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1 Marxist Lens: Use Binary Oppositions to study exhibits! Conformity Individuality Like the foggy background? Just like Chief Bromdens mind.

2 The Lion King Binary Oppositions Male vs. female Male vs. female Superego vs. id Superego vs. id Lion – hyena Lion – hyena Responsibilitylaziness Responsibilitylaziness Lightdarkness Lightdarkness Basic/simpleintellectual Basic/simpleintellectual Strongweak (physically) Strongweak (physically) Structureanarchical dictatorship/oppression Structureanarchical dictatorship/oppression Goodevil Goodevil Capitalismcommunism Hoard greedilyshare Loyal to systemloyal to self Spiritualatheistic Masculinefeminine/ effeminate Myth/magicrealism Straightgay Nationalism/patriotism foreign

3 Cuckoos Nest Binary Oppositions Sanity vs. insanity Sanity vs. insanity Male vs. female Male vs. female Black vs. white Black vs. white Individuality vs. conformity Individuality vs. conformity Nature vs. machine Nature vs. machine Human vs. robotic Human vs. robotic Toughsoft Toughsoft Clever/worldlyintellectual Clever/worldlyintellectual Street smartsbook smarts Street smartsbook smarts Green-grey Green-grey Flesh-steel Flesh-steel Green-red Green-red Disturbednon-disturbed Crazynormal RatchedMcMurphy Realimaginary Realityimagination Governmenthippies AcutesChronics Strongweak (physically& mentally) Chief Bromdenhis mind Manman Ratchedinstitution Orderchaos

4 Cuckoos Nest Binary Oppositions Goodbad Goodbad JesusSatan JesusSatan Idsuperego Idsuperego Controloutburst Controloutburst Democracydictatorship Democracydictatorship Staffpatients Staffpatients Choiceforce Choiceforce Ingestingdenying (medication) Ingestingdenying (medication) InsideOutside InsideOutside Confident--inadequate Confident--inadequate Acceptabledeplorable Clarityfog Mindmatter Enormoussmall Perceptionreality Truthdeception Aliveliving Wolvesrabbits Controlchaos AtheismCatholicism Obedient--outspoken

5 The Giver Binary Oppositions Individuality vs. conformity Individuality vs. conformity Choicecommand Choicecommand Urgerule Urgerule Passionreason Passionreason Safetyrisk Safetyrisk Lovekindness Lovekindness Orderchaos Orderchaos Warmthduty Warmthduty Job--pleasure Job--pleasure Superegoid Free will (choice)control Youngold Balanceimbalance Structurechaos Human naturetheir system Emotionsheartlessness Average (dark eyes) intelligence/depth (light eyes) Naturalartificial Rebelliousrobotic Lovecompanionship Male--female

6 The Giver Binary Oppositions


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