Assistant Professor and Program DirectorNazareth College
Hero/Villain/SidekickThanks for these responses, Natasha and Jeff. I do think that the heroes I've analyzed operate outside the constraints of hegemonic masculinity. Most obviously, they violate hegemonic masculinity's emphasis on individualism and physical strength ...
Eleanor—Your point aboutEleanor--Your point about power dynamics, as seen through naming and costuming, reminds me of a knight/squire relationship. The subordinate sidekick is an apprentice, not an equal, who is always desiring to improve himself. As The Incredibles suggests, pe ...