Holocaust Literary and Cinematic Representation: Revealing Effect Upon Femininity

Apr 22nd, 2015
Studypool Tutor
Harvard University
Course: Literature
Price: $50 USD

Tutor description

Nine pages, Focus on Holocaust literature, filmography and text and the discussion of femininity within the texts.

Word Count: 1981
Showing Page: 1/9
Holocaust Literary and Cinematic Representation: Revealing Effect Upon Femininity Within Holocaust representation lie issues with the consideration for femininity. While the treatment of woman was subhuman and disgusting, there is an understated representation that takes a more profound examination to understand the toll that the Holocaust had upon femininity and the female sexuality. In excerpts from D.M Thomas, Ida Fink, Charlotte Delbo and Schindler's List, one can construct imagery for the treatment of women. Women were overly sexualized and also stripped of any sexuality. These contrasting developments made the experience more tragic and difficult for woman. There is little consideration for the hardships of being a woman during the Holocaust, where a woman was a malleable vessel, either for the sexual satisfaction of the enemy or a hollow cask of nothing close to human. What does the representation of woman of the Holocaust tell its purveyor about the tragedy? What has the audience to learn of the depiction of women during the Holocaust? The point of view of women has begun to unravel how the experience differed for woman, and also what much of Holocaust representation neglects to explore. Woman experienced a burglary of their femininity and brusque stripping of their sexuality. Charlotte Delbo brings to light a perspective many do not consider when reading about the Holocaust. When one considers Holocaust representation often times they picture death cam

Review from student

Studypool Student
" Wow this is really good.... didn't expect it. Sweet!!!! "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1825 tutors are online

Brown University

1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology

2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University

982 Tutors

Columbia University

1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University

2113 Tutors

Emory University

2279 Tutors

Harvard University

599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2319 Tutors

New York University

1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University

1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University

2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University

932 Tutors

Princeton University

1211 Tutors

Stanford University

983 Tutors

University of California

1282 Tutors

Oxford University

123 Tutors

Yale University

2325 Tutors