Free Essays on Manhood

  1. Path to Manhood

    Karim Lalani 10/16/12 UTA Engl 1301 Rhetorical Analysis-Gerzon In “Manhood: The Elusive Goal”, Mark Gerzon argues that masculinity, or the "masculine code of conduct" is exemplified by smoking, drinking, and violence- acts that would be generally frowned upon in society. Mark Gerzon, attended...

  2. Passage to Manhood - Comparing

    Altar of the Family" the reader understands that to become a man a boy has to pass certain "tests or ordeals" in order to gain "rights of passage" to manhood. This process is clearly shown in the print text "The Altar of the Family". David, the boy in "The Altar of the Family" is under constant pressure...

  3. Macbeth and Manhood

    so predominant in your nature / That you can let this go?” (III.1.87-89). Accordingly, as Lady Macbeth had questioned Macbeth’s manhood, Macbeth also questions the manhood of the... In attempting to retain his kingship, Macbeth hires professional murderers to kill Banquo. Macbeth says to the murderers...

  4. Quest for Manhood Malcolm X

    Quest for Manhood Manhood is when a boy takes the leap from being a child to a true man. People say that leap happens at different times for every boy. People can tell it happens because they stop acting foolishly and deal with matters by themselves. The four stories The Autobiography of Malcolm...

  5. The Dark Child -Manhood

    explores the journey to manhood in the Malinke Culture. Laye writes an autobiography of his life as he looks back into the past of what he has went through. The road to manhood is quite different in the Malinke culture compared to our culture and our acceptance and idea of manhood. Throughout this paper...

  6. A Lesson Before Dying Manhood

     Manhood is the state or time of being a man or adult male person; male maturity (Dictionary.com,2011). When do you really become a man? In the book A Lesson Before Dying they explore the idea of what it takes to become a man. The novel conveys themes relevant in modern day American culture that explore...

  7. Treasure Island- How Did Jim Show Courage??

    Treasure Island, but to manhood, he develops on e major important quality: courage. He bravely leaves his mother all alone onto a voyage that he knew could consequent in never coming back home and he took risky gambles, putting his life on the line for his comrades, showing true manhood. He leaves the stockade...

  8. Augustine and Abelard

    Heloise to live with his sister until she gives birth. As punishment for being with Heloise and getting her pregnant, Heloise’s uncle takes Abelard’s manhood. Augustine’s most important choices are the ones regarding his early sins. The stealing of fruit in the orchard with school friends is a prime example...

  9. Fighting for Ameican Manhood

    gender change our views of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars? This is the argument that Kristin Hoganson makes in Fighting for American Manhood. I believe that without the aid of women in the camps, the wars would have gone much differently. “This book shows how international relations affected...

  10. Masculinity

    to find out his true identity. As Johnny’s eyes are open to his manhood he departs on a lifelong journey into his masculinity. What the young boy doesn’t know is that along the way he will be faced with many false ideologies of manhood. The biggest culprit lies in the portrayal of men in the media. The...

  11. Cultural Relativism - Identifying Healthy Norms and Practices

    This proves that it is completely harmless and is very peaceful. In the Ibo tribe being strong and fit gives much respect because strength proves manhood. “Okwonko was clearly cut out for great things. He was still young but he had won fame as the greatest wrestler in the nine villages”(8). Obviously...

  12. The Issue of Gender

    they were perceived to be incapable of committing acts of violence. Lady Macbeth, an interesting character manipulates her husband by questioning his manhood. Macbeth says that a woman like her should give birth only to boys and she does not object, but further yearns her need for masculinity by claiming...

  13. Qweqweqwe

    the act. Then she questions Macbeth’s manhood by saying “I dare do all that may become a man; who dares do more is none” (I, vii, 46-47), which leaves Macbeth with only one choice, not because he absolutely has to, but because a “woman” is questioning his manhood. This clearly shows that Macbeth’s manliness...

  14. The Evident Desire for Power

    and takes part in the murder. The stereotype of a man is the provider and the courageous figure in the family, by taunting Macbeths manhood he feels as though his manhood is being taken away from him which ultimately angers him enough to kill Duncan....

