Emasculation Essays

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay's Scaffolding

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    Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why” encompasses a woman’s emotions regarding her lifetime of past lovers through figurative language as well as sonic and structural qualities indicative of the lack of fulfillment from which she quietly suffers. Millay begins her sonnet by revealing her dismay, saying “What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why, I have forgotten.” In this, she sets up her audience’s understanding of her experiences. In plain language

  • Mistreatment In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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    When one thinks of an asylum their minds go directly to insane, illness, and crazy; or at least that was what people of the 1950s transitioning into the 1960s. Instead, they contributed to the beat down of the mentally ill; abuse of the people who tried to get help when they thought they were sick. In Ken Kesey’s, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the mistreatment of patients in the asylum wing in a hospital is exhibited showing the cruelty of the workers or the stereotypical thought of someone who

  • David Fincher: Film Analysis

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    The critically acclaimed director David Fincher began his career in the early 1980s and his work includes thirteen films, fifty music videos, and many advertisements. Fincher is the main author of his films and is a modern auteur because many of his works share recurring characteristics. Fincher utilizes color and close-ups to allow the camera to tell the story and his films often carry twisted and controversial themes. I have analyzed the films Fight Club, Seven, and Zodiac to prove Fincher’s auteurism

  • Essay Benefits Of Waxing

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    Benefits of Waxing for Bodybuilders: At present waxing is most popular with athletes like swimmers, gymnasts, bodybuilders, tennis players and men who are generally into fitness. Since they work hard to have lean muscular bodies, they want their musculature to show, and hair almost completely hides any definition, particularly with the abdominal muscles. Actors and models like waxing because they find if they have a hairy body they tend to be cast only in “stupid, brutish” character roles, because

  • Examples Of Emasculation In Regeneration

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    Another common fear during the First World war was emasculation. The loss of masculinity is mainly visible in the patients ' consciousness (Harris, 1998), thus in patients ' relationships, but also in dreams and nightmares and it is visible in Owen 's poetry as well. An extract in Regeneration that discusses the emasculation of the soldiers can be found in chapter four. Pat Barker already foreshadows on page 29 that emasculation is going to be an important theme in the chapter, as Anderson wonders

  • The Hijras In Serena Nanda's Neither Man Nor Woman

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    undergone the emasculation operation a year before I met her, said, "I was born a man, but not a perfect man." Nanda the introduces Neelam “... a transvestite homosexual who had not yet had the emasculation operation, told me, " I was born a man, but my male organ did not work properly so I became a hijra.” (Nanda 15-16) The reader also encounters Salima, an hijra who as was born “intersexed” (a person whose genitalia is neith male or female.) Because of her condition, emasculation was not required

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God Analysis

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    The “Rock Pile” by James Baldwin and “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston are two stories that examined black male resistance to emasculation. The men in these stories lived in patriarchal societies, and they reaped the benefits of a structure that favored men. In both of these stories, the male characters are dominant figures in their households, and when they felt like their manhood was being attacked, they retaliate viciously. In “Their eyes were watching god” Hurston tells the

  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Analysis

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    mental institutions and psychiatric medication - this is exemplified with the filmic elements (cinematography, mise en scene, etcetera). In this paper, we will take a closer analysis on how these aspects have influenced the concept of madness and emasculation vis-à-vis self and institution. The cinematography of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest helped draw the line between reason and unreason. For instance, in the ending scene, Forman used extreme close-ups and different lightning to symbolize the transition

  • Fetishism In Film

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    A fetish, as categorized by Sigmund Freud in his article “Fetish,” develops after a young boy realizes the genital differences of the sexes—that women lack a penis (Freud, 153). The anxiety that is produced from this awareness is quickly forgotten, due to the fact the woman possesses something else: breasts, feet, legs, etc. But ultimately the young boy is unaware of the feelings that are occurring. Fetishized elements are present in Russ Meyer’s 1965 film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Meyer employs

  • Mommy And Grandma In The American Dream

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    The American dream is a play that belongs to the theater of the absurd written by Edward Albee. This play shows the relationship within an American family composed of Mommy, Daddy, and grandma. The play begins with Mommy and Daddy sitting in their apartment waiting for someone who is Mrs. Barker. The interference of Mrs. Barker and then the young man turned their lives upside down. Mrs. Barker job was to provide satisfaction for Mommy and Daddy. The young man was considered as a replacement for the

