why the guy code is so oppressive

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As a young man grows up in this world, there are important things he must be aware of. There are standards and expectations that are fixed into the brains of men in this culture from a young age. As boys and men in this country, it is expected of us to act and appear a certain way or we might face great humiliation. We are taught to be tough, manly and better than the rest of the guys. Michael Kimmel “bros before hoes: the guy code “explains the strict code that young boys have to live by, a code of masculinity, it’s a day by day check list on how to be a true man in the eyes of other men. Kimmel investigates the values; rites and expectations young boys have to live up to in today's society. In “Nilda” Junot Diaz The narrator speaks of his love for both his brother and his girlfriend. As the narrator reflects upon the loss of his brother, Rafa, he cannot suppress thoughts of Nilda. The two have become nearly the same, the narrator bearing the same feelings for each. After Rafa’s death, Nilda acts as a reminder of the loss, and a proxy for the love that the narrator feels. Junot Diaz story “Nilda” Complicates Michael Kimmel text “the guy Code”, because In “Nilda”, Rafa represents someone who follows the guy code unquestionably and the narrator represents someone whose relationship to the guy code is complicated, and we see both of these relationships to the “guy code” in their relationship. The Guy land which is made of three cultures: Entitlement, Silence and protection, are followed by Rafa but mostly disregarded by Yunior. Men tend to feel more superior to others and think they deserve more which is what “the culture of Entitlement” is about “have a shockingly strong sense of male superiority and a diminished capacity for e... ... middle of paper ... ...uy code “explains the strict code that young boys have to live by, a code of masculinity, it’s a day by day check list on how to be a true man in the eyes of other men. Kimmel investigates the values; rites and expectations young boys have to live up to in today's society. The Story “Nilda” Explores two brother relationships to the Guy code. Rafa represents someone who follows the guy code unquestionably and the narrator represents someone whose relationship to the guy code is complicated, and we see both of these relationships to the “guy code” coming out in their relationship the Guy land is made of three cultures: Entitlement, Silence and protection, which Rafa lives by but Yunior ignores them. Ultimately Nilda complicates Kimmel text “the Guy code” because of Yunior who doesn't want to follow any rules of Guy code and Rafa as someone who lives by following them.

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