(Kramer and Nelson 1997). Using the idea that Barbie depicts a woman who can be whoever she wants to be gives a sense of ethos present in the advertisement. This will then influence the audience (young girls) that they too can be whoever they want to be. By giving the opportunity for emotional attachment and representation of the little girl holding the doll looking up to Barbie as someone much like themselves, it gives a sense of hope and inspiration for the young girl. With the use of pathos, advertisement of Barbie makes it appear as though she is very approachable because of her looks and the way she seems to “fit the standards of society.”
She wants Jing-Mei to be able to sing and dance but that is not what Jing-Mei wants. Heaven and Tianne King, they are dancers. Heaven was found on You-tube by Ellen Degeneres at the age of three. Heaven loves Beyonce and that is who she dances to most of the time.
This style, though mainly exhibited through Daisy and Jordan, some characters who momentarily appear also characterize flappers. Early in the book, Daisy reveals what she aims to be in life by telling Nick what she wants her daughter to be like. Daisy proclaims, “I hope she’ll be a fool - that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool,” (Fitzgerald 17). Three aspects of a flapper can be drawn from this simple passage: Daisy pries beauty, being thin, and being a fool. The beauty aspect indicates the importance of outward appearance to her.
Parents follow the general principle of society and encourage their sons and daughters to behave a certain way, even though they themselves are not big supporters of such principles. Pollitt provides her own experience of this situation where she overhears a feminist woman apologizing to a mother for giving her daughter a doll (2). Although the giver is part of the feminist movement, she still gives a girl a doll for her birthday, because it is the right thing to do. In addition,
A little girl, named Sophia walker, was given a small doll by her parents. The doll was gift from her great grandmother who had sadly passed on. Sophia was instantly unsettled by the doll, which has murderous black eyes which seemed to follow you around the room with an unfavourable grin on its face. Sophia, had the impression that she had to accept the doll, as she was well raised and didn 't want to upset her parents by not taking it. Her parents told her that the doll 's name was Suzie, which made Sophia even more scared of it.
Abilene’s rightful opinion on how skin color doesn’t matter carries over into how she raises Mae Mobely, her boss’s daughter. By the time she was three Mae Mobley was being told uniquely special stories by Abilene. All of these interactive little stories had the same powerful message: the color of your skin doesn’t determine who you are. Mae Mobley really understood this and it showed in the way she talked about people, played with her toys, and socialized with her brother. Abilene her stories helped her come to the great realization that no one is born a racist.
In Sharon Holbrook’s essay titled “Little Girls Don’t Need To Be Told They’re Beautiful,” is talking about how the mom doesn’t tell her little girls are beautiful. She believes that by telling the little girls they’re beautiful we are also bringing their beauty pressure home to our littlest girls. In her essay she said the more I compliment them for being pretty, the more they will crave hearing it. For example, in her house she compliment them but she doesn’t say the look beautiful she say’s “don’t you look fancy today!”
“Tell that to my daughters’ My mother would address the screen as if none of us were there to hear. ”[Pg.41 ] She uses her mother's sarcasm to get her point across to try to teach adolescent girls that beauty is not everything and that beauty will fade with time but your inner beauty just keeps getting better with time. Another example of her use of verbal irony is shown through the passage of, “My mother would inevitably shake her head & say ‘Truth is Americans believe in democracy-even in looks” Through this she tries to explain that there is never a cookie cutter in beauty, that they are fine they way they are, whether it be short with frizzy hair or tall with slick hair, they are beautiful the way
Marge Piercy’s “ Barbie Doll” establishes the character to be a young girl who hits the stage of puberty and is then subjected to people's hurtful words that destroy her body image. Before these words she seemed to be a normal little girl playing with all the right toys. The words spoken were with intent to help the girl change her physical appearance so she could be a better version of herself, but in the end the girl felt there was no other option. She could never make everyone happy.
Continuing, another theme that led us through Lily’s adventure of growing up was her discovering how important storytelling was. She was going through gruesome horrid things, and when she read things like Shakespeare she realized how important it was because it helped her escape to a fantasy world for a little bit of time. Lastly, Lily learns the power of the female community. Lily grew up without a mother, so for a large chunk of her life she didn’t know the real power the female community held.
What Girls Should Look Like Stereotypes We all have an image or stereotype of what we should look like. For most girl we should look like the famous Barbie doll from our childhood. The question is does society portray that girls should have a Barbie doll figure? Even though only one out of 100,000 women have her shape we still strive to be like her.
Barbie a famous American doll... “If Barbie were an actual women, she would be 5 '9” tall, have a 39” bust, an 18” waist, 33” hips and a size 3 shoe! her weight at 110 lbs.” The imagery associated with the title a "Barbie Doll" …. imagine perfect hair and legs, chances are you 're thinking about unrealistic aspect of what it means for a woman to be beautiful.
Martin also states that “Barbie wasn’t an oppressor; she was an exciting vessel that we could fill up with all of our confusion and excitement professional life and plenty of self- confidence” (1). People want to say Barbie is a bad influence, but is she real the problem? A mother has a major impact in her daughter’s life. A girl’s number one role model in her life is her mother. A mother and daughter have an unbreakable bond that they share.
In Gerald Early’s essay “Life with Daughters: Watching the Miss America pageant,” Early talks about his experience of watching Miss America pageants with his family. The issue explored in his essay is the way black culture in society is affected by America’s standard of beauty and the difficulties black women experiences when trying to find one’s identity because of this. Early believes that America’s standard of beauty is white, the look that is most praised in the beauty pageants. He uses rhetorical strategies such as allusion, ethical persuasion, and emotional persuasion to emphasize that America's standard of beauty has an effect on black women.