The play Macbeth really depicts the relationship between cruelty and masculinity. In the play Macbeth, Shakespeare really demonstrates that concept with the male characters in the play. Most of the male character are always being told to be a man even if it means doing things they really shouldn’t be doing or don’t necessarily want to do. Macbeth is one of the major victims of always being told to be a man because his wife Lady Macbeth is always bossing him around and telling him that if he does not do certain things like kill King Duncan he is not a real man. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare Macbeth was pressured by Lady Macbeth to kill King Duncan when he really did not want to kill someone but Lady Macbeth kept telling him to be a man and do it.
(114). After he listens in on his father due to his curiosity, his father walks in on him and Adam blows up. He asks his father about everything he was suspicious about. His father proceeds to tell him about the Re-Identification program, why it happened, about them being the Demontes, and how anyone and everyone who knows needs to keep it a top secret (113-114). Adam’s skepticism leads him to major discoveries of his
Holden goes in to the bathroom while stradlater is shaving he asked him about girls and how he’s going to take Jane Gallagher out that he’s attracted too. Stradlater, is being uninterested in what Holden is saying. Holden really worries about that Stradlater will make sexual advances toward Jane Gallagher. Ackley tries to bully Holden and stradlater is more like his bud mainly since it’s his roommate. He’s a 16-year-old kid that speaks his mind.
They are expected to be strong, to objectify women, and keep their emotions in check. Young boys are evaluated for their masculinity by his father and eventually by peers, bosses and other males; seeking approval from other men, afraid for being exposed as vulnerable, weak, or soft. As an adult, males continue to try to dominate his world, which excludes other groups such as women, non-white men, and homosexuals. “Our fear is “not fear of women but of being ashamed or humiliated in front of other men, or being dominated by stronger men” (Kimmel, 86). American men spend their entire life proving and demonstrating their manhood in order to prove their masculinity of not being like a woman (Kimmel, 86-87).
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.
In discussing the many facets of masculinity among young men, one key issue has been the correlation it has with several developmental concerns. In Michael Kimmel’s 2008 publication “Bros Before Hos: The Guy Code”, he talks about how men believe manhood is really achieved. More specifically, he talks about “Guy Code”, the universal rulebook that all men must follow if they wish to remain in good standing among their fellow man. These rules are taught as early as their toddler years.
She compares present day males ages 18-34 to children who refuse to grow up. This demographic is then compared to males between the same ages during the year 1965, almost fifty years past. She goes on to describe the present day SYMs as underachievers who prolong the agony of the women in waiting. She describes these males as having their “big life priorities” in order such as jobs, homes and financial security yet lack the desire to settle down with women who have grown tired of being used for their sexual desires without the commitment.
In the beginning we would be asking little questions and answering them which quickly lead to more questions, continuing a branch off system. For example, we started with the question ‘what makes Siddhartha a bad dad?’ One person stated that on page 120 it says “the boy lives in a different nest.” Making the assumption that whatever Siddhartha tries to do as a father, he son won’t like it, making it feel as though his son likes one thing and his father likes another. But we learned that Siddhartha learned this from Vasudeva, which brought up another question among the group.
Critical analysis article titled “Sex, Violence, and Organic Consciousness in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Donald R. Marks dissected how organic and mechanistic ideology impact in the following areas of life: relationships, social, personal. The main character, Janie, has a romantic history with four men, each unfolding different experiences and lessons. Unfortunately, as two of the four men develop a controlling manner towards her during their relationships, all of Janie’s lovers sexually violate her. Defining what is disgusting and what is passion become blurry to the character due to her perception of each man. EVALUATE HOW
In the essay “Masculinity as Homophobia” by Michael Kimmel, he brings up many points as to how men view masculinity as trying to be perfect to hide underlying insecurity. He then states that anything deemed less than manly (females, people of race, homosexuals, etc.) is ridiculed because of the way we view masculinity. Kimmel first brings up a story about boys on a playground, where you have to prove that you’re manly at a young age, and that it is essentially engraved into our nature that we must not be a “sissy”. This then stems off to how violence is created by this sense of manhood, since we must always fight and never run when conflict arises. Kimmel argues that we have gender coded responses to everything, and that if a man does anything
Estelle 's torturer is Garcin 's because he is the only male in the room, and Estelle needs a man to pleasure her. Basically, Estelle wants to be desired by a man because her eighteen-year-old man is dancing with someone else. However, Garcin is more concerned how the people who killed him thinks of him as a coward, or will spread his legacy as one. Garcin is too busy worrying about what others think of him being a coward that he does not please Estelle. Estelle is being tortured because she wants a man 's attention but Garcin isn 't giving it to her.
The knowledge of exploring who you are as male or female represents the ability to comprehend our identity and become part of society’s standards. Gender is a social constructed characteristic interviewed with cultural views and behaviors ruled by context. Because gender is ruled by society’s standards it has become a negative developmental issue for those who do not fit into gender expectations. Repressive hostility upon identity is a central theme discussed in Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. By using graphic illustrations the author shows in a intimate medium her childhood memories so readers can empathize with her memoir easily.