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...ly stated. In fact, not much of what the male characters are feeling is explicitly stated. Rather they are displayed in how those characters behave. The decisions they make and the interactions they have. Their decisions can be driven by the need to compete with other men and their interactions can be them projecting their feelings onto others. In this way, they show the inner workings of their mind. They also do not directly state their insecurities. However, these are revealed through the use of female characters. It is evident in the assumptions men make on how women feel and how they use these women. They will assume the women see faults in them that are based on their own insecurities and will use the women to justify their own feelings of self-doubt. The insecurities become the driving force in these men’s actions resulting in the women ending up hurt or dead.
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