Most of the time, she would look for something to do throughout the day. So, she would use her power over the slaves and control them. Sometimes she would yell at Dana for no reason. The way Octavia E. Butler shows the changes in Margaret Weylin throughout the book, shows how our feelings can affect us and other people. Margaret Weylin was disliked by the majority of the slaves on the property.
Aunt Alexandra exhibits stubbornness, a bossy attitude and self-confidence. As soon as Aunt Alexandra is introduced to the book, the reader can pick up on Scout’s dislike of her, largely in part due to Aunt Alexandra’s stubbornness. She is stubborn on many points among the Finch family, choosing one side and never moving from it. An example of this comes when Aunt Alexandra points out a hereditary trait of Miss Stephanie Crawford, “Atticus said, ‘Sister, when you stop to think about it, our generation’s practically the first in the Finch family not to marry its cousins.
In traditionally, princess defined can be encapsulated in a few concepts later, the king 's daugther, incredibly beautiful, and born to wating to hostage rescue . All over the world to the comic characters, or even video games like Mario, Princess are acting weak, sitting in the tower and wating for who will get her. Moreover, the princess image is a mirror image of women throughout history. In the childhood, people like a hero to rescue, but raised it seems a bit unfair to them. These girls do not have the right to decide their future, not determined love, occasionally being brought out as a reward for the prince or knight.
For most of the handmaids, the risks outweigh the miniscule chance of escape. However, Moira does not give up and makes a second attempt to escape the center by tying up Aunt Elizabeth, taking her clothes, and pretending to be an aunt. She is again caught, and this time is considered too dangerous to be returned to the women’s center, and is therefore put in Jezebel’s, her only other option being the Colonies. While Offred idealizes Moira as someone who never loses hope, in Jezebel’s she sees that Moira seems to be stagnant and disparaging. “Have they really done it to her then, taken away something – what?
The dad guy is not a happy camper, particularly now that his lil’ girl is transitioning into a young lady” (Creekmur, 1). Would you prefer other men to one day view your daughter the way you admire Nicki for her “perfect posterior”? The ideology of women needing to meet this virtually impossible standard of looks is obscene. Women get ridiculed for many different reasons on a daily basis and this adds to that pile. Society has a set physical quota that women are constantly reminded of needing to meet.
Dee tells her mother “I couldn't have it any longer, been named after the people who oppress me. You know as well as me you was named after your aunt dicie.” displaying Dee’s unwillingness to be associated with her family and past. Not being able to accept these two circumstances reveals her betrayal towards her own heritage.
In the story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaide shows that the authority figure’s advice is having a negative impact because she’s forcing the girl to conform to social norms. Throughout the entire story the speaker is reading off a list of things the girl has to do. The only time the speaker brings up a fun topic she turns it into something negative when she says “don’t squat to play marbles- you are not a boy, you know;” This is telling the girl that she cannot have any fun because she is a girl. Telling girls to act in a certain manner can affect their self esteem in a negative way. When someone is forced to conform it is a rejection of individuality which leads to a lack of respect and appreciation for that person.
This message is empowering because it promotes self-acceptance and avoids defined divisions. Láadan fails because it presumes all women have the same experiences. Instead of creating a women’s language, it is more important to create acceptance of each person’s individual lives so they can rise above their
In A Great and Terrible Beauty, a novel by Libba Bray, Felicity’s characteristics impact the group of girls; her peculiarity both brings the girls together and tears them apart. She disregards the notion of submitting to a state of dainty, pure compliance like most people do now. Women today should take advantage of the privileges they have, accept themselves as they are, and not let stereotypes get in their way as they pursue
Stephanie was hoping to find some gossip with the idea that Jean Louise a girl would break gender confinements. The ladies at the book club before hearing scout’s answer found this to be a rather amusing topic, proving that even the discriminated are sometimes acceptant of their own inequality. Scout had always been appalled at the idea of being “a girl” and shows great resentment towards the idea as Jem uses the stereotype as motivation. By calling scout a girl the implied message is one of weakness so whenever Scout is hesitant towards one of Jem’s plans the automatic response is “getting more like a girl,” Jem has used this argument many times such as when he wanted to look through the Radley window to see Boo. This shows how the basis of sexism can even affect the children who look at gender as a deciding factor of courage.
Although Arnetta appears as a strongest character in the story; she is the weakest character, because she does things to hurt people. On page 280, Arnetta talks about how the other troop smells like wet chihuahuas. Which shows to the audience that she is a bully. On page 284 and 285, Arnetta tells the group that one of the girls from the other troop called Daphne the n word. Arnetta tries to do anything to get the other girls against troop 909.
It may seem like Arnetta is the strongest character, but truly she is the weakest. Arnetta acted as if no one could make their own decision without going through her first, and that she had to give permission when someone wanted to talk. (page 284) “Octavia would ditto or dissent whatever Arnetta said, and this was the signal that the others could speak.” Arnetta always wanted to be in control, but when it came down to it Arnetta made excuses and lied when she had be wrong. (page 295) “They are just pretending to be retarded.”
She talks about the kids not acting up to the standards of the family behind their backs and puts Atticus up to lecturing them about their downfalls. Aunt Alexandra also disapproves the kids’ clothing and activities, but especially Scout. She scowled when she told Scout to come inside to talk with some neighborhood ladies and she was muddy. She says that before long, Scout will start acting, dressing, and behaving more like a lady.
The mother in this story is aware that she can’t take back her decision. Unfortunately, this is true. Abortion is a permanent choice that can’t be taken back. Once this mother realizes she can’t take this back, she doesn’t know exactly what to feel. Angry, grieving, and confused, she doesn’t know what to do or think either, displayed by her statement “Oh, what shall I say?
One examples of this is Aunt Alexandra. Aunt Alexandra hides her true self by nagging people and being strict. Even though she hides her true self, a few people like Atticus knows that she actually cares about her family more than nagging people and being strict. In the following quote, it will show how Aunt Alexandra was before she showed her true self to Miss Maudie and Scout. “She never lets a chance escape her to point out the shortcomings of other tribal groups to the greater glory of our own …” (page 172)