H.Gülşah Ertükenmez*, Nalan Kızıltan2
1Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Türkiye
2Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Türkiye





Throughout the history, sex and gender have been used interchangeably. In the course of time the difference between their meanings became invisible. Gender types and reflection of identities are important for the society. In order to raise awareness among children, TV series that children watch frequently have been selected. In the movie Incredibles 2, the changing roles of the gender identities are represented. The plot shows people that traditional gender identities are now changing, incorporating superheroes and fantasy elements. This study focuses on investigating the impact of changing gender identities on vocabulary use in Incredibles 2. This research aims to analyse the vocabulary both used by men and women in the movie in terms of changing gender stereotype. Utterances used by both gender types have been analysed according to the rubric of vocabulary of discourse analysis. The research has been conducted using qualitative research method. A content analysis is carried out throughout the movie. The study discusses how gender role is depicted through vocabulary, word usage and communication strategies used in the film. Gender roles of the past is different in today’s world. This shift has introduced new responsibilities for both women and men. With the new era, responsibilities which expected from women and men are changing into a new identities.


Keywords: Discourse Analysis, Content Analysis, Gender Identities, Animation


Changing of gender identities and responsibilities in society and social life have had a great impact on today’s human life. Language use and discourse are also one of the basic building blocks of human communication and life. Throughout the history, terms sex and gender have been used to alternate each other. Thus, in the course of time the difference between their meanings became invisible. It is a common misunderstanding that the terms gender and sex refer to the same idea. They are very distinct from one another in fact. Our biological status can be best described as sex. It expresses and demonstrates our physiological and biological traits; those traits that are constant across all societies and time periods. On the other hand, gender is what our community asks us what to do, think, or behave (Fahire, 2020).

The idea of gender roles is one that is socially constructed by the community as a whole. They describe what you must do and what you are not required to do. Men and women have different duties that have been allocated to them based on their sex, such as men  are the breadwinner and head of the household. Women, on the other hand, tend to be stay-at-home parents whose major responsibility is acting as the family’s primary caretaker. In addition, women cannot participate in family decision-making, since social norms dictate that only men should be allowed to do so.

Volume 9, No.2 (2024): April

ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)

DOI : 10.33807/monte.20243137

DOI URL: https://doi.org/10.33807/monte.20243137

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