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How do the Male Characters in Friends deviate from our typical views of Men.

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How do the Male Characters in Friends deviate from our

typical views of Men

The male characters in Friends are very adverse in comparison to the general

stereotypical view of a male. Firstly within the sitcom there is no dominant male, it

would be expected that one male would control the situations but none of them seem

to do this. Secondly they are very submissive when it comes to interacting with the


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Joey is a foolish character and anything but masculine, he thinks he is a ladies man

but most women find him hilarious due to his lack of intelligence and unjustified self

confidence. Chandler is argueably the most feminine, his sexuality is often

questionable, and he is weak in arguements also. The surprising thing is not that the

women are more masculine than the male characters but that the male characters

are far more feminine.

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things they would be expected to make jokes at the expense of others whereas they

are mostly the butt of the jokes, their lack of aggression prevents them from

retaliation which would obviously occur in the stereotypical man. On the whole they

show a lack of enthusiasm towards anything, which is contrary to the stereotypical

"go-getter" male of their age. This results in them being overpowered by the women

in the sitcom which reflects even less favouribly on their masculinity.

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