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In a scene where Little (main character) talks with Juan and Teresa asking them what the word “faggot” means and Juan telling him it’s a word that’s used to “make gay people feel bad” and Little asks Juan if he himself is a “faggot” and Juan telling him “you can be gay, but you can't let no body call you a faggot” (struggle within oneself) Traditional masculinity has a strong homophobic undertone, it has a hostile attitudes towards homosexual men and often view gay men as outcasts and less a man. Q1. “In that sense, homosexuality becomes a kind of shorthand for “unmanliness”--- and the homophobia that defines and animates the daily conversations of Guyland is at least as much about masculinity as it is about sexuality” (Kimmel,546) Q2. This “generalized other” functions as a sort of monitoring or measuring device with which individuals may judge their own actions against those of their generalized conceptions of how members of society are expected to act” (Devor,474) 2. In a scene when Little was in a dance class and he seems to be enjoying himself and admiring
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