How does the idea of toxic masculinity affect Frank in Home?
The idea of toxic masculinity affects Frank in Home by turning him into a violent man who has contempt for women. For instance, during his service in the Korean War, Frank tried to prove his manhood by shooting a little girl.
To some extent, Frank uses toxic masculinity as a shield to protect himself from the many traumatic experiences he's endured throughout his life. For instance, when he was a young boy, he witnessed a brutal racist killing. Ever since then, violence has been a constant presence in Frank's life, and so it's no wonder that he responded in the way that he did. A violent environment is...
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