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Practicum: Text Analysis (Criticism and Theory)         ROMAN ANA-MARIAPracticum Instructor: Dr. Lorelei Caraman         Group: 3rd Year, Romanian-EnglishIII-rd year  CHICAGO FIRE through the eyes of Feminism&Psychoanalytic  Chicago Fire is an American series which is broadcast on British channels, like the NBC channel (USA) & Sky Atlantic (UK). The series was diffused from Season 1 on October 10, 2012. The TV series follows the lives of some firefighters and paramedics of the Chicago Fire Departments, belonging to the Firehouse 51.The workers of this firehouse earn their part owed to them, the drama besides them and hard work. The close relations between them, personal problems and pressing events, rarely let them breathe at a normal rhythm.The Mayor of Chicago himself, Rahm Emanuel figured in the episode “Pilot”. He confessed that it is harder to play the role of mayor, rather than to actually be a mayor, in real life. He accepted this challenge just to donate to the firefighter’s dowager and orphans fund.  (source: http://chicagofire.wikia.com/wiki/Chicago_Fire_(TV_Show)/Summary )Gabriela Casey is one of the principal characters of Chicago Fire. She is a paramedic on Ambulance 61 and the former Second Officer of Truck 81. She is the wife of a captain named Matthew Casey.Gabriela tends to be an extrinsic temper, a behavior which often leads her to trouble with her environment. (source: http://chicagofire.wikia.com/wiki/Gabriela_Dawson )Gabriela Dawson is an example of modern feminism.From my point of view, she deserves this place because of her character.She decides she wants to become a firefighter, a job that is properly to men.Her colleagues work, knowing what potentially she has, sustains her, but at the Academy is looked up by men.Though, she manages to pass all the trial tests, through wish and motivation and becomes a firefighter.She is assigned to Truck 81 of firefighters, where she is received from above, again, by the opposite sex. They ridicule she and treats her badly. Nevertheless, she tries to do her job and to demonstrate them that a woman can also do what they are doing.Practically, she is a character who fights for the equality between sexes, by trying to assume their own principles and concepts. She is a strong character that makes decisions and does everything possible to accomplish its goals, in order to change the old perceptions of the society in which she lives.She is not afraid to think out loud his ideas and beliefs, by imposing on his entourage.Like one of the symbols of feminism, Simone de Beauvoir, our character is analyzing the social and psychological conditions of inferiority to which the woman is constrained. Moreover, she’s going a continuous fight with the corrupted system from his country.In conclusion, I chose this character because she is a convinced feminist which illustrates the desire for change through the fight against gender inequality, demonstrating that a woman may be as capable as a man, regardless of the chosen job or situation.Stella Kidd is also a firefighter on Truck 81. She arises in the series in the 15th episode of season4.Before the closure of her former Firehouse, she comes along Firehouse 51, replacing Jimmy. He was a candidate and she was already a professional firefighter, so he possesses more seniority.She had a relationship with Severide in the past and, after several years, they rejoin and the happening makes to become colleagues.At the time of their meeting, he is in a relationship with a girl suffering from cancer.Even after his girlfriend dies, he can only see her just as a girlfriend. In contrast, she falls in love with him again, loves him in secretly, desires him, but she can not have it.This character embodies one of the concepts of psychoanalysis, namely desire.More briefly, she cast on the saying “to want and not to have—to want and want”.We are intended to desire not only what we can never or hardly obtain, but also what we think we did once have, like the irreproachable and unconditional love and certainty.(paraphrased from https://www.shmoop.com/psychoanalysis/buzzwords.html ) This feeling is deeply rooted in our being, the need to feel the warmth of soul, care, protection, durability and, in the end, unconditional love.Stella illustrates this situation very well.Therefore, threw my eyes, Stella defines desire, with her sense of self-preservation, pierced by her feelings of compassion, hope, fierce desire and so on.Another psychoanalytic character is Leslie Elizabeth Shay, another colleague of Gabriela, who illustrates another psychoanalytic concept- Latency.Leslie plays the principal role in the first and second season. Shay is played by the actress Lauren German, one of my favorites. Leslie Shay was a paramedic assigned to Ambulance 61 at Firehouse 51, a colleague of work with Gabriela Dawson. Shay dies on duty, unfortunately. ( paraphrased from source: http://chicagofire.wikia.com/wiki/Shay )Leslie is lesbian, something Peter Mills find out when the other colleagues cheated him into making her a visit.For that matter, she was previously in a three-year relationship with a woman named Clarice Carthage, who after all, left her to marry and have a child with a wealthy man. This seems to incite the commitment issues with her coworker Gabriela.She witnessed a suicide with Gabriela when they worked as paramedics.At first, he did not feel anything, he could master himself, but a few days later the shield has broken and realized what she was witnessing; he had a crying cry.What happened has had so much impact on the psyche and her whole soul that she could not go back to work, besides Gabriela, and for that reason, she moved to another station. Her case fits into this psychoanalytic concept because she did not react when she was witnessed at the unfortunate act, but at a considerable distance after its occurrence.After the psychic shield fell, she managed to realize the importance of the event, even if not in real time. In some situations, it is much better to be like this, for the soul to have time to process what the mind already knows.An example in this respect is funerals.It is more appropriate to exteriorize our negative feelings in the intimacy of our home than in society and much safe.     I chose to include the concepts presented above in this series because, the Chicago series seems pretty good for me, being presented in it different cases of real life, less happy, but who gives us important lessons of (real) life.I considered that, among all the concepts studied, the most appropriate is the feminism-in case of Gabriela Dawson and the psychoanalytic one-in case of Stella Kidd and Leslie Shay. Bibliography :http://chicagofire.wikia.com/wiki/Chicago_Fire_(TV_Show)/Summaryhttp://chicagofire.wikia.com/wiki/Gabriela_Dawsonhttps://www.shmoop.com/psychoanalysis/buzzwords.htmlhttp://chicagofire.wikia.com/wiki/Shay

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