Rodney Hu Eng 103 Professor Gray Feb. 18, 2015 Real Men and Pink Suits In the article, “Real Men and Pink Suites” by Charles M. Blow, the author sheds light on a sensitive subject in society. Blow gives his thoughts on society and how they view manhood and masculinity. He mentions situations where people are insulting or hurting others for their lack of masculinity. Blow argues that the idea of masculinity is broad enough and wide enough for all of us to fit into. He is able to connect to the people of the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community because he gives examples of how these people are being hurt by society for being different.
Redefining Stereotypes In Brent Staples essay, “Black Men and Public Spaces” he candidly examines his experiences of being a stereotyped black man. Always feeling like he has to avoid others, or walk on the opposite side of the street just to make people feel comfortable around him. Staples’ personal accounts as well as the life he lived and the things he witnessed as a child influenced the thoughts and ideas for his essay. Through his quick establishment of his own authority and the tones he uses makes this essay literarily effective. Right away, Staples begins claiming authority.
Macbeth is an example of Shakespeare writing about the world he lived in. In Macbeth, Shakespeare looks at both sides of leadership – the corrupt and the honest. We can find similar references in today’s lyrical world. Like 21st century hip-hop and R&B artists Shakespeare found a way to be controversial, and push the cultural limits of his time. In the article it explains, “Shakespeare filled his works with puns just as the hip-hop artists today do.
This Axe ad is controversial because it places a negative implication on women and the acts of men as sexual beings. Axe sexual ads often feature scantily clad, conventionally beautiful women .Axe used their male-only brand and all its advertising campaigns showed insecure young men overly shy or over the top and silly to compensate getting attractive women by spraying themselves with Axe deodorants who are seduced by men using Axe products. One of their newer products, a body spray called Dark Temptation, is featured in a commercial where the man using the body spray turned into a chocolate man. Throughout the commercial there are women biting his butt, licking his neck, inadequately clothed; clawing at windows to get to him. Many other commercials feature women that can't resist a man wearing an axe product.
To where the first part reads “Are you going to let your emotional life be run by Time Magazine?” comes off as a bad thing and yet he is obsessed with it and can’t help but read it himself is condescending and hypocritical. Profanity in a poem can have many different affects on the read. For instance it can put more emphasis on what the writer is trying to express. Profanity can also make a certain situation feel lighter and more humorous versus serious, or in some circumstances it can offend certain readers if read by the wrong audience. Allen Ginsberg is able to use profanity
‘Was’ is a verb which implies that the man is definitely a slob, they are making the assumption as if the reader didn’t know he was. The concrete noun ‘slob’ in this simple sentence adds to the idea that the writer is branding the reader’s man with this title. The use of this word tells the reader that their man is without a doubt, a slob and say it as if it a perfectly normal thing. After this dramatic and brave entrance in the opening of the article, the writer goes on using lots of hyperbole in everything she expands her ideas about. She uses the word ‘whopping’ to describe one difference between men and women which is exaggerating suggested they are two opposites.
Jacob Gilliard Ms. Murrell English 201 4 November 2013 “I, Too” Explication The poem entitled “I, Too” by Langston Hughes, is about a man who is experiencing racial discrimination and how one day it will come to pass. During this time, there was lack of equality amongst African Americans and Caucasians. The blacks were being discriminated against, while the whites experienced the brighter colors of the rainbow. “Langston Hughes took the initiative to speak his mind via poetry, and this piece shows that. (Pericles 2008)” Hughes uses multiple tones throughout this poem to express the feelings of the speaker.
Sullivan tests the limits with his use of one of the three appeals. Basing a majority of his essay off of Pathos, he makes you sympathize with homosexuals young and old –as old as they get –alike. He emphasizes growing up homosexual, the lonely, shaded path many young homosexuals take dodging back and forth between masks, masking the light of their true, internal selves. The more in depth he goes into his writing, the more his tone shifts from sad and reminiscent of the trials he faced to more accepting and empowering for who he really is. He uses a beautifully twisted symbolism to discuss the short life span of homosexuals.
Compare the ways in which Larkin and Abse write about men in ‘Mr Bleaney’ and ‘Cousin Sidney’ I am aiming to, in this essay; create a critical and detailed analysis of both poems, and to compare and contrast them by looking at the similarities they share, and also some differences, and to finally discuss how each poet successfully portrays the presentation of men. Larkin chooses to portray men in ‘Mr Bleaney’ through an ‘every man character’ who is Mr Bleaney. Larkin portrays the symbol of men in a very passive and monotonous way; instead of focusing on the stereotype of men being typically strong, powerful authority figures. Instantly, the title of the poem, ‘Mr Bleaney’ even sounds bland and dreary, already suggesting Mr Bleaney to be a dull character. The title almost seems to drag out the letters of the word, contrasting against the rest of the poem, which due to the rich enjambment, results in a more broken and muddled effect.
We see that the theme of sex seems to play quite a significant role in this biblical story of vengeance and manipulation. In the text of Judith, we see a beautiful, widowed woman who seeks liberation for her fellow Israelites. We also see an army full of masculine warriors who have to spend a lot of time together and are desperately seeking women for their sexual pleasure. The leader of this particular army was Holofernes, a greedy and despicable man. Holofernes uses sex to keep himself and his fellow warriors happy.