The Gaze Analytical Essay by write123

The Gaze
A discussion on the meaning of the term "gaze."
# 106089 | 1,246 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 24, 2008 in English (Analysis) , Drama and Theater (General)

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The paper discusses the term "gaze" and relates the many forms in which it can be interpreted and applied in movies, television and everyday life.

From the Paper:

" "In her discussion of the way women "look" at war and interpret that act of looking through language and image, The World Wars through the Female Gaze, Jean Gallagher asserts that "Vision has ... played an important role in the development and gendering of cultural discourses about war" (Acton, 2004, p.53). Acton goes on to explain that the gaze is important if it can be interpreted through the eyes of the person who is beholding the event, whether that event is a movie or a war battle. Today's woman seem to know of what they gaze upon which they may not have known before, or at least they did not have the courage enough to say so. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Acton, C., (2004) Diverting the gaze: The unseen text in women's war writing, College Literature, Vol. 31, No 2, pg. 53 - 79
  • Behdad, A. (2001) Women travelers in Colonial India, Victorian Studies, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 522 - 524
  • Coleridge, S.T. Dejection: An Ode
  • Cooper, B., (2000) Chick Flicks as feminists texts: The appropriation of the male gaze in Thelma and Louise, Woman's Studies in Communication, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 277 - 306
  • McCormick, P. (2000) Keep your eyes to yourself, U.S. Catholic, Vol. 65, No 3, pp. 46 - 48

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