People associate being homophobic with the idea that people are afraid of gays. The question is what would a gay do to straight men to make them be so afraid? The problem is not of being afraid of them, but appearing to be less of a man in our society to others. If a man is homophobic he will do anything he can to, oppress gays and not be associated with them. Society then starts to oppress gays, and if men are seen as gay, they are seen as less of a man.
Specifically, readers can see that Roy is lying about himself when he refuses to admit he is a homosexual and hides behind his aforementioned delusional understanding of the term. Even to his own doctor, who knows the truth, Roy does not admit that he is gay, keeping up this façade that he is a successful, heterosexual man. Furthermore, readers can see that Roy is lying to himself when he states, “AIDS is what homosexuals have. I have liver cancer” (Kushner 52). Although he does admit to having sex with men, Roy cannot accept the fact that he has AIDS, a disease which is common among homosexual men.
The odd thing is that many of these homosexual men feel more afraid to tell their fathers that they are gay. They feel like their father would be more ashamed of them. One homosexual told me that his father would feel like less of a man if he knew. When I asked a number of heterosexual men, ranging form the ages of 18 to 30, why they feel homosexuality is wrong, they all came up with basically the same answer. In one way or another they all said, “That it is just wrong, and... ... middle of paper ... ... should be able to look the mirror at themselves and not feel “gay” or not masculine, just as a female can.
During the main, climatic conversation that the five of them have at the end of the film, Brian revels to the group that he brought a gun to school and was going to kill himself over a bad grade in shop. The extreme competitiveness that our society places on... ... middle of paper ... ...he’s serving a Saturday detention when she does not have to. When Claire helps Allisons by changing her look at the end of the movie, all of the guys noticed and treated her differently. She was no longer looked like a crazy artist, but a beautiful woman who just needed some coaxing to break out of her shell. It is apparent that my psychoanalytical research of The Breakfast Club reveals each character's persona in school is not who they actually are.
As the novel progresses, she starts to witness racial prejudice; which is something that no minor should come in contact with during her childhood. By exposing their innocent natures, we see how Boo, Tom Robinson and Scout are the mockingbirds in this novel. In reality, Boo has done nothing wrong. His confinement began when he, along with some other people, had played a prank and gotten into some trouble with the law. Later in his life, a rumor is spread that he had stabbed his father with scissors.
“We’re goin to turn ourselves in.” Johnny said this as he had decided he didn’t want to be on the run any more, after he had killed Bob, and ran away with Ponyboy. Dally found them, starving in the church and took them out to lunch where they all were caught up on what has happened, when suddenly, Johnny announced he wanted to go to the police on page 87. This shows how Johnny knows what is best in a situation and will do the right thing in the end, even if it means he might go to prison. Johnny always seemed to know what he was doing, however much it scares him. They had planned out how they were going to go to the police, and what to say, and what to leave out.
He tells them that Sally and Silas have been to visit and pray with him. Jim does not understand the boys’ fancy scheme but agrees to go along. Tom convinces Jim’s keeper, Nat, who believes witches are haunting him, that the only cure is to bake a “witch pie” and give it to Jim. Tom plans to bake a rope ladder into the pie. Summary: Chapter XXXVII Aunt Sally notices the missing shirt, candles, sheets, and other articles Huck and Tom steal for their plan, and she takes out her anger at the disappearances on seemingly everyone except the boys.
To Stand on the Porch Modern Literature Throughout the events of the trial in Maycomb, Atticus’s most important advice for Scout is that “you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee, 30) As the society’s prejudices surround Scout and Jem, Atticus encourages them to cultivate respect within themselves; not only for other races, but for everyone. Throughout “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee traces out Scout’s growing respect for outsiders, for her aggressors, and eventually for Boo Radley. In her first school year, Scout has no respect for anyone different from her. An example of this is her treatment of Walter Cunningham, which is heedless at best and merciless at worst: after an explanation of Walter’s habits lands her in trouble with Miss Caroline, she finds him in the schoolyard later and attacks him. After Jem invites Walter to dinner, Scout shows scorn for Walter’s revived dignity, commenting, “By the time we reached our front steps Walter had forgotten he was a Cunningham.” (Lee, 23) She shows marked disapproval for the way he eats, and she decides to eat in the kitchen rather than join Walter and the others at the dinner table.
His sub-conscious is developing new concepts that are anathema to his conscious; as a result, contradictory views exist in him at the same time. When Bazarov acknowledges his subconscious feelings as love and acts on them, he is rejected. This weakens him mentally, which ultimately leads to his death. There was a strong reaction to Fathers and Sons, and many of the nihilists condemned Turgenev for creating an inaccurate caricature of a nihilist. However, Turgenev had never meant Bazarov to defame the nihilist, he meant Bazarov to represent good.
The lack of acceptance in culture is increasingly appalling for all age groups. It is a form of conformity of culture as psychologist Karen Franklin discusses: Assaults on homosexuals and other individuals who deviate from sex role norms are viewed as a learned form of social control of deviance rather than a defensive response to personal threat ... in other words, through heterosexism, any male who refuses to accept the dominant culture's assignment of appropriate masculine behavior is labeled early on as a “sissy” ... ... middle of paper ... ...people from being considered masculine. All sexualities have the capability of masculinity, but just not all choose to follow the path of aggression and strength. Works Cited Franklin, Karen. "Inside the Mind of People Who Hate Gays."