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August 29th, 2008 Posted 5:31 PM
Monstrous-feminine the subjectivity is linked to notions of monstrosity with a significant way. Monstrous-feminine is related to the mother and its significance in the constitution of the subject and the process starts for the child in the Semiotic, (which can be related to the week 2 Structuralism and Semiotics)
And the mother means nature within the ordinal childhood memory as a part of the maternal.
In the film, Alien, the feminine character is a negative subject (same as the most horror film) by using non-human form and double identities (horrible and ideal or mystic), that brings a conflict between the inside and outside of the character and between the character and the society. The power of the figure is fierce with its strong desire of reproduction.
The notion of female fetishism is represented in film Alien in the feminine figure of the monster. The creature is the mother’s phallus, attributed to the maternal figure by a ideology terrified at the thought that women might desire to have the phallus. The monster as fetish object is not there to meet the desires of the male fetishist, but rather to signify the monstrousness of woman’s desire to have the phallus. [Barbara Creed, "Horror and the Monstrous-Feminine: An Imaginary Abjection," 1986, Barry Keith Grant (ed.), The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996), 62. ]
Another example is the Sphinx which is also an example of the “monstrous –feminine” .And it becomes a changing form of the monstrous and fetishism. And it is also the symbol of myth. But it is still within the colour of horror. And in Egypt, the the gender of Sphinx is
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