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Write a 1,200-word critical paper in response to the film Boy Erased (2018), Directed by Joel Edgerton. This paper should be typed, double spaced, with pages numbered using Times New
Roman font size 12. This analysis paper is a response to the writer/director’s articulation of love
and marriage as compared to some of the philosophical understandings of these concepts in
historical perspective (including some discussion of plot, characters, dialogue, symbolism,
imagery, language that are a part of the film’s interpretation of the subject). You should use
secondary sources to support your claims as necessary.

Format for Critical Film Paper


In this section, you should in the first paragraph introduce some basic details about the film
including the title, basic plot, year released, director, writer, major character (stars) of the film, box
office, production costs, and some minor details about the films reception among audiences by
professional reviewers. Discuss briefly in the second paragraph the historical context (background)
of the film as derived from course readings, class discussion, and assigned readings associated with
the film in the second paragraph including how you intend to address the topic in your essay ending
this paragraph with a thesis statement illustrating your argument concerning the film in relation to
the topic gender/responsibility in historical perspective (What message is the director trying to
convey about gender and responsibility? Do you agree or disagree with this interpretation? How
does the film reinforce or contradict western concepts of love? Your response to these questions is
the basis of your thesis statement).

The Body Component of the Essay:

(Here is where you attempt to “prove” your thesis):
Analyze the idea of gender/work/ and social and romantic relationships in the film (as expressed
through imagery, language, symbols, sounds, signs, and characterization). Here is where you want
to articulate your thesis concerning your interpretation of the filmmaker’s view on gender/work/
and social or personal relationships.


In this section, you should provide a summary of the topic and some concluding thoughts on the
value of the film to the study of gender/work/ and social or personal relationships in either a
contemporary or historical perspective. Please use Weisner-Hanks
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Political Life ( Wiesner-Hanks, Merry E. Gender in History: Global Perspectives 2nd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell,
2011.) as additional source for the paper

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