In this book, Rice Gonzalez highlights the importance seeing masculinity as being complex instead of dichotomous- that different forms of masculinity exist, even ones that do not conform to the societal standards of what it means to be “a man” in Nuyorican culture. Gonzalez also explores the impact of social networks and physical environments on whether a character is able to assert their identity or not, as seen through Chulito.
Society is so concerned with the place of a man and a woman. Various outright characteristics are generally assigned to each gender. With toughness, power, and authority given to men and softness, submissiveness, and domesticity assigned to women. The message throughout Glengarry Glen Ross is one of masculinity portrayed through deceit and exploitation of others to gain power. Yet as the film progresses, viewers see that the cutthroat behaviors and personalities are a mask used to hide shattered confidence and devastating fear.
The discrimination was perpetrated against them because they belonged to Mexican American culture; rather it was based on their color. Therefore, there were struggles to secure freedom for these women. In this endeavor, the Xicanx struggle aligned itself with the struggles in American and all over the world against segregation on race or skin color. In principle, the Xicanx phase of the cultural revolution asserted new cultural borders for the Mexican American people living in the U.S. (Moraga 224). The borders were well adjusted to cope with contemporary influences and
Based on the beliefs regarding men and women in society, gender roles and gender stereotypes have been created in order to label men and women into distinct categories, giving great disparity between the two in regards to what behaviors and characteristics are expected of them. There were both issues of gender roles and gender stereotypes throughout the film, ‘Collateral Beauty’. Women were stereotyped as dependent, sensitive to others’ feelings and supportive, whereas men were stereotyped as dominant, logical and aggressive. An example of this stereotype towards women is seen among Claire, a friend and business partner of Howard, Amy, a struggling actress who helped with the plan to make Howard seem mentally unbalanced while portraying the role as ‘Love’ and also Madeleine, a lady who lost her daughter and lead a grief supportive group. Dependence can be seen throughout the film when Claire agreed to engage in the plan to overthrow Howard of his job and sell the company.
In addition to contributing to the barrio authenticity through mise-en-scène, murals serve as a counter-discursive visual narrative to underscore the underlying myths or discourses revealed in this analysis, especially issues of bilingualism and biculturalism which are at the core of Chicano identity. As Fregoso (1993) points out in her analysis of Yo Soy Joaquin, Yo Soy Chicano, and Chicanas, murals have played a key role in both Mexican and Chicano social and political movements and in film. Therefore, from a multimodal and genre perspective, the depiction of murals in the film is both an intertextual reference to previous films in which murals have figured prominently and a subtext about Mexicanidad and Chicano history reflecting social justice issues.
Now that I am middle-aged, I incline more toward the Mexican point of view, though some part of me continues to resist the cynical conclusions of Mexico.” The use of pathos helps of connect ot the other on an emotional level to just how conflicted he is feeling. He emphasizes these feelings through usage of synthetic personalization, such as when he stated how the people in this societies interact in these society which was referenced previously. Also through evidence of personal conflict on how he will address these matters and decide which societal wisdom should be first reviewed, “How shall I present argument between comedy and tragedy, this tension that describes my life? Shall I start with the boy’s chapter, then move toward more ‘mature’ tragic conclusions? But that would underplay the boy’s wisdom.
A struggle for power between any two or more groups of people in a society can lead to more damage and sever relations between people. Moreover, it can lead to tragic endings, much like the way Okonkwo’s relationship with Nwoye was lost forever. The concept of men being superior and women being inferior and weak is seen in many cultures, including Igbo society. Because gender roles have both advantages and disadvantages, gender-specific stereotypes are integrated in many different societies, similar to the ones prevalent in
It is also about the social expectations for the state of being male or female. The mutual shaping of individual and society has a certain pressure on how we are supposed to act and produce outcomes associated with masculinity and femininity. This subjective view was perceived and reinforced across cultures, society and time. Thus, the attached meaning of this term changes
Moreover, differences in bodily forms is not a firm determining factor of gender patterns; one could rather see it as a reference point in gender practices. Throughout the last years, an accumulation of international research regarding masculinities has appeared. Crucial conclusions of this research contain the following findings: there are multiple masculinities; there are hierarchies of masculinities, often defining a ‘hegemonic‘ pattern for a given society; masculinities are collective as well as individual; masculinities are