Presentation on theme: "BE A MAN. According to Macbeth what does it take to be a real man? “WHEN YOU DURST DO IT, THEN YOU WERE A MAN” (I.VI.49) Cite at least 3 separate passages."— Presentation transcript:
BE A MAN
According to Macbeth what does it take to be a real man? “WHEN YOU DURST DO IT, THEN YOU WERE A MAN” (I.VI.49) Cite at least 3 separate passages and/or characters to support your response.
Think about the fate of many of the ‘manly’ characters in the play and the ultimate fate of Macbeth… What does Shakespeare believe about true manhood ? TONE: AUTHOR’S ATTITUDE VS. CHARACTER SETTING AND SITUATION
In American society, what does it mean to “be a man”? CULTURAL APPLICABILITY “Grow a pair”: call for “manly” courage, dangerous or even stupid action.
Does the masculine image—particularly in the Western World—need to be liberated? “SINCE THE 1950S, THE IMAGE OF THE AMERICAN WOMAN HAS GONE THROUGH NUMEROUS MAKEOVERS. BUT MASCULINE EXPECTATIONS REMAIN THE SAME—EVEN AS THERE ARE FEWER OPPORTUNITIES TO FULFILL THEM.”
What SHOULD manhood look like in America according to this article? Give at least 2 specific examples from the article to support your response. What does it mean to “be a man” to you? You can draw, describe or sculpt your idea. Don’t be silly. Don’t be ridiculous. Be honest. What does manhood really look like to you? “AFTER ALL, WHAT’S MORE MASCULINE: BEING A STRONG, SILENT, UNEMPLOYED ABSENTEE FATHER, OR ACTUALLY FULFILLING YOUR HALF OF THE BARGAIN AS A BREADWINNER AND A DAD?”