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Discuss the Representation of Women in this Extract of 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'.

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Introduction

Discuss the Representation of Women in this Extract of 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' The women is this extract are represented by use of language, clothing and other visual, spatial and aural elements. The women's clothing appears smart and designer which indicates to us that they are all middle class. However we saw most of the women at a wedding which could be why they were all dressed so nicely. We hear very little of the women's jobs, in fact we only know what the lead female does, she works as an editor for Vogue. This is a very high profile job, which indicates to use that she is very successful. The women's hair styles are all very smart and modern. ...read more.

Middle

This is to show how women are all looking for a long term relationship. There are however two exceptions to this trend of females in the film. The two exceptions are both very close to Hugh Grant in the film and are also two of the main characters, they are Scarlet and Carrie. Scarlet is single, red haired and lives with Hugh Grant. From her bright multi coloured clothing we can see that she is confident, artistic and very loud. She appears to be very different to the to other women in the film, and a lot less refined. We hear how she wants to get a job in the local gadget shop, which is very working class as opposed to other females in the film who appear very middle class. ...read more.

Conclusion

She is American, has a career, confident and she sleeps with Hugh Grant after knowing him for just a few hours. She is what may be considered as a very modern woman. The two exceptions play a very important role in the film, they other a balance to the very stereotypical females we see a lot of but hear very little from. Many of these middle class women are Hugh's ex girlfriends, so seeing him with Scarlet and Carrie gives the audience a refreshing out look on his friendships and relationships. All in all, women have been represented as materialistic, middle class marriage hunting creatures in this film. There is not a broad spectrum of personalities, cultures or classes among the women instead it appears they have all been selected from the same town in middle England. Adam Small 28/04/2007 ...read more.

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