Movie Analysis: Mona Lisa Smile

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This paper will focus on the analysing the movie of “Mona Lisa Smile” in terms of socio-cultural studies. Mainly this analysis will base on the topic of gender. In the process of analyzing the movie, the terms of identity and consumption culture will participate for supporting the ideas. The paper will consist of two main parts in order to produce an analysis according to sociocultural issues. The first part will give a short summary of the movie and an explanation of the characters in the movie for creating a general thought. The second part is based on issues that we are seeing in the movie with relation to understanding the topic of gender. The film tells the lives of American women who are no longer required to interfere in male work as…show more content…
One day, in her lesson she shows some example of the advertisements. By showing examples from the advertisements to her students, Katherine showing that they were imposed only on being good housewives. She tells them that only being a good mother and wife role are admitted. Girls are influenced by her warnings. Betty while she was the most hostile to her, she regrets that she did and decides to organize her life according to her wishes and choices rather than her parents. She decides to divorce her husband and continue her education at Yale Law School, also decide to move a different city and being a roommate with Giselle. On the other hand, Joan was accepted to Yale Law School but she prefers to be a housewife even Katherine opposed this situation, Joan told her that is what she want. Also, Connie forgives her boyfriend and they continue their…show more content…
Also, the main reason for choosing this film is, in the movie, gender issues are the main problems. For example; in the film, Katherine is a feminist female character who has modern thinking, has an extreme life according to the time judgements and morals but strict rules and patterns are valid in the college and in the society, and students or teachers who do not comply with them are removed from the college by the "authority." When she first came to college, a woman shows her and told her that “you cannot come after eight, you cannot cook, no man in school” so she moved a house with a colleague but in the neighborhood same strict rules are valid. Because of public pressure, she doesn’t want to go her house with her boyfriend because the thought that what will other
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