Today, the style of the brutal man has become fashionable. Other female representatives simply choke with lust, pronouncing this definition to the address of some representative of the male part of the detachment of homo sapiens. Meanwhile, the word "brutality" is not only a synonym for masculinity. Actually, it is necessary to study the history of the origin of this unit of speech in more detail.
Masculinity and brutality
These are the two words that are associated with pronounced distinctions belonging to the males. Rather, masculinity is a combination of mental and somatic, as well as behavioral factors that distinguish males from females, and men - from representatives of the weak, tender sex. The concept of "brutality" is much broader.
Unfortunately, most people, when confronted with this word in everyday life, stop at this stage. They mistakenly believe that "masculinity" and "brutality" are synonymous. Masculinity, expressed in human form, is only a part of this concept.
The meaning of the word "brutality"
Most linguists tend to believe that the notion of "brutal man" includes such qualities as cruelty, rudeness, inhumanity, stupidity, treachery, even bestiality. If you follow this semantic series of synonyms, you can draw the face of a person. It will be as close to the marginal as possible without a specific place of residence, whose way of life is antisocial.
That is, brutality is not only the appearance of a man of courage. This concept includes a behavioral factor, a way of life that does not conform to generally accepted morality.
The etymology of the word "brutality" (according to historians)
There are several variants of the origin of this language unit. For example, historians dwell on the fact that "brutality" is a derivative of Brutus. According to legend, this was the name of the treacherous murderer Julius Caesar, whom the latter considered his friend. Mark Junius Brutus became the head of the conspirators and first plunged the dagger into his body.
Proceeding from this historical fact, treachery and betrayal were used to denote brutality. The meaning of the word, of course, is much wider. After all, there are other language sources that could, in the opinion of linguists, give a life of "brutality".
Latin, French, German and Old Slavonic roots
Similar in sounding words is enough in a variety of languages. For example, brutalis in Latin means "carnal, animal", "unreasonable animal". And brutus translates as "coarse, dull, heavy, slow."
Yes, and the French word brutal means far from a sexy handsome man. And it is unclear why many ladies believe that it is precisely these qualities that determine brutality. The meaning of brutal, in the opinion of linguists, is more mundane, it is "rudeness" and "bestiality".
The translation of the German word Brutalität, which sounds in the Russian version as "brutalitet" will be the words "rudeness", "brutality", "cruelty", "violence", "insensitivity", "brutality".
And quite astonishing is the Old Slavonic version of the history of the origin of "brutality". It turns out that the word "brud" in its old form was used as "brut". In Ukrainian and Belarusian languages, it still exists today and means nothing less than ... dirt!
"Brutality" - a neologism or archaism?
At first glance, the word became especially popular recently. And most linguists are inclined to take it to the category of neologisms - new words.
However, it has been used since a long time. For example, Shakespeare has an episode when Polonius tells Hamlet that he played Caesar, and Brutus killed him. To which he receives an answer: "It was very brutal for him to kill such a calf." Here the word is used in the meaning "cruelly", "inhuman".
Lenin also used this language unit in his works, characterizing the personality of Stalin. He called his successor excessively brutal, relating this quality to vices.
Has the word "brutality" definition, referring to a certain architectural style, which was developed in the third quarter of the twentieth century. In this variant, the semantics of the definition is based on a rough perceptibility, the use of the natural texture of the construction material, and the emphasized weight of the forms.
In computer games, the word brutality ("brutality") denotes a brutal beating of the enemy, and even after the end of the battle. The process ends with a blow of such force that the enemy disperses in all directions by pieces and sprays. This is the most vivid example of "brutality".
Aestheticization of the concept
An artificial areol of admiration for character traits and external features related to the appearance of a brutal man is created by cinematography and fashionable images of celebrities. Underlined severity, bordering on aggression, rigid naturalism, composure, rudeness, harshness of manners - these are the main components of the image of the brutal personality.
Heroes of militants basically correspond to these parameters. Powerful muscles, scars, bellicosity, neglected hair and clothes, a two-day bristle, in contrast to a subtle spiritual organization, honesty and decency conquer the hearts of not only ladies, but also men. Although, to be completely honest, everyone understands that it is almost impossible to combine incompatible in one person.