The Blonde Bombshell “When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want, and if they care enough to bother with what I’m doing, then I’m already better than them.” (marilynmonroe.com), as once said by the classic and beautiful Marilyn Monroe. She changed the way that we look at ourselves, but most importantly, she changed the way we view life and how we view the world. Marilyn is best known as being the most famous “sex symbol” of the early 1960s. But how did that change society? Well, she had stretch marks on her thighs, she wasn’t what the media considered “thin”, she didn’t have smooth skin, and she wasn’t tan or toned.
Imagine growing up in eleven different foster homes, while getting harassed in many ways by your foster parents. Just to grow up to become one of the world’s biggest sex icons. That is what Marilyn Monroe went through to become who she was. Marilyn Monroe was most famous for her body and how she became an icon but she was more than just a pretty face. To understand how she became this amazing women, you must take a look into her early life, her greatest achievements, along with her rise to fame, and how she made an impact on so many people 's lives.
If Norma Jean did not have this mask of Marilyn Monroe she could be even more depressed than she already was as she would not have the distraction of the drugs, alcohol and men she needed to take her mind off of her depressed thoughts. Marilyn’s mask was not just significant to her but also to the people who idolised her during her generation of time. Marilyn was a huge icon not only for her time but also for to the present day but Norma Jean, not so
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”- once said Marilyn Monroe. From going to foster home to foster home, to becoming one of the worlds biggest stars. Marilyn Monroe is one of America’s biggest icons. She had a detrementing childhood, multiple relationships all of which ended on a negative note, to the ups and downs of her career, to when it all had to end. Monroe is a role model to many.
Marilyn Monroe was an icon: an image that innumerous young women have aspired to become, idolize in more ways than one, and inspire many more people in the entire world to reach for fame and fortune—even if these seekers come from unfortunate backgrounds with no ties to anything more. She was found in a factory during World War II. Her real name was Norma Jeane, and she originally was a brunette. A photographer discovered her while taking pictures in a plant that produced miniature remote-control planes that acted as tools for practice for anti-aircraft. Marilyn, or Norma Jeane—at the age of nineteen—was putting the propellers on these planes when David Conover came to the place of Monroe’s employment by the request of President Ronald Reagan.
Political “Bombshell” “Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.” ―Marilyn Monroe (“Marilyn Monroe”). What’s ironic about this quote is that this way of thinking led to Marilyn Monroe’s many problems in life with her scandalous affairs and wild sex life. Monroe was known as quite the promiscuous woman as well as a depressed train wreck who was destroying her career/life with drugs and other unhealthy substances. This lifestyle led her to make numerous reckless decisions such as getting involved with politicians which would eventually lead to her passing (Lindsey).
She "belonged" to the white family, though it was rarely stated. She had no black friends; the white family was her entire world.” She is also stereotypically uneducated, though good at managing the household and teaching the white children. However, historians Kimberly Wallace-Stevens and Cheryl Thurber argue that this image is a “one dimensional caricature” which “proslavery authors use as a symbol of racial harmony within the slave system”. In other words, most Mammy figures that exist within literature and movies are designed by white Americans to prove that African Americans preferred, rather than detested, being in servitude or enslavement. Furthermore, the Jim Crow Museum explains how the Mammy concept was carefully constructed to desexualize African American women..
Though the poem is a story of two people, only Damon narrates the account. With his monopoly of narration, he uses gender roles to negatively portray Juliana. He relates her to the masculine sun and describes her with the use of animals, utilizing these descriptions to represent her as an unnatural, masculine force which he could not escape. Ultimately, his characterization of Juliana as masculine and powerful serves to legitimize his own emasculation and self-victimization, attempting to inspire pity, rather than scorn, from the
It embodied the currently most honoured way of being a man, it required all other men to position themselves in relation to it and it ideologically legitimated the global subordination of women to men Connell considers that hegemony in gender as a system of relations and practices controlled and directed by a dominative and asymmetrically operating force. Hegemonic masculinity represents the ideal masculinity and the yardstick for gender practice. Hegemonic masculinity refers to a culturally normal and ideal male behaviour. The term hegemonic masculinity has roots in the assumptions that there is a hierarchy of masculine behaviour, suggesting it as a fact that most societies encourage men to exemplify a dominant versions of
However, Marion goes from being the object of sexual desire towards being represented with no portrayal at all, as we see at the end of the picture. As Klinger suggests, she becomes “an almost complete visual nonentity” (334). Mulvey in her lecture Hicthcock Blonde, argues of a mannequin-like, cosmetic body, which audiences are presented with, and which creates a “surface that conceals” and deceives. Unarguably, the points of such an overview can be applied to numerous works of mainstream cinematic art; however, in the case of the chosen picture, the analysis lies