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The movie Princess Bride uses many examples of mens and womens roles in society that can be given from the perspective of a feminist Both genders create a different image in terms of their responsibilities privileges and natural qualities First off when Feeik and Inigo travel to to Miracle Maxs to revive Wesley Maxs wife walks in the room yelling Liar at him In response he yells Get back witch and Dont say a word This shows how men can be portrayed as demanding and controlling to women He also calls her a witch This reveals how men can be looked at as objectifying and superior to females through name calling Secondly at the beginning of the film Wesley is a farm boy and acts as Buttercups servant Every order she gives him he replies with As you wish and nothing more He does all hard labor for her filling water buckets chopping wood etc This is an example of how men are viewed as providing powerful and tough in society The roles of males tend to be more extreme andor physical compared to women with less limitations On the other hand roles and perspectives regarding women are much different They draw a more homely attractive limited less powerful and sexually objectified portrait When Wesley challenges Humperdink he is fighting for Buttercup He simply wants to beat him to win her over as the prize if you will She has no say in what happens to her or who she goes to This a clear representation of how women are portrayed as objects and sexual icons She has no say in what happens to her Lastly Buttercup is taken by the Prince when Wesleys life is on the line The Prince captures her to marry her and present her as his prized lovely possession Buttercup is now his and must live under his rule This also refers to women being
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