Season 2, Episode 3: “Take Him, He’s Mine”, as Reviewed By a College Course Syllabus

by robinhardwick

The Golden Girls Reviewed By

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Course: Modern Marriage in the Time of Capitalism

Class objective:  To explore the complicates sociological emotional, and institutional systems that surround Dorothy ans Stan Zbnornak’s relationship through time, as well as explore the motivations and characters of Blanche, Rose and Sophia.

Course Schedule

Week 1: What’s In a Marriage? In this class we will trace the timeline of Dorothy and Stan’s marriage, divorce and subsequent farcical arguing.  Concepts to explore: Shotgun Weddings, Sexual Performance Shaming, Odd Sexual Tension,  the societal expectation for men to hide their baldness.

Discussion questions:

  • Why does Stan blow all his money on bad deals?
  • What are Chrissy’s motivations for marrying Stan in the first place?
  • Why does he suddenly need Dorothy when she is going out with a naval officer?

Week 2: Friendship and Exes: The “Rules of Feminism”

In this class, we will debate the ethics of Stan going out with Blanche: Dorothy asked…

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