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"Kill her for princess?" : monstruositet och kvinnlig antagonism i Joss Whedons ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

Beckman, Elin LU (2017) MKVK04 20162
Media and Communication Studies
Abstract
This is a representation study of the antagonist character and monstrous female vampire Drusilla from the TV-show ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997). The purpose of this study is to find out how Drusilla as an antagonist is portrayed from a feministic perspective. The theories that are used focus on monstrous female, sex, motherhood and female objectification in TV, film and literature. Using these theories, a number of scenes that are in some way interesting for the study are analyzed, interpretated and discussed. A number of questions are formulated, asking which female monster stereotypes can be identified in the character of Drusilla, how she is represented as a woman and how this is problematic. The results shows that she is in fact... (More)
This is a representation study of the antagonist character and monstrous female vampire Drusilla from the TV-show ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997). The purpose of this study is to find out how Drusilla as an antagonist is portrayed from a feministic perspective. The theories that are used focus on monstrous female, sex, motherhood and female objectification in TV, film and literature. Using these theories, a number of scenes that are in some way interesting for the study are analyzed, interpretated and discussed. A number of questions are formulated, asking which female monster stereotypes can be identified in the character of Drusilla, how she is represented as a woman and how this is problematic. The results shows that she is in fact presented in a sexualizing way that can be compared to different stereotypes. Many of the scenes that are analyzed focuses on her body, monstruosity and sexuality, She answers to higher male authourity, and the relationships to her male friends often implies romance or sex. The essay problematizes the representation of the female anthagonist and monster, and suggests that she, in contrast to the female protagonist, is portrayed in a way that is objectifying and sexualizing. (Less)
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Beckman, Elin LU
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MKVK04 20162
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Swedish
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8898391
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  abstract     = {This is a representation study of the antagonist character and monstrous female vampire Drusilla from the TV-show ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997). The purpose of this study is to find out how Drusilla as an antagonist is portrayed from a feministic perspective. The theories that are used focus on monstrous female, sex, motherhood and female objectification in TV, film and literature. Using these theories, a number of scenes that are in some way interesting for the study are analyzed, interpretated and discussed. A number of questions are formulated, asking which female monster stereotypes can be identified in the character of Drusilla, how she is represented as a woman and how this is problematic. The results shows that she is in fact presented in a sexualizing way that can be compared to different stereotypes. Many of the scenes that are analyzed focuses on her body, monstruosity and sexuality, She answers to higher male authourity, and the relationships to her male friends often implies romance or sex. The essay problematizes the representation of the female anthagonist and monster, and suggests that she, in contrast to the female protagonist, is portrayed in a way that is objectifying and sexualizing.},
  author       = {Beckman, Elin},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Kill her for princess?" : monstruositet och kvinnlig antagonism i Joss Whedons ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”},
  year         = {2017},
}