The Female Nude in Fifty Shades of Grey
This essay will be an analysis of the Female Nude in the film Fifty Shades of Grey. The female nude is one of the topics that has been covered and this essay will be a discussion of the female character Anastasia and how her representation has been portrayed in the film. There are a number of nudity scenes in Fifty Shades of Grey and this involves anyone that is naked or typically wearing less clothes. There will also be references to the female body in the essay and how it has been portrayed in films.
The female body is generally portrayed in a negative way. In most films, the female character is represented as being weak and vulnerable, they are only there to be looked at by the audience. Anastasia is the female protagonist in the film, she lacks of confidence in her own appearance. There is a sense of insecurity and she hasn’t realised her own natural beauty. Anastasia is a small young woman with a slim beautiful figure. There are only glimpses of Anastasia’s body and this is known as Partial nudity which is parts of her body covered up in some manner, it refers to the exposure of her skin in different places. This kind of nudity is used in many scenes in the film and it refers to the exposure of Anastasia breasts and other parts of her body. The films erotic nature means that there a number of scenes with certain parts of Anastasia body that has been exposed. Throughout the film, there is a lot of attention towards her curves and
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Margaret Atwood begins her essay by explaining the distinction between mild pornorgraphy, which portrays the nude form and sexual activities, and violent pornography, which depicts extremely violent activities in a sexual manner. When discussing pornography, people often assume Atwood is referring to mild pornography; however, even though this pornography is considered “mild” by Atwood, the reactions and perspectives from people are rarely mild. The passionate accusations declaring opposing sides “prudish” or “perverted” lead to the question of what is the meaning of pornography, if there is any? Whether it
For instance, the protagonist of the play Ana, conquers the subject of gender roles, sexuality, and body image throughout the play. As a newly high school graduate who has been forced to work in the garment industry by her mother in order to help her sister Estela’s struggling business. A resentment starts to grow in Ana for wanting more opportunities and an education. Ana states in her writings, “It is selfish for me to not want to wake up every morning at 6:30 a.m., Saturdays included, to come work for 67 dollars a week?”(pg.10) With Ana’s carefree and headstrong demeanor she is constantly clashing with her mother on what she believes is right. Dona Carmen on the other hand is where much of these misogynistic ideals are stemmed from coming from a background and culture that has taught her to be submissive and never say no.
Now, I must conduct a conceptualization in this analysis. The combination of nakedness and white cloth that are worn around her arms could be to symbolize the purity and holiness of female body, or, it could be a symbolism for the persisting sexism in the world. It highlights the fact that women are only seen as a mere sex object from men in the world. This can be seen from the gaze and expression of other man at the table.
`Nevertheless Stephanie’s whole article gets masked by expert claims which consist of topics that are not connected to the main idea of the article at hand. Stephanie leans on controversial claims from experts who have PhD’s to make up her whole entire paper. Through her use of various references she tries to support her argument mainly through text. The article leads into sections such as “SOCCER HEADING MAKES A BAD HAIR DAY” (Hanes484) and “SEXY’S NOT ABOUT SEX, ITS ABOUT SHOPPING’’ (Hanes487). She uses those sections to create different aspects of sexualization and cause the reader to reflect on the given information. With that being said these sections do state things about how the media plays on hyper sexualized images and girls becoming women too fast. However the main purpose of the article gets lost upon topic such as pornography, sexy clothing and sexting. If the organizational use of research and personal experiences had tied into Stephanie’s original claim against the Disney Princesses Empire her article would have been more put together.
It is now so deeply integrated in our society that a piece of entertainment loses its value when nudity is not present in some form. With all this nudity floating around,one may ask what role does it play in displaying the message of the image. Nudity itself is a challenging ideology to our society, the line between appropriate vs inappropriate and acceptable versis unacceptable have seem to grow thin. The act of nudity can represent a multitude of ideology before being nude was seen as sacred and the act of being seen nude especially in public was forbidden.But as the narrative has evolved overtime being nude is now correlated to being free and open minded. Being nude in our society is expressing yourself in a manner that you deem acceptable, that we shouldn't lot be limited to what society deems appropriate. It is actually a very selfish narrative where everything revolves around the person and his or her personal goals.Marita Sturkin and Lisa Cartwright hit on the ideology of individual in the “Practices of Looking,” “One could say that ideology is the means by which certain values, such as individual freedom, progress, and the importance of home, are made to seem like natural, inevitable aspects of everyday life (Sturkin & Cartwright 21).” This kind of egocentric narrative is present in the Rolling Stone cover when dissected fully,and it shows how the narrative in America is more like me, me, me instead of us, us, us. Even though nudity is now somewhat encouraged by our entertainment, there are still levels to nudity. In most cases when a woman is presented nude she is usually presented in a way that is not too exposing, just as Julia Dreyfus is doing in the cover. This is due to the fact that there is still a
The main focus of the painting intended by Titian is a nude woman, Venus, looking straightforwardly at the audience. The young woman’s nipples are erect; with her left hand covers her pubic area, the sexuality of this painting is unquestionable. She is completely naked except for the ring on her little finger and the bracelet around her wrist. It is clear that the intention of this painting is to evoke sensual feelings in its audience.
