Gaze Essays

  • Male Gaze In Films

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    perspective as something that exposes their masculinisation. As being the subject of male gaze, women are submissive; prone to sexualization, etc. In short, women in media are subjected to visual pleasure by both men and women. Even a woman gazes at other women as they are a part of the audience of the said media. For example of male gaze is found in films such as Baywatch, 007, and many more. In the film Baywatch, male gaze is seen when one of

  • Laura Mulvey's The Male Gaze And Objectification Theory

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    The Male Gaze and Objectification Theory In her highly influential essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” Laura Mulvey proposed the film theory, The Male Gaze. It refers to the way film is generally structured around a masculine viewer and how the feminine view is notably absent even when women view fellow women in film. Describing the tendency in visual culture to depict the world and women from a masculine point of view and in terms of men 's attitudes, she argues that “the most insidious

  • Connie Lionheart In The Gorgon's Gaze

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    Have you ever looked a gorgon in the eye? Connie Lionheart did and survived. Connie Lionheart is a courageous young girl who just so happens to be the main character in Julia Golding’s second book, The Gorgon’s Gaze in her enviromental, fantasy series, The Companions Quartet. Connie, her aunt and friends are in a rush against humanity to save mythical creatures and the environment from extinction. They are in a never ending war to stop the shape shifting creature Kullervo's from wiping out humanity

  • Invisible Man Fancessco Analysis

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    audience a closer look, rather than looking at coldly. The image of woman in her photo is not clear, they disappeared in the space, is no longer a male gaze or peep at a woman 's body, it is a state of using "disappear" new to highlight their own sense of the female body, confused the boundary of fuzzy state, reduce the likelihood of women by men gaze, literally, but also give female body another possibility and development space. Those women is to refuse, romantically disappear, they are not able

  • Analysis Of Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills

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    Indeed, these were what influenced Sherman to create the Film Stills series. Sherman was also influenced by the stereotypes of women as beheld by men. Her works comment on the “male gaze”; especially evident in classical art before the 19th century, women were never portrayed as different individuals, the focus was always on their roles or how men see them. According to society, women are either innocent, sexual or the mother. Sherman

  • Power In The Wife Of Bath's Tale

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    She applies this idea to the fact that ‘the determining male gaze projects its phantasy onto the female figure, which is styled accordingly’, but not necessarily represent her accurately. Whoever holds the dominant position of power can represent the oppressed masses however they choose, regardless of the strength

  • Mad Men Gender Analysis

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    The Reversal of the Gaze: The Disruption of Power Dynamics through the Male Gaze in Mad Men In Mad Men, the world of the office operates in the context of the male gaze in the sense that the rules established for the performances and behaviors of men and women are gendered male. As a result of these rules, women are expected to display themselves for the pleasure of men and act in a submissive role whereas men are supposed to offer women some sort of sexualized attention and take on the role of the

  • Charlotte Bronte's Villette: The First Moment Of Surveillance

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    Charlotte Bronte’s last novel, Villette (1853), tells the story of Lucy Snowe, our narrator, who is particularly unforthcoming with information about herself and as a result, characters like Headmistress Madame Beck and Lucy’s eventual lover, M. Paul Emanuel, resort to spying on Lucy in order to learn more about her. Lucy Snowe, too, uses surveillance to learn more about the people she is with. It’s important to acknowledge these moments of surveillance because “there are more than 175 occasions

  • Essay On Rear Window

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    In Laura Mulvey’s article, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” she writes about the relationship between voyeurism, cinema, and gender. She begins by describing the concept of scopophilia, which means to gain pleasure from looking. She writes that scopophilia is inherently active/masculine, and that pleasure is derived from looking at other people as mere objects. On the other hand, the passive/feminine is derived from the experience of being looked at (pg.188). Mulvey sees this binary relationship

  • A Feminist Perspective Of Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

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    psychoanalysis, Mulvey comes up with the ‘Male Gaze Theory regarding sexual objectification on women in the media. The male gaze is the way in which the visual arts and the literature portrays women and world from a masculine point of view presenting women as objects of male pleasure regardless of being heterosexual male or female, thus the formula of cinema becomes comprised of “women ad image, man as bearer of the look.” The male gaze consists of three different gazes: - look of the camera that records the

