Gender Roles In Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain

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Per the class Glossary, the term gender role socialization can be defined as, “The lifelong process of learning to be masculine or feminine, primarily through four agents of socialization: families, schools, peers, and the media” (Glossary:G6). An online website further explains, “Gender roles are based on norms, or standards, created by society” (Boundless:online). In other words, the American culture’s traditional notion is that if one is born a boy then he would exhume a masculine role associated with vigor and aggression, while, on the other hand, a female would have been associated with passivity and nurturing (Boundless:online). In the short story, Brokeback Mountain, by the author, Annie Proulx, one can see that the main characters of

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