Sullivan isn’t the only character in The Departed who becomes a product of his environment. Billy Costigan, an undercover cop in Costello's gang quickly develops criminal behaviour. Costigan is meant to be on the right side of the law, he is supposed to be one of the good guys in society. However he proves that if we are subjected to constant interaction with a group of people whom portray the ideals and values of a criminal we will soon replicate their behaviour and develop a criminal attitude. Costigan reverts to violence as a means of getting information about Costello's gang and progressively becomes more violent as he is subjected to further interaction with Costello's gang.
He used fear to put himself at the top, making sure everyone was below him and they were looking up at him. Assefs rape also put fear into his followers eyes, seeing that he wasn't scared to do something so horrific to Hassan, worried them that he might do the same to them. His parents were also victims of his dominating ways. During a party Assef and his parents came walking in, assef in front. When talking to other adults, Assef was the leader, and his parents were like his children, instead of the other way around.
Theme, conflict, and characters are some important elements that are included in most stories. In the Most Dangerous Game and High Noon, they play an important part in making the story flow. The Most Dangerous Game and High Noon are stories that have a lot of action from the conflicts that take place. In the Most Dangerous Game, General Zaroff is the antagonist who likes killing and hunting men for fun, and Rainsford is the main character who is up for the challenge. High Noon takes place in the west and is about a sheriff named Will Kane who helped send a criminal to prison, but the criminal named Frank is coming back for revenge.
Neither knows the true length of the war, but as the novel continues, Frazier alludes to the necessity of a relationship. Even though men are taught to hide their emotions and express masculinity through sources such as violence, Inman would portray both sides of the male spectrum. With encounters of enemy forces, such as Junior, testosterone and revenge overwhelmingly caused Inman to fight back. Frazier includes, “Inman stepped to Junior and struck him across the ear with the barrel of the LeMat's and then clubbed at him with the butt until he lay flat on his back” (234). Violence has been engraved into Inman from the time he set foot on a battlefield.
Point A (topic sentence): The author’s point of view is communicated by imagery because is conveyed by Imagery because Wiesel uses this device in order to create a bigger impact on the reader. Evidence (and page number): In the following quote, the author uses imagery in order to convey Elie’s Dad being brutally beaten “The officer wielded his club and dealt him a violent blow to the head. My father groaned once more, then said…. ‘Eliezer’” (Wiesel, 11)
When the world is engulfed in injustice, it calls for brave men and women to fight back, but the question is how should one fight? Most would resort to violence to kill off injustice, but this leads to even more violence and chaos in most cases than intended. If someone is going to be shot the first reaction is to fight off the killer. However, Cesar Chavez implies in his powerful essay the weakness of violence in a unjust situation and instead the power of nonviolence.
In today’s society, there is a protracted and growing connection between violence and muscularity to the fact it became part of our daily life norms. The foundation of gender and how we define muscularity, particularly among men, has led to the increase of negative characteristics associated with being a man. Whether by reacting aggressively to certain events and situations or using violence as a method to reinforce men’s muscularity, hate crimes and specifically transphobia has been a social problem that we keep seeing, hearing and even experiencing regularly in our lives. The movie of Boys Don’t Cry highlight the issues around sexuality and muscularity in reflecting on the story of a young woman who was experiencing a “sexual identity crisis”. In the film, we can witness the tragic true life story of Brandon Teena, a
Trait Theory: Biological Trait theory categorizes people on the basis of their skin color, ethnicity, gender, and their body built. In this case, Mr Obkuku is a built black male, a mesomorph. Well known stereotype that people with darker skin tend to commit more crimes; especially trafficking narcotics and theft.
It is thus no surprise to say that they live in a state of what might be phrased social anarchy, resulting in their tendency to rob, plunder, and even murder as Forder iterates in his three books under discussion. What shocks him is the fact that murder becomes so natural and mechanic in the sense that the Arabs can kill easily and for no significant reasons. This makes his adventures so risky. For instance, he is attacked by a man, armed with a long spear and a revolver. That man says: "God has given me my opportunity; now I will kill you and throw your body into a pit, and no one will know where you are or what has come of you" (Ventures, 90, With the Arabs, 182).
Pornography is both a macro (regional, national and global) and micro (individual) social problem. There are male pornography abusers in every nation of the world and each male person’s individual case of addiction is a social problem for himself – complicating and destroying his life in all of the areas of being human formerly cited and harming other people relationally associated with himself. Defining Addiction A male individual is considered a pornography addict when he utilizes pornography as the primary means favored or utilized (in lieu of living persons) to achieve an orgasmic experience.
Domestic violence is a fast growing worldwide phenomenon which expresses through physical and psychological abuse of the victim by the violent side. As part of it, there are men who abuse their women in different ways, who can be categorized as "Pit-bulls" or "Cobras" by different features. In this essay I will present differences and similarities between the two types of abusive men. On the one hand, "Cobras" and "Pit-bulls" are very alike when it comes to decision making, because they have both chosen a violent pattern of aggression and abuse in order to deal with marriage or couple conflicts instead of using other ways such as: using more verbal communication with their women, getting professional help from a marriage/couple counselor or putting more time and effort into working marriage/couple problems out in a creative way. But, the two types make a full aware choice of turning to violence and abuse as a solution to problems, they do have different ways of expressing it, but the decision to turn to violence remains the same.
In Robert Jensen’s article “The High Cost of Manliness”, he states that the idea of masculinity is a bad thing and they should get rid of it. This article debates on the common stereotypes of men, as he states: “That dominant conception of masculinity in U.S. Culture is easily summarized: Men are assumed to be naturally competitive and aggressive, and being a real man is therefore marked by the struggle for control, conquest, and domination” (par. 4). Nonetheless, there are some traits that men and woman share, such as, caring, compassion, and tenderness. These traits often depend on the situation, since a man cannot always be this way, whereas, a woman is often expected to have these traits.
Society tends to ignore the struggle of masculine norms men face everyday. In the film, “The Mask You Live In”, various ages of men discuss what it is like to live in a society filled with sexism and masculine norms. In the film, it is shown the impact of these norms society puts forth for men is catastrophic and negatively impacts their mental health. A few masculine norms that are found within the film are, self-reliance, violence, power over women, winning and risk-taking. Self-reliance is a big topic to cover in regards to masculine norms.
Rampage school shootings are happening in rural and suburban areas, young male adolescents are the ones turning to violence to show “becoming a man” (124). The reason is to show that they are masculine and that they aren’t going to be put down or made fun of, for example being bullied is something that throws them over the edge. Gender discrimination is always present, because it is said that men can separate the emotions, while women can’t; that’s why they aren’t right for some jobs. According to Barak, 51 percent of the population are “women”, yet they are still the minority, because it is said that they won’t try to work long hours, instead they want to have a family and take care of them (126). Women have a higher education and yet are