Of Girls and Their Vampires
Gender and relationship portrayals in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twilight
By Vadim Baranovsky.
In this paper I will attempt a comparative message system analysis of two similar texts: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the TV show) and Twilight (book and movie). Message system analysis, as described in an article by George Gebner, is the study of content of television programs that allows the analyst to see what behavioral patterns are encouraged and what view of reality is enhanced by the content of a given movie or show.
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