Hollywood films have influenced our values and beliefs of socio-cultural groups within a film. In the context of race and gender the films Cowboys and Aliens (2011) and the searchers (1956) both share similarities. These two successful films are 55 years apart the both convey the perspectives of race and gender through the reflection of American Indians in these films. The films The Searchers and Cowboys and Aliens show that Hollywood has changed the way we see the status of Indians. In the earlier film the Indians are represented as killers and mongrels as in this current day and age we have grown to accept them and appreciate their culture. This is done prominently through both films as they feature the interaction between white Americans and Indians. The searchers depict the Indians as the villains who capture the girls from the white American families and are seen as a risk to the community. In the
In comparison to the movie, the play undermines male dominance by focusing on women’s efforts to solve their own problems. First of all, there aren’t even men in the cast of the play,
She’s the Man is a comedy/romance movie that stars Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum. She’s the Man is a story about Viola Hastings, a girl who’s passion is soccer. When the girl’s Soccer Program, at her school, gets cancelled, she then tries out for the mens team. However, the men tell Viola that girls are not good enough to play for their team. So, when Viola finds out her brother, Sebastian, is sneaking off to London for a music tour, she decides to pretend to be him and try out for the mens soccer team. Unfortunately, she falls in love with her roommate, Duke. This causes all of her plans to get tangled together, and Viola must find out how to fix them before people uncover her identity. She’s the Man has various gender concepts within the movie. Some of these concepts will be described, briefly below.
The movie represents the issues of sexism and authority issues. Most of the male patients have said to been involved with overpowering women in relationships. The role of each woman changed the way the men acted.This movie is representing the roles of women and how they are
In Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Kesey promotes sexist views through the way he characterizes his female characters. He does this showing women in a dehumanizing light. The nurse for example is constantly showing her source of power over the males on the ward by simply taking away theirs. However kesey also adds in women such as Candy to simply help empower men. Kesey wrote his novel in the 1960s. During the 1960s the feminist movement, also know as the women’s movement, was underway with reforms on issues like domestic violence sexual harassment and reproductive rights. for women. Ironically Kesey wrote his novel during this time and through his novel we are his views on sexism.
“People tend to overestimate the difference because they notice the extremes” Zlata Krizan. In this
Society has clearly defined boundaries between what is considered to be male or female. The development of an individual’s gender role is formed by interactions with those in close proximity. Society constantly tells us how we should look, act and live based on gender, as well as the influence of family, friends and the media have a tremendous impact on how these roles are formed and the expected behavior of each gender role.
“I guess in this society, being a male and an a**hole makes you worthy of our time.”, Kat Stratford said in 10 Things I Hate About You. When comparing the original play The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things there are many differences. Some differences include the era in which each was produced, the love story portrayed are each a bit unique, and how the role of women are portrayed.
The image portrayal of women in this film is a way for the people in our society to see women as not having good standards. As when Waldo is first introduced to the film Darla instantly started gazing after him for being the rich, clean cut young man. Also Boys see girls as a scapegoat when it comes to their problems such as the scene when the club house burned down, and Alfalfa almost lost his best friend he says, “it all happened because I liked a girl” but it was really nothing to do with Darla that caused all of those events to happen it came from him not telling the truth and trying to hide her. One can also see the ideal role a woman should play in society. For instance, after the race Spanky did not expect Darla to be the one that helped them or be the one under the helmet. Another example, is how disappointed Spanky and Alfalfa was for not being able to meet AJ Ferguson, but all along they were expecting the “worlds greatest racer” to be a man. Which supports the idea that a woman was not expected to play roles that were usually thought of being for men only. Labeling women with stereotypes or specific roles in society can have a negative effect, but, at the same time be a good opportunity for women to set goals and achieve
This is because for getting there within the patriarchal culture and structures, there is required from them to demonstrate agentic and masculine behaviors. By doing so, they are established as powerful and the ‘baddie’ of the film. This is all demonstrated by Miranda, who is seen as mobbing and lead by intimidating, humiliating, and degrading. Also, if one is an ambitious woman like Andy on their career path, the need is that one becomes not a very nice person for achieving a senior or leader role. Also, it is argued by Greer (2000) that for women to move higher in the male dominated world, they are only accepted if they are also able to include in them the masculine cultural ideals.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a wonderfully imagined novel that the author, C.S. Lewis, wrote for his goddaughter Lucy. He aspired to incorporate many elements that little girls like Lucy, in particular, would find intriguing, such as the compelling beauty of the wood inside the wardrobe, the magnificence of the characters in it, and the great significance of relationships between family and friends. He even named the young protagonist Lucy. However, by focusing on his intention to enchant her, Lewis also negligently integrates sexist attitudes and stereotypical gender roles into the tale. This invites little girls and little boys to personify the roles that society enforces upon them.
The movie, A League of Their Own, is a moving film that depicts how women emerged from the household after World War II. Women before the war were suppose to be women of the house. People felt the only thing a woman was good for was to cook, clean and take care of the children. After World War II, women wanted to leave the house. This movie depicts how women show they can do the same things as men can do.
Willa Cather’s My Ántonia is often regarded as a foundational work of western literature, yet it goes far beyond its reputation as a prototypical prairie novel. When it was originally published in 1918, My Ántonia addressed issues that were often left unattended in literature (but were quite relevant to the time nonetheless) such as immigration, gender roles, and women’s rights. By devoting discourse to such issues, some aspects of Cather’s novel remain relevant to this day both socially and politically. Yet, despite its pioneering attitude towards societal shortcomings in particular equalities, My Ántonia falls short in certain facets of its relevance to present times. Cather’s treatment of the novel’s sole African-American character as a
It shown that not only the boy can do everything or be a leader. In this world there are too many buyers gender which make people feel unfair. The best example that happen in myself. Before I enter this university, I had been Singapore for a short break work. While my major was an event management, so that I really hope that I get a job in the event industry. I had tried interview for few company they only willing to find boy. They think that man can good in planning and logistic but woman only can work on paperwork. In this movie not only show that everything is possible also show that woman power. We are just same as the man, we can do what man
Advertising and mass media forms gender codes that are associated with representing male and female attributes. These gender codes shape the way society views gender and also the acceptance of gender performance. As discussed above in section 2, gender is not formed at birth, this self identification is governed by socio cultural norms. Media often presents these socio cultural aspects and set these as ideal for gender roles. Mass media becomes a primary tool which encourages people to participate in a gendered world. (krijen et al ,