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41: The Flamboyant Hester Prynne
... s essay dealt with the idea that Hester is both wild and passionate, as well as, caring, conservative, and alien. Towards Hester Prynne, by David Reynolds, expressed Hester as a heroine composed of many different stereotypes of females from the time period Hawthorne was writing. Hawthorne created some of the most skeptical and politically uncommitted characters in pre-civil war history. Reynolds went on to say, His [Hawthorne's] career illustrates ... combination of different types of heroines. His heroines are equipped to expel wrongs against their sex bringing about an awareness of both the rights and wrongs of women. Hester is a compound of many popular stereotypes rich in the thoughts of the time ...portrayed as a fallen woman whose honest sinfulness is found preferable to the future corruption of the reverend (Reynolds 183). Hester was described by Reynolds as a feminist criminal bound in an iron link of mutual crime (Reynolds 183). According to Reynolds, Hawthorne was trying to have his culture's darkest stereotypes absorbed into the character of Hester and rescue them from noisy politics by reinterpreting them in Puritan terms and fusing them with the moral exemplar. Kristin Herzog had a somewhat different view of Hester ...
... mistakenly as “feminine” –dependence, warmth, and empathy. This causes boys to never act this way and hide these feelings. These are the reasons the “mask” is formed over the boy. Pollack states that there are stereotypes about what boys are and how boys should behave. These stereotypes continue to perpetuated, many of us know some of these are outdated and some are simply untrue. A myth that has been made of boys is “ Boys will be Boys” This thought that nature controls ... s behavior is shaped more by love than by nature. Another myth is that “ Boys should be Boys”, that they must fulfill the stereotype of being a “machoman” Society forces boys to be masculine. These stereotypes for a boy to be somebody he doesn’t want to be. This forces him to hide his true emotions. These myths should be discarded from our culture, so the boys can express their ...
43: Reaching Up For Manhood
... ways to get out of fighting. In today's society the only reason I would stereotypically be forced to defend myself is from a stereotypical male trying to assault me. Obviously, there are so many stereotypes and generalizations in both my culture and that of the under-privileged African-American boys whom I read about in Reaching Up for Manhood. All of these stereotypes can be proven wrong in some case and right in others. The same stereotypes that are proven wrong can also be proven right with another story or case. That is the whole problem with stereotypes. They do not leave for exceptions. Everyone chooses to train and socialize their ...
44: Explain How And Why The Jews W
Explain how and why the Jews were persecuted in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. Explain why it was so difficult to stop the persecution of the Jews. Between the years 1920 and 1930, many stereotypes of Jews developed in Europe. All Jews were seen as large nosed, wealthy, obese, dirty, ugly, smelly, dishonest, greedy, and deceitful people. They were also seen as drunk, perverted, and seducing people. In fact any ... the Jews had elderly people on them instead of young Jews. They used old people because it is easier to make an older person look uglier than she/he actually is. The ideas for these stereotypes originally formed when the Romans became Christians. These Christians were against those who remained “traditional Jews”. They tried to turn people against Judaism. The Christian stereotype of a Jew was a dishonest, scheming character, responsible for lots of evil things. During the Medieval period, myths developed, enhancing the general appearance of the stereotypes that had previously been formed. The Blood Libel was a myth that stated that Jews used Christian children’s blood to bake their Passover bread. This idea was often aroused when a Christian child ...
45: Gay Parenting
... network". (O’ Brien and Weir, 128). There are also many homophobic ( the irrational fear or hatred of homosexuality or gay people, Biery 88) individuals in today’s society who are the main cause of negative stereotypes against lesbians and gay parents. These negative stereotypes all prove to be untrue and irrational, revealing that gay and lesbian parents could be equally as fit to straight parents. The accusation that majority of gay men are child molesters has been rejected in ... again this was proved to be false and the general psychological well being of children in gay and lesbian households matches that of children of heterosexual parent households. (O’ Brien and Weir, 129). These common stereotypes heard frequently in today’s society have all been proved incorrect and ignorant. Therefore they illustrate that gay and lesbian parents are continually stereotyped against unfairly and unjustly. Lesbians and gay men are popularly ...
