The word sad in the poem has two purposes. One purpose is to leave open the man’s feelings so others can interpret his feelings and by using the word sad it helps the reader understand the mood of the poem. The son calls his father baba as if he sees his dad being some sort of entertainment, that is also why he is asking for a story. The word baba is also childlike to add to the childlike tone of the poem. Lastly, the two words the son and the man add to the complexity of the relationship.
Secondly, the issue of having to conform due to pressure is explored in both the movie and the novel. For starters, there is a difference in in the way this issue is exhibited to the audience and the difference is situated in how the pressure originates. In Destroying Avalon, one of Marshall’s diary entries talks about how Todd pulls his pants down in front of the ‘tough’ or ‘popular’ guys during Phys Ed. He mentions: “I think he’s trying to impress the popular guys. He’s like that showing off and sucking up when the tough guys are around.” This quote reveals to the reader that Todd has participated in harassing Marshall just so that he can be liked by the group of boys who were popular and so that he too could become popular.
In doing so, Bob always questions the way he approaches the situation. He is never confident in the way that he guides his son because throughout the passage he uses interjections which show that not only does he think about what he thinks, he also thinks about what he might think in the future about what he
Through the movie, I can image how boys and young men struggle to live with their true-life in American controversial of being a real man. The Mask You Live In, show all the pressure from the media, their friends, and the grown people’s life. All the boys and man faced with some messages provide them to hide their real emotions, built up the idea that women are only for sexual conquest instead viewing women are friends, and allow men to communicate anger with other by violence. All the controversial about gender associate with race, class, their situation, creating a confusing of problems all men and boy must to be a man.
From here on I will be summarizing the article, making connections, explaining my involvement in the project and a reflection of my overall performance. Masculinity is slowing killing men; with all the pressure and expectations that man have to be a certain image, this can cause many negative effects which can lead to many dangerous and serious situations. Due to all these expectations many bad habits can form such as alcoholism, violence and workaholism. This peer pressure can cause men to have depression or engage in many risky activities that will effect there life in many negative ways, such as injuring themselves. In the article it states that “little boys are, in fact, slightly more sensitive and expressive than little girls” (Kali Holloway).
Society as a whole, learns from each other, and adapt to the norms around us. In this case, the uncivilized environment the boys’ were forced to inhabit, enable them as well as taught them to act viciously, which eventually encouraged the other to do so as well. Without a civilized environment, most people would not be able to control the evil that naturally lies within human kind from
Focusing on how the piece was filmed brings up the issue of the male gaze. Within the article “Oppressive Texts, Resisting Readers and the Gendered Spectator: The New Aesthetics” by Mary Devearaux she argues under the premise that “the male gaze is not always male, but it is always male-dominated” (Devearaux, 339). Meaning that film and other media forms will always be male connoted. “Men do not always do the looking, but they control who does” (Devearaux, 339). This is very powerful statement in this argument and says a lot about how females feel they are being viewed, as well as how much power they possess.
Has a friend ever felt bad for you because your significant other makes more money than you? In fact, this is just one of the many examples of the “Manly” stereotype affecting all who doesn’t reform to its ideals. No matter where but the masculine stereotype is always finding a way into people’s lives and affecting all who don 't abide. This is the most dangerous aspect of the single story our society tells about men is that you have to be “manly” in order to become a man because it leads to bad marriages, moral degenerates, and social misfits. Manliness is like being the hunter or be hunted.
The struggles that young men and boy are going through the societal expectations of being a man will affect their life. According to Jennifer Siebel Newsom; the author of the documentary, The Mask You Live in, young males learn from their peers and their environment surrounding that “express compassion or empathy is to show weakness.” Well, in this enlightened 21st century, the pressure of being a man supposedly lesser, however, very little has changed.
Cause of intimate partner violence stems from individuals and interpersonal determinants. Individual level, such as stress, lack of emotional control, lack of anger management and perpetrator’s previous history of aggression is also one of the keys. The cultural factors are about social values norms and mores, there were the most important. The evidence that domestic violence against women in Thai culture is about power of men and the subordinate roles of women, e.g. men who believe that their wives belong to them, have to take care of them and be responsible for all work in the house, and are also be always available for them to release their sexual needs and society's attitudes about gender roles and expected men as leaders.