Sample Article Review On Solitude And Rejection Does Not Lead To Sadness Among The Gays
Berry (2000) asserts that gay men in the East Asian part are depicted in the films as lonely and sad. Whereas this might have some truth, there seem to be over assumptions of the facts presented. The cultures of the East Asian regions just like many other cultures tend to be repulsive on the issues of gay men. Such repulsive leads to obvious solitude and perhaps some loneliness. But who is to blame for such situation. Does solitude and rejection lead to sadness?
It is possible for one to live a fulfilling live even as an outcast. Berry claims that once one is rejected by the family, the person is viewed as an outcast in the society or a social derelict. Such description alone does not necessarily translate to sadness since one may travel to other countries and live a fulfilling live. However, as some of the characters realized by going to Argentina, happiness is not tied to the locations or to the status one gains. Happiness can occur even when one is presumed an outcast.
I tend to believe that the young gay men are unhappy not because the society rejects them and treat them as outcast, but because they are unnecessarily rebellious and often go overboard to break the laws. Take for example, Lai had disagreed with his father not because of his sexual orientation, but because he stole money. Stealing or loitering at night is a crime that faces both the straights and the homosexual at equal measure. Failure for one to follow the laws is a personal choice, and hence sadness caused by such ought to be treated a personal responsibility. Even when homosexuality is not legal, those who want to force it openly often are imprisoned since the law prohibits such. In as long as two consenting adults do not public act in manner so as to suggest their sexual orientation, even in the most homophobic society would not care if they exists. It is thus, the duty of the gay men to know the limits of their actions and act in accordance with the laws.
Moreover, there seems to be no clear information as to whether some of the actors mentioned attempted to seek alternative jobs. Depicting some of the characters a whores i.e. men who live on other men, does not create the right picture of the gay men in other countries. In any case, showing that gays also break up is not a necessary twist since it is universal in any relationships. The author or the film makers ought to have painted both positive and negative side other than dwelling with the negatives alone.
With all sides considered, the aspect of the gay sadness is not caused because of the isolation, rejection, although such can contribute to the sadness, but it is more of the reckless lifestyles, insensitivity, and wrong feeling of entitlement that is unrealistic.