Looking At Gender And Sexuality In Ixcanul Gettysburg College Spanish 360 Essay

704 words - 3 pages

Ray Deschamps
SPAN 360
Cuando vemos una película como espectador hay muchas cosas que son importante para transmitir lo que el director quiere que entendamos; no solo visualmente sino también con el uso del sonido. El uso del sonido es la forma más rápida de llamar la atención del espectador porque el oído humano es capaz de oír muchísimos ruidos al instante. La falta de sonido lógicamente también es importante porque como espectadores tenemos que pensar porque se está usando el silencio y el papel que desempeña en la película. En este ensayo voy a hablar sobre como el sonido y el silencio son usado en Ixcanul para demonstrar la resistencia y el disgusto con las circunstancias de la vida de María.
Ixcanul se trata de una muchacha indígena llamada María y su familia y se trata de su madurez y de cómo ella maneja las decisiones que ella hace y las que son hacha para ella. La escena inicial de la película es muy ruidosa y muestra a un cerdo arrastrado por María y su madre. Gritando hacia el establo para que un cerdo macho la impregne. Para mí, esta escena y los gritos de angustia del cerdo son un presagio de lo que María experimentaría más adelante en la película; Fue un grito inquietante y escalofriante que duró casimenté un minuto. Desde el momento en que comenzó la película, su sentido del oído como espectador está sobrecargado, pero esta es la escena más ruidosa de la película. La razón por la que creo que esto se debe a que los animales son fieles a su naturaleza y lo que sienten es que lo muestran, nosotros como seres humanos debido a la socialización y el comportamiento aprendido. Sabemos cómo se supone que debemos actuar casi todo el tiempo.
En el caso de María, ella sabe que tiene muy poca participación en las decisiones que la involucran, por eso creo que, en lugar de llorar y hablar en contra de su familia, utiliza el silencio para transmitir al público que está en contra de los deseos de su familia y...


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