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Learning Objectives. - Develop understanding of representation - Begin to develop knowledge and understanding of Four Weddings and a Funeral. Representation. Discuss - what areas should we consider in relation to representation? Gender Class Age Sexuality Ethnicity Regionalism

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Learning objectives

Learning Objectives

- Develop understanding of representation

- Begin to develop knowledge and understanding of Four Weddings and a Funeral


Representation

Representation

  • Discuss - what areas should we consider in relation to representation?

  • Gender

  • Class

  • Age

  • Sexuality

  • Ethnicity

  • Regionalism

  • Disability

  • Task – write down any stereotypes you can think associated with each area


Gender stereotypes are they true

Gender stereotypes – are they true?

  • Women

    • Physically weaker

    • Emotional

    • Housewife

    • Want “cuddles”

    • Love shopping (especially for clothes)

    • Appearance important

    • Gossip/bitchy/nag

    • Tidy

  • Men

    • Physically strong

    • Rational

    • The breadwinner

    • Sex-obsessed

    • Hate shopping

    • Don’t care about appearance

    • “Bond of trust” with mates

    • Messy


Class stereotypes

Class stereotypes

  • Task - brainstorm working, middle and upper-class stereotypes.

  • Southerners are rich, middle or upper class

  • Northerners are working class

  • The upper class are in-bred, snobbish and dim-witted “twits” who vote Conservative. They are also gentlemen who act and speak very politely (in “Queen’s English”).

  • The middle classes are vain and social climbers

  • The working class are uneducated, drink lots, vote labour, live on council estates, are often involved in crime, and have lots of children


Four weddings and a funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral

  • Made in 1994

  • Directed by Mike Newell

  • Written by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Mr Bean, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary)

  • Starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell

  • Became highest grossing film in British history at time of its release

  • “Comedy of manners” satirizing the British upper-middle classes

  • Set in south west England


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