but he and Rory grow closer and have an affair, during which Rory loses her virginity . Lorelai is angry and disappointed in Rory, who decides to leave for Europe with her grandmother for the summer to avoid conflicts. Shortly after, Dean separates from Lindsay and the two continues seeing each other.

Meanwhile, Rory makes the acquaintance of the heir to the Huntzberger Publishing Company, Logan Huntzberger . She is a member of the Yale Alumni Association. She is a member of the Society of American Women’s Association. Grandparents ‘ vow-renewal . Their relationship begins casually as a “no strings attached” affair, because Logan makes it clear that he does not want to commit to a relationship. However, as time passes, Rory grows dissatisfied with their open relationship, and after a day of drunken introspection, she suggests they should end their sexual relationship and be friends because she is a girlfriend kind of girl. Logan interprets this as an ultimatum and unexpectedly agrees to date her exclusively. Huntzbergers reject Rory as a girlfriend for their her aspirations to work and her background. However, Logan asserts his commitment to their relationship, although the pressure exerted by the Huntzbergers continues to dog the couple.

To make amends, Logan’s father, Mitchum Huntzberger gives Rory an internship at one of his newspapers, the Stamford Eagle Gazette . At the end of her internship, Mitchum tells Rory that she does not have a journalist, but she would make a good assistant. Upset and angry, Rory cajoles Logan into leaving his sister’s engagement party, to steal a yacht and her frustration. When apprehended, Rory is sentenced to 300 hours of community service and rethinks her lifelong ambitions and current path to Yale. Her decision to take time off to consider her options precipitates the most sustained rift with Lorelai to date, beginning in the season five finale. She moves into her grandparents’ pool house, Join Emily’s branch of the Daughters of the American Revolution and begins working for the organization. Rory and Lorelai barely speak for months and reconciled mid-season six, in ‘The Prodigal Daughter Returns’.

Experiencing some problems with the restricted liberty living with her grandparents, chiefly centering on her sexual relationship with Logan, Rory reassesses her life after another unexpected visit from Jess. He has achieved something with her own life by writing a novel and he encourages her to see what she really is. However, Jess’s visit and Rory’s subsequent realization that she is doing nothing with her life precipitate an argument with Logan and the couple are estranged for some time. Rory doggedly pursues her former editor for a job at the Stamford Eagle Gazette , takes on extra races at Yale to make up for her time away and is unexpectedly elected editor of the Yale Daily News , taking over from Paris.

Rory and Logan reunite and cement their relationship in his post-graduation spell working in London , England, and failed business. She cultivates new friendships with girls Involved in the arts and drama, Olivia and Lucy, ALTHOUGH thesis fraught relationships Become When Marty, a friend Who Had a crush one Rory Earlier in year season, is Revealed to be Lucy’s boyfriend. Having been unexpectedly elected editor of the Yale Daily News , Rory’s tenure comes to an end and leaves her feeling deflated. She continued to Work Towards her goal, Applying for the Reston Fellowship to Become an intern at the New York Times , as well as Applying and interviewing for other jobs. She turns down one firm job offer, counting on the Reston Fellowship. When she is rejected,

At Rory’s own graduation party, where it is revealed she graduated with honors and membership in Phi Beta Kappa , [2] Logan unexpectedly proposes marriage and asks her to move to Palo Alto , California, with him. She considers her offer to ultimately declines, suggesting they try to maintain a long-distance relationship. She says that she relishes the openness of her life and the opportunities before her: marriage now would limit that. Logan, however, finds the prospect of “going backwards” in their relationship unappealing and issuing the ultimatum that is “all or nothing”. Rory wordlessly returns his engagement ring and logan walks away. As of the final episode, Rory had read many summaries to her mother. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and his bid for the Democratic Party nomination for an online magazine, when another reporter drops out at the last moment. Luke throws a surprise graduation party for Rory, which closes out the series.

Nine years later, Rory is somewhat stuck in a rut. Rory is a successful freelance journalist, but she has gotten a job at ghostwriting and gave up her apartment and stay in different places like New York, London and Stars Hollow. She has been dating a man named Paul for two years, but does not seem to be invested in their relationship. When Rory begins to leave, Rory begins to see her husband, Rory. Rory interviews more jobs, however does not get any promising offers. Rory ends up in Hollow Stars, where she becomes the editor for The Stars Hollow Gazette. While at work one day, Jess comes to visit and gives her the idea of ​​writing a book about her life and relationship with her mother, Lorelai.

Rory and her mother-have a falling out When Rory tells Lorelai about the book, as Lorelai does not want her life written about. Rory continues to wander, though very determined to write her novel. She also breaks things off with Logan for good, knowing they’ll never get it right. She ends up reconciling with her mother and is there when Lorelai marries Luke. Rory later reveals to Lorelai that she’s pregnant. It’s never Revealed Who the father is gold Who Rory ends, yet fans-have speculated outcomes That Would mirror Lorelai’s life.

