The show starts off making it clear that Buffy has a reputation of a trouble maker. The adults just assume that she is a typical teenage girl that makes bad decisions, but it's really because she fights vampires and saves the world numerous times. She seems so normal; she wants to be a cheerleader, to have friends and date, but she cannot because of the duties she has as her generations slayer. As a teenager that is a really large amount of responsibility to take on and although Buffy sometimes strays from the path she should take to do her job correctly, she normally is able to handle the responsibility like an adult with a lot of experience. Buffy is normal in that she has her best friends that she relies on no matter what and in that she sometimes makes rash decisions or mistakes, making her seem like someone "insignificant." When she gets into slaying mode and starts taking on the vampires threatening the world, she is absolutely extraordinary.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Insignificant Versus Extraordinary
I've really enjoyed watching Buffy so far so I decided to find out more information about the show. "Writer Joss Whedon says that "Rhonda the Immortal Waitress" was really the first incarnation of the Buffy concept, just the idea of some woman who seems to be completely insignificant who turns out to be extraordinary". I really feel like this hits home. Buffy is just a normal high school girl who doesn't seem special, yet she is.