Analizing Gender Roles Essay

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Analyzing Gender Roles in “Anchorman''

Natalia Pimushkina
DeVry University

Analyzing Gender Roles in “Anchorman''

“ Gender is society's idea of what it means to be male or female, of the appropriate roles for each sex to play. Society transforms biological sexuality, when a person is genetically declared as a male or a female, into beings of human activity.” In this essay, I would like to analyze gender roles using the example of the main characters from the comedy movie, “Anchorman”(2004). I would like to look into female and male characters individually and compare the similarities and contrast the differences between them. Veronica Coringstone
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However, Mr. Burgundy still has human feelings. When Veronica fell in a cage with the bears, Ron, like a hero, comes to help her, risks his own life and saves her. They feel natural balance: she is weak and he is strong. They ended up being partners not only at the work, but also even in life. They both are very ambitious, professional, and have passion for a career, but when it comes to logic, Ron Burgundy is losing because, he originally has the wrong attitude. This piece of conversation from the movie helps us to understand their gender equality problem:
Veronica Coringstone: "Mr. Burgundy. I am a professional, and I would like to be able to do my job."
Ron Burgundy: "Well, big deal. I act very professional."
Veronica Coringstone: "Mr. Burgundy you are acting like a baby."
Ron Burgundy: "I'm not a baby, I'm a man! I am an anchorman!"
Veronica Coringstone: "You are not a man, you are a big fat joke."
Ron Burgundy: "I'm a man who discovered the wheel, and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn. That's what kind of man I am. You're just a woman with a small brain. With a brain a 1/3 the size of us...It's science." Ron feels that he proves his masculinity by using these facts about the Eiffel Tower and the wheel. He is just shouting, while Veronica is calmly making her argument. Even Veronica did things to destroy Ron’s career, I don’t blame her, because she was defending herself. In my point
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