46: Human Behaviours And Society
... them. Moreover, these kinds of distinctions have been made according to scientific research in human mental and biological functions and responses to stimuli. However, nowadays there have emerged some kinds of male and female behavioral stereotypes created by society. In fact, if men and women don’t follow this sort of social conceptions, they won’t be part of society. Thus, it can be seen that social stereotypes of masculinity and feminity, not male and female biology, control human behavior. Society has made a categorization of sexes. Generally, men are seen as the stronger sex, so they have certain characteristics such as aggressiveness ... so on). On the other hand, women are considered as the weaker sex, so they are defined as sentimental, skillful at home cleaning, sensitive, tender and so on. These kinds of characterizations are the social stereotypes that have to be followed by each gender. Social behaviors are supposed to be due to hormonal responses in human biological functions, but most of the time it doesn’t happen. For example, if ...
47: Medea Is A Tragic Feminist Text
... who due to her harmartia challenges the dominant views of femininity in the patriarchal society of the epoch, thus furthermore making it a feminist text. While pursuing her ambition Medea disregards many of the feminine stereotypes/ characteristics of the patriarchal Greek society. Throughout this feminist text Medea is exposed as being a tragic hero via the observations and wisdom of the chorus. Tragedy defined by Aristotle is "any serious and dignified ... audiences pity and terror and, due to their harmartia is led to their ultimate downfall. Medea is the tragic hero in this play and her tragic flaw is revenge and passion which, while challenging feminine stereotypes of the male dominant Greek society to achieve them, lead to her tragic downfall. Jason betrays Medea by marring another woman (the princess) this enrages Medea and she starts to question the role and position ... with the same kind of forceful determination that a man would she would ensure a powerful vengeance. Due to Medea’s want for power to in turn seek revenge(her harmartia) she challenges the feminine stereotypes of being weak and passive. Medea is furthermore enraged, by Jason’s reason for her anger towards him "I know what grates you. Bed."(p.18,Medea) and also his views on what all ...
48: Rethinking Orphanges
... to a residential boarding school. At the same time it is considered destructive to send a young person from an unsafe, unhealthy home to a nurturing, educational, residential setting. As a result of old orphanage stereotypes in the past, many residential education programs have shut down during the past four or five decades. Most of these stereotypes weren’t helped by such examples as shown in Charles Dickens's novel Oliver Twist. Major newsmagazines supported these popular stereotypes with turn-of-the-century pictures of pathetic orphanage residents on their covers. The debate lasted only a few months. The critics claimed victory once again, and nothing was done. The government has failed ...
49: Men Are From Mars, Women Are F
... COMMUNICATION" Men and women typically use different discourse strategies in communication, and, in general, women's linguistic behavior is disadvantageous compared to men's. This paper will attempt to demonstrate this fact, through the many stereotypes observed in Western society, which influence our perceptions, and may lead to actual gender differences. Despite these assumptions, it has been proven through countless studies, beginning in the 1970's, that men and women differ ... were taken from the dictionary, discovering six times as many masculine words denoting prestige than feminine ones. Feminine words with negative connotations outnumbered males words by twenty percent (Smith, 1985:37). There are many common stereotypes that tend to influence, and interfere with gender language research. Men's speech is believed to be forceful, efficient, blunt, authoritative, serious, effective, and sparring. Male ownership slang and profane language is also a prevalent ... conception is that women use empty talk, or that they never say anything of importance, usually discussing trivial topics or events. Men's speech is viewed as straight forward, usually focussing on important topics. These stereotypes appear to be stronger than the actual differences (Pearson, et al, 1991:107). Current findings have demonsrated that men and women are more alike than what was previously thought to be the case. We ...
50: Sexual Themes In The Birdcage
... Williams is a film that explores societies views of homosexuals through the medium of humor. By creating outrageously stereotyped homosexual men, the director, Mike Nichols creates an awareness in his viewers of the biases and stereotypes that they hold . The two gay male leads, Albert and Armand are owners of a nightclub in South Beach Florida. Armand (played by Robin Williams) is in a long-term relationship with Albert (played by ... and have a little fun. There are no gender identities, orientations or roles that are not poked fun of and explored in the movie The Bird Cage. The director seems to have played up humorous stereotypes of each, creating an awareness in the audience of the silliness of attributing characteristics to an individual based solely on his or her sexual orientation. While homosexuals are seen as oversexed and horny, heterosexuals are seen as having no sexual urges. Women are characterized as being emotional ditzes, and men as the voice of reason. The fact that society perpetuates so many stereotypes about homosexuals is what makes this film so humorous. Who can help but laugh at a gay males dancing cabaraet style as women? This film shows individuals living alternative lifestyles, and being happy and ...

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