Intertextuality In A Streetcar Named Marge

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A Street Car Named Marge, a Simpsons episode, is a very good example of intertextuality. Intertextuality is were texts or films borrow a small piece of another text or film and use it within their work to create more meaning behind a scene. A Streetcar Named Marge borrows scenes from The Great Escape, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Birds to enhance the emotion and meaning behind some of its scenes.

Using intertextuality has its benefits and its limitations, especially when it’s used multiple times in a film, play or text. A Street Car Named Marge used numerous amounts of intertextuality through out the film. The intertextuality included music, famous sayings/quotes, other sounds, and famous scenes, in using this they created a relationship
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