Bully, but without bullying.


This is my proposal for a textual analysis of Rockstar’s Bully. I have built my analytical framework considering post-Structuralism, the game’s Political Economy and Psychoanalysis of the characters. At the end I will also propose a digital artefact to accompany the analysis.

What is a Textual Anaysis?

What is Post-Structualism and why is it important?

Making a post-structural analysis of the game will help us understand why Bully caused controversy and why it was received differently by different cultures and different age demographics. In both the United States and the United Kingdom, Bully was met with a negative reception from mainstream media strongly influencing parents against letting their children play it, even described as a ‘Columbine simulator’. In Brazil however, psychological…

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