Role of Man

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Role Of Men
Depending upon your moral standards, whether religious or secular, the answer to the question of “What is the role of man” can vary. For example, according to the King James Bible, the role of a man is to “dwell with [them] according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered” (1 Peter 3:7). Depending upon the person you would ask who is not of a religious background, their answer could differ. Dr. Phil stated that if men have the desire to be prosperous in their marriage and family life, they must be a provider, a protector, a leader, and a teacher. Others have said that the “role of man” does not seclude women but includes them as well; that neither really have their own individual role based upon sex, but we as mankind work together as one.
“The Village Blacksmith” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow This poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow describes the life of a blacksmith. Longfellow created his character to be a “man’s man”: he had crisp, long, black hair, his face was tan, his brows “wet with honest sweat,” and “looks the whole world in the face,/ For he owes not any man.” The man being described has a family who he works hard for, instills moral standards in his children by bringing them to Sunday church, and misses his deceased wife dearly. Though he has gone through many a hardship, the man still chooses to not give up and to provide for his family without hesitation.
"The Hunger Games", “Catching Fire”, and “Mockingjay (Trilogy) by Suzanne Collins The Hunger games is a dystopian novel written by Suzanne Collins about Katniss Everdeen. Katniss, the protagonist, is a participant and the winner of the Hunger Games, a yearly even that takes a boy and a girl from each of the…...

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