Demme portrays a diverse mix of characters to present gender stereotypes from a new perspective. Demme 's main characters Clarice Starling the FBI agent and Buffalo Bill challenge their traditional gender roles as they are mirroring each other. Buffalo Bill, a serial killer, struggles with his identity; he wants to transform himself to become beautiful. He decides to construct a suit made from females by killing them. While Clarice wishes to have more masculine characteristics because of her demanding career.
According to Jeffrey Cohen, monsters and culture they were born in are interlinked and in no way could be read separately. () This progressive idea of ‘reading cultures through the monsters they engender’ can be greatly supported by the evidence of the texts available for the analysis, almost demanding to be read and processed accordingly. Lady Gaga, being a perfect monstrous product of the century, represents one of the most infamous monsters in the history of the beasts – the Fame Monster. To support this statement, the texts, visual performances and persona of Lady Gaga will be examined to explain the monster they represent and reflect on its origin, legend and meaning. For this purpose, the theoretical corpus will consist of texts by Cohen and Macfarlane, while music videos and other additional texts relevant to the topic will be used in order to provide some actual data to support the theoretical proclamation.
The research is survey results of perceived gender discrimination in the technology industry. The survey was conducted in 2017, and the intended audience is a person looking for statistics about perceived gender discrimination in the tech industry. I believe the research is a valuable source of information on how gender discrimination is perceived in tech. I search for this article by Googling keywords, and then I verified Pew Research Center as a credible source. “Does Silicon Valley have a sexism problem?” BBC News, BBC, 21 Feb. 2017, www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39025288.
The film Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015) explores a dystopia created by patriarchal dominance and gender inequality. However, it shifts the dystopian outlook by destroying the patriarch Immortan Joe thus allowing it to transform into, as Taylor Boulware states, a ‘feminist Utopia.’ The way this is done in Mad Max is through the empowerment of female characters through reversal of gender roles. Also, the ‘feminist Utopia’ in Mad Max is like Sarah Scott’s Millenium Hall – such as exclusion of most males and valuing female philanthropy. I am going to use the similarities between the two to showcase how Mad Max fits into the Utopian genre. Furiosa subverts gender norms to an extreme and portrays a utopian image of women – visually she is the antithesis of Immortan Joe’s wives who have been made to obey the enforced standards for women in the film.
Their purpose is to highlight the fact that there are people starting a revolution against our society and its system of oppression. They achieve by using specific diction, the organization of the music, and the analogy of people being robots and being stuck in a system to accomplish their purpose. To get the listener to understand the message behind “Radioactive”, The Imagine Dragon’s use specific diction to emphasize how important it is that people are starting revolutions against certain aspects of society. For example, they use inflammatory words such as “apocalypse” and phrases like “ash and dust” to paint a clear picture to the listener what the oppression of certain people is doing to our world. When they use the word the apocalypse it makes the listener picture a world that has
This is a common theme in the novels Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Both novels show a scenario where knowledge has crossed a line by being used in insensible ways, causing it to become a burden. To use knowledge in a wise way, we have to ask the question; “even though we can, should we?” When this question is given thought, knowledge can be used to benefit humanity. Writer D.T. Max shows this by portraying the story of Neil Harbisson, who could not see in color before he had a cybernetic implant.
1.5 Significance of the Study The study is conducted in order to identify and have a better understanding towards the stages of the Hero’s Journey when it is applied to the female protagonist, Cinder. At the same time, the Hero’s archetypes will be determined in Cinder through the Hero’s Journey. Female empowerment is vital as females are generally belittled. This study aims to give readers a whole new perspective on females also being capable to handle a male’s role. 1.6 Definition of Terms Archetype: Universal, archaic patterns and images that derive from the collective unconscious and are the psychic complement of instinct.
Based on the homonymous novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui, "Paprika" concerns a machine called DC-Mini that enables doctors to infiltrate their patients' dream in order to treat the psychological issues. Dr Atsuko is the head of a team that researches the machine's potential uses. However, its usage is illegal, therefore she has to use an alternate persona named Paprika, when she is diving into her patient's subconscious. Eventually, three of the machines are stolen, an act resulting in their malfunction and the subsequent collision of the real world and the dream world. Satoshi Kon directed a complicated anime, where each detail depicted on the screen plays a role in the story.
Over the past few decades the ideas of aliens has morphed into a craze, that one has to ask themselves, “what is an alien?” With “aliens” being in Hollywood movies and roller coaster rides, what do we actually consider to be aliens? Is it a life form that doesn’t live on earth or is it a “little green man”(dictionary.com). The media has totally changed the perspective of what foreign life forms are. Making them almost unbelievable. The term alien no longer has the mystery and excitement and possibility behind it, rather it has become a more colloquial term in regards to disbelieve.
The social conditioning of men’s minds needs to be done to remove this psychological and culturally created differences even in technology sector. It is not uncommon to hear men mocking woman over usage of technology considering woman as inferior and less intelligent to work through technology. It is a totally through social discourses and the change in education system that we can understand and open our eyes to the role of woman in technology. Alan Turing is considered as father of theoretical computer science and Charles Babbage as originator of a programmable computer but little do we know that it was Charles’ wife Ada Lovelace who wrote the first program in Victorian England. Her seminal publication ‘Sketch of the analytical engine’ was referred by even Turing to aide in the developments of his theories.