Reconsidering Fargo, a Deeply Humane Film

Reconsidering Fargo, a Deeply Humane Film

Yet, at the same time, they do not lapse into androgyny.  Marge is, quite obviously, a woman, a wife, and a mother and Norm is a man, a husband, and a father; they are not interchangeable.   But they can be different in this fundamental way without fulfilling particular culturally-construed roles or self-consciously undermining those roles (and therefore fulfilling a different set of roles).  Their virtuous authenticity does not inhere in his “manhood” or her “womanhood,” but in their shared humanity.  They do not see and treat one another as types, but as persons.

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