The Feminist Theory Of ' Fargo ' By The Coen Brothers

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Scrolling through Netflix trying to pick a movie, viewers can generally get the idea of the movie based on the title shown. The first thought that popped into my head after reading the title ‘Fargo’, was how far would an individual strive to achieve and/or accomplish a goal or mission and how far would that individual run if caught in a unforeseen circumstance. The 1996 film ‘Fargo’ by the Coen Brothers, explores a handful of themes such as, life, death and evil. The idea of the movie is that the main character Jerry Lundegaard is a car sales man and is not very good at his job. He is shown no respect from his wife and child and his boss, which is also his father-in-law. The film takes place in a small town in Minnesota. This essay will explore the Feminist and Marxist theory, seen through this film ‘Fargo’ and its characters. The Feminist theory and Marxist theory are mainly seen through the characters Marge, the police officer and Jerry the main character, which the entire movie revolves around. In the Coen Brother’s 1996 film ‘Fargo’, Jerry is a pathetic car salesman who is financially unstable, plans to have his wife kidnapped so he can cash in on some money. A business deal about to go sour Jerry, hires two goons for the kidnapping. Along with Jerry being very nervous and jumpy all the time, no one has any idea why or what, Jerry needs the money for. With Jerry’s father-in-law being a successful businessman and owner of the car dealership, which Jerry is an employed

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