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Skillnader och likheter mellan kvinnliga actionhjältar under 1970-, 1980- & 2010-talet: En analys av kvinnliga karaktärer i actionfilmer
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Culture, Society and Media Production - KSM. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Laura Mulvey was the first to suggest that women and men have different positions on the screen; men drives the plot forward, and the women are objects of masculine desire and lust.

The purpose of this report was to look at and compare the two characters from the 70’s - and 80's with two characters from the 00’s - and 2010’s to gain a deeper understanding and insight into how female action heroes are presented. This will be done with the help of the questions; How is the female action heroes that are analyzed in the paper?

What are the differences and similarities between the past and the present-day action heroes? Just how stereotypical are the women in their genre? The four female action heroes that were analyzed were; Princess Leia Star Wars, Sarah Connor Terminator and Lisbeth Salander Men Who Hates Women and Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games.

The four female action heroes were analyzed based on Rikke Schubarts categories (Moderarketypen, Amazon, Dotterarketypen, Hämnerskan and Dominatrix), the character's personal development, the character's violence and the reason for the character's.

Characters from the past were more often presented as more uncertain and fragile than the modern confident characters. The female action heroes of modern times was more independent, strong, and in no need of a man in comparison with contemporary female action heroes. The older films' characters were more stereotypical than the newer films. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 38 p.
National Category
Studies on Film
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117761ISRN: LIU-ISAK/KSM-G--15/15--SEOAI: diva2:810753
Subject / course
Culture, Society and Media Production, C-level
Available from: 2015-05-13 Created: 2015-05-08 Last updated: 2015-05-19Bibliographically approved

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