Who needs a home anyways?
"Since mainstream narrative seek to restore the traditional dyad of subject/object, the power giving accessory must be denied voluntarily by the woman in order to return to her status as the ojectified other" (Hottel). This differs from each movie of "Easy Rider" and "Vagabond". In "Easy Rider" gender plays very much a role, objectifying women, keeping them out of the spotlight and not allowing them to be a direct part of camera shots. However, in "Vagabond" although we never look into her eyes directly, we know that she is not passive but a strong woman who needs no man in her life to pave the way. Both of these movies are people on a search away from typical societal constraints to find something fullfilling but they never seem to find it or when they do, they don't know what it is. It seems more acceptable for men to hit the road and search for the missing link rather than a women. At these times, women were still expected to cater to a man, yet Mona was no product of the society presented in front of her. Emotionally stable and strong willed, Mona has no qualms about hitting the rode by herself. It seems that people took to her more readily than the 2 men in "Easy Rider". I am unsure why this is the case, but I can only assume it is because women are supposed to be docile and submissive rather than men who are dominant and dangerous to strangers. Even though this was not the case, persay, with Mona, people did not know that until they let their guard down with her and she took advantage of them.