I M Not Scared Character Analysis

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Michele takes an important step in his quest where he is able to balance both the female and male in his life. Michele, seeing that the adults aren 't around to look after their kids, assumes the role of a protector for his sister. At that pivotal moment, he transforms into a balanced human that is able to later become a responsible adult and father. First, in a society where there is a clear distinction between men and women, it practically impossible to find a person who is able to have both female and male traits well-balanced. In this community, a man is supposed to be this strong, invulnerable and impervious, while the woman is known to be weak, a caretaker, and most importantly, inferior to the man. This influence is imposed on Michele …show more content…
He pushes him to have financial power, family power and sexual power, so that this poor boy comes to reject his femininity. The mother also pushes him to become masculine by siding with father. In order for Michele to be able to achieve his goal, Michele needs to find a role model. He needs the father to be vulnerable in order to enter manhood. Pino, his father, buys Michele a bike as a present called the Red Dragon, which is a phallic image. This little boy, not wanting to dissociate himself from his vulnerability, rebels against this phenomenon by not using the Red Dragon and using the Crock instead, since the Crock dirty, broken and vulnerable, yet still stronger than the seemingly strong "...Red Dragon" (Ammaniti 151) Finally, one of the most stereotypically "feminine" traits is care-taking. It is a side that is considered strictly feminine in this society and men who fit in this role weren 't respected. Protection is most often illustrated as a uterine image. It represents female protection and care-taking. Michele, trying to separate himself from the man, tries to ignore those urges. He tries to find ways to become somebody that society will …show more content…
He is besieged by obstacles that are created by society 's standards, expectations and social hierarchy. He tries to find a role model to identify with, in order to enter manhood. He soon realizes that his family isn 't what life is supposed to be like and attempt to find his own destiny. He understands that he needs both male and female in order to lead a good and healthy life. These same issues that Michele experiences can translate into our world. Due to single-parenting growing, a child isn 't able to advance emotionally and mentally. The reason for this is the fact that he doesn 't get both genders to model for him, in order to pick up his paintbrush and draw out his independent life as an

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