Posts Tagged With tropes

Tropes in the Media: Snakes

Known widely around the world as dangerous, deadly, and often frightening creatures, snakes have been the subject of many graphic publications throughout history. Their potentially fatal bites sometimes laced with venom coupled with their long fangs are menacing enough if you don’t take into account their inhuman ability to slither silently into the smallest hiding…

Tropes in the Media: Snakes

Throughout their entire existence as a species, snakes have developed an unmistakable reputation as a versatile trope. These coldblooded creatures are a universally- recognizable symbol in myth in media, and possess certain qualities that stretch their existence as a species into their meaning as a symbol harnessed by innumerable cultural contexts and media outlets.  Today,…

Tropes in Media: Asian Stereotypes

Asian Americans have been presented in a variety of manners over the past several decades – from bookworms who obsess over their grades, luxury-brand obsessed business moguls, to submissive individuals who are often pushed to the background, Asian-Americans face heavy stereotypes that have become relevant in mainstream media. Despite the array of interpretations, many fail…

The American Flag Trope

The trope I chose is The American Flag. In the 3 examples following the original, The American Flag represents the United States but the specific changes to the original flag in each unique example represents something different about America. I chose my tropes from 3 unique mediums, Poster (Black Flag), Graphically Designed Photo (Ammo cartridge…

Tropes in Media: Women in Refrigerators

Lauren Malynowsky Professor Littlejohn GD 203 17 February 2020 Women in Refrigerators: The Cold Truth About Objectification Being an avid comic book fan, there are many tropes that I stumble upon in everyday reading. It is especially apparent in older publications of comics that, whether it was overtly sexist dialogue or completely impractical scantily clad…

Tropes in the Media: The Virgin Mary

Above: This painting is the original image upon which I will be basing my interpretations. “Madonna and Child”, painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna created in the year 1300 is said to be the most famous depiction of the Mother Mary. The painting depicts the Virgin Mary holding Baby Jesus as he reaches one hand up…

Tropes in the Media: Snake

This is a snake. It’s well known for having venomous species, and to typically avoid them. Because of it’s dangerous characteristics, many people may often feel scared or some form of distastefulness towards them.  However, despite this, snakes have gone through a various amount of tropes, each of them carrying different meanings for having a…

Tropes in media: Snake

Tropes in Media- Snake https://www.needpix.com/photo/4820/snake-cartoon-character-drawing-funny-image-animal-figure I choose three images from historical or mythical stories with snake as the trope. This animal has different but interesting symbolic meanings in human life through history. For the biological definition, the snake is a peculiar cold-blooded animal. It is characterized by no limbs and a large extension of the body…

Tropes in the Media: Make America Great

         A trope is a figurative use of a word, expression, or image. The trope is Donald Trump, America’s current president. I have selected three different images below – the first one being a poster from Trump’s presidential campaign, the second is a cartoon made as a play-off of that campaign poster,…

Tropes in Media – The Noble Savage

Dominic Cruz GD 203/History of Graphic Design Littlejohn 10 February 2020   Tropes in Media – The Noble Savage 990 of 1,000 words The trope is Noble Savage. In the 3 examples that follow the baseline for the Noble Savage stereotype shown below, the noble savage stereotype represents the American Indian who is lives in…

Ditzy Female Trope

Far too often in TV shows and movies we’re stuck face to face with a royally dumb female character. These women are often called “The Brainless Beauty,” “Ditz,” and generally referred to as “Dumb Blondes” regardless of their actual hair color. They are often used to provide comedic relief, but they’re oftentimes more infuriating than…

The American Flag Stars and Stripes

For this assignment, the trope I have chosen to discuss is the “American flag/ Stars and Stripes” motif. The symbol of the American flag certainly carries a lot of baggage with it, considering both the roles that the nation currently plays and has historically played in global affairs, as well as the near-constant political turmoil…

Man’s Best Friend (In Media)

“Man’s best friend” is the superlative often bestowed upon dogs – in the western view, your average canine often represents loyalty, hardiness, and unconditional love, occasionally with other modifiers, depending on the breed of dog in question (for instance, perseverance and stoicism in German Shepherds, or fierceness and aggression with “Bully breeds” and Rottweilers). This…