Role It is a term that comes from English role, which in turn derives from the French rôle. The concept is linked to the function or paper that someone or something meets. For example: "The forward asked the coach who does not understand what his role in the team is", “The vice president should accept the role he has in the Government and not take attributions that do not correspond to him”, “My cousin plays a very important role within a multinational company”.
Based on this meaning we can establish that the role is also the role assigned to an actor in a play, a movie or a certain series.
It is known as social role to the set of behaviors and rules that one person , as a social actor, acquires and apprehends according to status in society. It is, therefore, an expected behavior according to the social and cultural level.
The social role, in this way, is the implementation of a status that is accepted and played by the subject. If a homeless person walks barefoot on the street, such behavior will be accepted or tolerated by society; on the other hand, if the person who walks barefoot is a lawyer or a doctor, this situation will generate a strangeness and a social condemnation.
It is important to keep in mind that a person plays various roles in your life , according to the context. A woman can be a saleswoman in a store, mother of her son, wife of her husband, amateur writer and fan of Ricky Martin .
A role playing game On the other hand, it is a game in which the participants must assume a certain role and fulfill various tasks according to this role.
For many years these types of games have been frowned upon by Spanish society. The reason for this is that in 1994 a neighbor from Madrid was killed, while waiting at a bus stop, for two young people following the guidelines that had been marked in one of those games.
The crime of the role was as it was called this murder that shocked society and made it look with rejection to all people who enjoy the so-called role-playing games. And it is that one of the criminals being investigated discovered that he was not only a fan of those but of the most gloomy readings such as, for example, occult manuals and works by the dictator Adolf Hitler.
However, although for a while games of this type had a halo of negativity, the truth is that, little by little, the rejection of them has been largely eliminated. And it is that those have a number of interesting benefits in the field of education such as an improvement in verbal wealth, mental calculation, imagination or reading habit.
We can also establish that there is what is known as a maritime role, which is the license given to the captain of a particular vessel.
Role, finally, can have its etymological origin in Latin rotŭlus and refer to a roll, a list or an enumeration .