As kimmel said about asix year old boy, walking to the playground and provoke a fight to prove himself strong. If the opposed victim doesn’t fight back he will be known as a sissy, and no child wants to be called that. That 's why males get so careful on their physical behaviors. Women are the most concerned in a man 's life. If you have a sexy woman, you are officially a man.
The stereotypical world dictates men have dominant roles compared to women. They are indeed more powerful so as to conclude that women are weaker or of lesser power. Is that remain valid until now? Apparently the answer is yes and no. Yes, because there are still traditional races and countries who treat women unjustly and still sees them as people who should only stay at home.
He does not know how to relate to other people. He regularly beats his wives and children for not living up to his expectations of them. Nwoye,Okonkwo’s son, is much like what Unoka was in Okonkwo’s eyes, both are lazy and incompetent. Okonkwo is convinced that constantly beating him will make him stronger, but he is only driving his son away further. All Nwoye has ever wanted is his father’s acceptance and approval.
“Little Miss Sunshine” is a comedy-drama movie about a dysfunctional family composed of a stressed mother, goal-obsessed father, unhappy brother, gay suicidal uncle, a foul-mouthed grandfather, and a little beautiful girl named Olive who wants to become a miss beauty, or better called “Little Miss Sunshine”. This family environment is more likely to influence negatively the children. In fact, the father’s notion of winning or losing (either you are a winner in life, or a looser, there’s no in-between) can represent a great pressure for the whole family, especially the children. This pushed the father many times to do some incredible things, even when it’s challenging, or crazy (as smuggling the grandfather’s body after his death out of the hospital, in order to arrive at time to the beauty contest). Such acts may be exaggerated, and shows the obsession of the father for winning.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby, the decisions, and behaviors the women demonstrate work to reveal the constant discrimination they suffer from the dominant males around them. Time shows that men affect women and make them to be what they want them to be using their physical dominance and power. It all started when a girl was born. She should see that the world gives a big opportunity for her to make serious decisions and to build her happy life. In real life, it was not like that for many years.
Gender and power are quite distinctive from one another in both these texts. From one point of view it could be argued the men are the autocrats and considered as oppressors of females in the male dominated society. In the male dominated society men are the decision makers and have the instrumental role. Despite benefitting from the patriarchy they are still victims (Synnot n. p.).This is because to secure his place in the family, a man has to dominate over his children and wife, therefore faced with a choice between the two sexual dispositions, and a boy has to choose between his mother and father. Boys often tend to choose heterosexuality because of fear, for example Mr Albert is brought into the patriarchal society by heterosexuality.
Is George actually the submissive husband he appears to be? Is he also changing his masculinity by applying certain gender patterns that are specific for women? Martha’s behavior displays a high amount of vulgarity and aggressiveness. She constantly denigrates George telling him,
Okonkwo is very aware of his self-image and wants to be viewed as a hero in the Ibo tribe. If Okonkwo was to act feminine he would not be seen as a hero, but he would be insulted instead. Okonkwo’s father was a very lazy, weak man with no desires or ambitions. Okonkwo strived to be the opposite of who his father was and wants to have a totally different reputation than his father. ‘Even as a little boy he had resented his father’s failure and weakness, and even now he still remembered how he had suffered when a playmate had told him that his father was agbala.
However, male children have to separate from their mothers and identify with their fathers in order to be socialised according to their masculinity. They develop strong ego boundaries and a capability for independent action, objectivity and rational thinking to suit the patriarchal culture. Women are a threat to their independence and male sexuality. Girls are then socialised according to what women are supposed to be seen as, and so they reproduce the same nature that reproduces a male dominance. It is these qualities that make them potentially good mothers, and keep them open to the emotional needs of men.
They all have expectations for the ways women and men act and Tolkien was surrounded with the expectation that women had to be the ones with domestic behavior and nurturing occupations. Men, on the other hand, were expected to be the kick ass hero of a damsel in distressed, characterized by their self confidence and bravery. It was just the social standard at the time and we cannot compare to ours. It is true that Lord of the Rings gives the active roles almost exclusively to males, but females had very important duties. He doesn 't denigrate or discriminate against women, but his male characters go to seek conflict and are the ones actively trying to precisely destroy the ring.