It seems that as an FBI agent, Seeley Booth, seems to fit many general gender stereotypes of men. Seeley Booth is portrayed as a the ‘man in charge’, gentleman and hero. For example in the episode, "The Con Man in the Meth Lab" of Season 4 he is labeled as an “alpha male” for his dominant, aggressive and at times intimidating personality. In the episode, "The Sense in the Sacrifice". of Season 9 he is called, “a complex man”, suggesting that their is more to Booth than his appearance.
Starting with what Old Spice wants you to think is the non-manly man, we see an overweight man. They use a larger man to make you feel that you can’t be manly and be overweight at the same time, targeting unhealthy or even men who don’t feel good about themselves so they will use their product and become what is the ideal man. Now Old Spice even gives you a visual look at what they consider to be the ideal man or the manly-man that they claim their product will make you smell like. We see a muscular and tan man, he has scruff on his face and a mullet showing more of what people category as manly. So with these two total opposite people their targeting audience of men who aren’t comfortable with themselves and maybe look like the overweight man and want to be what society thinks is the manly-man.
For instance, in lines 24 through 26, there is a vast amount of alliteration that has to deal with the constant “d”, such as “darkness” or “doubting”. This adds a sense of depression looming over the speaker along with the idea of uncertainty and despair. Additionally, there is the alliteration in line 63, with the words “unhappy” and “unmerciful”. This provides the audience with the added feeling of despair and perhaps the feeling of death. Another set of alliteration is shown in line 71, with words such as “grim”, “ghastly”, and “gaunt”.
The typical 21st century man shows lots of strength, courage, and honor. In many cases throughout America the man of the family has a job and makes the money while the women of the household takes care of the children all the house chores but each of those roles are definitely vice-versa in many families. Men usually serve as the protector and provider of the families. Men also are very well known not to express emotion unlike their female counterparts. According to (Male Gender Role: http://www.psychologyofmen.org) men are supposed to “be a big wheel” which means to strive for achievement and success, focus on competition.
The novel made me relate to my own culture because in my culture it is right for the man to be a player and do masculinity things. If a man doesn't follow those expectations then he is not a real man and for that people will judge you. According to philosopher Edmund Burke perceives pain as one of the strongest emotions that anyone is capable of feeling and he believes that is what makes something sublime “I say the strongest emotion, because I am satisfied the ideas of pain are much more powerful than those which enter on the part of please”(Burke 114). To the contrary, I don't agree with philosopher Edmund Burke because I can’t find beauty in pain. Relating this to the novel of Junot Diaz I don't agree that his main character had to suffer by getting beaten up because he didn't followed the expectations that his culture looked for.
Male privileges is a set of privileges that are given to men as a class due to their institutional power in relations to women as a class. In the case of Luscious Lyon (Terrance Howard) who stars as the main character embodies great power. Partially being so that he is the head of the house hold as well as the bread winner. He is highly respected by his family and those around him. Unlike his ex-wife Cookie who take the inferior role of her ex-husband.
Strength, lack of emotion, aggression, and confidence are some of the traits society has assigned to men. The play A Streetcar Named Desire uses its lead character to support and portray these traits. The play takes place in the late 1940’s, a time when men and masculinity played a significant role in both households and society. Stanley Kowalski, the leading male, displays the timely masculine qualities while also showing what affect masculinity can have on those around him. Stanley is strong willed and very opinionated, allowing him to treat both men and women in a disrespectful way.
Tom Buchanan feels his role in society is to control others because he feels superior in status and gender. Lehan, in The Great Gatsby: The Limits of Wonder, studies how Tom’s brutality and impulse for power affects others: “The idea of power in The Great Gatsby is embodied in Tom Buchanan. He is not only a man of powerful build and commanding presence, but he exudes a kind of authority as he ushers people about as well as forcing moral pronouncements on them” (80). Tom Buchanan’s brutality and force within the novel represents a strong sense of male supremacy in the Jazz Age. He shows his superiority in society by using authoritative language and actions to dominate the easily oppressed women.
In “A Farewell to Arms”, Hemingway has included a significant number of flat characters that show various aspects of virility and machismo. Clear examples of this are Dr. Valentini is an excellent surgeon who is the alpha male in his career, Bonello, the violent soldier who killed a soldier because of his lack of loyalty to his comrades and Rinaldi who’s a flirt,
In everyday life we come across advertisements either in print media, digital platform, on TVs and also on radio. While the advertisements have taken different forms, they are primarily used to communicate to the public. According to Katz (458), “Advertising offers us a glimpse of our cultural subconscious; designed to sell products by selling us desirable visions of ourselves, ads reflect our dreams and insecurities.” We find a majority of the advertisements being used to sell products, services and other activities related to trade. Beyond trading, advertisements have and continue being used for different purposes including persuading the public to take a particular stand on an issue that affects the society.
In the United States America, African American People played an important role in the Civil Rights Movement. In a nationwide address on June 6, 1963, President John F. Kennedy insisted the nation to take action toward assuring equal treatment of every American regardless of race. Soon after, Kennedy proposed that Congress consider civil rights legislation that would address voting rights, public accommodations, school desegregation, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs, and more. Despite Kennedy’s assassination in November of 1963, his proposal ended in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson just a few hours after House approval on July 2, 1964.
Advertisements are everywhere around us. Wherever you go or whatever you do there will always be some kind of advertising nearby. Advertisements are produced by any company or organization to mainly sell their product or service. Each advertisement has its own specific target audience who they have designed the advertisement for. The following essay takes a look at rhetorical analysis on two commercials “Apple, 1984” and “Thai Life Insurance, Unsung Hero” by using rhetorical triangle as well as Aristotle’s theory to analyze different methods used in both advertisements to attract their audience’s attention.