The representation of Viking Masculinity in Dreamwork’s How to Train Your Dragon
Beards, Muscles, horned helmets, boats, and big axes. When reading these words there is big chance that one might think of Vikings. Because this is how Vikings have been depicted by popular culture on television, in comics and in books (Trafford 58). This research paper will explore how contemporary popular culture makes use of certain traditional Viking concepts. More specifically, this paper will look at the representations of Viking masculinity within popular culture; particularly, the Viking themed film How to Train Your Dragon.
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