Gender Stereotypes In Inside Out

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The movie involves an 11-year-old girl by the name of Riley Anderson who just recently moved from Minnesota to San Francisco, California. The main plot of the story focuses on her five emotions that apparently help “control” her and her actions. The setting of the story is in a large command tower that is located inside of Riley’s head. The names of the emotions coincide with their role in the plot as well as their respective emotion. These consist of Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. Joy, Sadness, and Disgust are both portrayed with female gender stereotypes. Likewise, Fear and Anger are portrayed with male gender stereotypes. In her head, a lot of her actions are lead primarily by Joy. The main goal of her five emotions are to create positive and happy memories that are portrayed as colored orbs that are sent to “long-term memory” to be sorted at the end of the day while Riley is sleeping. Riley has five…show more content…
This movie portrayed the inner workings of one’s brain and how all emotions are needed; that all emotions work together and work against each other to help a person adapt to change, life events and life. Just because a person is sad, does not mean they are depressed. It’s a normal response to a stressful event. However, if a person does not cope with sadness and if left untreated could lead to a life of hopelessness, despair and ultimately Depression. In the movie, Riley had to cope with the entire concept of moving from her comfort zone to an area that was completely outlandish to her. Without her emotions to help guide her, it sent her into a depression accompanied by rage and hostility to those who love her. By the end of the movie, Riley had experienced what could be labeled as an “emotional roller-coaster” of sorts that ends with a rather satisfying
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