If We Must Die
by Claude McKay
If We Must Die Men and Masculinity Quotes
How we cite our quotes: By line: (Line X)
Oh kinsmen! we must meet the common foe! (9)
In such a "universal" poem, women seem to be left out of the story.
Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack, (13)
Notice how standing up to one's enemies defines what it means to be a "man." Do you interpret this line as defining what it means to be a "man" (as in human) as opposed to being an animal, or does this have something to do with gender as well?