Violence And Hope In A Us Mexico Border Town Analysis

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In the book “Violence and Hope in a U.S. – Mexico Border Town” they use Symbolic Theory, because they explain how men just for being men should have the authoritarian role and women should have a submissive role. The symbol of being men or women means that they should act as society wants them to act based on their gender. First, machismo is well known in Mexican families because they assumed that all men should have the power over his family. For example, “the man in the streets, and the woman in the house.” It means that men have more privilege of going anywhere, whenever they want because of just being a man, and woman has the obligation to stay at home, because is not well see for a wife to be out of her house for too long. Also, it …show more content…

You got to get an education and do things in the world, not just sit around and boss women; they are our equals.” Which I agree with because men are not better than a women, and shouldn’t be threaten as servers as or any less than men. In comparison to the women, the symbol of being a female means weakness, and submissive. “Marianismo” as the book calls it, means that a woman should sacrifice herself, stay faithful to her husband, being timid and to be voiceless. Women should act the opposite way of the men. Women should stay at their house, being a good mother and wife, she should only serve to his husband. In the other hand, in the book refers more to the nonmarianismo. It means that in Esperanza were more single-headed women that were independent and not timid. In conclusion, in the book “Violence and Hope in a U.S. – Mexico Border Town” the symbolic theory of being a man is considered to be a “macho” and to act like one, because that’s what men should do because that’s what their gender reflects, being the one who has the power. The symbol of female is to be the submissive role because the female gender reflects weakness to society. Even if in Esperanza are more nonmarianismo females, they were still women who were

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