  15. Macbeth

    masculinity. What are these values, and how do various characters embody them? How does Shakespeare subvert his characters’ perception of gender roles? Manhood, for most of the characters in Macbeth, is tied to ideals of strength, power, physical courage, and force of will; it is rarely tied to ideals of intelligence...

  16. The Red Badge of Courage - Short Essay

    and survival. Through Henry Fleming, Crane reveals his conception of manhood while also linking it to heroism. At the end of the novella, Henry finally becomes the man he had strived to be. While not as conspicuous as his idea of manhood, Stephen Crane also establishes a message about the social norms of...

  17. Emasculation in Fight Club

    Emasculation: The Loss of Manhood “The gyms you go to are crowded with guys trying to look like men, as if being a man means looking the way a sculptor or an art director says.”— (Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, p.50) Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, defines Emasculation as the removal of the penis and...

  18. road rage

    Mr. Covey was the turning-point in my career as a slave. It rekindled the few expiring embers of freedom, and revived within me a sense of my own manhood. It recalled the departed self-confidence, and inspired me again with a determination to be free. The gratification afforded by the triumph was a full...

  19. Interpreting the Psychological Dynamics of ‘Cool’

    attitude in personal identity that has become highly commercialised. In 1992, Majors and Billson, in their book, Cool pose: The dilemmas of black manhood in America, looked at cool as a quintessential characteristic of the masculine identity of African American men. Others considered that the notion...

  20. The Food Gift

    with the issue of manhood in a slightly unconventional way. Instead of presenting a protagonist who conveys the true nature of manhood through his every action and thought, Shakespeare presents his audience with Macbeth, a character who is forced to struggle with the definition of manhood throughout the...

  21. Audience in Fredrick Douglas Narrative

    whites can do. Using the theme of manhood, Douglas sends a message to the northerners that violence does not solve any problem. However he asserts that sometimes, people are forced to use their manhood to step up for what they believe. Sometimes, using ones manhood creates an opportunity to be heard...

  22. A raisin in the sun

    through their literary works. Hansberry’s, “A Raisin in the Sun” also shows how the black family struggles throughout the play with the hopes to achieve manhood in the eyes of the society. It was quite a similar struggle for Hansberry (1930-1965) and her family. Both of her parents were activist who tried to...

  23. Manhood in Things Fall Apart

    Manhood means something very different for each of the three male characters: Unoka, Okonkwo and Nwoye. I believe that idea of manhood holds the most meaning for Okonkwo. Okonkwo was scared of being seen as feminine or “soft”. Okonkwo based his beliefs on manhood on very traditional values. Everything...

  24. The Piano and Piano

    happiness in contrast with the present. In it the man fights his memories of the past because he thinks his betraying the present, in other words his manhood. This memory came suddenly and it is that unexpected memory what bothers him because makes him cry and feel less man in such a melancholic moment...

  25. Masculinity in Fight Club

    believe masculinity to be, and that causes men to act a certain way in order to express their masculinity. The movie establishes the importance of manhood to a man through the demonstration of masculinity being lost and then regained throughout the movie. The theme of masculinity can be seen through the...

  26. Manhood in America

    Destany Johnson Professor Smith English 100 12 November 2012 Man Hood in America Manhood is the state or status of being a man. Young men today range from being weak to silly and immature. As children young men are taught to be a certain way like if there are to parents in the household the mother...

  27. Constructing Himself and His Life Story

    his places and events in his life. Douglass is growing up and becoming a man physically and emotionally, innocence is being shed as he matures into manhood. In this essay I will prove that Douglass uses the acquisition of literacy to experience defining moments in his life. Watershed marks are defining...

  28. Lady Macbeth's Plan to Kill the King

    really wants and that this is the best for both of them. So, in response to Macbeth's uncertainty, Lady Macbeth manipulates him by questioning his manhood and his love for her. She is successful because regardless of his own conscience Macbeth carries out their plan of murder. We also see that Lady Macbeth...

  29. What Determines Manhood?

    foundation of our society and the father is a major part of the family foundation. Having children scattered across the country doesn't prove a person's manhood. A man should love his wife, but if for whatever reason they are unable to stay together, he should not hold his children responsible. A real man would...

