The famous author shares his point of view with everyone. All men are considered to be frauds, according to his opinion. In Michael Chabon’s latest book, author goes far from traditional characters, providing the symbols of masculinity. It is about warrior, hunter and leader. On the pages of this book author demonstrates his evidences and arguments why any man can’t fulfill all these characters.
Manliness is something really ideal, and all the men are so far from this. In one of the chapters author shares with readers and tells four short stories, which describe his experience to act like a masculine. Michael has the strong and detail imagination about this problem, which he greatly describes in the book. He explains the reasons of men’s refusal. He says that this is the answer on women’s analysis, criticisms and strange attitude to the men’s actions.
According to the Chabon’s thought, women always expect something from their fathers, brothers and husbands. And the main problem is that men can’t do these desirable actions because in most cases they are beyond their capabilities. Author describes a lot of examples from the chores, which ideally demonstrate the most contradicted moments. They appear when man and woman decide to live together.
By the way, Michael Chabon considers men to be more developed in emotional and practical sides. The key element of men’s uniqueness is that they can rule the situation and emotions are not the main factor for their behavior. Michael outlines that men can show that everything is under his control even in those cases, when he can’t manage the boat which is over the falls. In addition, practice shows that most of women hates this false self-confident, which is the subject of pride for men.
In “Manhood for Amateurs” Michael also writes about the time when he became a father. He remains that he promised himself to be honest and open for his children in spite of their sex and age. Michael says that he will not pretend to have knowledge, which isn’t available for him. He promised that he will demonstrate his uncertainties and doubts to his children. He wanted them to consider him as a personality firstly, not like a man who must do unreal things. Of course, he is their father. But it doesn’t mean that he is a new superhero, who has enormous power and can do whatever they want.
So this book is like the original and truthful explanation which describes how different men and women are. Thanks to the examples of the author’s life, we can deal with ordinary situation which take place in our reality.
The famous author shares his point of view with everyone. All men are considered to be frauds, according to his opinion. In Michael Chabon’s latest book, author goes far from traditional characters, providing the symbols of masculinity. It is about warrior, hunter and leader.