The Representation of the Working Class in the Films Brassed Off and The Full Monty

The Representation of the Working Class in the Films Brassed Off and The Full Monty

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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1, 7 (A-), University of Leipzig (Anglistics), course: Screening Britain: British History and Society in Recent Films, 16 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, die Darstellung der britischen Arbeiterklasse in den beiden Filmen 'Brassed Off' (Mark Herman, 1996) und 'The Full Monty' (Peter Cattaneo, 1997) zu analysieren. Insbesondere soll dabei auf die sozio-okonomische Situation der Charaktere, deren soziale Beziehungen untereinander, den 'Working Class Pride and Traditionalism', die mannliche Identifikation der Figuren und ihre regionale Verwurzelung eingegangen werden. Die zentralen Fragen, die sich dahingehend stellen, sind: Wie werden diese Aspekte in den Filmen dargestellt? Und inwiefern werden sie stereotypisiert dargestellt? Diese Arbeit beruht auf der Annahme, dass die meisten Stereotype auf das traditionelle Bild der 'working class' des beginnenden 20. Jahrhunderts zuruckgreifen. Aus diesem Grund wird diese Ara und ihr Einfluss auf das Leben der Arbeiter naher betrachtet, um dann Ruckschlusse auf die Reprasentation der Arbeiterklasse in 'Brassed Off' und 'The Full Monty' ziehen zu konnen. This essay, which is going to analyse the representation of class in 'Brassed Off' and 'The Full Monty', will particularly focus on the typicality of the representations. It will analyse the characters' socio-economic situation, their social bonds, the 'working class pride and traditionalism', the workers' male identity and their regional identity. The central question will be, in which ways the films can be seen as qtypicalq working class motion pictures. In this respect, the stereotyping of the social classes in these two films will particularly be focused on. This essay is based on the assumption that most stereotypes refer back to the traditional image of the working class as it existed at the beThis essay is based on the assumption that most stereotypes refer back to the traditional image of the working class as it existed at the be


Title:The Representation of the Working Class in the Films Brassed Off and The Full Monty
Author: Alena Friedrich
Publisher:GRIN Verlag - 2007-07
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