  30. Roman homosexuality

    as this did nothing to uphold the traditions and foundations that the Roman empire constantly pointed back to. Roman ideas of masculinity and manhood were present in this widely accepted ideology of who and how sexual intercourse was to happen. The first roman was phallic in the sense that he cultivated...

  31. Sdfsf

    babies?” and even “Do many women commit suicide?” (4). This shows Nick’s willingness to question the world and he is beginning his transition in to manhood. Seeing the world change right before Nick’s own eyes definitely, brings about change in himself and even spark a new fondness in life. When Nick’s...

  32. Family Wage System and Concepts of Manhood and Womanhood

    cooperate with men in forming a new human family… so that men and women both have access to good wages, sexual variety, and respect. New conception of manhood – society beginning to condone a man leaving his family on sole grounds that living with them and providing for them made him unhappy. Right wing women...

  33. The Jumping Tree

    Rey is the main character as well as the narrator of The Jumping Tree by analyzing Rey we become aware that he is desperately seeking to define a manhood style that can make him feel emotionally strong, intelligent, noble, but yet stand up for what he believes. In this motif analysis we can clearly...

  34. manhood

     Manhood It is said one cannot understand or empathize with someone else unless "you walk a mile in their moccasins." John Howard Griffin did just that, darkened his skin and took a walk into the Deep South to see how it would feel to be a...

  35. Fighting for American Manhood, by Kristin Hoganson

    Précis 1 Fighting for American Manhood Kristin Hoganson has a very interesting idea, which she defends very well with a lot of evidence. Hoganson argues that gender politics played a major role in forcing American into the Spanish American and Philippine wars. She makes many great points throughout...

  36. Manhood: Masculinity and Man

    Essay 3 WC: 1199 Manhood What is a man? Do we use the definition from Google: an adult person, as distinguished from a boy or a woman? Or do we base it off of characteristics and accomplishments? Since they’ve lost all traditional definitions of masculinity, physical dominance, social importance...

  37. the warrior ethos

    necessary, die valiantly. In ancient Sparta, young boys were taken away from their mothers at age 7, in order to undertake their society’s own test of manhood, called the agoge. Things may seem different in contemporary American culture but they are still inherently similar. For example, young men and women...

  38. Telemachus' Journey

    drive, stay out late, and be away from ones parents is not a sign of adulthood for a boy in Greek mythological culture, unlike in our culture where “manhood” is directly linked with how many beers you can drink in one sitting. It is actually the complete opposite in myth; adulthood is achieved after a son...

  39. Essence of Manhood

    essence of manhood, is, personhood, which highlights the always already communal nature of what it means to be a man. Thus, men, being essentially persons, have an essential equality with women, whose essence is also personhood. But manhood cannot simply be reduced to its mere essence, because manhood is also...

  40. Grain of Manhood

    Grain of Manhood how does the title relate to the story? A baby is born amongst the stars. This baby is the grain of manhood in two men's lives; or a man and an aliens. James, a human man, incapable of making a child is given his grain of manhood. A child born with his own features. Kolanddro...

  41. Chronicals

    like The Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Porter series), it can also attract to older viewers since the epic journey of Taran from his adolescent to manhood consists of universally accepted themes of love, friendship, hope and bravery. Some of the other comparable movies are The Lord of the Rings and The...

  42. Significance of Baiame Cave and Other Australian Indigenous Sites

    traditions and other vital parts of their culture. Along with these things he also created the first bora site, a place for boys to transition into manhood. Once he did all these things he jumped back to the spirit world in the sky from Mount Yengo. This caused the top to flatten and is why the flat top...

  43. The Elements of Poetry

    move, exactly what matters most. Central Idea- Idea of idealism, the expression of perception defines the central idea of a poem. From ordinary manhood to extraordinary affairs of emotional life, everything that touches the solemn soul can be a center of attraction in a poem. Perception- A view...

  44. Man

    had learn from Steve as it is rumoured that both George Clooney and Brad Pitt has learnt the same thing from Steve, is that there are seven step to manhood. The first step to take the following quiz: 1. A man does not carry a grudge. A male looks for ways to get even. 2. A man is measured by...

  45. What is manhood according to the character in Macbeth?

    within the expanse of the classification known as manhood, little clarification has come of it. There remains a wide breach between the various opinions brought forth by individuals throughout the known eons. There exist two standards by which manhood is judge: moral standards and physical appearance...