Reclining nude female is a common subject matter in art history since the Venetian Renaissance, Titian’s Venus of Urbino painted in 1538 is one of the earliest reclining nude female in painting history. It described a beautiful young female laying on her bed with her sleeping dog, on the back ground is her maids looking for cloth or her in the cassone. Manet’s Olympia that painted in 1865 is a painting with a similar composition, A nude young female who was suggested a prostitute, behind her is her black female maid holding a big bouquet of flower which is possibly from her customer. On the same part of the composition, there is an animal as well, but this time it is a cat. Titian and Manet’s reclining nude female have a same composition and subject matter, however They are very different in art history, both stylistically and culturally.
In Chapter 3 of his book, “Ways of Seeing”, John Berger argues that in western nude art and present day media, that women are largely shown and treated as objects upon whom power is asserted by men either as figures in the canvas or as spectators. Berger’s purpose is to make readers aware of how the perception of women in the art so that they will recognize the evolution of western cultured art.
There are many companies in the world today that put an idea of this perfect female body into the heads of women. These images lead to a faulty standard men hold of women and their bodies and that women strive to become. Margaret Atwood addresses the issue of the way men view the female body by writing her essay in the viewpoints of a male so the reader can better understand how the expectation men have of the female body is unrealistic. First, she uses an allusive comparison to show the male expectation of the female body and how it is objectified as if it were a doll that comes with accessories. Next, she uses an anecdote with defamiliarization to show how the way the father views a Barbie doll and the way it portrays the female body to young girls is hypocritical. Lastly, Margaret Atwood uses insidious diction to talk about how men not only view the female body as a product but how they also use the female body as a product which can be sold amongst businessmen. In The Female Body, Margaret Atwood uses many rhetorical devices to convey how the female body is viewed through the eyes of men.
The male gaze puts his fantasy onto the female figure, which is styled, in a unique sort of way. In this traditional exhibitionist, role women are continuously being looked at and their appearance is delivered to the male gaze in such a way as a strong visual and erotic impact and provides male desire. The presence of a woman in a normal narrative film is the key of the movie. However, the key of the narrative film works against the development of the story-line and stops the action due to the erotic gaze. Butt Boetticher said: “What counts is what the heroine provokes, or rather what she represents. She is the one, or rather the love or fear she inspires in the hero, or else the concern he feels for her, who makes him act the way he does. In herself the woman has not the slightest importance”.
The hot seller Fifty Shades of Grey is a descriptive novel of a man fulfilling his dirty fantasy. It starts off clean talking about a man meeting a women, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, then leads to talking over coffee, and advancing to a friends with benefits. The friends with benefits is more than just hooking up with another, it becomes a submissive and dominant relationship. Christian is the dominant and exercises his sexual fantasies on Anastasia Steele who is the submissive. Throughout the novel there are correlations to the ideas and discussions in the Sociology – Gender, Power, and Society class. There are many different ways that this connection takes place, such as through the dialogue, the way things are described and
The art world has been host to a vast menagerie of talent, intellect, and creativity for about as long as human culture has existed. It has grown, developed, and changed just as humanity has. Naturally, with such an impressively expansive history, various avenues of art are visited time and time again by new artists. Artists seek not only to bring their own personal flavor and meaning to timeless concepts, but to find new ways to approach them. While not every single creator and craftsman can make such a great impact on art or the world, their efforts have given birth to some truly magnificent and unique works. In an effort to create a more meaningful understanding, as well a deeper appreciation, of the nuances, techniques, and design choices employed in these attempts, a comparison will be made between Edouard Vuillard’s Interior With a Screen (1909-1910) and Henri Matisse’s Blue Nude (Souvenir of Biskra) (1907). In this essay, each artist’s approach to the subject of the female nude will be closely analyzed, compared, and contrasted, as will their styles of painting, handling of visual elements, and their use of the principles of design. An interpretation of each work and what the artist intended when creating it will also be provided.
towards her body does not need any viewers’ definition. From disguising and performing, she conveys the aspiration of merging herself with the mother-like
Some of these are highlighted by repetition like “very large, very dark circles”. The metaphor at the end of the paragraph on pornography conveys a feeling of vulgarity, violence and despicability. The idea of the body as a means for sex is a theme around which the passage also revolves and we are introduced to it by the inclusion of the term “pornography”. As a consequence, the reader is impacted and comprehends Tereza’s deep concerns and overall heaviness of her character.