Analysis of Female Figures in Birdman

Jing LIU


Birdman, directed by the Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, honored the Oscar prize in 2014. This paper attempts to analyze the four female images in the film from the perspective of feminism and finds that those female images are the reflection of patriarchal society. Those figures, the degenerate, the angel, the victim or the mighty, are substantially figures of consumption in dominated male world. At the same time, those female stereotypes in turn oppress women and restrict their development.


Birdman; Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu; Feminism; Patriarchal society

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