  46. Fiat Panda 1.2 Dynamic 5d

    has been asking for Macbeth. Macbeth declares that he no longer intends to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth, outraged, calls him a coward and questions his manhood: “When you durst do it,” she says, “then you were a man” (1.7.49). He asks her what will happen if they fail; she promises that as long as they are...

  47. choose

    Finny’s funeral that “I could not escape a feeling that this was my own funeral, and you do not cry in that case” (Knowles 186). This pushes Gene into manhood as his overwhelming guilt over Finny’s death makes him more cynical and less innocence about his view toward the world. Leper comes into age through...

  48. The Things They Carried

    criticism. For if they had not lived up to what men have established for themselves, they would have been forever cowards. This unwilling appearance of manhood plays a role in the relationships between the soldiers because they all uphold this high standard of masculinity; none of these men want to be known...

  49. Baseball Is A Life Changer

    on page 217 in chapter 15, “ Don’t you want to be free and men? Don’t you even understand what manhood and freedom are?” Showing how when the creator doesn’t like people he takes away freedom and manhood. Lastly, people do not want to be a social outcast, they go along with what others want or think...

  50. Manhood: Man and Criminally Minded Father

    The struggle for manhood is riddled with obstacles of social myth, and uncertain blundering. The circumstances surrounding this type of transformation vary significantly between cultures, but in the end, when a boy truly feels that his actions at all times will affect his life forever, he will man up...

  51. A Multisexed Species

    problematical in his relationship to manhood. Inside, deep inside, he never believed that he was fully male- he never believed he was growing up enough of a man. He believed that some place out there, in other men, there was something that was genuine authentic all- American manhood- the real stuff- but he didn’t...

  52. Mice and Men the Book

    “you better go home now… if you go right now nobody will tell Curley you were here” (pg 88). After Curley’s wife spoke those hurtful words, Crooks manhood humiliated and he accepted his role as a black man. This problem describes Crooks all the way. He was self educated and yet frustrated, and angry...

  53. Manhood in the Great Depression

    Manhood during the Great Depression Manhood was shaken to its core during the Great Depression. Never before has an era had such an altering impact on the way we perceive masculinity. This is best portrayed in the popular culture of the day that demonstrated conflicting views of men at the time. This...

  54. Rite of Passage

    important that in some societies they would remove the boy away from the whole community and was not allowed to come back until he was on the road to manhood. The transfer between boy to man is so essential that in order for this shift to happen a monumental event was required. The roles of the elders...

  55. Manhood

    Brittany Duncan ENGL 1101 December 2, 2007 Prof. Bishop Marijuana and the Growth to Manhood In the novel The World Made Straight by, Ron Rash, marijuana plays a very important role. In most cases marijuana is usually looked down on and is never a good thing. In this novel marijuana helps a young...

  56. raisin in the sun

    is in the home. Mama purchases a new home for the family. Mama cares for Walter deeply and wants him to be a providing father and to grow into his manhood. In trying to produce responsibility, mama gives Walter the remaining insurance money to use as a payment for Beneatha’s education, and the rest to...

  57. Who Is Jesus Christ ?

    tempted. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit. He lived in poverty, and was unknown outside of Nazareth. He had neither wealth nor influence. In manhood, He ruled the elements and quieted the raging sea. He healed without medicine, and fed thousands from a boy's lunch. Even demons obeyed Him and He...

  58. Argument Essay Outline

    Mailer himself comments, “nobody was born a man; you earned manhood provided you were good enough, bold enough” (quoted in Gilmore 1990: 25). In American letters, as in American culture in general, the heroic image of a violently achieved manhood thus remains widely legitimized. The image, as Gilmore...

  59. Black Poltics

    within the narrator that is not unlike the history of the American Negro: [This] history [is one of] strife, —this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost. He would not Africanize America...

  60. Unmakingwar

    they are immune to the possibility of death in their youth. And that allows them to accept and actively pursue the warrior role as a measure of their manhood.”(16). This assumption of boys and men creates a bandwagon to war. This thought of being expendable is the key to making wars, maintaining wars, and...