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Introduction : Last day, I saw a documentary about the evolution of the family.

Publié le 25/02/2020

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Introduction : Last day, I saw a documentary about the evolution of the family. On the one hand, the family in art so cinema or TV and the other hand the big breakthroughs in the world. And you will see that unfortunately today it is still di?cult. Développement : Also the first example they used is the painting Norman Rockwell, Freedom from Want. It represents everyday’s familial situation during Thanksgiving Day. The narrator of the documentary said that The father is the bread-winner, bring home the bacon and the mother the caregiver. This is a nuclear family. More recently, they analyzed the TV show, called Modern Family. So this is a blended-family with Jay the patriarch, his children their partners. Jay must be a widower but he has a girl-friend who’s younger than him. She has a son and there are a mixed-race couple because she is latino. The Jay’s son is married to a man, so it’s a gay-couple. They adopted a girl Lily. Families were once almost exclusively composed of a mother, a father, and a couple of kids. Nowadays this family norm no longer exists. Family can be composed by a single mother, father, two mothers. Coming back to our subject about mixed-race couple, I remember that I saw a movie called … Guess who’s coming to dinner by Stanley Kramer. It was released just five months after interracial marriages stopped being illegal in the USA. Racial riots occurred in 1967. Black Americans were not allowed to marry to white people. It is the story of a mixed-race couple. On the scene that i've saw, the father said the need to face bigotry and prejudices and you need to cling tight to each other. Does a family even require the presence of a mother and a father in order to be defined as a family ? So there is no archetype family. Also it was the first aspect dealt in the documentary. It also talked about big breakthroughs. In June 2015, Gay Mariage was legalized by the Supreme Court in USA. For the pros, there is a historical day and a great example for the world. They are no longer second class citizen. For the cons, they said that it is the end of the USA and god will punished them. All the civil society move forward to improve ethical rights. After this documentary, I saw a commercials on TV for Cheerios, the cereals. It shows a mixed-race family, and a little girl who’s eating cereals. After that, I saw on the internet that the reaction of people was racist and aggressive. I don’t understand how people can be too o?ensive. Cheerios try just to portray an American family. In only 30 years, the numbers of inter-racial mariages has greatly increased. Conclusion : Also, the representation of families in movies or TV shows evolve with the history. There is tremendous breakthroughs in the world. The next step is probably the legalization of surrogate mother. I highly recommend you this documentary

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