- Mediation (The Marxist theory)
What is ‘Mediation’?
Mediation is being presented with something that is not reality but
somebodies representation of the subject matter. For example: Within media
people tend to present the world in a number of different ways in order to
represent the message they’re trying to convey.
Mediation can be presented through:
• Social class
• and ethnicity
How is gender represented through
When directors want the audience to be able to recognise that a female
character who has been recused by the protagonist, the male character then
creates the reorientation that he has rescued the ‘Damsel in destress’ . The
women is often stereotypically blonde and seen as ‘dumb’ and the male is
seen as strong and the most ‘heroic’ character. An example of a film in
which this happens in is ‘Taken’ when ‘Maggie Grace’ needs to be recused
by her father – who is represented as a ‘manly’ and ‘strong’ character.
How is social class represented
The director may represent different social classes based upon
the stereotype that they’re normally associated with ( this Is
normally done in comedies) Working class may be represented as
a ‘typical’ family who live on a council estate and often use bad
language and only wear certain brands ( such as Adidas and
Whereas middle class families are shown having jobs such as
being a lawyer or doctors and therefore bringing in a significant
An example of a film on when mediation is shown in is, Notting hill
when a man meets and falls in love with a movie star, the male
character is the other extreme since he is working class and she
is classed as ‘higher class’.