Mulvey's Male gaze

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Mulvey's Male gaze

  1. 1. Laura Mulvey’s Male Gaze
  2. 2. Description of the Gaze• Gaze is the notion of how the audience perceive characters which are presented to us.• Laura Mulvey suggests that the male gaze is where the camera adapts the males point of view- for the benefit of the assumed male audience• Feminists view the concept of male gaze in three different ways:• How men look at women• How women look at themselves• How women look at other women
  3. 3. Common Features• The camera tends to linger on female bodies which draws attention to the fact that women are represented as ‘sexual objects’ .• These particular camera movements are used in order to gratify male audiences.• Mulvey argues that mainly the protagonists are male which in addition allows the male audiences to relate to the character.• The fact that the central active characters are always mostly male presents women as passive and sexual objects.• Female audiences are forced to identify with the male gaze

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