As a first step, in order to do so, a theory chapter provides the reader with relevant background knowledge and concepts explained that will be referred to later on in the analytical chapters. This first part focuses on the key terms ‘male’ and ‘antihero’; it gives possible definitions and further elaborates on the social history of white male American masculinity and the male body as well as on the term ‘the hero’s journey’. In terms of film analysis, a semiotic approach to mise-en-scène introduces aspects of composition and colour symbolism. Since masculinity as such and the struggles the characters are going through are closely related with identity, a separate section sets emphasis on identity formation and crisis, sexuality, desires, and the pursuit of happiness. Moreover, another subchapter discusses the meaning of the term ‘American Dream’, give a brief overview on the development of the corresponding idea(s) behind it, and investagate on American values.
The main issues to be tackled address the similarities and differences regarding male and female capacity to exert control over the others and upon themselves, be it physical or mental. The conducted
The Web Essay on the Male Gaze by the authors Thomas Streeter, Nicole Hintlian, Samantha Chipetz, and Susanna Callender, on the University of Vermont website, discusses the exploitation of the male gaze in advertising, and provides several convincing examples to explain its impact on women. The male gaze has been a long tradition in western art, which presents women as objects to be viewed by male viewers. This tradition continues in modern advertising and the omnipresence of this tradition has made it so that "Women watch themselves being looked at" (Berger, 1973, p.47).
LITERAL ANALYSIS Both The Odyssey and Paradise Lost provide their readers with an excess of complex characters to uncover and explore. As the stories unravel, one is able to look deeper into the characters and their nature, having influence and being influenced by the portrayal of gender. While no one can argue that different individuals will inevitably act and feel differently–especially males and females, particularly in classical literature–there are also many underlying parallels, with there being a semblance to the standard image of gender and the characteristics that come about as a result. Analysis of the Male Characters: Both Paradise Lost and The Odyssey present classical characters that define the male standard.
The first women’s rights convention accelerated several other conventions that gave women a voice. The planning of those conventions initiated the creation of the Declaration of Sentiments. During the reform movement, the efforts made towards women’s rights were effective because of women’s
Margaret Atwood has seamlessly woven a tapestry of feminist elements - mainly regarding gender oppression - within her works. With that, using two of Atwood’s texts, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Year of The Flood, as the foundation for our literary research, we will be focusing on the commodification of the female flesh in both similar dystopian contexts. Commodification refers to the action or process of treating an object, or a person, as a raw material or product that can be bought and sold, or even treated as an object of which sovereignty can be held over by one. In both works, women are victimized and treated as sexual beings whose bodies and physical expressions can be freely used by the men who have power over them against their will. The two texts illustrate how society brings about the oppression of women and this exacerbates the commodification of women.
How exactly does Sons of Anarchy use Gemma Teller as the representation of female power? Before being able to analyze Gemma Teller’s role in the male dominated world of Sons of Anarchy, it is important to look at what defines a matriarchy. In an entry for the Encyclopedia of Anthropology, Anne Siegetsleitner explains that matriarchy holds two meanings. The first meaning is that of
In a third and final point, we’ll consider that both gender studies and feminism should be studied separately because gender studies goes further and takes into account sexual characteristics and oppression in general rather than only social oppression towards a biological sex, being women. Gender is something different from social movements. Indeed, in general, gender studies bring to a reflexion on what is being a male and what is being a female according to time and places.
Introduction Psychoanalysis is an appealing field for theoretical inquiry, and it is commonly argued that it is instrumental to the literature production and reception as well. In the previous two chapters, we have already given a general background of theories of identity crisis, mainly psychological theories, and its existences in postmodern literature. In this chapter, we will focus on how the major character in McEwan’s Atonement experiences identity crisis, relying on the social psychologist Erik Erikson’s theory. We will select some pertinent passages, and attempt to diagnose the character’s psychological conflicts displayed throughout the implicit and explicit characterization.
As Atwood builds the main character, Offred, to represent our contemporary world, she especially focuses
Instead of continuing the encouragement of progressive women 's rights, Browder showed that we reflect on the gift of authentic femininity as antithetical to radical feminism. A real page turner, this book is one of the more fantastic compilation of reflections, essays, memoirs, and historical facts about moral issues such as critical with regard to the dignity of human
Thus, CRT will be used as a means to allow Latina/os to express their experiences. Further, CRT scholars would argue that those with minority status have an inherent competence to speak about race and racism (Delgado & Stefancic, 2001; Solórzano and Yosso, 2002). The primary purpose of this study was to advocate for the needs of Latina/o students in higher education, and provide information that could ensure that their needs are being met and that they feel supported in higher education. Thus, CRT will be used as a framework to discuss the continued marginalization of Latina/o students attending higher education and allow for their voices to be understood. Finally, Critical Race theorists contend that while more virulent forms of racism may
Introduction Gender and racism is the creation of the society (Dabhoiwala, 2012). Among the most affected groups are the black women who are negatively perceived from an early age. I feel black women are disproportionately represented in the United Kingdom. The study seeks to highlight the disparity between races among school going children and this pattern in adulthood.
Similarly, oppression and inequality must first be addressed at an institutional level. Intersectionality is equipped to do just that, as through acknowledging the intersectional “interplay” of gender, sexuality, class, and race, oppression and inequality are reinforced, created and upheld (Mattsson, 2014, p.8). As Mattsson (2014) describes, by understating the complexities of intersexuality in power relations, we can challenge the social structures that create oppression in the first place. It is only through these realizations that the correlations between oppression, institutions, inequalities, power, and suffrage can be recognized and understood, for instance, the disproportionate HIV infection rates among the black female population, as well as the disproportionate domestic and sexual assault indigenous women encounter (Amnesty International, 2009; Logie et al.,
This article is analyzes how filmmakers critique gender ideology with the use of Joyce Carol Oates's works. Feminist film criticism has explored the representation of women operates as a form of exploitation masked as idolizing and the ways that the female spectator can subvert the masculine point of view. It focuses on Joyce Carol Oates's short story "The Girl" which depicts the filming of a rape.