Australia is a nation that has prided itself on mateship and the character of those who live and work in the bush, men who exude masculinity. The suburban sprawl and modernisation has lessened the need for men to be innately masculine however society still expects men to be men. This paper will discuss and compare both literal and figurative references to masculinity in both the Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Johnno. It will firstly look at the assumption of society that men of the bush are more masculine by nature, it will then discuss the role mateship plays in masculinity, this will be followed by looking at how the changing typography of society is bringing a new understanding of what masculinity is and lastly will look at how
C. Holden Caulfield as an Archetypal Picaro The works of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung supplied the writers with “archetypal images” which were considered to be “universal images”. “The main ideas of Jung integrates on the collective unconscious that contains the `depot` of the archetypes or stereotypes which are perceived in a similar way nationally or sometimes even globally”( Berezhna 26). So when a literary work is analyzed through the archetypal images it is significant to comprehend that those are not personal opinions of the author but universal, archaic patterns and images that derive from the collective unconscious. In literature, archetypes like the mother, the father, the trickster or in our case especially important, the
Masculinity. Baldwin also enlightens the masculinity in both black and white folks in America, according to Katie Riley, “Masculinity is something that is explored thoroughly by James Baldwin works” while researching about James Baldwin, I figure he portrayed a lot of Masculinity in some or most of his works. Although James Baldwin didn't only explore Masculinity in only his race, he also explores Masculinity in other race such as white race. That pretty much got my attention because Baldwin was diverse in topics that he writes about. At the central aspect of James Baldwin works, Baldwin compares both black and white Masculinities and shows that they are both established and “formulated” via similar experiences and circumstances around them.
Feminism is a huge movement during this era. However, the patriarchical society still dominates the Western films. A notable example of this is Red River, where the image of the mythic Western hero is the center of the movie. Both articles agrees on how John Wayne’s masculinity is at the center of the movie as Dunson goes through the journey of emotional maturity. O’Brien’s article mentions how the narrative and camera angles are of pivotal importance in establishing the standings of the three main characters of the movie: Thomas, Matt and Tess.
An individual's identity is the expression of the unique circumstances that develop a person's morality, and how they interact with the world; The theme of identity in J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" is expressed through Holden Caulfield's confusion and naivety to the world around him as he struggles to reconcile his past with the changing world around him. The character Holden Caulfield is shown to have been faced with a troubled past filled with deaths at a young age. When Holden has to face an adult world filled with sexual expression the innocence of his youthful identity is challenged by the sexuality of adolescence. Furthermore his identity is explored through Holden's cynicism to the adults in his life as a result of his child
Dr. Derek Shepherd, in the television show Grey’s Anatomy, once said to a friend, “you were like coming up for fresh air. It’s like I was drowning and you saved me.” When people are feeling underwater in their own lives, they need somebody to throw them a lifeline and pull them out from where they are falling. In The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger, Holden Caulfield feels as if he is sinking into depression and needs someone to save him.
Introduction In the Western world, majority of the movies are normally preoccupied with the notion of masculinity that depict men as being the dominant gender with roles requiring them to exhibit male behavior, such as providing for family and fighting, while the women the inferior gender with roles requiring them to exhibit female behavior, such as supporting the husband despite his shortcomings. Anne Lee in his modern Western movie Brokeback Mountain (IMDb, 2015) represents masculinity in different relationships: masculinity as depicted by men who want to be in a relationship with women and masculinity as depicted by men who want to be in the same-sex relationship. In this movie opinions divide significantly concerning masculinity especially when looking at Ennis and Jack who are two gay cowboys trying to be in a secret homosexual relationship. In what follows, we will examine the representation of relationships of traditional Western masculinity in the movie
Disney’s The Little Mermaid’s Portrayal of the Implications Gender Roles Play in Encouraging Hypermasculine Males to Sexually Objectify Their Female Counterparts Disney’s The Little Mermaid may by a failed and narrow-minded attempt to perpetuate female empowerment through a G rated film targeted at a younger audience. The film instead resultantly preserves Disney’s infamous views of traditionalism by subjecting women to submissive roles and sexual objectification by the other male characters. This sexism is directly presented through the film’s music, the appearance of the characters, and most prominently, in the behaviors and imagery utilized.
The modern sense of masculinity compared to the concept of the “masculine” found in “Beowulf” clearly shows how the definition of what it means to be a man has been modified over the course of history. Masculinity has evolved since the Old English period, however men in today’s society still hold some of the traditional attributes of men during this time period. The ever-changing world and priorities of human beings have greatly contributed to the shift in the meaning of being a man. Even though the animalistic, barbaric manner of men in “Beowulf” is nearly completely contrary to the more civilized, emotional man in present-day America, one can still draw similarities between the two as the traits of both were present, albeit not flaunted in
“Mard ko dard nahin hota” (A man feels no pain). This iconic line from Manmohan Desai’s 1985 movie ‘Mard’ is perhaps quintessentially how masculinity is understood in our contemporary culture. And the definition does not simply end there. There are numerous other characteristics which have become synonymous to masculinity.
Traditional roles of masculinity play a significant role in how many men experience their diagnosis with cancer. Pudrovska writes that “cancer poses a threat to the masculine identity because it entails lack of control over one's body and other consequences incompatible with traditional masculinity (Pudrovska 535) Arthur Frank’s narrative of his battle with colon cancer enforces the idea of cancer threatening traditional ideas of masculinity, particularly a lack of control over his body. Frank writes in great detail about death, and his fear of loosing control over his body within the narrative. Specifically, Frank describes the feeling of loosing control when he writes “my body had become a kind of quicksand, and I was sinking into myself,
Holden Caulfield is in love with Jane and he doesn’t know if she likes him back. The statements that Holden makes can be somewhat loving and caring about Jane. “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger Holden is in love with Jane and every time he speaks about her to other such as Sladhater who Holden mostly talks about her to him. Holden and Jane haven’t talked yet so we don’t know if Jane likes him. In “Catcher in the Rye”, J.D. Salinger portrays Holden by being an outgoing, needing to grow-up, and corrupt innocence however when he is thinking about Jane he is sweet and likes to talk to others about her.