Rebel Without A Cause A Critical Analisis On The 1950s

Rebel Without A Cause: A Critical Analisis On The 1950s

The Suburban Sickness

The average white-middle class suburban housewife and her two kids, a boy and a girl, supported financially by the father in his business suit, reading the paper over waffles and orange juice, is unhappy. At school the rambunctious boy gets dirty, plays baseball while his sister and her friends, in little skirts, play house with dolls, a miniature stove, washing machine and car. When he masturbates, he is told it is ok, when she, at six, is caught under the bed with one of her boy friends, the column in the paper says it is just a stage. They need to explore this now. Tomboys are forced to sit still, wear blouses, learn to cook. Young boys are encouraged to be competitive, it?s said that the lack of a strong mothering can lead boys to homosexuality. Welcome to the nineteen fifties, where nothing is what it seems.
?How can a guy grow up in a circus like that? drunk, James Deans character, Jim, in Rebel without a Cause, leans up against the window, looking in on his mother and father and grandmother, fighting

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