The Reservoir Dogs Feminist Analysis

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Generally, in films, women change the attitude and behavior in men. Women make men more subtle and calm. Men also watch what they say and what they do. In Reservoir Dogs, there are no women. The absence of women in The Reservoir Dogs makes it okay for them to be disrespectful and vulgar between each other, and demonstrates that in times of tragedy, men will defend and comfort one another. Reservoir Dogs opens with all of the men sitting at a table in a diner discussing what the meaning of the song, “Like a Virgin,” by Madonna means. Mr. Brown argues that it is about “a girl who meets a guy with a big d**k.” He goes on to explain it in further detail by saying that the song is about a girl who is a “regular f**k machine” who meets a guy…show more content…
On the way to the rendezvous, Mr. Orange is a bloody mess, crying and yelling in the car. You can tell he is in a massive amount of pain and that he is scared. White then takes his hand and starts talking to him to calm him down. In situations like this, a female is usually the one that comforts the man, but since there are no women, White knows he has to step up for Orange. In war films, it is okay for a soldier to hold his buddy, as long as his buddy is dying on the battlefield. In a crime film, a mob lieutenant can embrace his boss like a lover, as long as he is riddled with bullets. In this case, it is okay for the grown man to hold the hand of another man, as long as he is a bloody mess. When they arrive at the rendezvous, White is carrying Orange in still attempting to keep his spirits up. You can tell that Orange is still in pain, so white asks him, “Who 's a tough guy?” in the same kind of context that a dad would tell his son or daughter after they scrape their knee and they are crying. White proceeds to lay Orange down, Unbuckle his belt. He is still talking to him and comforting him. Orange tells White, “Larry, I’m scared. Would you please hold me?” White doesn 't hesitate to give the bloody dying kid what he wants. The audience does not find anything wrong with this because the kid is dying and there are no women around to make it appropriate. If there was a woman in this scene, she would probably be the one trying to comfort the dying man and hold him so he wouldn’t feel scared through this tragic event. White fills the role of the woman fine though, and he is not questioned in the mind of the audience because he is simply comforting someone in need of
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