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    The novel “Night” by Elie Wiesel can be compared to different types of media such as films, TV serials or literary forms as novels, short stories, comics, etc. But, the most suitable comparative media form is film. Film is a visual presentation of fictional or nonfictional narrative that makes the audience go through an emotional trauma. The film, which complemented Night by Elie Wiesel because of the similarity of themes, is Boys Don't Cry Directed by Kimberly Peirce. Their plots are different. But, both begin with the very idea of dehumanization - human tend to physically, emotionally or sexually torture a fellow human being. The other theme in common is the instinctual struggle to survive - how people overcome many hurdles of life to get…

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    Boys Don T Cry Essay

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    “Boys Don’t Cry” was written by Kimberly Peirce and Andy Bienen and is based on the true story of Brandon Teena. Brandon Teena was born Teena Brandon, in Lincoln Nebraska. He is a transgender male and none of his family or people from his home town understand. In the opening scene Brandon is going on a date. Things go very well and when he takes the girl home they kiss. Unfortunately, some guys find out and chase Brandon back to his cousin’s house shouting obscenities, threatening him, and…

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    In Kimberly Peirce’s 1999 movie, Boys Don’t Cry was based on real life events of Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) who is a young female-to-male transgender individual. In the opening scene of Boys Don’t Cry, Brandon leaves his hometown because his ex-girlfriend’s brother discovers that Brandon is biologically a female. In the same night, Brandon gets into a bar fight where he met John (Peter Sarsgaard) and Tom (Brendan Sexton III). Eventually, Bandon ends up traveling with Tom and John to a small…

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    and complete silence and darkness sets the background. As Scoot awakens she gasps for air and you can hear her heart pounding and she frantically looks around. Music continues to play while Sully tried to force the door open and knock on the fiberglass. Complete silence takes over when the scene changes to Scoot. They nly thing we hear are her breaths. When Scoot breaks free, loud cheerful music is played. Bright lights shine into her eyes forcing her to squint as she leaves through the…

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    On the other hand Gus a speaker from Batyr asked us what does the phrase “be a man” or “men don’t cry” actually mean. This introduced a new topic where boys shouldn’t be ashamed of being humans because at the end of the day we all have issues in our lives that many aren’t open to talk about and struggle to share, so crying is what we are left doing but even something like that can bring males to shatter into a thousand pieces. They were always told to “man up” because apparently that’s not what…

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    Definition Of Masculinity

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    My grandma had 5 kids, four females and one male. My grandma has about 14 grandchildren and our of those 14 grandchildren there are only 4 males. My cousin is only 9 years old and he is the oldest. Growing up around nothing but girls, he sometimes acted in a feminine way. Me being the second oldest grandchild, when he was around as a younger boy, I made sure I didn’t act to “girly” and allow him to think this is the way he should act. For a period of time, he was the only boy with about seven…

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    I remember numerous accounts throughout grade school when the teacher would need assistance moving something heavy. Without a doubt that wretched, infamous phrase would seep from my teachers mouth. "Can any strong boys help me carry these?" At first, I accepted it after having gender roles shoved down my throat for most of my life. But more recently, as I've grown into who I am today, I wish I challenged my teachers whenever they'd say this. Why is it that they only wanted the boys? Did they see…

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    Michael Kimmel's Guyland

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    As the years pass by boys seem to become men later and later in life. Through out the book GuyLand, Michael Kimmel examines the multiple reasons he believes boys are getting stuck in this middle ground of “Guy land”. He touches on many topics in an extreme sense in order to get his point about the stigmas of manliness across. It goes into detail on the expectations that modern day boys are expected to abide by in order to reach manhood, or to be considered manly by other boys. It also addresses…

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    didn’t want to leave his father due to the changes he would have to face in school. It seem that the boy was afraid to step out into the real world. Once the narrator enter into school, he experience so many new things like meeting new friends and enjoying an average school day, but a huge turn came within the story. The shift in the story is when the boy realize that he is no longer young boy in school anymore, but a grown man. According to the Overview of “Half a Day by: Dell 'Amico Carol, he…

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    “People at my old school called me piggy, I don't like to be that though.” In the book Lord of the Flies there was a boy named Piggy. They also made a movie of this with the say title of course but you might, think if you have read the book and seen the movie, yes there are similarities but there are also differences and that the movie and the book are the same but they are actually not. There is one character that I would like to focus on, a young boy named Piggy. In the movie and the book…

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