THEO530 University of Portland Hypermasculinity and Samson Discussion

Samson is a famous figure in children’s Bibles, seen as a hero who fought against Israel’s enemies with divinely gifted strength. However, reading Samson as adults, and from a contemporary perspective, we see elements of toxic hypermasculinity.

Your task: research hypermasculinity, and then write about the ways Samson does or doesn’t reflect such a gendered construct. 250 words.