Comprehending

Thinking about REPRESENTATION of gender

Look at the film still below - obviously, it's from a very old film.  Do these two characters reinforce or challenge traditional representations of gender?

Think about the visual codes you are reading/interpreting in order to arrive at your opinion:
- appearance
- clothing
- props
- gestures/body language
- facial expression
- symbols
- positioning

Most images in your examinations and in-class assessments will have males or females in them.  Pay attention to how they have been constructed and think about the social attitudes that are being represented in that image.

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