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Juno presentation

  1. 1. A Semiotic Analysis Mallory Whitefield
  2. 2. ThesisJuno is a portrayal of youth sexuality, genderroles, parenthood, and expectations of socialclass in modern day society. Through the use ofsemiotics I will explore how the characters andrelationships throughout the film are symbolicto the ideologies and culture of a newgeneration. I will also make reference to Kaplan’spsychoanalytic ideas of dominance-submissionpatterns to explore gender roles.
  3. 3. Juno as an Icon – New Generation• Goes against conceptual idea of femininity• Overall look• Personality• Uses humor to deal with pregnancy – normal occurrence• Progression of gender roles/ideologies
  4. 4. Sex Scene• Shift in depiction of female sexuality• Change from that to be desired to that which desires• Juno’s dominance
  5. 5. Paulie Bleeker• New idea of masculinity• Masculinity mocked• Change in gender role – passive• Kaplan’s dominance-submission patterns
  6. 6. Mark and Vanessa Penny Saver Ad“Educated, successful couplewishes to adopt child. We live in aSuburban area near good schoolsand playground. The child will beraised in a loving atmosphere full oflaughter, learning and teddy bears.Please call Vanessa and Mark at320-555-0166”
  7. 7. Juno Vs. Vanessa• Also dominant• Desire for procreation• End Result
  8. 8. Parents• Youth sexuality accepted• Willingness to help
  9. 9. ConclusionSemiotics is concerned with how meaning iscreated through images or narratives. Throughthe use of characters and the relationshipsbetween them, the film showed the newideologies of the 21st century regarding youthsexuality, gender roles, and parenthood.

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