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    The system of Machismo was, and still is, a system of social conduct. This system focused much more on honor than what today is viewed as right. Machismo was much more common in the past, especially in Latino and Spanish culture, when honor was more valuable, but traces can still be found in modern societies, even in the United States of America. Chronicle of a Death Foretold focuses on the fictional character Santiago Nasar, and takes place in a small village in Latin America and is set sometime in the mid 1900s. All the events of the story happen because of one simple reason, Machismo and honor. After Santiago is killed, though people are sad, they agree that it was defense of honor, and that was completely valid reason too. Santiago's killers, in the end, only receive three or so years of jail time for legitimate defense of…

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    Junot Character Analysis

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    When empathy faces opposition it becomes very confusing to advance as a society or simply to advance in personal growth. Everything must converge by Flannery O 'connor and Israel by Junot diaz are two examples of this truth. Both of these stories offer consequences to empathy for their main characters which add complexity to depth and development, the difference between the two are the type of empathy being punished , and the cultural climate that leads to this punishment. “For Diaz’s male…

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    Vic Invades Analysis

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    Even in a job that does not reflect masculinity, this rebel photographer can express masculine traits by defying authority to capture an impeccable snapshot. He operates under the social media alias Vic Invades, exploring the uncharted territories of New York City as an artist. Upon watching the brief documentary featuring this urban explorer on the front page of the New York Times, it struck me as a key example of masculinity in an artistic profession. The documentary first depicts Vic’s group…

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    Machismo In Pedro

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    By the end of the IO, I noticed how Marquez creates irony when describing machismo in the book. This was done through the events that were talked about and the definition of machismo. For example, Pablo thinks that Pedro is very manly because of his battle scar and his gonorrhea, which he received in the army. However, Pedro cannot urinate correctly. Pedro is in so much pain when he urinates that he has to brace himself by hugging a tree and his urination is described as urinating shards of…

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    Meaning Of Machismo

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    Machismo is a very common factor that exists throughout the whole world, especially in Hispanic cultures. Machismo can be defined as a strong sense of masculine pride and domination and that women have no say. Only men are allowed to control their household and wives as if they were their property and that the women’s job is to clean, cook, take care of kids and their husbands. A “macho man” thinks that it is right to treat their wives like their slave, with no respect. In the article “The…

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    Essay On Machismo

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    When he was informed that he needed to be placed on dialysis his “machismo” attitude was amplified. For Latinos machismo can be defined as a man’s pride and a need to portray a strong and aggressive masculine character. He refused to have his body burrowed with large needles three times a week, to have bulging scars on his forearms, to look feeble and helpless before his family or to be taken care of by anyone other than himself. He would continually say he preferred to die than to become a…

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    Santiago Nasar Machismo

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    “In terms of machismo, men have an “expansive and almost uncontrollable” sexual appetite, and it is their right to satisfy that desire in the ways they choose. In contrast, female sexuality is seen as an object over which the male has control. Females are expected to have only one sexual partner, none before or outside of marriage. Machismo sexual behavior is a source of pride for men and must prove their manliness by upholding their sexual dominance. In this way, reputation is one of the…

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    Death Foretold Machismo

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    Gabriel García Márquez’s novel, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, uncovers the mysterious events leading up to the unjustified death of protagonist, Santiago Nasar. Twenty-seven years after Nasar’s death, the novel’s narrator highlights the social factors, such as pride and honor, that relentlessly control Nasar’s murderers: the Vicario brothers. Not only do male characters in the novel inflict violence upon Santiago Nasar but they also abuse women, strengthening their culturally inherited…

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    “Machismo” in America By Aleli Reyes Instructor Cabey English 2367 11-11:50AM First Draft: Project 1 American society has been influenced by a sort of “machismo” culture for many years now. “Machismo” in the sense that the male figure represents power and authority, not conventionally used to describe American society, so much as in Latin American countries, but America, like many other countries, has a strong value for men. The gender preference has become less of an issue…

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    Machismo Vs Masculinity

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    fueled days and late nights. Even when my mother finally went through with a divorce my dad would try to “win” her back with reminders of how taboo divorce is to their religion and culture. Both machismo and marianismo cultures also emphasize the sexuality of men and women. Marianismo females are expected to have only one sexual partner, none before or outside of marriage while Machismo sexual behavior is a source of pride for males and men must prove their manliness by upholding their sexual…

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