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FILM REVIEW GED109 – Gender and Society Prof. John Mark H. Villanueva Name: IGNACIO, JOHN VINCENT B. Section: CE-1/A4 Date Submitted: 11/22/19 “THE DANISH GIRL” This is a film that displays the magnificence and the tragedy of Einar and Greta’s life of decisions, through the use of costumes, cinematography and paintings. The movie exhibit the theme of one finding their own identity and exhilaration. 1. Who is the main character in the film? Describe him/her. The film centralized around protagonist, Einar Wegener, a painter, later known as Lili Elbe. Einar is a simple man, who goes through an identity crisis of believing he is a woman within, despite having male outward appearance. He is happily in love and married to Greta Wegener, a woman who understands Einar inside and out and supports his transition from a male to a female. Einar becomes Lili Elbe, the first known recipient to ever undergo a sex reassignment surgery. 2. What happened to the main character? What do you think is the main reason? What are the triggering factors that led to his changes? The movie was going fine until Gerda asks Einar to pose, wearing the silk stockings and glittery shoes of a dancer. She asked him to hold a bouquet of lilies while holding the subject’s dress. Einar seemed pleased with the experience. This trigger a gender identity crisis in Einar starting his journey and called his alter-ego “Lili”. 3. Do you think that the main character has a psychological issue? How did you say so? He’s a fine example of how a person’s inner-self can be different. He believes that he is a female on the inside, regardless being a male on the physical appearance. Einar desires to have all of the female reproductive system, to act as a woman, and to build a family with another male. Throughout Lili’s journey, he went to numerous doctors for himself and his loved ones believed he needed some help. Many doctors believed all these thoughts were due to a case of schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder. The doctors’ he visited demanded him be hospitalized, saying he was insane and that he must fight his desires. Due to this, Einar finds
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