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WOMEN’S PLACE IN ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

Throughout the novel, Kesey uses sexuality to condemn women in power as unnatural beings. He criticizes women who want reform by describing the “Big Nurse” as a masculine machine, indicating that they have to adopt male characteristics to receive control of something bigger than just their homes. By giving the men their power back at the end, Ken Kesey ends the novel with as stubbornly sexist a tone as it started. He reassures men in his era that, traditionally, they are superior and that they can reassert the power they had believed to have lost if they wish.

Nuanced Visions of Motherhood in ’20th Century Women’, ‘Mommy’ and ‘Lion’

Even though the notion of separating motherhood into just ‘good’ or ‘bad’ is starting to fade, we still have a long way to go to accept mothers as also human beings. There is no set moral way to raise a child, especially when you’re struggling with the reality of motherhood. It’s not like in the fairytales; they do make mistakes but they also learn to take make a lesson from it. With the help of movies like the ones mentioned above, we get to understand the mindsets of mothers, both for their own changing personas as they tackle each new problem and their developing child. No one is perfect but at the end of the day, no one can strip them of their title.

The Male Gaze in the 21st Century Cinema

There are both active and passive aspects of the desiring look. The male character controls the visual point of the view, whereas the oppressed sex (women) have no say in the way they are being looked at because the camera aligns with the male character. The viewer is forced to adapt the male position which creates the main issue. With Mulvey’s famous words, “to-be-looked-at-ness” becomes the female character’s primary concern because it serves to the heterosexual man’s eye. It’s entitlement to all of the privileges awarded to gazers, entitlement to view women and to discuss and exploit their bodies without consequence. Not only do men employ the male gaze but also women who objectify and evaluate one another, seeing each other through the gaze because that’s what we’re trained to do.

How Films Depict the Complex Processes of Grief

Grief can be tricky and bizarre no matter whether you’re going through a normal or a complicated process. Sometimes movies are the powerful tools you need to solve the mystery of yourself. When you least expect it, it’s an alarming feeling to have a movie catch you off-guard so easily. Movies like Manchester by the Sea, In the Fade and Demolition remind people who struggle with a complicated grieving process that they’re not alone on this road.

Frances Ha and Female Friendships

If you were to take a moment and think of what movies teach us about female friendships, what would you realize? That they teach us to be jealous of each other, that women cant empathise with other women, that we fight over love interests that actually don’t matter as much as the friendship does. As women, we’re taught to be components, not friends. This is where Frances Ha steps in and decides to change the game a bit more with a promising perspective on female friendships.

Outer Space Movies: Unusual Wilderness Survival Stories

Although isolation does not sound like an appealing topic for film, it is a fundamental part of being human that stresses our desire for love, friendship or simply understanding. This universal theme gains more importance when the movie takes place in the outer space where the feeling of home hits different. Movies like Gravity (2013), Moon (2009), Interstellar (2014) attempt to dig deep into the mind of its central character, asking what things we would all have to face with if we were to be completely and utterly alone, in a place we have no understanding of.

Feminist Criticism on Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road is definitely not the first female led action movie to be made , but it is one of very few that completely ignores the use of women in films as a sidekick or a love interest. With the partnership of Max and Furiosa, we get to see a vision of a society where everyone can be treated as human beings and not ruled by threat or force. There will be many other critiques upon this movie but it is certain that it is beautifully shot, fast-paced, enjoyable and yes, feminist.
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