The Cult Of Masculinity

999 WordsSep 9, 20154 Pages
“The cult of masculinity.” When it comes to the big screen, women are treated like second-class citizens. Women were portrayed as helpless creatures, waiting in the castle for their Prince Charming whereas men were dauntless, swooping the Princess of her feet and saving the day. This gender gap came to an end when The Hunger Games (2012) was released in theaters. The brave Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) did what no “real” man or Prince could ever do – stand up for someone else – even when it meant risking her own life. The Hunger Games was not only one of the top grossing movies of the year, but it was also one of the very few movies where a woman was able to display her stability and willingness to fight. The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Gravity are some of the few movies that show a women’s potential than to sit in a castle. They all show three common characteristics for the roles of women: courage, personality, and recognition. “May the odd be ever in your favor.” Those were some of the last words Katniss had heard before her sister’s name was called out for the seventy-fourth Hunger Games. Without thinking about anyone else, Katniss bravely accepted her sister’s spot in the games; a suicide mission. Katniss Everdeen: fearless, bold, and intrepid. While a Disney Princess would yell for her Prince, Katniss would launch arrows at her enemies. The only thing that would train along through her mind so for her to get back home to her family. If she wanted to win the
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