  • Nurse Ratched Power Quotes

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    Throughout the beginning of the novel it is evident that some characters over use their powers, one of these characters being Nurse Ratched. Nurse Ratched uses her position in the ward to take advantage of the patients and make sure that they adhere to everyone of her daunting commands. Nurse Ratched “tends to get real put out if something keeps her outfit from running like a smooth, accurate, precision-made machine” (Kesey 28) because she has been on the ward for so long that when something doesn

  • Argumentative Essay On Fight Club

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    Fight Club Argumentative Essay In a decade where emasculation was an issue for many males, Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Fight Club attempted to address the problem. In the novel, a group named Fight Club (which later evolved into Project Mayhem) tried to give men the feeling of power that they were so desperately lacking for many years. Fight Club was a group created by the narrator to help restore the feeling of masculinity and power to men, which prepared them for Project Mayhem by allowing them to

  • Black Women Equality

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    Collins. The purpose of Black feminism is to adequately address the way race, gender, and class are interconnected in our lives, in order to stop racist, sexist, and classist discrimination. In the end, Black women 's strength does not equal the emasculation of Black men or silencing White

  • Fight Club Reaction

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    Only short time after being introduced to this mysterious woman we learn that Jack meets another person who is essential and inspirational to Jacks development of self-reliance and self-perception: Tyler. Tyler, with his bright and colorful clothing and personality, in contradistinction to Marla, impersonates the devil on Jack’s shoulder. He’s organized concerning what he is doing for a living but messy when it comes to his house, intelligent on the one hand but primitive on the other hand and liberating

  • Wedding In Galilee Film Analysis

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    The creation of Israel and the subsequent Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories has profoundly diminished Palestinians’ liberties and senses of agency. For many Palestinian males in particular, this transition to subjugation by Israel after serving as leaders and patriarchs in their communities for generations is particularly salient. Michel Khleifi’s 1987 film Wedding in Galilee portrays Palestinian masculinity and structures of male power as disintegrating under the Israeli occupation.

  • Racism In James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk

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    If Beale Street Could Talk: Emasculation by Racism In the novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin uses the motif of emasculation, to show the sense of powerlessness, and the suffering, caused by racism. The wooden sculpture Fonny makes is a symbol of his own helplessness and the misery he feels in the world. Fonny pours great passion into his carvings and this endless drive and determination is what initially gets him into trouble when he steals materials from a nearby school. The sculpture

  • Life As Depicted In Toni Morrison's Sula

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    Living in the Bottom Toni Morrison ‟ s second novel Sula (1973) follows the lives of two African America n childhood friends - Sula Peace and Nel Wright. They are grow ing up in a place called the Bottom, which is a hilly part of the town of Medallion where the African American community lives. Despite being situated up in the hills, it is called the Bottom and it started to be called this way as a “ nigger joke . . . The kind white folks tell . . . ” (Morrison 4). A white farmer once

  • Names Within The Shadows Analysis

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    The comic ‘Blacksad, Somewhere within the Shadows’ is based on anthropomorphic animals whose species were specifically chosen for their characters role. Strongly reflecting they type of personality traits and role that the character has as the story unfolds. The story is about Blacksad who investigates the murder of an actress, Natalia Willford, his former lover. Clues by an old friend Jake Ostiombe led Blacksad to his first suspect Leon Kronski, a screenwriter and Natalia’s last known lover. Blacksad

  • Examples Of Femininity In One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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    Power Through Sexuality As the first woman prime minister Margaret Thatcher once said, “In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman” (Goodreads). Women have traditionally been relegated to household roles while men have held positions of power. In Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, this role is switched as an oppressive Nurse Ratched dominates a psychiatric ward and imposes her will upon the emasculated men of the ward. The story revolves

  • Feminism Is For Everybody Analysis

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    feels as though anyone can be a feminist. This opinion is heavily reflected in her book “Feminism Is For Everybody.” If the true definition of feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression instead of glorifying the emasculation of men then feminism is absolutely for everybody because the movement is not only