The Bonte Sisters was a great book that talked about how these three sisters had to work many jobs and suffer to get money to help their families, This book shows us the importance of women and how they always work hard and try to achieve all their goals although sometimes the community makes it impossible because they never provide things that women need , for example education or jobs they were always rarely found in a community that never understood the meaning of women.The famous read book was by a women Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin. The book talked about how slavery impacted a lot of people’s lives. Factories in Northeast Massachusetts hired women to work in those factories in producing cotton or making shoes. Many other types of women like african americans worked in jobs that belonged to houses for example cooking, cleaning and even taking care of
Throughout history, women have had to fight against stigma and stereotypes in society. In every era, from the ancient world to present day, females have been persecuted and taken advantage of due to their gender. In our previous set of readings, the female protagonists were strong characters who defied weak stereotypes, but were still viewed as lesser beings than men. In our second group of readings, where were written more recently, women saw a slight increase in their sovereignty. All depict women as powerful figures who use their wits to make a better life for themselves.
The return of the past invokes similar effects in the films Stella Dallas and Random Harvest; in both films the past invokes traumatic experiences for those on screen. The film Stella Dallas is a work thats narrative focuses on a women of lower socioeconomic standing that marries rich, then fights to belong within that society while not losing herself. In the end we see that she finally chooses her to embrace her roots and leave the high class society behind. However, it is her past, and true self that causes her continual trauma throughout the film. While this melodramatic work follows the love story of the two, it also depicts the class divides in American society, and the struggles of a working class mother who has a “passing” child(Whitney 6).
She effectively describes the problems of being homeless accurately and was able to use her story to account their struggles and how those struggles made her who is. Homelessness is a widespread problem throughout the world. A lot of individuals fall into homelessness and become helpless. But Jeanette’s circumstance fueled her desire to explore opportunities that would afford her a future better than her current situation. Although her family was poor and lacked essential necessities, her parents were able to instill values like the importance of literature and education; that eventually lead to Jeanette’s love for journalism and her career than bettered her
Faulkner wrote many novels that reflected the themes of social issues during the Great Depression. These novels would later become part of “Novels, 1930-1935” which includes Faulkner's complete works. Willa Cather was an author of the realist movement and she became known for her depictions of the American frontier which included the ideas of that time period. Since she was a female author in that time, the fact that she even wrote stories being a female herself was huge. This is because the 19th amendment was made and allowed women to vote so anything that women could do was adding fuel to ditching the female roles in society.
Maternity In Love Medicine In the novel “Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich the mothers seem to defy history and control their families and their lives, the mothers seem to have most influence on the people around them. The mothers in “Love Medicine” are strong tough women, who suffer through seemingly unbearable pain throughout their lives which seems to influence them for the rest of their lives. One of the strongest characters in the novel “Love Medicine” is Marie Lazarre/Kashpaw who comes from a family of thieves, but heads her family with a no nonsense attitude that she has carried with her since early life. Marie’s way of life has largely been affected by events that happened to her in childhood. When Marie was only 14, she followed through on her dream and tried become a nun despite her being part indian.
In “The Color Purple”, Alice Walker tells of the lives of African American women and their struggles with confidence and keeping their heads up through the shocking injustices forced upon them. In this book there are many examples of dynamic characters. A dynamic character is a literary or dramatic character who undergoes an important inner change as a change in personality or attitude. Celie, Albert, and Sofia are three examples of characters that experience these transitions. Celie’s life has been one heartbreak after another but she overcomes her low self-esteem despite it, Albert, Celie’s husband, was close to the worst person I’d ever seen but after Celie leaves him his character changes dramatically, and Sofia, initially fierce and strong, loses herself after being her outspoken and courageous self took away her whole world but she soon finds her way back.
This novel connects to many teens who do not have the confidence to speak up for themselves, like Melinda. Furthermore, this novel talks about real world problems such as women empowerment, depression, and communication. Firstly, a real-world example that connects to this novel is women empowerment. Melinda does a report for bonus marks on the Suffragettes in Mr. Neck's class.
The famous figure from contemporary society that I have selected is Alice Walker. Alice Walker is a political activist and author made most popular by her fictional work, The Color Purple in 1982. She was born in the American south in 1944 to an impoverished family of sharecroppers. At the time of her birth, America was in the middle of World War II, African Americans had not yet won their right to vote, segregation was the norm, and the roles of women generally centered around domestic and family life. Women, especially African American women rarely attended any post-secondary education or pursued work outside of their homes.
In Girl Rising (2013), reveals how gender discrimination negatively affects the future of many women and continues to be prominent in society through forced marriages, extreme poverty, and/or labor obstacle. Girl Rising (2013) reveals heartrending stories of nine girls from different countries to show how these girls overcome great obstacles to obtain an education and change their fate. Each of these girls was paired with a writer from their own country to help tell Soka story. Young girls that were faced extreme poverty, forced marriage, and forced labor (Robbin, 2013). Each story is written by a writer from the girl’s native country and is narrated by renowned actresses such as Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek, and Meryl Streep