The Metaphor Of Older Women In Today's Pop Culture

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When thinking about an older woman in today’s pop culture, the first person I think of is Beverly Harris from the hit TV show Roseanne. Beverly is the mother of Roseanne and grandmother to her four kids. She is the exact definition of “Metaphor” of the older woman in the show; Myrna Hunt argues that the Metaphor for disease, isolation, worthlessness, vulnerability, dissatisfaction and decrepitude (Pg 12).

Beverly In the show Beverly can seem to be bitter at times she is always feeling worthless and sorry for herself and likes any attention that people will give her. Since her divorce of 20 years she has herself isolated and lives alone. Many times she feels forgotten by her family and will try to make her family feel bad for ignoring

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