Echo And Narcissus

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Amy Lawrence in her text Echo and Narcissus (1991) considers the role of the gendered voice in early Hollywood cinema and associates the female voice with the mythological character echo and the all consuming image of film constructed through the male gaze is associated with narcissus. Lawrence aligns the hierarchy between the more powerful narcissus and the weaker echo to the relation between the image constructed through the male gaze and the sounding or silencing of the female voice in Hollywood cinema.

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