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Essay for Silence of the Lambs (the movie), gender roles

CarlosGarcia19 2 / 4  
Dec 1, 2009   #1
I'm not sure if you guys watched the movie the Silence of the Lambs. If you have, please help me out with this essay.

We have mostly been discussing gender roles and topics such as feminism and sexism.

The prompt is
Does the conflict between Clarice's "empathy" and Crawford's rationalism actually suggest that the film ultimately reinforces existing gender stereotypes?

Here is what I came up with so far. What I basically need is help with constructing a thesis and making sure if I'm on the right track with my outline.

I. Begin by explaining background of the movie
A. Talk about major topics in the film
1. Sexism
2. Heterosexism
3. Feminism
II. Explain characters and how they are affected by some of these topics
A. Clarice
1. Working in an environment with men
2. Include important details
a. Meeting with Crawford
b. Dismissing the men when diagnosing the body
c. Uses her instinct to try to solve the crime
B. Crawford
1. Tries to be very masculine
2. Include important details
a. Dismisses Clarice when they are with all the other agents
b. Uses computer to solve the crime rather than through her instinct
III. Conclusion
A. Summarize points
EF_Susan - / 2,364 12  
Dec 2, 2009   #2
Sometimes the best way to start formng your own unique analysis of a work of art, including literary of cinematic art, is to look at other people's analysis to get you started: honefoss.vgs.no/AF/Info/nattsv%20analyse.htm.

Google the title with the word theme or analysis, and read lots of people's ideas... when you reflect on those ideas, type a few paragraphs about each pont that s made, and then categorize your paragraphs according to the parts of this outline.

It can be fun, because analysis is a way of appreciating great works of art. Even though this s "school work," it s also focused on art, which is all about enjoyment.

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