Presentation on theme: "Women in Of Mice and Men compared to Women in 2013 Mrs. Soucy & Ms. Chevrier."— Presentation transcript:
Women in Of Mice and Men compared to Women in 2013 Mrs. Soucy & Ms. Chevrier
Theme Women can bring trouble through dress and behavior that causes men to mistrust them.
Theme OF MICE AND MEN o Suspicion o George’s warnings o Fight with Curley o Crooks MODERN o Bro-Code o Rape Culture
Theme – Contribution to the Novel Setting Era Conflict The fight Tension Crooks Lennie Listen to me, you crazy b**t**d,” he said fiercely. “Don’t you even take a look at that b*tch. I don’t’ care what she says and what she does. I seen ‘em poison before, but I never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her. You leave her be.” p.32 “Feel right aroun’ there an’ see how soft it is.” p.90 Curley’s wife came around the end of the last stall. She came very quietly, so that Lennie didn’t see her. She wore her bright cotton dress and the mules with the red ostrich feathers. Her face was made up and the little sausage curls were all in place. p. 86
Rape Culture? What Rape Culture? VOICES BEING HEARD Surpya Dwivedi Rape culture is alive in Canada Questions audience Makes comparisons Uses viral cases VOICES NOT BEING HEARD No one else Barbara Amiel Christie Blanchford St Mary’s leaders Parsons family Point: Rape culture needs to be addressed! Don’t listen to those other authors!
Article Strategies “laissez-faire” attitude = promoting rape The leaders “thought there was nothing wrong with openly promoting sexual assault.” Public Cases - St Mary’s chant - Rahtaeh Parsons Is rape culture the same as homophobic attacks?!
How else could the message be conveyed? Opinion Blog Video Talk show Facebook Huffington Post is a reliable source which does give credit to the author’s opinion. The author gave credit to her opinion through the use of public cases and hypothetical situations.
Comparison OF MICE AND MEN Curley’s wife Listen to me, you crazy b**t**d,” he said fiercely. “Don’t you even take a look at that b*tch. I don’t’ care what she says and what she does. I seen ‘em poison before, but I never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her. You leave her be.” (32 ) “RAPE CULTURE? WHAT RAPE CULTURE?” Society can’t trust women who claim to have been raped. Tricks can cause confusion. “Rape culture, however, can be loosely defined as a culture wherein the dominant attitudes towards rape facilitate, tolerate, and excuse rapists while placing blame and onus of rape prevention onto the victims.”
Video – MANslater Voices being heard Male Narrator Women saying one thing – translator outputting another. Manslater Voices NOT being heard Female voice is not expressed independent of the male perspective. http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=ezVib_giTFo
You can’t trust what women say! Men require a translator to decode Men are simplistic and need “simple man language” “Me not fine!” This message could have been delivered through : -Interview -Opposite view (women’s view)
Techniques Confused men Highlighting the contrast of women’s words with their actions. Trick – “Do you think she is pretty?” Reversal – Manslator helps the men trick women at their own game. (anniversary) Changing the voice – caveman to sophisticated woman.
Message o Women trick men by not saying what they mean. o Delivered with humor and stereotypes. o Audience = male THINK ABOUT IT: Although this plays on a stereotype that DOES hold some truth…is this a small step leading to a big problem?!
Ficton/Non-Fiction/Visual Of Mice and Men Rape Culture?MANslator -Theme develops plot and characters. -Not reality – remove yourself. -Real stories -Can’t deny connection -Seems more factual -Appears to have authority - Humorous tone -Needs a critical eye. -Message easy to ignore by laughing.
Final Question: Curley’s wife is never given a name. Why? How does this decision play with the theme? How can the anonymous factor of no name be compared to the descriptions used in the article and video?