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An examination of these two movies which highlight the differences of the stereotypical struggles encountered by both men and women. In "Thelma and Louise" the women are struggling and questioning their roles in life, while in "Fight Club" we see how the men struggle for superiority in their society. Critical reviews of both of these movies are examined.
From the Paper:"To argue about who is more oppressed is pointless because in this society , no matter who we are, no matter what gender we are, we all struggle for a place in society. We can define "places" as having many different meanings. Places can mean simple survival, a career, or a 'place of honor', a job, or a status within family or society. Based on this definition, it is logical to say that while men and women struggle, their struggles are different. This struggle is highlighted in two movies. Thelma and Louise is the story of a woman's struggle, while Fight Club is the story of a man's struggle. Faludi calls Fight Club "Thelma and Louise for guys" highlighting the similarity in the theme, arguing that Fight Club shows how men struggle in society just as women do. Stein in his column The Emasculation Proclamation argues instead that Fight Club reveals something very different and especially reveals that the struggle of men is very different to the struggle of women."
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Different Struggles (2003, February 08) Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/different-struggles-6439/
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