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Dennis Uzar English W-131 Aaron Kessler 31 October 2010 “Beatuy (Re)discovers the Male Body” and “Becoming Members of Society: Learning the Social Meanings of Gender” According to society if a man is not masculine then he is shunned and seen as an outcast . The same goes for females , if one is acting too masculine or seen as performing tasks that are considered masculine she will be seen as an outsider ; this is what the movie “Fight Club” by David Fincher aims to explain . The movie concentrates on the narrator’s problem to find happiness in his life which causes him to create a split personality named Tyler Durden and create an underground fighting organization, ideal to a man’s fantasy of becoming masculine by beating each other up senselessly. Ultimately the organization gets out of control and the narrator’s split personality devises “Operation Mayhem” to wreak havoc across the city. Fight Club represents the epitome of masculinity by the specific details represented throughout the movie such as , the muscular physiques displayed by all the men , the seriousness displayed by all the participants and the random acts of violence and destruction that all men are presumed to live for, according to society . This ideal of masculinity is represented in Fight Club but is also addressed in “Beauty (Re)discovers the Male Body” by Susan Bordo where she states all men
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have a feminine side they are afraid to show . However , it is furthermore expressed in “Becoming Members of Society: Learning the Social Meanings of Gender” by Aaron Devor where he states that in order to be viewed as a man one must show no emotion . Considering the movie “Fight Club” where David Fincher attempts to depict the epitome of masculinity when Tyler Durden and the narrator are in their kitchen and Tyler pours acid on the narrator’s hand . The narrator by instinct tries to escape but the ideal of masculinity does not bode well with a man attempting to run away so Tyler restrains the narrator and forces him to
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course ENG-W 131 taught by Professor Neal during the Spring '08 term at Indiana.

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