Though there are no significant changes in how woman is portrayed in the movies, but there are some significant changes in respect of gender roles and gender stereotypes. Prior to the discussion, it is important to propose that gender roles and gender stereotypes are usually related to one another. While gender roles related to the behavior done by the men and women, gender stereotypes are “the representative of a society’s collective’s knowledge about masculinity and femininity” (Crespi, p.3). So, gender roles contribute the material for gender stereotypes. Foremost, gender stereotypes are very influential in making the conceptualization of women and men in social categories by gender.
Katherine Watson lives by her own definition in many different ways. From the beginning of the film we see Katherine in half light, suggesting that she is conservative and does not voice her opinion also gives us the impression of mystery, like all the other women in the film. Towards the end we see how Katherine Watson's opinion becomes valuable to the girls and now instead of seeing her in half light, we see how her whole face brightens up and we see her as a true leader. Katherine is most of the time framed within a frame giving us the feel of her, women in general, being trapped. From the day she arrives at Wellesley, her personality is completely different to everyone else, director Mike Newell portrays this in the differentiation of colours she wears compared to the pale and plain colours everyone else around her wears.
“Jennifer Siebel Newsom” a leader of new generation of feminists, Her movies have a gender perspective and they are aimed at addressing the social issues that we all face in our day-to-day lives. Her movies are an eye opener to the society and it talks about
In Sally Potter’s Orlando (1992), and Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game (2014), society’s expectations of gender and sexuality develop the crucial motivations behind the central character’s decisions throughout both films. From the Elizabethan era to the Second World War, these characters experience diverse cultural and historical periods, each with their own definitions of gender roles and sexuality. By comparing and contrasting these conventions throughout both films, audiences can explore how social conventions inhibit one’s wellbeing. In addition to providing an insight into how Orlando achieves satisfaction in his/her life in a way Alan Turing does not. Despite differing time periods, both Potter and Tyldum explore how the protagonists’ plight to comply with society’s disapproval of homosexuality and the oppressive definitions of masculinity and femininity significantly diminish their wellbeing.
For part 1 of English course we studied about language in cultural context and explored different texts that express global cultural values. This written task relates to my study of language in cultural context and, in particular, to the focus on the gender inequality. In this part of my course, I have considered how audience and purpose affect the structure and content of texts. The other learning outcome I believe I had achieved is to demonstrate an awareness of how language and meaning are shaped by culture. In addition, my written task is informed by my study of the gender inequality in the film, “Mona Lisa Smile” which explores life through feminism, marriage and education led by a modernist teacher in the circa of the 1950’s.
The movie I have chosen to compare with “Thelma & Louise” is “The Hours”. “The Hours" was evaluated as another great impact after the Sam Mendes that British film made on the American film. Also, I believe the themes of “Thelma & Louise” and “The Hours” are both about women trying to get freedom. “The Hours” is talking about fates of three women in different times that have connected by a book called “Mrs. Dalloway”, written by Virginia Woolf.
248). Furthermore, by using the various methodologies and perspectives contained under the umbrella of feminist film theory, feminist film critics illustrate the distinct relationship between feminist film theory and criticism. As in film theory the concept of “counter cinema” (cite) was taken up by feminist film critics, however that was not their only approach. The developments in feminist film criticism, recent and not so, point to the investigation of the effects race, ethnicity, class, and sexual preference and the differences between women have on the progress of film. And it is exactly this distinct relationship between feminist film theory and criticism that creates a sense of urgency for a positive future of feminist film criticism; one that will focus, more rigorously, on exploring the global perspectives in “film and media in various locations and across class, racial, and ethnic groups throughout the world" (McHugh & Shobchak, p. ).
She is also expected to sleep on a straw. Saru feels why the woman is considered unholy during menstruation periods. For Saru the very word “mother” stands for old traditions and rituals, for her mother sets up a bad model, which distorts her growth as a woman, as a Being… Thus, the strange childhood experiences up her inflated ego and her thirst for power over others. She worked hard to become a doctor. She had clear view of her life and her studies.
After that classify which is included in expressive illocutionary acts. The theory used is the theory of Searle (1969) to determine which including expressive illocutionary acts in a conversation in the film Donnie Brasco. As the result, expressive Illocutionary Acts in the film Donnie Brasco more found thanking than Apologizing. The advantages are submission on the discussion is very good and clear. In the discussion section the author also connects expressive illocutionary acts that are related to the context situations in the movie scene, but it would be better if the author provides the theoretical basis used in aligning the context of situations and circumstances to present a concrete
According to “Nicola Watson” the publication of little women in 1868 that talks about a founding myth of American girlhood. The story of a family of four girls and how they grow up during the American Civil War. (Louisa May Alcott, little women (1868-9)”p.13-17”. This essay will talks about the difference between four sisters and their dreams but the difference in the character of Jo and Laurie because they want to reach to their dreams but the society at that time refused the working woman like jo s character as well as Laurie wanted to work as a musician but the society refused this job and his father wants him to work as a business man. The second point will talks about Louisa May Alcott that defense the individual rights of men in the character of Laurie.