Gender Stereotypes And Gender Roles

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Gender can be a hot topic within cultures; a male or female does not want to be told that they can or cannot do something based on their gender. Every culture views gender roles differently, and some cultures are more serious about gender than others. Many times, male and female actions are determined by what a person has been taught is right; furthermore, gender roles are a set of societal norms that are the behaviors that a sex is generally known to do and what is considered accepted of a person based on their sex; gender roles can also known as stereotypes (“Gender”). Many times men are associated with masculine and logical ways in the United States, whereas women are associated with nurturing and passive ways. In Mark Twains excerpts, “Adam and Eves Diary,” many times the readers are introduced to just how much men and women are different. Through roles, thinking skills, and mannerisms, Twain express how different the sexes are through humor and stereotypes. One way that Twain shows how men and women differ was when Adam said, “This new creature with the long hair is a good deal in the way. It is always hanging around and follow me about. I don’t like this; I am not used to company. I wish it would stay with the other animals…” This is saying that Adam sees Eve as just another animal; Adam is bothered by Eves presence and wishes she would just leave. Eve, on the contrary, says, “All week I tagged around after him and tried to get acquainted. I had to do the talking,…

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