Literature masculinity Essays

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Transforming Viewpoint of Masculinity

Alice Walker is the author of The Color Purple in which Celie, the main character of this novel, endures experiences that would be unbearable for most people. By the end of the novel, Celie was able to overcome those experiences by finding the physical and mental strength to survive. A theme is defined as a […]

Pages: 2 Words: 687 Topics: Masculinity, The Color Purple

Femininism and Masculinity in Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”

For a considerable amount of the literature in English language, sex and gender are shown to be equitable with certain human traits. Strength is defined as a predominantly male trait while weakness is shown as the female one. Men are depicted as stable while women are shown as impulsive and unpredictable. Logic is shown as […]

Pages: 7 Words: 1971 Topics: A Dolls House, Feminism, Gender, Gender Roles, Masculinity
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Masculinities in Fight Club

Throughout our history, the idea of violence, heteronormativity, homophobia, and misogyny are popular among the masculine race. In the movie, Fight Club, this is especially prevalent. The film’s narrative is structured around a sacred ritual that reaffirms heterosexuality and masculinity at the expense of violence and homosexuality. Heteronormativity is a system that works to normalize […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2048 Topics: Fight Club, Gender, Masculinity

The Society’s Obsession with Materialism in the Fight Club

Throughout Fight Club, we follow a story that is told by a narrator who battles his sense of self. By depending on different types of outlets and people around him, he starts to build his identity through them. The narrative crisis that evolves throughout this film is built on Corporate America and the amount of […]

Pages: 2 Words: 523 Topics: Consumerism, Fight Club, Masculinity

The Hunger Games: Book Vs Movie

The Hunger Games is a movie series based around the female character Katniss. In the movie, people of the lower class districts are placed in a battle royale death match. Katniss can be viewed as a symbol of the strength and independence of a woman as opposed to the usual portrayal of a damsel in […]

Pages: 3 Words: 827 Topics: Gender, Katniss Everdeen, Masculinity, The Hunger Games