Octavia is and has always been an exceptional girl. She is bold and adventurous. Octavia is enthusiastic and a natural leader. She is very self-motivated and loves to learn; something we were able to nurture greatly in previously homeschooling her. She enjoys trying new things and meeting new people.
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.
1. In the opening paragraphs Wong compares her new Kira doll with the others Barbie dolls in her collection by establishing their differences in color hair, such as “beautiful with clouds of blond or light brown hair (Wong 3).” Also the other Barbie dolls in her collection has “broad, toothy smiles, and wide open eyes (Wong 3)”. Also “their outfits were perfect (Wong 4)” However, Wong describe her new Barbie as “black-haired” and “slanted eyes” as well as “her lips were curved into a more secretive, sly smile (Wong 3)” 3. The Barbie dolls serves as symbols for the girls by illustrating their own physical beauty and differences and portraying the “perfect” versus the “imperfect and incomplete” girl. In other words, the Barbie dolls represent for the girls what they should actually be or look, a model representation of
Two poems that share the themes of happiness and external appearances are Marge Percy’s “Barbie Doll” and Edwin Robinson’s “Richard Cory”. Through these themes of the poems, they show what the minds and lives of those whose lives revolve around
In “What's Wrong with Cinderella?”, Peggy Orenstein retaliates against the princess culture that bombards her daughter's life. Princesses, it seems, dominate the market for toys to young girls due to their inexplicable appeal to being pretty, pink and - as most girls see - perfect. As a feminist mother, Orenstein feels the need to rebel against this not-so-sudden craze that attracts her daughter's attention. The author assumes that the subliminal messages presented to her daughter's developing mind aren't beneficial to her future expectations in life. Because of this, she critiques the faults of princesshood in order to demonstrate the possible detrimental impacts that the princess culture may have on a young girl.
Barbie has a very attractive physical appearance with stylish dresses and accessories, and loved by little girls and influenced by her. The creation of Tokidoki Tattoo Barbie which has tattoo on her arm, neck, and back is not appropriate for children because it sends the wrong message about fashion and tattoos to impressionable children who don’t understand the permanency of tattoo. The off-shoulder top that feature a skull and crossbones, a hot-pink mini-skirt, are not appropriate fashion for little girls. The tattoo exposes children to tattoo at such young age where they are not capable of making informed decision. Even if the company claimed that Tokidoki Tattoo Barbie is for adult collection, the company sells Totally Stylin ' Tattoos Barbie, which came complete with removable sticker tattoos and a 'tattoo gun ' stamp.
Leuce could help smile through her sadness, at the innocence and inventiveness of the child, she couldn't remember much of her own child hood, but she was sure to never have been as imaginative as the young Goddess. 'Yes I can make a beard for your doll. It will look even more like you,' she affirmed getting busy on the unnamed doll. 'Please Zeus, please give them life,' she added presenting the doll to the air. Leuce froze in terror and dread at the mere mention of the child's father.
Perrault’s Fairy Tales Introduction: Once upon a time, not so long ago, I was a small child eagerly exploring everything that the world had to offer. Through my expenditures and the influence of my parents, I watched many different Disney films that would be considered fairy tales. As a child, I did not think about this. I was just interested in living out my childhood fantasies in these movies, and they did not fail to deliver. And after I had finished these movies, I needed to find another way to live out my dreams, so I turned to fairy tale books.
Sadly, I didn’t always have someone to play with because I was the only girl in the house other than my mother. One thing that Tica and myself did similar as children was playing with the dollhouse. When Tica was shearing her story she said that her and her cousin would “imitate” their mothers using the dolls. She said that they would do things like pretend that the dolls were sleeping and they would then get the dolls up and they would “drive” to work and things like that. Those are some of the thing that I would do with my dolls, the only difference would be me not using crayons as markers for where the street, sidewalks, and light polls were.
I know many people in my life but the person who inspires me the most is Meredith Foster. Meredith Foster is better known as Stilababe09 on youtube. On youtube she posts diys, beauty, and everyday life. I alway enjoy watching her videos because they stand for they are so fun and relatable. Most importantly I love listening to the intro of her videos because they mean they most.
Volunteering at the local library was also a very good experience. I remember helping kids design contraptions for games and discussing different books they read. There was even a small concert put on for little children, singing and learning about the environment through book characters.For that event, I helped set up the refreshments and goody bags. The cheer camp was one of my favorite volunteering experiences. I love to cheer for my high school sports teams and dancing is one of my favorite pastimes.