Essay on Masculinity

‘Midaq Alley’ and ‘Season of Migration to the North’

In this essay I plan to argue that the social position of women is clearly shown to be subordinate in ‘Midaq Alley’ and ‘Season of Migration to the North’. I will firstly examine how and why men pursue women in the two books. I shall also look at women’s status and rights in society. I […]

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Macbeth vs. Masculinity

Throughout the novel, the characters make numerous references to masculinity, emphasizing its value and standards during these times. Shakespearean references educate readers about the mentality of people during the uses and the traits in which defined a man. The role of a man included: dominance, ambition, and the ability to bare brutality with ease. Shakespeare […]

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Do you think Zayas is supporting or subverting the dominant ideology of seventeenth-century Spain

The period in Spain between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed what has come to be known as the greatest era of Spanish history. Not only did Spain see the peak of its power as an empire, the era also produced magnificent pieces of art and literature. This was all in a time where new […]

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How masculinity is portrayed in Gladiator

The film, Gladiator, is based on one man, called General Maximus Decimus Meridius. He seeks revenge when his wife and child are killed and the emperor he loves is murdered. The Genre of Gladiator is a roman epic, packed with lots of action and drama. There are several major themes in Gladiator. These include the […]

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Attributes Traditionally Associated with Masculinity and Femininity and Their Contrasts in Medea and Pygmalion

Medea Medea is a character existing outside of the typical Greek value and social systems that existed in the Greek Polis’s at the time of the play’s inception. She is strong willed, powerful, intelligent, cunning, volatile and independent. She possesses many traits and characteristics reserved and associated with Greek heroes in other plays common at […]

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Masculinity/Feminity, Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart Masculine/Feminine In most cultures an individual’s gender will influence their characterization. For instance, Ibo tribes in Africa classify people according to their gender. Women are thought as submissive individuals who are to some extent weaker than men. Men on the other hand are thought of as strong beings with much expected from […]

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Hegemonic Masculinitys Role In Maintaining Patriarchal Power Sociology

Sport is an country in which patriarchal power is at the same time contested and reproduced ( Messner, 1988 ; Sabo & A ; Messner, 1993 ) . Harmonizing to Messner ( 1988 ) , in an attempt to reaffirm white, middle-class, male domination in early nineteenth century America, organized athletics was constructed. The kingdom […]

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Toy Shop Visit

A department store which included a toy section was visited to examine how toys were marketed towards young boys and girls are differentiated. The packaging of the toys was looked at very carefully, to try to identify whether or not the marketers targeted a specific gender. This involved, however, subjectivity influenced by our own preconceived […]

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Masculinity and Feminism

Masculinity and feminism dimension focuses on how extent to which a society stress achievement or nurture. Masculinity is seen to be the trait, which emphasizes ambition, acquisition of wealth, and differentiated gender roles. Femininity is seen to be the trait that stress caring and nurturing behaviors, sexuality equality, environmental awareness, and more fluid gender roles. […]

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How does Graham Greene explore gender representation in Brighton Rock?

In Brighton Rock, Graham Greene demonstrates aspects of the archetypal masculine and feminine characters. Prominent matriarchal themes which he explores include leadership, criminality and mob mentality, typifying the image of the contextual audience; what was perceived of ‘the 1938 man’. However, Green also depicts contrasting images of gender representation. We gain knowledge of this through […]

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Third Sex: Third Generation

In all probability the pre-historical human societies had close to 5 or 6 gender identities, keeping with the nature of humans. Indeed some of the surviving ancient tribes (e. g. the Native Americans or the Bugis of Sulawesi, etc. )). When there were not enough gender identities, unlike present day west, these cultures accommodated all […]

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Othello and His Masculinity

l ‘Be a man’, how are ideas of masculinity presented in Othello. Othello is set during the Elizabethan era, where men were considered to be the leaders and women their inferiors. Women were often regarded as the ‘weaker sex’. This patriarchal society and theme of male superiority is portrayed throughout the play. These themes are […]

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Sex and Temperament

Anthropologist Margaret Mead addressed the differences in temperament found between men and women in her book Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies (1935). In this study she concluded that sex has no bearing on social traits and the temperament of an individual. Her research looked at whether masculine or feminine traits are innate or […]

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Tough Guise

The Media and Tough Guise In Jackson Katz’s video Tough guise: violence, media, and the crisis in masculinity, Katz presents the media as culprits in creating a culture crisis in masculinity. In the video, Katz uses the movie The Wizard Oz as a way to describe the use of the term “tough guise”. In the […]

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