In order to understand and apply the concepts we have been studying in the third chapter (Culture) please watch
the movie Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009) and answer the following questions in a 500 words essay.
The link (remember to register on Kanopy using your BMCC account if you haven’t done it yet) :
- The movie is about a family that, for an initially unknown reason, changes the meaning of some specific
words. What is the manifest function of language and, therefore, what is the motivation behind that misusing of
- What kind of values the father is trying to preserve and what norms and sanctions is he creating in the house?
- In the movie, we can see cultural universals that we cannot suppress, even if we are reinventing norms and
codes. Describe them.
- Explain the concept of counterculture and cultural lag through the movie (I will explain cultural lag