Gender Roles In The Devil Wears Prada

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Everyone has different personalities but interestingly, most of the people have tried to become identical recently. They just follow the instructions of who they should be as much as they saw in the media instead of discovering their true selves. These instructions are mainly created by society and people are getting these instructions mostly in movies and in other media channels. Most of them can be called as gender roles which means the spesific attitudes and behaviors given by society to people regarding on their biological sexes. Gender roles and also stereotypes have an enormous impact on people’s lives since it shapes everyone’s identities and lifestyles. After media became that important and in everywhere, these gender roles and stereotypes have been spread much more and they became inevitable. The main question that is media only…show more content…
Firstly, unlike the classic movies, this movie was centered by female characters. There is a heroic female character called ‘Miranda’ and her new assisstant named ‘Andy’. Miranda was kind of a queen of fashion industry. On the other hand, Andy was newly graduated young woman who wants to be a journalist. Both are career oriented women. In the conversations between the female characters, men were never the subject. Another challenge towards gender roles in the movies can be that while Andy was a second assistant of the chief-editor in the magazine company, Nate, her boyfriend, was just a cook in a restaurant. This is also different than traditional movies since women has a better rank compared to her lover in the society. With all these points, it can be said that women are shown as strong and powerful instead of men and also they are shown as economically free since they have good jobs. Even though, the movie stressed out all these points, there are still reinforcing traditional gender roles and also
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