Ideology what is “perceived as normal by individuals, groups, or society where these normalities are imbedded into something” (Wheaton, 2016). In other words it is what we perceive as common sense (Sturken & Cartwright, 2001). In order to do an ideol...
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... appears to be. It is; however, important to note that although the film does not forwardly include different sexual orientations it does not mean the film is homophobic, it is just non-inclusive. In order to be homophobic the film has to discriminate against homosexuals and given that we are unsure if there are any homosexuals in the film it would be unjust to conclude this.
Through analysing the structures of identity in Monsters, Inc. such as race, gender, and sexual orientation the film shows that diversity is more of an afterthought by including minorities and women who hold power positions in only the last scene of the film. In 2001 it may have been normal for movies to show such uniformity but now we live in a more accepting society, especially in regards to the LGBTQ+ community, and although Monsters, Inc. is on the right track, it still has a long way to go.
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