Hidden Figures: An Analysis on Women Oppression of Theodore Melfi

Authors

  • Lara A. Baroy Student, Department of Languages and Literature, Cebu Normal University, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Aileen A. Lucero Student, Department of Languages and Literature, Cebu Normal University, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Nina Louren P. Rosales Student, Department of Languages and Literature, Cebu Normal University, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Lito L. Diones Associate Professor III, Department of Languages and Literature, Cebu Normal University, Cebu City, Philippines

Keywords:

blacks, colored, hidden figures, oppression, women

Abstract

This study investigates the women’s oppression in Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figure movie, specifically it engages into characters, plot and dialogue. In line with this, the study is obtained using three literary theories, namely Feminist theory, which examines the characters of the movie, Conflict Theory to support the plot and Patriarchy Theory which helps to investigate the dialogue towards on women’s oppression found in the movie. Furthermore, this study is qualitative in form particularly discourse analysis as the method used to analyze the literary movie strenuously. The purpose of this study is to give relevance on how women are treated in the society from the beginning of the recorded history and up to these days. Furthermore, the findings of the study show that the characters, plot and dialogue clearly revealed women’s oppression. The communal coffee pot for whites, no bathroom for blacks, pentagon for whites, kicked out in the library, and bullied in school, dismissed application, treated like trash collector, and abused intelligence are the several forms of oppression found in Hidden Figures. In conclusion women’s oppression is found in Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures. Women have experienced multiple discrimination and abuse. Moreover, in recommendation, the following are prescribed to the future literary researchers, instructors, and student; characters can be extracted through Cognitive theory; the Frinctean’s Curve story structure is used to disclose women’s oppression in Hidden Figures; dialogue is paired with symbolism to investigate thoroughly the various form of women’s oppression.

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Published

16-12-2022

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How to Cite

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L. A. Baroy, A. A. Lucero, N. L. P. Rosales, and L. L. Diones, “Hidden Figures: An Analysis on Women Oppression of Theodore Melfi”, IJMDES, vol. 1, no. 12, pp. 27–33, Dec. 2022, Accessed: Jul. 21, 2024. [Online]. Available: https://journal.ijmdes.com/ijmdes/article/view/100

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