Analysing media and language
Save As this document to your own blackboard and continue the activities. Where questions call for textual evidence, you may cut and paste information from the website you are analysing. Double click at the top of the page where “Name:” appears. Type your name. Men in the Media –
What is your opinion on the representation of men in the media? Men are represented as strong, powerful, tall and manly. Being manly in that they are rough and tough. This is the general stereo type of men in the media. What sorts of movies and television shows do you watch and what sorts of men are represented in those shows? I watch action and adventure movies and in those the males are normally the strong hero’s of the movies. ONLY RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION IF YOU’RE A MALE:
How much do you think these representations of men affect you and your identity as a male? Be honest. I think that the representation of men on TV shows and movies do not affect me because I don’t watch them to look at the media stereo types. Do you seek to emulate (try to equal, imitate) those men in any way? No I do not.
What attributes of these men do you admire?
I admire their bravery and courage, to fight through their problems. Are there any aspects of these men that you find confronting/challenging? Most of the men that are considered normal men would be considered extraordinary men in real life and the women in the movies are dependent on the men where in real life they are not. FOR EVERYONE:
Do you believe this is a realistic portrayal of men?
Read the following web articles and complete the questions:
http://www.medialit.org/reading-room/how-do-media-images-men-affect-our-lives Complete the Discussion Questions at the end of this article. How many of your favourite shows feature men as the principal character, the center of the plot or the action? What messages do they suggest about the importance of men in our...