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    Structuralist Analysis of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"

    Queen’s "Bohemian Rhapsody" is full of colorful language and symbols, so it would be interesting to have a critical analysis of the song’s many themes and symbols using a structural approach.

    • This is an interesting idea but I think it is too broad. What kind of specific questions would you raise about the song, other than what themes and symbols it has? Also, I think you mean "structuralist" analysis, not "structuralistic" (if you're referring to the literary theory of structuralism). – Christina 1 year ago
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    • Indeed, that was a typo and has been corrected. The idea of the article would be to analyze the lyrics without leaning toward any other theory, such as psychoanalysis or lesbian/gay criticism. While those ideas may be found within (indeed, they have been used before), I would like the meaning of the lyrics to be tested without the bias of other literary theories. – scmblack 1 year ago
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    A great article to read! My hope is that, in the future, the Superman movies will feature more interesting villains that can go toe-to-toe with big blue. I believe that the average comic book movie goer is not aware of the kind of villains out there for Superman to fight, and a new an interesting villain on the big screen could change that perspective for good.

    10 Superman Villains Who Don't Need Kryptonite
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    This is the first I have heard of this trope, but it is not the first time I have experienced it. As a long time comic book and graphic novel reader, I often am able to guess what the fate of the female love interested before it happens, which is unfortunate as we see here from this trope. It may be time to retire the WiR trope, entirely, if not just to allow for an evolution in comic book story telling. But of course, the best reason to do so is to stop treating women in comics as items to drive the plot forward or worst – a MacGuffin device.

    Women in Refrigerators: Killing Females in Comics
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    I wholeheartedly agree with you in regards to the way the game allows you to feel your character’s and the galaxy’s fate is under your own agency. However, it is difficult for me to overlook one’s entire games choices of morality coming down to three vague decisions in the conclusion of the game. That alone took the entirety of my game experiences and decisions and cast them away, leaving my sails with no wind. Nevertheless, that does not detract from the points you made, especially that the game allows you to have a unique experience, in game play, from your peers. Good read and great article.

    The Role of Choice in the Mass Effect Universe