Sex and the city is a popular American cable television program, which is adapted from Candace Bushnell's book of the same title. Sex and the city was the idea of a single woman in her thirties writing about relationships and using that column as a tool of self-discovery about her own life, sometimes even unbeknownst to herself. Daren Star wanted to make this story become a comedy about sex from a female point of view, which was totally uncharted arena on TV. He wanted to create a true adult comedy in which the sex could be handled in an up-front and honest way. Sex and the city is an urban story of four female characters in their mid 30s/ early 40s : Carrie who is the voice of the show, is a writer looking for Mr. Right; Charlotte, an art dealer with a rigid Connecticut uptight blue-blooded upbringing; Miranda is a career-minded lawyer whose experiences with men have left her cynical; and finally Samantha, the oldest of the group, is a flirty PR-executive and a seductress.
[...] She plays the role of expert in the group, and Carrie comes to her for advice. Even tough Samantha does not tend to judge her friends' actions; she expresses direct disagreement when she feels like it. With Miranda they have often strong opinion that differ. Samantha and Miranda feel the need to respond to the other one's provocation, neither do they defend themselves. Mr. Big, his name says all. From the moment he came at the scream, he was larger than life, dashingly handsome, and unattainable. [...]
[...] However, she also has a warm and compassionate side, and she generally supports her friends and contributes to the flow of the conversation, for instance by asking a considerable number of questions. This also means that she is controlling member of the group as she decides in which direction the conversation goes. Miranda is often sceptical of or offended at what the others are saying and is not afraid of expressing her disagreement. A pattern seems to be evolving: Charlotte and Carrie use conventionally female linguistic features while Miranda and Samantha employ a male set of characteristics. [...]
[...] The structure of Samantha's sentences is often as logical and solution orientated as a mathematical puzzle, and she is not afraid of taking the lead throughout the conversation. She changes topic whenever it suits her, and she hoes not hesitate to interrupt her fellow participants when she disagrees with them or gets bored with their utterances. According to Jennifer Coates, a lecturing style like Samantha's is highly unusual for female speakers. She never hesitates to rise above her friends, share her knowledge, and point o view with them. [...]
[...] To analyse Sex and the City it is important to analyse the linguistic of the four members. Each person is briefly introduced before the linguistic comparison of the characters. The characters are analyzed in the following order: Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, Samantha and Mr. Big who is an important person too. Carry is the main character of Sex and the City. Each episode is structured around her train of thought while writing her weekly column, and the City” for the fictitious newspaper, The New York Star. [...]
[...] But a few times later, she divorces and falls in love with her divorce lawyer with is the opposite of her first husband. Charlotte is not very open about her sexuality and she is the one of the group who feels not comfortable to speak about sex. Miranda is a successful lawyer. She is smart and self-assured and is very devoted to her career. She is Carrie best friend, confident and voice of reason. In the early seasons, she is portrayed as masculine and borderline misandric but this image changes particularly after she becomes pregnant. [...]
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