Development

Rory Gilmore was played by Alexis Bledel

Casting and creation

Alexis Bledel HAD no previous acting experience: “it was just One of Those young, beautiful faces We were try trying to find someone new, someone interesting There Was something about her In person she was very shy and quiet, not this vivacious energy… , Just very simple and pretty. [3]

Susanne Daniels Who oversaw the development of Gilmore Girls said: “Amy wanted to write a smart teenage girl character Who Was not a bombshell, gold mousy loner yearning for a Prince Charming to come her break out of her shell Amy HAD in mind. A girl with real complexity – a kid who was fiercely independent and intellectually precious naive in matters of the heart. ” [3] Amy Sherman-Palladino said:

What to me HAD beens not done Was a Girl Who Was not fucking around at 14. A Girl Who Was not interested in boys, not Because of an aversion to boys, purpose Who Was just academically goal-oriented and really that’s what made her tick. And a girl who was very comfortable in her skin. Did not need to be popular, was not popular, but did not care. Did not look longingly at the group over by the soda fountain with the good shoes. Because she had her best friend, her mom, and she had her other friend, and she had her life. And her life is good. [4]

Edward Herrmann Who portrayed Rory’s grandfather Richard, Said de son relationship with Rory: “I think That Was Amy’s Idea From The Beginning, to-have this relationship entre les grandfather and the granddaughter blossom Which was very hard on the daughter to see, this unaffected. Expressed affection entre her father and her daughter. That was a lovely element in the show That I really enjoyed. ” [3]

Characterization

Margaret Lyons of Vulture.com wrote “Rory’s worst attribute, other than her slouchy posture, is her lack of impulse control.Rory’s strongest motivator is she wants to do it, Often her wants align with social norms for WASP success, aim on the occasion That they do not, she still follows em. ” [5]

Alexis Bledel : “Rory has a very special way of life for her young life, so last season [season 4] was the year that opened her eyes to the fact that There are so many other things. She has realized how competitive the field she was trying to get into, and how slim her chances were. Rory is a young woman who has been working for more than a decade, but she has not been able to find a job for her. Amy said when Rory messes up, it’s big. ” [6]

Described as “a bright, well-behaved, pop-culturally savvy teenager”, Jezebel further called her “feminist” for reading feminist prose, dreaming of having a career like Christiane Amanpour and for rejecting a wedding proposal because she is too young. [7] Reflecting on Rory’s decision to turn down Logan’s proposal, Matt Czuchry said: “I feel that the show is about two strong independent women, and that refuses the heart of the show. Logan. I just thought it was the right decision for Rory to look at her boyfriend was. ” [8]

Rory’s friendship with Paris, Sherman-Palladino said: “She needs challenges, and Paris is relentless. Rory will be able to stay close to that kind of person because it keeps her sharp, her eyes focused on the prize.” She liked the contrast of personalities, “Rory’s complete acceptance of people for who they are” and Paris’s unwillingness “to accept anyone, even herself.” [9]

Reception

After watching the pilot of the series, Ron Wertheimer of The New York Times wrote: “Ms. Bledel, new to television, creates an appealing blend of precocious wisdom and teenage anxiety.” [10] Variety critic Laura Fries called Bledel “the real star” for her ability to articulate the wide range of often subtle emotions that confront teenagers. ” [11] In his article discussing child actors playing “more meaningful characters”, Allan Johnson of the Chicago Tribune cited Bledel as one of “two more young people who are showing some depth in their various portrayals.” [12] Shirly Li of The Atlantic praised the friendship between Rory and Paris,

For her portrayal of Rory Gilmore, Alexis Bledel won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Leading Young Actress in 2001. [14] She was nominated in the same category in 2002. In the same year, Bledel won Family Television Award for Best Actress. She also earned a Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress Comedy in 2005 and in 2006. [15] [16] Bledel continued to receive nominations from several organizations including the Online Film & Television Association for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2002, [17] the Saturn Awards and Satellite Awards in 2003, and the ALMA Awards in 2006. [18]

References

  1. Jump up^ “Written in the Stars”
  2. Jump up^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9g5K9Mvpzs&feature=youtu.be&t=43
  3. ^ Jump up to:c Berman, AS (July 9, 2015). The Gilmore Girls Companion . BearManor Media. ISBN  1-5939-3616-8 .
  4. Jump up^ LaTempa, Susan (April 29, 2002). “The Best of Friends, 04.29.02 …” . GilmoreGirls.org . Retrieved August 22, 2015 .
  5. Jump up^ Lyons, Margaret (September 25, 2014). “Gilmore Girls Is Great, But Lorelai and Rory Might Be Terrible” . Vulture.com . Retrieved August 15, 2015 .
  6. Jump up^ Bobbin, Jay (May 29, 2005). “Acting the parts – Alexis Bledel charts some new territories” . Chicago Tribune . Retrieved August 24, 2015 .
  7. Jump up^ Tracie Egan Morrissey (June 2, 2009). “20 Feminist TV Characters” . Jezebel . Retrieved August 22, 2015 .
  8. Jump up^ Webber, Stephanie (May 15, 2015). “Matt Czuchry Rory Turning Down Logan’s Proposal on Gilmore Girls Was” The Right Decision ” ” . Us Weekly . Retrieved August 24, 2015 .
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  10. Jump up^ Wertheimer, Ron (October 5, 2000). “TELEVISION REVIEW, Mother and Daughter, Both With Growing Pains . ” The New York Times . Retrieved August 22, 2015 .
  11. Jump up^ Fries, Laura (October 4, 2000). “Review: ‘Gilmore Girls'” . Variety . Retrieved August 22, 2015 .
  12. Jump up^ Johnson, Allan (November 9, 2000). “From Cute To Astute” . Chicago Tribune . Retrieved August 24, 2015 .
  13. Jump up^ Li, Shirley (October 1, 2014). “When Paris Met Rory: TV’s Last Great Teenage-Girl Friendship” . The Atlantic . Retrieved August 22, 2015 .
  14. Jump up^ “22nd Young Artist Awards” . Young Artist Awards . Retrieved August 22, 2015 .
  15. Jump up^ “Teen Choice Awards – 2005” . Awards and Winners . Retrieved August 22, 2015 .
  16. Jump up^ “Teen Choice Awards – 2006” . Awards and Winners . Retrieved August 22, 2015 .
  17. Jump up^ “OFTA Television Award” . Ofta.cinemasight.com . Retrieved August 25, 2015 .
  18. Jump up^ “2006 NCLR ALMA AWARDS” (PDF) . almaawards.com. 2006 . Retrieved August 25, 2015 .

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