Essays Tagged: "Masculinity"

Gender In Sports

school itself. This football team is always comprised of men who use the sport to demonstrate their masculinity through the smashing and bashing of each other's skulls. Occasionally, one may find a se ...

(5 pages) 216 0 4.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

About gender roles and feminism

ls, may contribute to a decline in their achievement as they grow older. According to Holly Devor, "masculinity is usually characterized by dominance and aggression, and femininity by passivity and su ...

(3 pages) 486 3 4.1 Mar/2002

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

"Courtship Through The Ages"by James Thurber , Female Dominance or Male Failure?

ncomprehensible to Thurber, consequently conflicting with the myth and construction of the ideal of masculinity. Thurber's frustrations with women are evident right from the start. He displaces ... to recant a poem displays the female short attention span. The female fails to reinforce the males masculinity; therefore, producing a chaotic and confusing environment where he suffocates his growth ...

(5 pages) 57 0 4.3 Sep/1996

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

Review of Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid"

struggle of body vs. mind. This theme is developed throughout the play into smaller themes such as masculinity versus femininity, greed versus love, and death versus life.Two of the major changes fro ... e, health, and femininity. Blue is associated with sickness, death, unhappiness, and (oddly enough) masculinity. I believe that this was a good idea in theory.The acting was superb, creative, and hila ...

(7 pages) 75 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Fight Club: The repression of masculinity and its effects on society.

The movie Fight Club is a story of one man's struggle to gain control over his life. His masculinity has become so repressed by his upbringing and society that the only way he can do this i ... ould be walked on by her.Tyler Durden, on the other hand is not weak, he is the ultimate example of masculinity. Thus, Tyler is brought out of the Narrator's subconscious. He is "smart, capable and fr ... minine, he wears sheer clothing, half shirts, and his pants hang below his hips. Yet, the amount of masculinity that he exudes makes the clothing seem completely reasonable on him. When the Narrator m ...

(10 pages) 302 1 4.7 Sep/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Definition Poem - In the Arms of a Knight

s the sea beckons to him, wavelets kissing his toesHis lips form a smile, as the realization of his masculinity emergesFor he is a manA little boy, a son, a child of lightA Knight blessing the world a ...

(1 pages) 64 0 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Advertising and the construction of Violent White Masculinity: gender differences in advertising

The article "Advertising and the construction of Violent White Masculinity" points to the controversy of violence and media. It emphasizes that the mainstream deba ... 'kids' love. He believes however that the reason why crime is committed 90% by males is due to the masculinity emphasized in our society. He also mentions that there is lack of attention on criminals ... oups. The article suggests that research has avoided to explicitly specify the relationship between masculinity and violent behavior by white men has been avoided in research.Katz believes to be able ...

(2 pages) 123 0 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Inequalities on Gender

oday's society form the central discussion of why women and men become portrayed as how they are. A masculinity aspect in the mass media is a social concern over a feminine aspect; therefore, it bring ...

(5 pages) 284 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Sexuality and Masculinity.

etimes applied to theories that emphasise the socially created nature of social life" . Focusing on masculinity, this essay will first discuss the ideas of social constructionism. Secondly, it will fo ... constructed socially with the media and its cultural significance in the social constructionism of masculinity. Finally, outline how marriage and monogamy are part of the process.Commonality of const ...

(8 pages) 384 1 2.7 Jun/2003

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

Henry Ibsen's "A Doll House" .

reflect the gender specific point of view of man, for every facet of society has been tainted with masculinity. The laws of the land and the generally accepted civilized behavior all remain unconscio ...

(4 pages) 77 0 4.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The increasingly dominant role of women in film and television: a social or economic reform?

se in the past. Some say this is due to changing attitudes with the modern woman's realisation that masculinity is just a socially constructed performance- the archetypal male is now often criticised ... idea that women have suddenly become the more prominent sex, it does appear true that contemporary masculinity is in some kind of crisis. As women have become increasingly assertive and successful in ...

(10 pages) 172 0 3.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Essay on Fight Club the movie.

th a purpose, who is in control of his own destiny. The fight club becomes the means to prove their masculinity to themselves and each other.As directed by David Fincher, Fight Club is a movie about b ... lub, where men can forget their daily lives, imperfections and consumer visions and prove their own masculinity for a brief period of time. As Tyler's influence grows on Jack, he becomes an accomplice ...

(4 pages) 190 2 4.1 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Love in the Odessy

rs portray different kind of personality.Odysseus comes in contact with many women who have certain masculinity about them. When he first meets Nausicaa and she is without clothes as well as her frien ...

(3 pages) 31 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Te Gender Roles in Society

Gender is best described the construction of what is culturally assumed as "femininity" as well as "masculinity". Lesbian and gay male theory of a feminist is beyond the logic of masculine/feminem. It ...

(11 pages) 469 4 4.9 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Wuthering heights: What do we learn about Hindley in the first half of the novel? What do you think about his character and role in the whole novel?

resented.II) Some readers see Hindley as an odd mixture of strength and weakness, of femininity and masculinity. What do you think about his character and role in the whole novel?Hindley is a pivotal ...

(12 pages) 29 0 1.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

'Whenever we look at texts from the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century what we see is masculinity in crisis'("portrait of the artist as a young man" James Joyce)

Masculinity and the male finding his place in society or the world play an important role in literat ... re of this period. In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man we are confronted with a depiction of masculinity at its worst. Through the character of Stephen Dedalus, confused and unsure of where he ... before God pays attention to him.One theme that is common in literature which addresses the idea of masculinity is the need that the male has to live in a very clearly defined world. The need to live ...

(6 pages) 78 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

My essay is about masculinity in the Iliad and how gender roles in turn cause a "war versus oneself" (the title)

us OneselfDuring the time period in which the Iliad took place there was a great emphasis put on masculinity. Five specific qualities were required to obtain the venerable title of a hero. Firstl ... e should fail this mission they embarrass their whole kingdom let alone themselves. These ideas of masculinity are influential in Achilles' decision to turn down Agamemnon's offers, yet it also happe ...

(5 pages) 81 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" A discussion of Achebe's portrayal of women in Igbo society.

gbo society emphasis is put on sex-roles, stereotyping, gender discrimination and the importance of masculinity and violence, which result in the abuse of the female's character.In Igbo society patria ...

(5 pages) 117 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Macbeth and Feminism

an writes, "In the figures of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and the witches, the play gives us images of a masculinity and a femininity that are terribly disturbed." At the same time, critics have tended to ... brutal nature of the society in which Macbeth is living and the effects that traditional labels of "masculinity" and "femininity" have on that society.The nature of gender roles in Macbeth--a play whi ...

(5 pages) 41 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Misogyny in the Poem "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes" by Thomas Gray

s of the time wrote works that dealt with the treatment of women by men, and how they are slaves to masculinity. At the same time, these women were degrading men to the role of an oppressing tyrant. M ...

(7 pages) 63 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers