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The Image of Man Essay Throughout the past few centuries man has been notorious for his masculinity However masculinity was labeled by the changing societies and ideals creating different aspects of manliness By objectifying human nature people began to stereotype By stereotyping it mad it easier for people to understand by perceiving and to a great extent passing judgment on another human being The stereotype of masculinity seemed to arise somewhere in between the second half of the eighteenth century and the nineteenth century With the beginning of the modern age Europe started to enter a more visually oriented age therefore making the formation of the male body become key Europeans began to homogenize or look at man as a type rather than an individual They believed that there was no reason for individual change and wanted the men to accept measure up to the ideal of masculinity Masculinity was strengthened due to the positive stereotyping however for those that did not conform to this label or fit in with the ideal were negatively stereotyped Nationalism and masculinity went hand in hand As masculinity became adopted as part of the national stereotype they initiated their growth together Mass stereotyping was bourgeois orientated At first mass stereotyping was for intended purposes of being and open ended process yet it eventually turned into a distinct ambition Women during this period projected chastity and innocence While men and women were thought of as not equal they were thought as to compliment each other Racism especially towards the Jewish and Africans became clear and developed from the judgment of masculinity Because the ideal had already been set and put into play the counter parts Jewish Africans or others had no room to advance The ideal of masculinity started to sway as the Enlightenment approached and came The model was of humanistic spirit rather than the anatomy and returned to the ideas of socialist men such as Max
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