Responsibility And Manhood In Ernest J. Gaines Three Men

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However these two notions such as Responsibility and Manhood are sometimes two elements that are mutually linked, one cannot say manhood without responsibility. Undertaking responsibility is an act of manhood that is why Ernest J Gaines defines in some instances where Manhood can be considered as the fact of assuming responsibility where he tries to demonstrate throughout most of his characters in his collection of five short stories. In addition Ernest J Gaines conceives that assuming responsibilities in all domain that takes place in life is manhood, an idea he defines by placing the characters of “Three men” as Munford, the old experienced man who finally decide to assume his responsibility by serving the sentences in jail. Here Gaines tries …show more content…
And that pursuit start with assuming responsibility”. This quotation give a general idea of the relationship between manhood and responsibility. This definition resolves Gaines conception about manhood, that is to say, the way this quotation defines manhood and the way it establishes a link between them, supports in a way Ernest J Gaines’s point of view about responsibility an manhood. Cupper in Bloodline thank to his courage, his commitment and his determination to assume the responsibility to claim his heritage from his uncle Frank Laurent who refuses to accept it due to his black mother, Cupper takes himself as a “general” because of the responsibility he undertakes and he ceases venerating anymore the white men . Gaines tries throughout Copper to restore Blackman’s manhood by giving an idea of commitment and assuming responsibility without any fear face to the white man and overcoming these tests make the black to gain their …show more content…
Contrary to his husband, the protagonist’s mother Mama Cordero is determined to take care of his children, she sacrifices her own needs just to ensure the welfare of her family. Additionally, Sandra Cisneros points out situation of the running away of responsibilities of a few characters such as Rosa Vargas’s husband who leaves her with so many children without leaving an amount of money. Rosa Vargas spends all his time taking care of the children. Likewise Minerva, a young women with two children and abandoned by her husband. Cisneros’s purpose about this situation which is the abandonment of the women by their husbands is to remove completely these men’s manhood who deny themselves their manhood by running their responsibilities. This idea is raised by an article untitled What is true Manhood by Kevin. D. Denee who say that: “Sadly, many families are split. This means that the mother is often left to rear the children alone. This scenario is also found in the church, with unmarried mothers being called. Many men have simply thrown out, forgotten or ignored their responsibility to rear their children”.
Throughout The House on Mango Street, Manhood is visibly related to the act of responsibility shown by Sandra by depicting the running away of the husbands as saying Sandra Cisneros in the story,

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