In The Odyssey we see that Odysseus is a very aggressive and violent figure because of his warrior like actions and his strength to do as he pleases. Odysseus becomes very violent towards all the suitors and with his war tactics begins to pick each one off. After Odysseus kills Antinous, he angrily tells the suitors, “now all your necks are in the noose – your doom is sealed” (Homer 22: 42). This shows that after being made stronger and also going to war Odysseus has begun to be aggressive and do what he wants to others. Once Odysseus kills all the suitors nobody thinks anything of it, they see it as actions that come from men that have become strong enough to hurt those that do wrong to them.
In society this social power is usually seen as a male attribute. Petrocelli’s quote “Another major motivation which surfaced in our interviews was the desire to ‘get huge.’” (Petrocelli 758) displays another reason men feel pressured by social standards, if they are not huge they are not a “true” man. These quotes seem to be polar opposites yet that is not the case, Lorber’s quote sets the groundwork for Petrocelli’s findings. Driving gives a person social power normally a man will drive whether he is the better driver or not. When a man is “huge” it also gives him a social power, he is seen as a better, bigger man.
Las Casas asserted that its extremely sad that some people still find the ideas of political dominance acceptable. He claimed that different philosophers and political leaders might rationalize the justification in different ways but the greed motive is eminent. Violence, according to Las Casas is unacceptable in all the leadership levels including family setting, work environment, religious practice and most importantly in the political arena. Abuse of power, he insisted, whether it is a matter of domestic, racial, sexual, or religious basis is horrifying to the victims. Unlike Machiavelli, Las Casas believed political leadership is about honesty, justice, fairness, and undisputed respect of humanity.
For example, during Bush’s run for Texas’ governor against Governor Ann Richards, Rove attacked Governor Ann Richards’ “[tolerance, which] appealed to many constituencies [and] claimed her as an advocate for the homosexuals' agenda” (Karl Rove: The). Wayne Slater describes Karl Rove as “a unique figure in American political life” because of Karl Rove’s strategy of “looking at the strength of an opponent” which perfectly describes Rove as a political strategist. By using these negative campaigning techniques, he was essentially able to lure other political candidates into his trap. One such obvious catch was once again John Kerry’s case when they established him as a “flip flopper,” or a person who says one thing but does another, thus tying in the 527’s commercials leading to his decrease in popularity and any chances for a comeback later in the elections (Karl Rove: The). Rove’s use of “opposition research” is quite useful in his political campaigns, and attacking through 50 percent of paid media increases its effects (Karl Rove: The; Losco and Baker 161,
The documentary The Mask You Live In makes a strong case that the root of our foul culture comes from our society selling outdated and hazardous notions of masculinity. The overall image of the documentary depicts a culture that desperately needs to change. The film builds an argument about how early development of distinct attitudes in boys and negative reinforcement from authority figures and society have created men who are violent, callous, and self-destructive. We have been taught that the best man is the strong, silent type rather than the man who’s inclined to emote in a non-destructive manner when he’s upset. Everybody feels emotional affliction, however the ideal man is the one who never shows anguish and projects that he’s “just one
Historically, there has been a power imbalance of cis, white, heterosexual able-bodied men ruling over the people. They have forced their ideas and beliefs onto those around them, and normalized their thoughts to benefit themselves. Whether they enforce the idea that all different races are below them, the other sexes are inferior or that other sexualities are unnatural, they constantly oppress those that have even the slightest chance to overthrow them and change the way the world sees those groups. Not to say that there are not men who fall into the category of oppressor yet are subjected to the actions of them because they do not fit the physical appearance or the stereotype that has been set out. Stereotyping has made it easier for oppressors
In the text. He stated “ O Cyclops..Puny am I...How do you like the beating that we gave you, you damned cannibal?”( Homer 171 ll.388-341). Odysseus gloating represent that even though, he’s hero, he’s still arrogant and impulsive even after the deaths of his men. His victory over Polyphemus is a very good and honorable thing but some might consider him to be no difference to the Cyclops whom he called “monstar” , when he’s
They both believe that in order to be a real man, then a man must perform violent acts when necessary. The ideology of masculinity and in this tragedy is that men, at times, need to be violent and aggressive to appease their ambitious nature. The moment that part of the witches’ prophecy became true Macbeth knew he would do anything to assure the rest of the prophecy would also occur. Macbeth knew he would have to perform heinous acts of violence and treason in order to become king, but at the time he did not care because his ambitious nature over took his rationality. When Macbeth finally started to question himself about killing Duncan his wife steps in and questions his masculinity because she knew this would be the only way to accomplish the
One example of this is in Once and Future King, during the search for the Holy Grail. Lancelot finds the reason he was not allowed to win a battle was because of his pride, “Pride made me show off and help the weaker party of the tournament.” This example proves man is evil because Lancelot did not help the weaker side for the armies benefit. But, to prove he is better than everyone else, and make himself feel higher than those around him; which makes all the other knights feel bad about themselves. which makes him evil because he is harming another for self gain. Another example of man being evil because of pride,is in Oedipus, Oedipus, while talking to his wife says, “But I account myself a child of Fortune, beneficent Fortune, and I shall not be dishonored.” Which although not as effective in hurting others is arrogant and evil because it shows how important he thinks he is by him putting others lower than himself.
