Essay On Female Characters In Movies

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In my personal opinion, the presence of male and female characters in movies and TV series nowadays is still very imbalanced. Although it can be argued that the number of females as lead roles in movies and TV series have increased over the decades, however, the amount of male characters still greatly outnumber the amount of female characters.
The gender imbalance in movies and TV series are found in many famous modern movies and TV series. The list of movies include the Star Wars series, the Lord of the Rings series, The Hunger Games series and even Zootopia/Zootropolis. The TV series list includes House of Cards, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. All of the movies and TV series listed above have at least one strong female character in them, but only half of them have a female character in a lead role. Another thing they have in common is that they are very male-dominated. There is a disproportionate amount of female characters to male characters – which makes the amount of female characters very tiny as
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It is commonly the male characters that are portraying psychopaths and serial killers in movies and TV series as compared to women. Also, the male psychopaths in movies tend to also be more violent as compared to the female psychopaths who usually prefer to mentally torture their victims. Examples of male psychopaths in movies are Norman Bates from Psycho, Jason Voorhes from Friday the 13th and Jack Torrance from The Shining. All of them used weapons to torture and kill their victims. While female examples of psychopaths include Margeret from Carrie and Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct. Both female psychopaths mentally tortured their victims; Margeret made her daughter pray for hours on end when she suspected that her daughter was sinning while Catherine manipulated the people around her to perform the murders
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