Monster's University

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The Pixar’s movie Monster’s University has plenty of Ideological State Apparatus institutions according to the Louis Althusser’s 1970 article “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses: Notes Toward an Investigation” (Dan Scanlon, 2013). The two main lines of that movie are Education and Culture institutions of ISA (Althusser, 1970). This film shows how Education and Culture institutions teach monsters to live effectively in the monster’s society and follow the ideology’s norms and rules. According to the Louis Althusser's theory Repressive State Apparatus (RSA) is used by those, who are in power in order to establish norms and enforce society to follow that norms (1970). The main components of RSA are Government, Police, Court and Jail. Moreover, the main tool to make this theory work is mental and physical repression and violence (Althusser, 1970). Repressive State Apparatus institutions are also following established ideology and make society aware of that ideology (Althusser, 1970). On the other hand, Ideological State Apparatus (ISA) is used by those, who are in power in order to teach norms and rules to the society and make them to follow this norms voluntarily or using some level of violence. The main institutions of the ISA are Family, Education, Religion, Legal, Political, Cultural and Communications (Althusser, 1970). The Education institution of ISA can be seen through the entire film. The movie Monster's University begins with the scene, where is small Mike Wazowski, short, green-colored monster with single eye and small horns is very excited being on the tour to the Monsters Inc with his class. Mike's appearance does not truly give him a chance to look like scary and he has not have characteristics which are required... ... middle of paper ... ...tutions of the ISA which both propagandize the profession of scarer in the Monstropolis and those, who became scarers were aware of the ideology and continue to follow it. Works Cited "Allegory Definition." Review. Weblog post. Ryerson University Blackboard. N.p., n.d. Web.14Nov.2013.. Althusser Loius. "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses (Notes towards an Investigation)." Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses by Louis Althusser 1969-70. N.p., Apr. 1970. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. . Monster's University. Dir. Scanlon Dan. Pixar Animation Studios, 2013. DVD.
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