The play Othello is, at its core, a tragedy defined by the weakness of men and their complete vulnerableness to an (imaginary) anxiety over women, the male characters presented in the play present men in a degrading way. Men in the play view women’s value as reliant on how effectively they meet gender role because of this they see women as objects and extension of themselves. When women behave in a ‘not appropriate way’, it tears away the manhood of each character. Men crippled by this fear, turn into monsters swept away by their vicious jealousy. In this day and age, these inaccurate depictions of men help to continue the cycle of sexism by telling boys that machismo and hyper-masculinity are things to be desired.
Beside the jealousy, there is another factor that is also psychological and based on gender study. Gender relations are pretty antagonistic in Othello. Unmarried women are regarded as their fathers ' property and the play 's two marriages are marked by male jealousy and cruelty. It means both wives are murdered by their own husbands. Most male characters in Othello assume that all Venetian women are inherently promiscuous, which explains why female sexuality is a huge threat to men in the play.
A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo shows the hard work and difficult tasks the men had to go through to prove themselves and protect their country. The war will change the men’s attitudes and the way they do everything. Men made sacrifices in the Vietnam War most people would never make in a lifetime, they will not just sacrifice but push themselves physically harder than most any other men. The men will also emotionally change from constantly watching other men die, or killing other men. The mens first kill was always the hardest for them, mentally they had so many thoughts of the other mans close ones back home and what they would go through and how it would be all their fault.
We are made aware of the inequality that the monster previously experiences during his reunion with Frankenstein. Instead of being welcomed in the warmth of open arms, the monster is greeted with much disdain from his own creator. With much animosity, Frankenstein goes on to refer to the monster as, “devil”, “wretch”, “monster”, “daemon” and even a “vile insect” which can further indicate the amount of disgust he holds against the monster, as well as the superiority that he holds over his creation. The monster pleas for Frankenstein to listen to the story of his developmental journey before taking any actions based on assumptions. With much deliberation, Frankenstein agrees to do so.
In the short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the author, Flannery O'Connor, demonstrates how a family vacation can quickly face a violent end, caused by a criminal known as “The Misfit.” Looking at the short story through a feminist point of view, one can quickly gather that O’Connor uses the traditional gender roles right from the beginning of the story. As reading the title, it automatically suggests the men in this short story are untrustworthy, not prevalent, and dangerous. With that being said, the female characters in this story are viewed in the eyes of how a woman should act.
In “The Boys Are Not All Right” by Michael Ian Black, the author uses different powers of persuasion to convince the audience to succumb to his opinion that men today don’t know how to properly express their feelings because of cultural norms that expressing your feelings is associated with weakness and femininity. He starts the article by drawing on the fact that almost all mass shootings have been committed by men. He says that men tend to lash out in anger because they don’t know how to properly express their feelings. He attempts to persuade his reader to start a conversation on how to make it more acceptable in society for men to express their emotions in a way that doesn’t potentially hurt others.
Emotional Needs - David feels very angered when he sees Jethro because he thinks of Jethro’s dad as a traitor because of Bill. David feels as if he has to let Jethro know what he thinks about Bill and his dad. Motivation - David is motivated to think of Jethro’s dad as a traitor and harass Jethro by Bill joining the Confederacy.
Ender faces external conflicts with Bonzo because Bonzo is jealous of Ender for succeeding at the Battle School. Ender deals with conflicts within himself because he feels he is becoming Peter, who is a terrible and ruthless person. Ender is a static character because his motivation is consistent throughout the whole book, he wants to win the Bugger War and defeat the Buggers. Peter is a dynamic character because he changes and his motivation changes throughout the book, from being ruthless to a compassionate person. Many leaders in the past and present are ruthless, an example of a ruthless leader could be Adolf Hitler because he had many people murdered.
The men in Othello mistrust the women and always quick to associate them with being deceptive and unfaithful. Even in the beginning of the play there are hints of mistrust in women. For an example, when Brabantio discovers that Desdemona married Othello he says, “Fathers, never trust your daughters just because they act obedient and innocent” (1.1.15-17). Brabantio implies that women put on an act and pretend to be trustworthy.
In a culture that normalizes “locker room talk” that encourages males to “grab women by the pussy,” and in a culture that perpetuates a rape culture in which any victim of sexual assault or rape will be silenced, judged, and not believed and in a culture that allows perpetrators of sexual assault or rape to receive punishments that amount to nothing more than a firm scolding, there is no space for men to talk about their emotions or to recognize and support their vulnerability. In such a culture, male victims will continue to be silenced, mocked, and shamed and the effects of that will remain toxic and make it extremely difficult to create a culture in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity – a society in which no one has to live in fear of a rape culture. The voices of male victims are screaming to be heard and we have to throw away the current model of what it means to be a man, and
The painting “The Trench Warfare” is a piece of art that represents the actions during war. It was painted by the German artist Otto Dix in 1932 as a way to criticize society and war. Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix or otto Dix was a painter and printmaker. Otto was known for his ruthless and harshly realistic depictions of Weimar society and the brutality of war. As i compared it with the book ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ by Erich Maria Remarque some of the themes in the books were similar to the themes in the painting.
Because the American West was dominated by men, the frontier seldomly addressed the role of women, while also minimal developing overall femininity. However, the embodiment and existence of femininity itself was a precursor to the cowboy’s success within Westerns. After All, the cowboy needed the female in order to be married and keep his masculine figure in tact. Although the industrialized East created an allure of the liberation for the cowboy, the intensity of the Old West grew as the East came to alter its form. Thus, manhood was becoming re-established within both sexes.
Establishing male supremacy is the mindset of a misogynist. This is specifically important because gender is constantly changing; when femininity alters and masculinity changes to compensate, always fluctuating based on the other gender. Constantly changing genders cause confusion, but change also brings awareness to the issues it causes. Recognition of the subordination of women has compromised the dominance of males leading to new forms of masculinity. Since women have begun to explore the “domains” of men, misogynists change what it means to be masculine to compensate.
Whenever the slightest portrayal of sexism is seen, feminists are quick to react and correct what is wrong. The solution to sexism is not to blatantly ignore it and say it does not exist anywhere; the solution is to stand up for what is right and implement the actions that need to take place. In “Bad Feminists” by Roxane Gay, it was stated that “[her] favorite definition of a feminist is one offered by Su, an Australian woman who...described them simply as ‘women who don't want to be treated like shit’” (Gay 169). That is basically essential for all bad feminists.