Posts Tagged With Trope

Jesus and Christian Tropes

Basis This original encaustic painting, titled “Christ Pantocrator”, was first completed in the 6th-century, will be the basis of the following interpretations. The painting depicts Jesus as the Christ in a classical Byzantine style, which often aims to capture the duality of Jesus as a figure of both divine and human nature. Many metonymic tropes…

Lady Columbia Trope

The idea of Lady Columbia first originated in a poem from 1697 by Samuel Sewall who proposed “Columbina” to be the name for the American colonies in honor of Christopher Columbus. It wasn’t until 1775 during the American Revolution war that it gained popularity through a poem written by a black slave, Phillis Wheatley where…

Heroism In Media

Performing services for an individual, group or organization; a hero is one who is willing to risk their lives in defense of certain ideals. “The key to heroism is a concern for other people in need” (Zimbardo 2011). Heroes serve great deeds to society and also function as an indicator of that society’s morality and…

Damsel in Distress Trope

Damsel in Distress Trope Rachael Litavecz This 1953 advertisement for ketchup reads, “You mean a woman can open it?” (“Beyond Belief: Shocking Vintage Adverts from the ‘Golden Age’ “). The advertisement features a close-up of a woman’s face and her holding a ketchup bottle. The advertisement’s imagery and text promotes the hassle-free design of the…

The Geisha Girl as a Trope in Western Media

Geishas have been a part of Japanese culture, as they fulfilled many different roles including performers, courtesans, artisans, entertainers, etc. Historically, being a geisha was considered a profession of high-status requiring thorough and extensive stages of training. Known for their particular style of makeup and traditional attire, geishas have been acknowledged as forms of art…

Asian Stereotypes

My chosen trope for this assignment, Asian stereotypes, has been very present in media for many years. Because this can date back to the time of the Chinese Exclusion act in 1882, if not much earlier, the earliest forms came in political cartoons. In present day media, we can see many memes involving the common…