I Love Lucy Analysis

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Mellencamp speaks of two key issues, that of the rising female star within the 1950’s and the erosion of their power occurring within comedies. During the time of my first text ‘I Love Lucy’ (1951-1957), women are being urged to leave the city and move to the suburbs for leisure and children. TV supported this idea of blissful domesticity, this form of excluding women from the work place and keeping them at home can be seen as a form of military containment.
On screen images of women are conventionalized in order to demonstrate power of gender roles, as gender is characterized by tensions between men and women, opposites and change. During early screen representations before the stabilization of norms and standards, women were often seen as
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According to Freud we have empathy with the people who are being embarrassed however if it was reality, Freud states we ‘should be conscious only of distressing’ emotions. This distress can be noted from the constraints of the time period of this sit-com, confining women to domestic life, Freud speaks of people ‘becom[ing] comic as a result of human dependence on external events’. When it comes to ‘I Love Lucy’ and Freud’s theory it can be seen that women are reduced to the power of children as a humorous device, they have little say and rely on men, due to their lack of independence such as lack of job. In essence, situation comedy, allows endless repeats of narrative comedic devises, as it acts as the familiar to the…show more content…
The photo gains attention from a prior love interest, comedic due to her new over enhanced image. Throughout the narrative we see Grace’s failed love conquests and her being consoled by the only man who will never be sexually interested in her. Within the episode stereotypes of gay and straight men and women are exploited, that of the camp homosexual, shallow straight man, and unlucky in love female. In the comic opening scene, we see the comparing of breast size, underlying the female idea of women’s bodies in America. Yet, by including gay character we see gay men are equal to the pressures of identity and can be put on an equal stage to
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