Binary Opposites
What are the binary opposites of...•   Strong•   Powerful•   Active•   Heroic•   Good•   Dominant•   Practical•   Logical
What are the binary opposites of...•   Strong        •   Weak•   Powerful      •   Powerless•   Active        •   Passive•...
Watch this scene from   Spiderman 2  (Raimi, 2004).  Identify the binary opposites that have been used  and explain:1. How...
Watch this clip from Zombieland(Fleischer, 2009).(Shopping mall scene – where the femalecharacters are introduced)Explain ...
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Binary Oppositions

  1. 1. Binary Opposites
  2. 2. What are the binary opposites of...• Strong• Powerful• Active• Heroic• Good• Dominant• Practical• Logical
  3. 3. What are the binary opposites of...• Strong • Weak• Powerful • Powerless• Active • Passive• Heroic • Cowardly• Good • Evil• Dominant • Submissive• Practical • Impractical• Logical • Illogical
  4. 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. 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?

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