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Title: Masculinity and Femininity of Characters Tris and Four in Divergent Movie
Authors: Putri, Sarwo Indah Nurmaya
Keywords: masculinity;femininity;divergent;gender
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: Inspired by Judith Halberstam's belief that there is a possibility that masculinity is found in a female body (16), this study would focus on describing masculinity and femininity in the main characters of the film Divergent, Beatrice, or Tris, and Four. Tris lived in a harmonious family who loved each other. Her family background shaped Tris to be a feminine girl who is free, spontaneous, intuitive, sceptical, accepting and nurturing. However, it turned out that Tris had a masculine side that was covered up all along. It was only seen after Tris lived separately from her parents. The new environment made Tris a masculine woman who is present, grounded, contained, focused, potent and dynamic. On the other hand, Four was shaped by the environment that he lived in to be a man who looked masculine. Four was present, grounded, contained, focused, potent and dynamic. However, after meeting Tris, Four showed that he had a feminine side that are free, spontaneous, intuitive, sceptical, accepting and nurturing. Tris's masculinity and Four's femininity are examined using the concept of gender study. According to Jamie Hovey, gender identity distinguishes between a person’s biological sex (male or female) and gender identity (masculine or feminine). In addition, the six characteristics of masculinity and femininity by Graham Reid Phoenix were used to reveal deeper masculinity and femininity of Tris and Four. The findings confirm Freud's belief that femininity and masculinity are not gender-based. They are actually shaped by the environment and the characters' need to survive or to get what they would like to have.
URI: https://repository.uksw.edu//handle/123456789/33061
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