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Character Analysis Of Reservoir Dogs

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Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 movie Reservoir Dogs is a film noir that tells the story of a jewelry store heist gone terribly wrong. This film does not follow a linear narrative; the story jumps back and forth from present to past, gradually revealing information about the plot and the characters. The film features six criminals who, under the aliases of Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown, Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, and Mr. White, are oppressed by a prohibition to mention their real name or history. These men follow the orders of Joe Cabot and his son, “Nice Guy” Eddie. Reservoir Dogs explores what it takes to be a man and what it takes to be part of the fellowship of men. Focusing exclusively on a gang of male criminals and tough cops, Reservoir Dogs depicts a uniform sense of masculinity as violent, disrespectful of women, and contemptuous of “weak” feelings such as empathy and trust.
Every man in this movie exhibits similar personality, language, and appearance; creating a unified sense of manhood among them. The character of Mr. Blonde is perhaps the paragon of pure machismo and bravado that the other criminals hope to become. Mr. Blonde is cool, calm, and collected. He is slick, and impeccably groomed and dressed. Mr. Blonde takes both care and pride into his appearance, but not that much. However, underneath his confident exterior, Mr. Blonde proves to be an incredibly disturbed, violent, and psychotic human being. Using this character, Tarantino exposes the falsehoods of
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