Buffy The Vampire Slayer Character Analysis

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What’s the first thing that pictures when you hear about violence on television? Marvel’s villains attacking citizens? Beating someone to death? The victim of a serial killer who is brutally beaten to death? These are some examples that personally come to mind when thinking about violence on television. Over the decades’ television viewers have been exposed to different types of violence. In the 1990’s some TV shows that focused mainly on violence included, Hercules; the Legendary Journey, 21 Jump Street, and the “revolutionary” Buffy the Vampire Slayer. When I say revolutionary, it does not imply that is it was record breaking, this show was revolutionary as it changed women’s role in violence on TV. Or is that just the opinion of certain viewers? In this post I will be discussion how both Buffy are not revolutionary, and how her character did not make the difference that the article “Solving Problems with Sharp Objects,” noted.

The show Buffy the Vampire Slayer was released
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This Marvel based television show focused on “a lead character not only notable got being a woman in the notoriously male-focused hero-verse, but one who openly grapples with in the wake of trauma (Calkins, 1). Jessica Jones; a sexual assault survivor and person struggling with PTSD, a hero I have never seen before. A hero who wasn’t bit by a spider magically gained powers. No, Jessica Jones experience a real life trauma, and utilizes her anger from Kilgrave (the rapist) and uses it to save the people he hurts. Jessica Jones heroic role doesn’t just apply on screen, I believe she is a hero figure for the audience as well, showing the strength her character has after a continued battle with her mind, and her attacker. As one article states “Jessica wrestles with the same questions trauma survivors do: How do you put your lives back together after it falls apart? How do you move on? Does it get better? ...” (Tessier,
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