Boys Will Be Boys Constructions of Toxic Masculinity in Dramatic, Metaphorized, and Real-Life War Spaces

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Nicholas Keough

Abstract

This essay uses Shakespeare's Coriolanus and 1 Henry IV, real-life war, and the metaphorized war of the National Football League to explore how the physical landscape of the battlefield functions as a performance area in which toxic masculinity is constructed, privileged, and perpetuated.

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English