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    Macbeth, or other males. Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth’s vulnerable sense of masculine pride in an attempt to gain power she would not otherwise have access to. Initially, Lady Macbeth takes advantage of Macbeth and his extremely fragile sense of masculinity. One way she does so, is by influencing him verbally. While Lady Macbeth tries to convince Macbeth to kill Duncan she says “Was the hope drunk Wherein…

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    interpretation of Mulan illustrates various ideas of gender. One specific topic Disney touches on regarding gender would relate to the idea of masculinity. Characters such as Mulan’s father Fa Zhou, the “Hun” villain Shu Yu, Mulan’s love interest Li Shang, the emperor’s adviser Chi Fu, Mulan’s three soldier friends, and the emperor all demonstrate or challenge an idea of masculinity. Both Fa Zhou and Mulan’s soldier friends undermine or question male authority in Disney’s Mulan. Both Shan Yu and…

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    Masculinity In Our Society

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    The idea of masculinity is the catalyst of turmoil for our society and its problems. Boys at a young age are taught to only to “manly” things and don’t do anything girly. Masculine and feminine characteristics are in both male are females. This damages the psyche of boy and men in society especially America. Since boys are taught to not be like a “sissy”or throw a ball “like a girl,” it teaches them that women are inferior to men which leads to the objectifying of women and also lead to…

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    Masculinity is, by definition, qualities and/or the appearance traditionally associated with men, especially strength and aggressiveness. This makes men have to appear to be bellicose or tough to impress society and prove themselves as being ‘manly’ men. Making it very difficult for young men and boys to truly express themselves and let others into their personal lives. Crying, self expression, and asking for help are healthy traits for the growth of young boys and men. Without them, young boys…

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    Strength and dominance defines masculinity while submission defines femininity. Women and men alike reinforce this idea. In An Untamed State by Roxane Gay, Mirielle showcases that trauma is life-altering. Despite the constant abuse directed towards her, she remains defiant and will never allow her captors to see how they have broken her. She understands that the kidnapping is not about her; it is about how the captors want to get back at her father. Masculinity is a norm and is the basis for…

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    Masculinity In War

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    context in which masculinity in militaries and armed forces develops but also understand the concept of hegemonic masculinity. By having a clear understanding of masculinity we are able to gain a better understanding of why rape is used as a weapon of war. This section of the essay aims to first outline what is meant by hegemonic masculinity. Secondly it will look…

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    molds for how men and women should behave. It is expected for men to be masculine and women to be feminine. Masculinity is attributed to power, dominance, and independence. These are all desirable characteristics, but by society’s rules, they are only attainable by men. Femininity entails that women are dependent, nurturing, and empathic. There is a complementary relationship between masculinity and femininity; men are expected to financially support himself and his wife while women are expected…

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    Shakespeare’s novel Macbeth, examines the origin of evil and the corruption of the human soul. Masculinity and Femininity are related to the development of evil in Macbeth because social expectations of men and women were that, the man of the household was meant to protect and to support his family. The women of the time were not assigned to take care of their families but were meant to raise children as their main job. Lady Macbeth consistently thought throughout the play that she should…

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    The hegemonic ideal of powerful, strong and aggressive masculinity became the benchmark which all American men were considered to hold themselves against, and this as represented in popular culture, such as Hollywood films; for example the biggest selling stars of the time were men like Bruce Willis (Brod & Kaufman…

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    challenge his masculinity due to his height and they say things like “men of his stature are in short supply” (Zdeb 20). Another illustration is that Robin Hood, after singing and dancing womanly with his comrades, is disgusted by Shrek and Fiona as he seems effeminate. Characterizing Lord Farquaad and Robin Hood as laughingstocks, the movie amuses the viewers successfully. Yet, it may mislead immature audience into bullying boys who do not meet society's expectations of masculinity at the same…

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