  • Pierre Bourdieu Theory

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    An evaluation of Bourdieus theorys on social structure in relation to the Teddy Boys of 1950s- 1960s Britain. This essay is a discussion of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociological report on French culture, La Distinction(1979). The book is based on the author’s empirical research from 1963 until 1968. In the US the book was published as Distinction: A social critique of the Judgement of taste(1984). I would like to investigate how relevant Bourdieu’s theories are in relation to the sub- culture of Teddy

  • Feminist Perspective In Hitchcock's Vertigo

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    perspective after the readings and videos this week. Laura Mulvey’s theory that we are in a sense forced to watch movies through a male perspective as objects for their pleasure, was written at the height of the feminist movement, noted as the “Male Gaze,” ran prevalent throughout this movie. It is unfortunate that Mulvey, while taken seriously, as her writing still resonates today, was unable to change the ways in which the film industry still views women.The entertainment industry and advertising

  • Gender Stereotypes In Mean Girls

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    “Ex boyfriends are just like off limits to friends. I mean that’s just like the rule of feminism” (15:15). This famous saying said by Gretchen Wieners from Mean girls is widely known and most of the time ridiculed by people. Mean Girls is a movie that portrays the stereotypical American high school life. The movie has a main focus on the girls of high school, rather then on the boys. It centers on females and how they act at that certain age. The four mean girls, Regina George, Gretchen Wieners

  • Eyebrow Persuasive Essay

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    thread on eyebrow judging! The Guardian magazine interviewed Victoria Anderson, a researcher at Cardiff University who writes about social media. “Women are aware they will be perceived and judged at any time and that’s not just the male gaze, it’s the peer gaze,” says Anderson. “Eyebrows are about power and self-definition.” The Guardian also interviewed Refinery29’s Caseley-Hayford. “My friends who have no interest in fashion are engaging with beauty more, especially brows,” she says. “False lashes

  • Gender Stereotypes In Sports Essay

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    “Maybe we’ll come out wearing dresses tomorrow. Maybe that’s what everybody’s looking for” said frustrated Toronto Blue Jays Manager, John Gibbons after an interference call the umpire made in a baseball game (qtd. in CBC News). On the surface, Gibbons joke implies that wearing dresses will make his players appear more gentle, soft, and seemingly less competitive. The deeper, underlying implication is that he is associating dresses with femininity, and if his players were more feminine they would

  • Disney Princesses Analysis

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    Many girls dream of their knight in shining armor, a perfect wedding, and a happily ever after ending. Disney princesses give them hope to find love and happiness along with emphasizing their want for the beauty and grace princesses illustrate. Authors of “Cinderella and Princess Culture” and “The Princess Paradox,” Peggy Orenstein and James Poniewozik respectively, agree that most girls like princesses. However, these articles convey differing parental opinions on lessons girls learn from princesses

  • Sisterhood In Alice Walker's The Color Purple

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    Name Instructor Course Date Analysis of Sisterhood Redemption through unity in The Color Purple shows ways in which sisterhood can produce and reinforce newly-formed unions between women, resulting in a sense of autonomy and independence. Sisterhood offers women the chance to gain self-discovery and the capacity to define their lives and sexuality. Alice Walker give power to the female characters via female bonding, which enables them to discover their talents. It is imperative to notice that

  • Miss Piggy Kenya Brennan Analysis

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    There are many ideas as to what makes a feminist icon. Samantha Brennan discusses about a childhood female character that represents feminism and a body-confident role model. In her article "Miss Piggy's Feminism, Redefining Human Relationships through Martial Arts" Brennan creates an educational diction through viewing how Miss Piggy from The Muppet Show has the potential to be a feminist icon. Writing with a proud and didactic tone throughout her article, she shows how Miss Piggy's character is

  • The Way Up To Heaven Roald Dahl Analysis

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    What makes people kill? Is it what people do or say? The author’s name is Roald Dahl. There are many similarities and differences between the “Lamb to the Slaughter” and “The Way Up to Heaven.” The lamb is the weapon that slaughters or kills the husband and the elevator is the highway that rides up to heaven or to death’s door. Roald Dahl intrigues readers with two distinct stories about murder that share similarities in various ways, revealing that things are not always what they seem. The stories

  • Female Empowerment In The Film 'Maleficent'

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    A film may be considered as a commercial enterprise whose business is the selling of entertainment. However, certainly it offers more than that, it tells a story, a reflection of the way a society works and how its people function in relation to ideology and culture which are constantly developing and changing. Given that, Maleficent is one of the movies which show this shifting trend, it moves from an unrealistic plot of women waiting to be saved by a man to an era of portraying women as heroes