Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • Masculinity And Femininity

    1298 Words  | 6 Pages

    Although complementary, the stories told about masculinity and femininity have very different impacts on those that feel pressured to conform to them, or are subject to experience their effects by others who do. A particularly insidious source of these stories comes from advertisements, as noted by Jean Kilbourne in Killing Us Softly 4 (2010). She quotes a statement by the editor in chief of an advertising magazine that “only 8% of an ad’s message is received by the conscious mind. The rest is worked

  • Femininity In Antigone

    1243 Words  | 5 Pages

    The contrast between the female characters and the male characters within the aspect of masculinity and femininity is of importance in the play Antigone. The play has been a topic of debate when analyzing the rebellious female character, Antigone, and its role in society and its effect in the play. Many contrasts between masculinity and femininity are encountered throughout the play. The constant battle between gender and its role in society, makes the play of Antigone important to study to further

  • What Is Femininity And Masculinity?

    1045 Words  | 5 Pages

    Femininity and masculinity or one's gender individuality refers to the point to which a person see themselves as masculine or feminine given what it means to be a man or woman in one’s society (Burke, Stets and Pirog-Good 1988; Spence 1985). In many ways the revision of femininity is difficult to grasp in one time period and is therefore quoting from Freud’s original essay German title "Die Endliche und die Unendliche Analyse," which translates literally into English as "the finite and the infinite

  • Femininity, Masculinity, And Masculinity

    861 Words  | 4 Pages

    Womanhood is often associated with femininity while manhood with masculinity. Masculinity is the idea that men are tough both physically and mentally. Femininity, a term associated with being women is used to describe a women’s comportment and attitude. A gentle individual male or female, who wears dresses, skirts, high heels, makeup, and has long hair would be identified as feminine. Unfortunately, society judges and criticizes a women who do not depict feminine characteristics. Such women are regarded

  • Femininity In Frankenstein Essay

    1089 Words  | 5 Pages

    goal-oriented males, Shelley demonstrates through Frankenstein that femininity, as defined by Michelle Miller, is both not a necessity, as well as a crucial component in society. The women in Frankenstein have a lot of femininity, as they are caring and compassionate and fit Miller’s definition, but due to their minor presence and use in the storyline, Shelley illustrates that she doesn’t believe that the world needs more femininity. When reading Frankenstein, one cannot help but notice that the female

  • Femininity In The Sea Wolf

    1168 Words  | 5 Pages

    exposed to his own femininity and also learns what it feels like when another human life depends on you. Besides being exposed to femininity, Van Weyden is also introduced to the cruel ways that men live when they lack the presence of a female figure. He learns that cruelty functions as a motivation to express dominance and savagery that is usually concealed in a presence of a woman. In The Sea Wolf, Jack London uses the motif of cruelty to develop themes of masculinity and femininity by highlighting

  • Lord Of The Flies Femininity Analysis

    1718 Words  | 7 Pages

    the issue of femininity is implicitly presented in the story; male characters are rejecting the femininity. For example, in the protagonist Ralph’s memory, he never read one of the books standing on his shelf because that is the book about two girls (Golding 112). Also, when the boys’ hair grow longer due to the long stay on the island, they refuse to tie the hair back since it would be like girls (Golding 172). The novel embodies the confrontation between masculinity and femininity. In light of

  • Gender Bending : Femininity And Masculinity

    928 Words  | 4 Pages

    Gender Bending Womanhood is often associated with femininity while manhood with masculinity. Masculinity is the idea that men are tough both physically and mentally. Femininity, a term associated with being a women and used to describe a women’s comportment and attitude. A gentle individual, male or female, who wear dresses, skirts, high heels, makeup, have long hair is considered feminine. Unfortunately this term is used to define womanhood, if a women does not portray feminine characteristics

  • The Representation of Femininity in Euripides? Medea Essay

    756 Words  | 4 Pages

    The Representation of Femininity in Euripides' Medea Works Cited Not At the time Euripides wrote Medea, Ancient Greece was a patriarchal society: women had little or no rights, and were treated as the weaker sex. Women were expected to stay at home and bear and care for their children, while men went to work ?wives to produce true-born children and to be trustworthy guardians of the household? (Resource Book 3, D5b ? Demosthenes 59.122). Men made the rules, while women were expected

  • Foucault, Femininity And The Modernization Of Patriarchal Power Summary

    1327 Words  | 6 Pages

    In “Foucault, Femininity, and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power,” Sandra Bartky utilizes Michel Foucault’s concepts about power to help explain femininity. Throughout the article, she details how society forces women to fit within the confines of this construct and how it affects them. Sandra Bartky begins her piece by explaining Michel Foucault’s ideas about modern power dynamics. Unlike in the past, power in modern society focuses not only on controlling the products of the body but, rather