I’m sure everyone has seen the film “Mean Girls,” starring Lindsey Lohan; I happened to watch this movie yesterday night with my siblings and I couldn’t help but relate two scenes from the movie with the GWSS 3202w lecture this week on “Dominion over Nature” by Merchant Carolyn, and the article from The Onion.
There are two scenes in the movie where Lindsey Lohan is in the cafeteria with the queen bees of the school and in the mall looking for prom gowns when all of a sudden everyone in the scene goes wild! The actors and actresses are on all four, fighting with each other; two girls are fighting over a boy and its crazy. These scenes happen to show how nature affects the mind and physical state of teenagers, revealing wild and free personalities. I thought that this was pretty much a cool way of connecting what I saw in the movie and what I learned in lecture.
Merchant’s article talks about how Bacon views nature to be used for mans benefit, using it as a source and “slave” to please human desires. Nature brings out the wild side of people like in the article of The Onion, where the forest was “raped,” because humans couldn’t resist. Can it be that with Bacons theory, where nature is used as a tool to gain certain desires, the cause for such acts like rape, inappropriate media and inappropriate actions of a person?