There are definitely strong pieces of evidence in favor of what you’re arguing here. You’re in good company. I know masculinity is a bigger part of the film than I give it credit for, but I’m not sure how big. I don’t think it’s as big as what I’ll call the “simple” analysis of the book/film says it is. I think it’s more about solidity and self-determination — which have classically been part of the masculine archetype, but have been lost lately — as they have in every person — due to the kind of consumerism and lifestyle obsession that the book and movie take on.

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