Analysis : `` Murderball, Associates With The Notion Of `` Masculinity ``

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Rubin and Shapiro’s inspiring documentary, Murderball, associates with the notion of “masculinity” as expressed in Cynthia Barounis’ “Crippling Heterosexuality” by zeroing in on the combative habits of a quad rugby player, the essence of the sport, and the relationships of the players with their significant others. Murderball illustrates the game previously known as “Murderball,” now referred to as wheel chair rugby, and the experiences of Team U.S.A. and Team Canada to the 2004 Paralympics. It can be discussed that the reason for creating this documentary was to reveal the amount of rivalry that occurs between people with disabilities or how their lives have been changed from having to be in a wheelchair. As we watch the film, the continued theme of the movie is that if you believe in yourself, anything is possible. We get introduced to different athletes who have been put in wheelchairs because of various accidents. There is never a time where we hear one of the guys complain about their physical condition. The game of wheelchair rugby is very dangerous and it takes a person with a certain mental ability to play this game. Murderball shows the men working together to conquer a common goal which is to beat the opposing team. The men do so by using violence to complete this task. During the game, the participants get knocked over, pushed around, and ran into to prevent them from getting into the end zone. You can feel the intense adrenaline as you watch the players in…

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