Sociology Movie Analysis - Fried Green Tomatoes Kayla...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 6 pages.

“Fried Green Tomatoes” Kayla Sieger Grayson College Sociology 1301.701
Brief Summary Fried Green Tomatoes is a warm comedy that will at times have you almost in tears then the next minute you are laughing your rear-end off! It is about how a women, Evelyn, learns the true value of friendship and also how to stand up for herself when it comes to her husband and also the world. Evelyn is going through some emotion times when she stumbles upon Ninny Threadgoode while visiting Ed’s aunt at a nursing home. Evelyn was kind of apprehensive at first when Ninny started telling her some stories of her family, but as the stories progress Evelyn begins to relate to the stories. Ninny tells stories about Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison. Throughout these stories you see how Idgie and Ruth become great friends and get into trouble together. Especially after Idgie finds out that Ruth’s husband abuses her. But as you see Idgie’s and Ruth’s relationship grow, you also she Ninny’s and Evelyn’s grow as well. Sociological Theories, Concepts, or Terms There are several different theories, concepts, and terms that could be applied to Fried Green Tomatoes. However, I have chosen three that are pretty easy for anyone to see and possibly pick out. The three terms that will be used in this paper are Gender Roles, Ascribed Status, and Racism. The first term I will start with is one that we still see today, Gender Roles. Gender Roles are everywhere!! We see them at home with our parents, in the work place with our bosses, and even in school. Society has put it in our minds that men trump women when it comes to working, building, and even sports.

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture