Violence In Wonder Woman

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brother’s ideal resonate in Betty by depicting women should never be hurt in a violent manner and that a man should never strike a woman physically. On the other hand, Marston utilizes the recurring themes of dominance and submission as essential components of Wonder Woman for his passionately held ideal for female liberation. He believed freedom could be achieved only through ’submission to loving authority’ (Bunn 112). Rather than having the strongest man winning through violent behaviour, Marston shaped Wonder Woman into a world where the strongest triumphed through domination and bondage. Physical submission appears repeatedly throughout Sensation Comics Wonder Woman Issue 7 (Marston, “Course Kit” 270), with Wonder Woman herself or her criminal opponents being bound or otherwise restrained. In this issue, Wonder…show more content…
Wonder Woman’s sexuality is framed here as a power that allows for the submission of males. Again Wonder Wwoman uses the same power (Marston, “Course Kit” 280), as she comes to Steve Trevor’s rescue. He is illustrated fighting with villains in hand-to-hand combat while Wonder Woman uses her lasso to subdue the baroness, a contrast to the physical violence Steve resorted to when facing the same opponents. Marston believed that Wonder Woman enjoyed succumbing to her ‘loving superiors’ because she would be teaching them the value of restraint by doing so (Bunn 109) as she makes the decision to surrender to her captors and bound in a chair (Marston, “Course Kit” 273). Marston never gave Wonder Woman a violent weapon, or engaged her in all out fisticuffs against criminals. Instead, Wonder Woman's lasso of truth was his solution to all that violence, a way to give her a sexual power that allowed for the submission of her opponents without the need for violent masculine assaults to solve conflicts (Paptousis, “Wonder
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