The groupthink article states,“ Group members rationalize any resistance to the assumptions they have made no matter how strongly the evidence may contradict their basic assumptions, members behave so as to reinforce those assumptions continually.” Telling people they deserve to die is justifiable because the bible says, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death.” Physically harming and verbally harming other American’s is okay because of personal views. Slamming God is okay because there is no evidence he is real. Both heterosexuals and homosexuals justify horrific actions because of their believes and assumptions. Bringing down others because of a personal bubble, instead of keeping thoughts intact and considering where the other is coming from. America becomes divided, but they also
The first being that the reactions were nothing but an attempt by to hide their own sexual desires, a desire that has been identified as a taboo for the whole society. Had they let go of the sexuality within them, we may have seen another face of their personality that could have been extremely similar to that of the males in the room. However, given the situation in which they were put and the way in which they had to act (which was shaped by the discourse of misunderstanding feminine sexuality), they hand nothing but to present a fake reaction of discomfort and disturbance. By using the same framework of analysis on the aroused reaction of the male guests, one could say that their so-called ‘second’ personality appeared. The situation, in which they have been put, was able to bring to the surface the animalistic sexual side of them that has been correspondingly alive right beside their prestigious masculine
This essay will foccus on the monsters as creatures that portray the fears of a society. This is why it is important to understand what is a monster and what are its uses in literature. In “Monster Theory (Seven Theses)”, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, the author, gives us some of the basic aspects of monsters as theses. Monsters are born as an embodiment of a certain cultural moment and “the monster 's body quite literally incorporates fear, desire, anxiety, fantasy[...] giving them life and an
How the AIDS epidemic is more so for entertain purposes and also those to blame guilty for not adjusting their behaviors. Therefore, because they choose not to they are causing dangers to themselves and others. The media wants to forget about those in the supposedly “deviant subculture”. A great example from the Bersani’s reading would be how television would include the family dog before they would include the gay sister or brother. This goes to show how much power the media has on society and framing identities.
Grendel expresses his thoughts and emotions throughout the whole story, so we’re able to see how Grendel is feeling. He also shares his views of the world and existence itself. There are many people who disagree, and believe the story of Grendel was written to make Grendel look even more monstrous and scary. I believe these people are paying too much attention to the setting of the story, and grendel’s actions, and not paying enough attention to Grendel’s
Whereas felt stigma derives from the knowledge that homosexuality is stigmatized, irrespective of whether or not an individual endorses it, internalized stigma is an individual’s tacit acceptance of sexual stigma as part of his or her own value system. Internalized stigma is exhibited by both sexual minorities and homosexuals. Under internalized stigma, the person’s self concept is consistent with the stigmatizing responses of society. The person accepts society’s negative association with homosexuality and consequently harbours negative attitudes towards the self and towards his or her own homosexual desires.
Babuscio, in his examination of “camp” from the gay perspective, however, argues that seeing as gays ‘do not conform to socially expected ways of behaving as men and women’, it implies that ‘roles, and in particular, sex roles, are superficial – a matter of style’ (Babuscio, 123). This is especially in light of the gay ‘experience of passing’ which often leads to ‘a heightened awareness and appreciation for disguise…and the distinctions to be made between instinctive and theatrical behaviour’ (Babuscio, 124). As such, while it is undeniable that artificiality is intrinsic to “camp”, there is a clear difference between the two writers in their interpretations of “camp” and its inherent artificiality – Sontag adopts a more theoretical and general approach, while
Throughout the story, the mask is revealed and the reader gets to see that what may look scary and evil, can be something very different on the inside. This story shows that the evil may be what you thought was the good, and what you thought was good was the evil. But, this also depends on the reader’s personal opinions, creating it a grey zone.The battle between good and evil also relates to our world today, outside of literature. As I stated in the above paragraph, the definition of good and evil is a brey zone; especially in the present state of the world. There are so many crazy things going on in this world that people do not understand.
Everyone has their own values, and is hoped that these values can be held when their integrity is challenged. In Shakespeare’s, Othello, characters experience self corruption and decay that ultimately alters their moral and logical values for the worse, which is due to their emotional responses, when troubling situations are presented. Characters, such as Othello and Desdemona, have allowed these emotions of jealousy and love to affect their own self perceptions of morality and logic. A depiction of moral decay or corruption can be seen through Othello’s confrontations throughout the story. He has allowed his feelings of jealousy to blind him so much, that he has come up with unnecessary justifications for killing the woman he loves.
What is sexual identity? Sexual identity refers to how one thinks of oneself and what one is romantically or sexually attracted to. It is a primarily component of how one reflects their sexual self-concept. Besides, sexual identity could be changed throughout a lifetime due to sexual orientation but it may be not align with each other (Rosario, Schrimshaw, Hunter, & Braun, 2006) as WebMD indicates that bisexual may not express their true feelings and decide to have relationship with one gender. Still, most people define their sexual identity based on their sexual orientation (Grollman, 2010).