Your assignment is to write a paper addressing questions posed after watching the documentary: Middlesex: Redefining he and she. The paper should be type written, double spaced and in essay format including an introduction, body of the paper and conclusion. Arial font size 11 should be used. This paper should be 2 – 3 pages in length.
1) What was your opinion of the young boy, Noah? Do you think Noah was born with the feminine tendencies that he expressed or do you think something in his environment caused him to act in this manner? Give examples from the video to support your opinion.
2) Define homosexuality, transgender and Middlesex in your own words. In the video, it is stated that individuals who fall within these categories are often the victims of hate, anger and violence from others who would are heterosexual. Based on what you have learned in the textbook, from the video or personal experience, give one possible explanation for the behavior of the heterosexuals.
3) Reflect on Max’s situation. Do you think his parents made the right choice in how they chose to raise Max? Why or Why not? At what age do you think a person should be informed that they are middlesex? Why do you think this would be the best age?
4) Lastly, discuss three things you learned from this video. Did any of your opinions of homosexuality or hermaphrodites change after seeing this film? Would you recommend this video to a friend or family member?