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In chapter three of John Bergers Ways of Seeing Berger expresses his thoughts on the view of women Berger argues that Men act and women appear 47 This argument states that women are only to be viewed leaving women only to become objects Berger goes on to explain that as a result of women becoming objects they also turn into the surveyor of themselves but in the point of view of a man Leaving them to become the surveyor and the surveyed Throughout this chapter Berger begins to support his claims and beliefs on how and why women are depicted in such waysBerger begins to express his belief on the reason why women are depicted the way they are Berger argues To be born a woman has been to be born within an allotted and confined space into the keeping of men 46 Berger further goes on to say how the presence of men differs from women because the presence of a man shows the amount to power in which he exemplifies Meanwhile the presence of a woman only conveys the attitude to which she has towards herself Which is why women generally survey themselves and men treat women the way they do based solely on the womens appearance European art was a reference Berger used to further support his claim According to Berger In the nudes of European painting we discover some criteria and convention by which women have been seen and judged as sight 47 An example of early English art that displayed this idea of women was a painting of the story of Adam and Eve The painting was used to make their shame visible The couple were painted showing Adam wearing fig leaves and Eve nude and informed that she was being watched by a spectator Berger states She is not naked as she is She is naked as the spectator sees her 50 Berger also shows further paintings of not
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