Greek Expectations Of Men In Modern America

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Expectations of men in modern America are set very high as well as ancient Greece. To be a man in modern America you have to have the “ingredients” of the “man box,” which for example could be: don’t cry or openly express your emotions, not being “like a women”, protector, and tough-athletic strength-courage. Men in Greece had expectations to meet, but only certain ones, which could be: tough-athletic strength-courage, and don’t cry or openly express your emotions. Odysseus says to Nausicaa, “Compassion princess, please!” (Homer 6.193-194) In this quote, Odysseus is demonstrating that a man is supposed to not take advantage of a girl. When a man takes advantage of a girl, the girl will usually get very upset with the man. So Nausicaa is saying
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