Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Gender representation

Normally the role of the hero or villain is played by a male actor as they are seen to be more dominating and powerful. Due to this, the role of the victim is played by a female actress. Although this is not always the case, for example in the film Silence of the lambs, a female plays the heroic role. It has also been shown that a change in stereotypical gender roles can be more effective to an audience. Women lead characters are becoming quite common.

Example of a male hero - James Bond

Example of a male victim - Severus Snape (Harry Potter)

Example of a female hero - Cat-woman

Example of a female victim - Wendy Torrance (The shining)

Chloe Barker

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