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  • 1. Binary Opposites
  • 2. What are the binary opposites of...• Strong• Powerful• Active• Heroic• Good• Dominant• Practical• Logical
  • 3. What are the binary opposites of...• Strong • Weak• Powerful • Powerless• Active • Passive• Heroic • Cowardly• Good • Evil• Dominant • Submissive• Practical • Impractical• Logical • Illogical
  • 4. Watch this scene from Spiderman 2 (Raimi, 2004). Identify the binary opposites that have been used and explain:1. How do they enhance the narrative?2. How do they create a sense of masculinity and femininity?http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fv wp&v=N6AoCZ2CaBI
  • 5. Watch this clip from Zombieland(Fleischer, 2009).(Shopping mall scene – where the femalecharacters are introduced)Explain how the narrative plays on audienceexpectations of binary opposites?Compare this to the ending of the film. Doesthe representation of men/women change atthe end?