Essays Tagged: "masculine"

A comparision between Odyssey, Beowolf, Knight in the Cart

or open approval and permission of the men who directed their lives.The literature of this sort of masculine society, of which the Iliad and Odyssey are examples, aptly illustrates these social conve ...

(4 pages) 75 0 4.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Miguel Street, the character in the book by V.S. Naipaul

fferences of thesexes, but takes another step in telling anecdotes of characters showing their anti-masculine and anti- feminine features. This will lead to the discovery that our definitionsof mascul ...

(8 pages) 129 2 4.9 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Changing gender roles

Children learn from their parents and society the conception of 'feminine' and 'masculine.' Much about these conceptions is not biological at all but cultural. The way we tend to t ... both men and women.Children learn from their parents and society the conception of 'feminine' and 'masculine.' Much about these conceptions is not biological at all but cultural. The way we tend to t ... both men and women.Children learn from their parents and society the conception of 'feminine' and 'masculine.' Much about these conceptions is not biological at all but cultural. The way we tend to t ...

(20 pages) 1087 3 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

About gender roles and feminism

Children learn from their parents and society the conception of "feminine" and "masculine." Through play, boys derive a sense of themselves as powerful, instrumental, and in contro ...

(3 pages) 486 3 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

"Gender in Society" the difference between genger and sex. brief overview and personal perspective

male or male, but learn to be girls and boys, who grow into men and women. Males are supposed to be masculine, strong, and macho, while females are attributed to be feminine, fragile, and nurturing. F ... given less. The Baby X Studies found that when a baby is dressed in blue, it automatically receives masculine attributions by parents without knowing the actual sex of the baby. Whereas parents report ...

(2 pages) 590 2 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Pressures of todays youth

) in the modern society;smoking, drinking, and violence. The author refers to these as part of the 'masculine code of conduct' an item every male must follow verbatim.'On Self-respect ' faces the ever ...

(2 pages) 169 1 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Oedipus Complex

Oedipus Complex at age 5 or 6, but this actually happens earlier. A child tends to become strongly masculine or feminine without even having the same sex parent present.Freud argues that all sons unc ...

(8 pages) 217 1 4.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Expository Essay - The Old Man and the Sea

e younger, richer fishermen. They referred to the sea as a man. '...spoke of her as el mar which is masculine.' (p.30) This was considered improper to the older fishermen, as it was spoken of like a p ...

(3 pages) 141 0 2.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Australian literature: What images and constructions of 'Australian-ness' are represented in early Australian literature?

ence our national identity remains the same today as it was form the beginning of its development; 'masculine, White Anglo-Irish and heterosexual.' (Schaffer 1988, p12).According to the myth the 'Typi ... ffer 1988, p35).The writings of Lawson like the nationalist image at the time (and still today) was masculine. '''Mateship', an expression of male solidarity, rigorously excluded the woman, delegating ...

(6 pages) 154 2 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

stereotyping men and women in mass media

g "feminine" things, such as shopping or cleaning he is seen as weak, and women who are seen doing "masculine" things such as car repair and management positions she is seen as callous and cruel. Even ... it is because of the double standard that society holds women to. Females are forced to adopt the "masculine" administration practices of proficiency and boldness. However, women who do this have bee ...

(3 pages) 472 0 4.4 Jul/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

This essay is a critical comparison of Adrienne Rich's "When we Dead Awaken: Writing as Revision," and Ralph Ellison's "Extravagance of Laughter."

as Re-Vision" describes her experiences as a female writer overwhelmed by the "patriarchy" in the "masculine world of the academy."(Rich 557) Ellison's essay, "An Extravagance of Laughter," is an acc ...

(4 pages) 108 1 3.7 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Chicago by Carl Sandburg; an analysis of his poem and some biographical information.

venture and blue-collar work, Sandburg was to forge a poetry aimed at the working class, creating a masculine, energetic style that would be read by factory workers over their open lunch boxes. His po ... crime).However, while recording the city's moral degradation, the poet turns quickly to visions of masculine glory, as the city's strength is symbolized by the muscular male body grunting and sweatin ...

(4 pages) 15627 0 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Wicca Religion

nature based religion that worships the One Power (the Creating Intelligence), in its feminine and masculine aspects, the Goddess and the God. In the most fundamental sense, the female and male Gods ... are recognized in their primal nature; the female in a pure receptive force, and the male in a pure masculine force. Wiccans believe that the One Power is inside everything and everyone. It is interes ...

(4 pages) 169 3 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Do the texts in Richard Strauss' Don Juan and Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion present a straightforward contrast between male figures of authority and passive women?

ures to hold themes that interact to tell a story in a modified sonata form. He uses the concept of masculine music through strong brass (especially the horn) and feminine music through high pitch vio ... s him and changed his tune.Don Juan's new theme, Theme E, is a response to Theme D. The traditional masculine instruments of four French horns in unison plays the melody in the loud, bold melody with ...

(8 pages) 140 0 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Is There too Much or Not Enough Emphasis on Being Politically Correct (PC)? This question is answered, for the following groups, women,minorities, and the elderly.

e have objections to the word person because it contains the word son and that word is perceived as masculine.Ethnic PC is a more sensitive issue in that many wars have been started as a result of one ...

(2 pages) 59 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

It's about the increase of female criminals as a result of changing gender roles in society today.

we are taught what is appropriate conduct for boys and girls. Boys are taught to be aggressive and masculine, while girls are taught to be passive and feminine. From day one, women are taught to conf ... pushy and hardheaded. More and more women rebel against social inferiority and, aggressively pursue masculine goals of success and power. They learn to use crime as a short-cut to success. Economic pr ...

(6 pages) 184 0 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

An Investigation into the Vocal Trends and Characteristics of Female Country Singers

was mainly dominated by male artists for the first thirty years. Country music was viewed as being masculine, and too much of a 'butch' western theme for women to sing. In 1935 though, a woman from A ...

(13 pages) 55 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Henry James' "What Maisie Knew".

1. Introduction"James's narrator, this invisible adult - and probably masculine - presence, has a significant role to play..." This is what Millicent Bell thinks about th ...

(9 pages) 55 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The origin of Gender, examples from the movie "My life in Pink" and reading of "X: A Fabulous Child's Story".

ts believe that gender is predefined during birth; if one was born a male then he will naturally be masculine and vice-versa. The Constructionalists believe in the contrary; they believe that gender i ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Inequalities on Gender

addition, this paper will explain the reasons gender roles are labeled the way they are: feminine, masculine, dominant, submissive and sexual, which are portrayed by individuals in the mass media. Th ...

(5 pages) 284 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology