In this novel ‘The Magic ToyShop’, our young protagonist Melanie a 15year old little girl dreams and fantasizes about the self. Her dreams twined with her fate, walk her through her destiny. The novel commences with Melanie’s desire to wear her mother’s wedding dress. Her desire and curiosity to feel like a woman, to feel like a naughty little princess provokes her to sneak into her parents’ room the day parents are out of the home. This emotion she goes through would be Carl Jung’s example of steering
For example, “Young contestants like Karley endure a lot in the name of “beauty”: eyebrow waxes, wigs, heavy makeup, manicures, and partial dentures called “flippers” that fill in gaps left by missing front teeth” (Source E). Karley, a four-year-old, is already being led to believe that in order to be beautiful, she must “fix” her looks. Losing teeth is a normal part of childhood and this should not be considered “unattractive”. Pageants also encourage girls to “change their looks to fit narrow, invented standards of beauty” (Source E). By doing so, pageants provide unrealistic expectations for young women and make them feel sorry for themselves and wish for a “better appearance”.
The last part of the poem shows how society's judgmental words can strip you of your innocence and leave you in a satin lined box six feet under. The beginning of the poem there is a girl who is born and she is then given a doll, play stove, play iron, and bright red lipsticks. Soon this little girl beings to mature and hits the stage of puberty where her body begins to change. A fellow classmate says to her that she has a big nose and fat legs. She is healthy, smart, has strength in her arms and back.
In the end, when Mrs. Turpin gets angry at the pigs and starts to hurt them because of the Mary’s comment about her being an "old wart pig from hell" seems to bring to light a reaction to Mrs. Turpin. This reaction drives Mrs. Turpin to realize her mistake about her thought at the beginning of the story. She
I was procrastinating on my Mom’s request because this meant my childhood was moving in another direction. As I hesitantly stack each Barbie away I reminisce about the years of entertainment, comfort, and creativity these dolls have provided. In the bottom of the bin, I uncover Rapunzel. My eyes swell with tears as my heart begins to pound. I am transported back to when I was six-years-old and she was my favorite Barbie.
Thereupon, Pecola becomes delusional and surmises that people ignore her because they are jealous of her new blue eyes; “Everybody’s jealous. Every time I look at somebody, they look off” (p. 193). She consequently creates an imaginary friend (p. 191) to talk to as a defence mechanism to deal with the pain of being raped, and neglected by her own
Pauline believes Pecola is ugly, seeing the ugliness which she believed was in herself, in Pecola. This translates to the way she treats Pecola and in some ways, to the image that Pecola sees herself. In addition, Cholly Breedlove has his own violent backstory that leads to his anger and frustration with his life. Cholly’s own unfortunate experiences, such as being left in the trash by his
Mrs. Breedlove also known as Polly during her younger years saw herself as ugly, her belief made her feel lonely and cold. She has a bad foot and doesn 't see herself getting married. When she got married to Cholly and moved she felt uncomfortable with the other black women she met because of her hair. “They were amused by her because she did not straighten her hair” (Pg. 118).
The obsession to lose weight is sometimes due to women being continuously pressured by some influential factors. These factors include models, physical attractiveness or even being peer pressured by a member of their family. However the most powerful factor is models in magazines that happen to have what people call perfect bodies. Models are responsible for human beings craving the ‘perfect’ body. The media is responsible for young girls becoming self conscious after buying thin Barbie dolls, thinking being skinny, fake and blonde is the correct way to go.
She does have a weakness and that weakness is that she likes to see people getting killed. MacDonald had recreated Desdemona with such a blood thirst that it makes the reader to want to make her go see a shrink. Even Constance remarks on this. “Desdemona, I thought you were different; I thought you were my friend, I worshiped you. But you’re just like Othello- gullible and violent”.