A story about deception, illusion, impulsiveness, noting, and shallowness; these are all characteristics of the play Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare. The play is about a young women, named Hero and a man, named Claudio, falling in love almost immediately after the war and decide to marry in the next few days. However, the prince’s evil brother does not wish to see his enemies rejoice, so he organizes a ruse to shame Hero and halt the wedding from ever taking place. Shakespeare critiques many aspects of his society through his satire and portrayal of different characters; which is apparent when looking at the character Claudio. Claudio is a soldier who worked closely with the Prince and became one of the top men of his army.
Over the course of the election, he has displayed himself as a man from another time, a time of prominent racist and sexist ideals. Trump just makes himself out to be a target and an easy one with all that he says, how can any media outlet not target that? The fact of the matter is that most outlets choose to put down Trump and support Hillary because at least she is trying to set some kind of example while he acts like a child from the 1860`s. He claims that the media is bullying him as if he himself is not one. He acts like they are making up stories, when they have evidence.
Men crave the order of violence with rules and attach elevated importance to such contests in part because so much of life is entirely unjust and oppressive. Violence is not something one, no matter one 's level of expertise, can actually plan for. I can think of many tough young men dead young now. The symbolism of the ring, or the octagon gain resonance because they appeal to our desperate need for order out of the desperate appearance of chaos, for a struggle, if not for a taste of our hero 's invulnerability, for a portion of his honor and nobility. Gorn ties this drive, over time, to the class struggle both in England and America, and how the working class who fought for workers rights often identified closely with great fighters and bare-knuckle boxers.
Friar Laurence - The Friar was very irresponsible in marrying the two teens, instead of marrying them he should have told their the Capulets and the Montagues about Romeo and Juliet’s secret relationship. He gave Juliet the drug that made her seem dead. He should 've sent the note of Juliet pretending to be dead, sooner so Romeo could not be so reckless. The Nurse - The Nurse, maybe the most irresponsible person in the play, didn 't do anything she was supposed to do. She didn 't tell Lord and Lady Capulets about Juliet’s husband.
This is worse than Roman circus gladiatorial contests! Why do men revert to this primal reptilian brain actions are very hard for me to understand? Starting with the gangs. But maybe I should re-read Golding 's Lord of the Flies".All of the above could make a fairly mentally stable person go mad no matter the race. But the repressed anger and humiliation reflects only too harshly racism outside the walls for people of color.
While I know Romeo is the the cause of his and Juliets death some might argue that it was the friar Lawrence who was the cause of the deaths. To argue for this one might say it was his fault because he allowed Romeo and Juliet to get married even though their families were arch rivals, also you could say it was his fault because he gave the sleeping potion to Juliet and did not tell Romeo she was only sleeping. While those are good points friar Lawrence wasn 't the one who made Romeo and Juliet get married it was their choice. furthermore it wasn 't his fault that Juliet drank the sleeping potion Juliet had free will like any human and it was her decision to to drink It. Finally Friar Lawrence didn 't need to tell Romeo that Juliet was only sleeping because anyone I mean anyone could tell that she was still alive because she still had color in her cheeks.