Stereotypes In Film

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The first film is about a quiet teenage girl named Dawn who has strict parents. She then met Charlie at a gas station and she was attracted to him. At first, Dawn refused to hang out with Charlie but once he gained her trust, she agreed to go with him. Things did not ended well as Charlie and his friends fooled Dawn and she paid the consequence of her actions with her life. On the other hand, the second film spoke of what a man should act like, how gender norms forced a man to become violent to prove their masculinity. The two films have different focus points however, both reveal topics that are relevant in society. The first story film was directed by Rose McGowan. The film is appealing because of its exquisite details and designed meaning …show more content…
Another understanding of this film is that overprotective parents could cause their children the loss of their instincts of self-preservation, and could also lead to tragic consequences. Sometimes, people who are too eager to be free will be desperate to find ways to break through the limit, and they might not be able to bear the consequences. This film is being sent as a message to raise awareness about seeking an escape from living in a sheltered life and losing one’s instinct of self- preservation. The second short film titled “American Male” by MTV was directed by director Michael Rohrbaugh. The techniques that were used to attract my attention are the voice over that was used. It makes me listen more attentively to the film in order to have a better understanding of this film. Moreover, a good cast can always make a film more interesting since the cast of this film clearly illustrated how a man becomes confused of his own gender and becomes dependent on the level of masculinity set by majority of society. The film shows how a man is questions his own identity and forced to be violent in aims of proving his masculinity to others. Males are always defined as masculinity, on the other hand females are defined …show more content…
It is said to be that a man who has a masculine identity should act more masculine than the woman who does not have masculine identity. Females are always known to be powerless and weak, on the other hand male always known to be powerful and strong compared to females. According to Cristina (2010), the man is obviously expected to be more powerful, more masculine and stronger. According to the website of Boundless (2016), gender role is the expectation of the society on how a man and woman act and behave. It also said that masculine role is traditionally associated with strength, aggression, and dominance, while feminine roles have traditionally been associated with passivity,

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