Essay, Pages 2 (311 words)
Go over the representation of male and manhood in the 2 short stories of Miguel Street. On Miguel Street, the representation of guy and manhood can be seen adversely in these 2 narratives” “Bogart” and “A thing without a name”. Where as a male’s manhood is considered strong if particular characteristics such as hostility, evading the law and their present living situations.
The story about Bogart illustrates where his manhood being threaten where as Bogart is not able to dad a child by his Tunapuna wife so he discovers a means to leave this problem.
He goes somewhere else, run a “high-class” whorehouse, fulfills another woman and effectively fertilizes. Once he has actually achieved his objective of showing his potency, he may go back to Miguel Street although he returns as a bigamist as Hat would state “To be a man, among we man”.
He would now be seen as a high standing man of the community, playing with the surrounding children and giving them parties, which is a vastly different from the life he once had by pretending to be a tailor but now is seen The main character in “A thing without a name “ Popo is a carpenter by profession but he is not considered a man among his peers as his wife was the main breadwinner of the family which did not bothered him as he would continue to make “a thing without a name”.
This however changed when Popo wife left him for another man, it is then that he was accepted as “one of the gang “within Miguel Street, as they could related to his pain and heart ache.
His man hood was however bruised by the separation of his wife , so he would then retaliate by fighting the other man and going to prison, which eventually made him an hero on Miguel street.