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Essay length: 1,500 words

  • View the following two movies and write an essay that evaluates the portrayal and development of the two lead characters in both movies in a comparative analysis
  • Two movies criticizing gender stereotypes in Hollywood movies in two completely different ways 
    • The Proposal
    • Knight and Day
  1. Both movies are available on short loan at the library (please do watch the movies in a timely manner so you do not run out of time for this assessment)
  2. You can link this essay to any of the topics discussed in class, so long as it is relevant, however, do keep the discussion focused and narrow (I am looking for depth of insight, not breadth of coverage). 
  3. You should present an in-depth well-thought-out discussion that shows your understanding of the subject matter. Review and integrate into the discussion a minimum of 10 academic references
  4. Topics discussed:

Gender difference

Language change

Gendered talk in same-sex conversation

Gender construction

Gendered speech across cultures

Women, men and politeness

Women and men in the media

Gender in the workplace

  • MY OPINION ON THE MOVIES/ARGUMENTATION:

Knight and day is like a disney fairytale where the guy is the hero and the girl is the helpless princess. Parody

The proposal present itself as switching gender roles to switch it again at the end.

I like the point of view of this article: 

https://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2009/06/the_proposal_the_romcom_formul.html

Also this one: 

https://prezi.com/m/470g8ubijiib/gender-roles-in-the-proposal

Other interesting results:

Normalizing Male Dominance: Gender Representation in 2012 Films

The essay will pay particular attention to the following aspects:

  • Depth of insight
  • Quality of discussion
  • Originality of approach/ideas
  • Coherence 
  • Strength of argumentation
  • Drawing on related research and insights