Focus on Masculinity

Both Freud and Creon from 'Antigone' fall victim to their idea of mascuinity, however it is manifested in different forms. To Freud, he must feel superior because a woman must be jealous of him. For Creon, he must never be looked at as weak for giving in to what a woman wants. They share common themes of needing to overpower those around them, looking to this as a sign of their manhood. Their deinitions are different but their goals are the same: to be considered masculine. 

To Freud this painting would appear to him to be showing penis envy. The idea of penis envy, that women are not as powerful as men naturally are, resonates in both Antigone and Freud.
This man could be considered masculine by contemporary standards. In Antigone and Freud, masculinity is a sought after trait.
A man in uniform can be seen as masculine, a theme in both Antignoe and Freud. War and its aftermath are a main theme in Antigone.
Fighting can be another activity that can be considered a masculine one. In Antigone, Eteocles was glorified for protecting Thebes. Also, anger plays another huge role in Antigone, with her and Creon battling over Polynices.
This man has an exaggerated anatomy, full of muscles. He stands confident and strong, how Freud and Creon think men should be.
A woman clings to a man.Freud would see this as feminine dependence upon masculinity, a theme in both Antigone and Freud.
This man is seem performing a feat that one might call mascuine: strangling a python. Antigone and Freud both focus heavily on masculinity.
Superman is the epitome of masculinity, a principle that Creon and Freud rely on.
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