Questions for the text – weakness
Read the text and consider:
What weaknesses exist in these characters?
Why are they weaknesses?
How do(es) their weakness(es) drive the narrative?
Are these weaknesses connected to gender/culture/class/other social groupings in any way? To what effect?
(Consider Armour’s comment: “…weakness is an unacceptable trait in the social construction of hegemonic masculinity…” (457 : William S. Armour (2010): Representations of the Masculine in Tagame Gengoroh’s Ero SM Manga , Asian Studies Review, 34:4, 443-465)