Yunior is impacted by the patriarchal society because of the relationship he has with his father. Yunior struggles to be in a relationship because his father does not give him parental support. Yunior’s perspective in a relationship is different in Dominican Republic and in the United States. Yunior and his father have a distance relationship such as communication and guidance. Yunior does not receive parental advice from his parents about his relationships.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz layers storytelling and meaning into its plot, with plenty of underlying messages, if the reader is willing to hunt for them a bit. From the relationships between similar characters like Lola and Beli to polar opposites like Yunior and Oscar, the reader sees different relationship and friendship dynamics play out and how such relationships are affected and looked upon by society. Oscar is a lonely, fantasy loving nerd who does not have much of a life, while Yunior has that machismo aspect that is focused on heavily in the story, from start to finish. In the story, Yunior and Oscar are both going to the same college, but Yunior has been rejected from every other residence, and when Lola asks a favor of Yunior to watch her brother Oscar, he gladly accepts since he has nowhere else to turn to. In The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Diaz uses Yunior
On reading Drown by Junot Diaz, clearly explains that Junior and Rafa relationship had many similarities and differences to the relationship between Maggie and Dee (Wangero). While at “Ysreal” their location affected their relationship. “In the Capital Rafa and Junior fought a lot that their neighbors took broomsticks to break up the fights, However it was not like that in the campo. While they were at the campo they were friends”. Rafa was the more dominant of both even though he is the oldest and should be setting example.
In Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago was a “Code Hero” who exemplified the admirable qualities of perseverance through his actions. Santiago was an example of perseverance when he was out at sea for two days trying to catch fish. While out on the sea, he catches a big marlin that won’t give up without a fight. While trying to catch the marlin Santiago starts dealing with problems physically, such as his hand cramping up and when the rope gets pulled too hard it cuts his right hand.
Willie Nelson is, without question, one of the most influential musicians of his time. He has left an indelible mark on not only his own genre, but music in general. His unique sound, longevity as an artist, and talent as a songwriter have all combined to make him a popular singer even today. Willie Nelson was born in 1933, amidst the throes of the Great Depression, to his mother Myrle and his father Ira. Nelson’s birthplace was the miniscule farming town of Abbott, Texas, which today holds a population of roughly three-hundred people.
Life takes a strong toil when war strikes. People start to lose hope in survival and start believing in the wrong source of power. Revenge and world domination. Nevertheless, it takes one to realize what truly matters, and that is life. Consequently, there are factors to lead to one’s survival and hope for a better path.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a historical fiction about the Salem witch trials in the late 1600’s. John Proctor plays the protagonist and throughout the storyline his masculinity decreases due to Abigail Williams. Throughout the play it's clear the female characters have more power than the men in the Theocratic society of Salem. The girls are put in court after being caught in the woods for witchcraft. They exploit their feminine traits and manipulate the men in charge of the court.
However, this creates tension between hegemonic ideals of masculinity. At the beginning of Reagan’s presidency, males were considered ‘soft’ and thus Reagan endeavoured to bring back ‘traditional’ values of masculinity and gender roles and as such became the ‘masculine archetype of the 1980s’ (Vogel, 2015, p. 464-473). This hegemonic masculinity is defined as a ‘…young, married, urban…employed, of good complexion, weight, and height…’ (Brod & Kaufman, 1994, p.124; Phillips, 2006, p.407)
From what we have learned in class about the 1950’s, it is clear to say that this period stands out for being the dawning of a greater desire for masculinity for men as the war time had produced a change in gender dynamics due to the unavailability of men to do jobs that were then given to women. Hence, upon their return, men, began to produce these feelings of masculinity because of the changes that had been put in place along with the hardship of returning to regular life during the postwar time. This also made them develop a desire to define their role in the modern family, which lead them to begin marrying women. These ideas lead into the gender roles set up by society and its citizens during this time. Moreover, from these ideas we obtained
The growing rift in today’s polarized political and socio-economic climates beg the question: when did this estrangement begin? Similar to the polarization of the political and socio-economic climates, the polarization between gender values has likewise always been an object of study for scientists. The ideas of gender specific behaviors and attributes have been around for a long time, but the ideas of where they belong are hardly agreed upon. Rhoda Jordan, a spiritual mentor, writer, and actress, speaks of a harmony between values that reside in each person, regardless of gender. In order to have a world that is inclusive and available for all, Jordan argues through the article “The Problem With Masculinity” that this distinction breeds hostility