Lacey Chabert

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  • Errol Morris Will The Real Hooded Man Please Stand Up?

    Media, in the forms of photography, film, and writing are similar in that they often reveal a particular message, or comment on a societal aspect. For some, these messages may be underlying, while in others, they are evident and transparent. This idea helps distinguishes differences in media. Photography is widely open for interpretation. In the case of Errol Morris’ “Will the Real Hooded Man Please Stand Up?” the lack of context and textual clues make it hard to discern what was true or what the photograph claimed to show. This idea of truth is a notion Morris continues to comment on throughout his piece. He does not merely talk about truth in the context of the photographs he’s discussing, but instead truth as a universal topic, a topic we often “uncritically think” to understand. Mean Girls, written by Tina Fey tells the story of a teenage girl as she comes to terms with both her physical, social, and intellectual identity. Films enhance the setting, scenery, and dialogue within a plot. Instead of creating images and scenarios in our own heads, films create a virtual reality for us. We are able to relate more when we can see a visual evolution of a particular character or theme. In this case, the character evolution of Cady Heron. Writing, in the form of texts, lie between these two opposite spectrums. Texts provide a basis for understanding, while at the same time, leaving room for interpretation and imagination. Gloria Anzaldúa “How to Tame A Wild Tongue” explores how…

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  • Symbolism In Mean Girls

    High School is a period in adolescence where identities are found within the self by figuring out where they belong in this world. That can be hard especially for teens like Cady Heron in the 2004 movie Mean Girls directed by Mark Waters based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes which encompasses females in high school cliques and how damaging it can be for development to girls. Cady Heron is a 16 year old who has just moved back to the states after living in Africa for her parents zoology…

    Words: 1910 - Pages: 8
  • Femininity And The Bitch: Movie Analysis

    Traditionally, femininity is associated with a particular set of personality traits and behaviours, which are deemed acceptable for women to perform by the most influential institutions of the dominant culture. The teen makeover movie is a visual medium that reinforces these expectations through the types of female characters they present. Gender stereotypes reveal a distinct correlation between performances of idealized femininity and the distribution of female power in their high school…

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