Mario's guide to manhood
by Smi11ey on November 8, 2015 - 12:12pm
“The Mario guide to being a man” article by: Alan Tyers from the Huntington Post UK dated: 11/29/13 is confident when he voices his opinions about the famous Nintendo character: Mario as symbol of an embodiment of the ideal man. The author points out a certain number of personality traits about the famous plumber that make him appear to be the bench mark that a man should strive to achieve. Mr. Tyers also goes as far as to comparing the beloved video game character to a few well-known individuals who are among some of our male generation’s personification of what a real man is.
In a young man’s life he is determined to just like the men in his surrounding who are there to as they would say: “to teach him how to be a real man”. In their lives these men will have numerous role models that will come and go safe to say that Mario the lonely plumber that does gritty and grimy jobs that as the other states as real manly work.
Just as the title perfectly explains the author uses his article to portray masculinity as a list with its own set of guidelines that need to be respected to be able to consider yourself as a real man. He itemizes certain ground rules if you would say that are to be followed to be considered a man in the form a single statement then giving a detailed account should be done by using Mario as an example.
As part of the reading we had: “Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds” both authors reference the fact of how a real man goes for the woman wants not being denied because she is ‘’out of his league’’ they continue to attempt to as mentioned by: Arthur Chu in his article see if the male subjects are rejected they usually come back with a comment such as: ‘’I’m wearing you down!’’ as if he does not feel as if he is being rejected but that surely within time she would accept him as a mate because he is confident and know what he wants it would be a guaranty that he will eventually have the woman his was chasing for so long fall for him. Alan Tyler on the other hand references the quest for a companion in his article as: ‘’to a real man, no woman is out of his league’’ when describing Mario’s never give up attitude when chasing after the love of his life princesses Peach.
The statements made by both authors on how an individual of male gender should presents himself as well as the way he interacts with his surroundings whether it be through courtship of a female companion or interactions with friends and family approach remains the same a man should be virile. It’s the lesson that is taught at a very young age and if you do not abide will in most cases be ridiculed by his peers which can lead to devastating consequences. AS we have seen in the past
Alan Tyers, Huffington Post
8:43AM GMT 29 Nov 2013
Arthur Chu, The daily beast