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April 26, 2021 5:43 pm  #1


in books/prose, the way men are described when they cry

There are some beautiful descriptions of men crying in books/other prose. I feel like, since women crying is accepted/expected, many authors maybe go on autopilot when describing their tears, whereas with a male character they have to think harder.

I've run across a few myself, like these:He dropped in his chair, and covering his face, burst into those terrible sobs that shake and rend a strong man.” —Gene Stratton-Porter, Freckles “Then he wept, passionately and deeply, the way that men weep because they are men.” --John Barnes, One for the Morning Glory 

What does y'all's crying prose look like?


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April 27, 2021 12:30 pm  #2


Re: in books/prose, the way men are described when they cry

Interesting analysis Phoebe, I wonder if male tears are also described somewhere, like big, thick tears are more expected in female and small, thin tears in male.

 

April 28, 2021 7:13 pm  #3


Re: in books/prose, the way men are described when they cry

Most of my vague memories of prose describing male crying is of describing their body language or the sounds they make, not the physical characteristics of the tears themselves.


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