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.
Leigh Violence – Throughout the movie, there was a lot of drama and violence. One thing that involved Leigh was when she got into it with Paula’s boyfriend, who she has been cheating on Leigh with. He started the fight but Leigh got the best of him. Then her father kicked her out the house after she got back home, but before he kicked her out, they had some words back and forth, and then Leigh said some hurtful but truthful things, which caused her father to slap her. The fact of her being gay, did not make anything easier for her, it just made it worse, her own father looked down on her.
Andy is also gay and dying from AIDS. When the physical signs of the disease begin to manifest themselves, the firm gets cold on Andy and he's out of a job. They tell him it's because he has an attitude problem and his work is mediocre, but Andy knows it's more personal than that. After no other law firm will take his case for unfair dismissal, his last resort is old adversary Joe Miller (Denzel Washington). Joe, a homophobe with an innate fear of AIDS, is reluctant to take the case also because of his personal reasons, but after seeing Andy humiliated in a public library, can't resist standing his corner with him.
I asked him questions about how long he’s kept this secret to himself, if he suffered from bullying, did this affect your family members, and do you ever want to get married some day. His answers shocked me. He realized that he was gay in the sixth grade and he did suffer from bullying. He had people calling him cruel names and of course he denied it because he didn’t want words come into action. I e... ... middle of paper ... ... an outsider.
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.
However, due to the different sexual orientations of the two partners, problems often occur, causing emotional harm to"closet gays," their partners, and their children (Harbinger 683). If gay marriage were legal, homosexuality would be legitimate. Thus, the number of "closet gays" would decrease, as acceptance of their sexual orientation increases. In short, society would be spared a lot of trouble--the breakup of a family or dissatisfaction with one's life, especially of the homosexual partner, as she or he tries to comply with society's standards. Same-sex marriage is just in that it provides gay couples with the same rights as heterosexual couples.
Jack decided to quit Fight Club and stays with Marla. Fight Club takes these themes, consumerism, emasculation of the male and liberation and weaves them together to make a great narrative on the unfilled, castrated male who desperately seeks to be free from society's control. This movie is weird because of how men's are emasculated and Jack having an alter ego.
Brick was disgusted with the idea that Skipper had any feelings for him and he’s disgusted that his family feels the same way. He is truly homophobic, but is he like this to hide his true feelings for Skipper? What if Brick is really disgusted with the fact that he regretted the fact that he conformed and will never have a chance to reveal himself to Skipper? He told Big Daddy that he was disgusted with, “lying and liars” (Williams, p. 107). Some readers can assume that he is referring to his family and how they are lying to Big Daddy.
He immediately transfers his angry energy to Darlene because he realizes that hating two white men would not be the smartest thing to do in a segregated racist world. “Never did he once consider directing his hatred toward the hunters. Such an emotion would have destroyed him…--that hating them would have consumed him, burned him up like a piece of soft coal, leaving only flakes of as and a question mark of smoke” (119). The white men are out of his reach, and Cholly grows to hate and kill white men. His masculinity was revoked when those two men forced him to continue having sex while they hilariously watched.
The character, David, accepts his homosexuality as a boy, but soon learns that his sexual behavior is highly frowned upon by most Americans. With this understanding of homosexual resentment in America, David sets off for Paris in search of an escape from the turmoil’s that lay at home. David cannot and does not accept his homosexuality because of the ingrained middle class American attitude towards homosexuals. David’s father, although not resentful of gay people, wants David to become a man. A man in the classic sense of a man, and certainly not a homosexual man: ‘And listen,’ said my father suddenly, from the middle of the staircase, in a voice which frightened me, ‘all I want for David is that he grows up to be a man.