Voyeuristic ideologies reveal the hidden, darker world of society. In Rear Window, the continual visual motif of Voyeurism and Postmodernist Film Noir ideologies are utilised to explore the issues of 1954 era through cinematic visual puzzles. Set in the 1954, the anxiety regarding the infiltration of the Communist government, dangers of Totalitarianism surveillance, disciplinary ‘gaze’ present within the West and the Cold war is a prevalent notion that is brought forth through the idea of male ‘gaze’ and ‘peeping’. Initially, the Crime is displaced by Jeff, his relationship with Lisa, inte...
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...Dostoyevsky represents the ironic empowerment of women through their personal values and integrity in a secularised, patriarchal society. In the light of the above, the genre features the varying perceptions of “Feminisation” due to evolving contexts, thereby trouncing misogynist ideologies and conservative gender codes.
In précis, both texts acknowledge the reflections of the core values of the author’s respective eras. Accordingly, the shifting and permeable conventions of the Crime Writing Genre resonate with the fluid construction of texts. Yet, the core values of the genre remains the same, despite shifting context and permeable conventions. Thus, “the more things change”, exemplifies how the genre and its conventions may constantly “change”, “the more they stay the same”, reflects how changing contexts leads to retain adjustments.
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