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Through Marcelo, one realizes that a female figure plays a central part in love affairs and relationships. One also realizes through this character that females are portrayed as erotic images. The character’s intention was to maintain an objective view of the lives and events of celebrities in Rome’s nightlife. However, he got carried away after having many affairs with women like Sylvia, Emma, and Maddelena. Each time he left the nightclub with a different woman (Fellini 1)
One of the character’s experiences that helped in developing the themes of gender in the film was his encounter with Sylvia who was an actress. His initial intention was to write about the actress. However, they ended up having sexual affairs. His encounter with Sylvia show how females are being used as erotic images. Marcello found pleasure in viewing the actress’ body. The camera focused more on Marcello’s view of Sylvia as his object of sexual satisfaction. Even though the film maker tries to give females some power over males he still portrays them as sexual figures. In the film we realize that Sylvia was more controlling than Marcello. Fellini makes it appear like she was exploiting Marcello instead of being sexuality exploited like in other films. Even though this seems to give female more power it still symbolizes them as sexual images.
Another example that proves that Marcello helped in developing the theme of gender was when he met Maddelena. His interaction with Maddelena shows how females are helpless and desperate for males. This is proved when Maddelena was pleading with Marcello to marry her without caring about her outlook and words. It is evident from the scenario that “One of the paradoxes of Italian Neorealism is that the ordinary people such films set out to portray were relatively uninterested in their image on the
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Griffith, revolves around two families and their experiences during the era of the Civil War. The Stonemans from the North support the Union while the Camerons from the South support the Confederacy. The film presents major issues such as slavery of African Americans, participation of men in their respective regiments, the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and the establishment of leftist group Ku Klux Klan organized by Ben Cameron after knowing that the South has been in distress.
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