In “homage to my hips” by Lucille Clifton, she talks about her self-confidence. Clifton is proud to be the woman she is and no one will get in the way of how she feels about herself. Clifton tells readers in this sentence “they don’t fit into little petty places” (524), she is saying that she is confident with who she is, and she is just fine with her size. She says that she will not be around petty people that will judge her, because of the way she looks. Clifton will never think that she is worthless because of what other people think of her.
Make me a good woman and it don’t matter what else, how fat or how ugly or how poor!” (Meyer 458). Ruby Turpin places a serious emphasis on being a good person; she even believes that it is a person’s best quality. This is very characteristic of the Catholic religion: the goal to be the nicest, best version of yourself at all times. Furthermore, Mrs.Turpin never skips a chance to thank God for all that she has. She knows that she is lucky especially when she compares her life to those around her.
On the other hand, Celie’s act of lovemaking with Shug is devoid of any guilt and is liberating. Further, it is a powerful ‘womanist’ text showing productive and strong bonds between women characters and their work culture which together combat the elephantine patriarchal exploitation. The language and form
The grandmother, the Misfit, Bailey, June star, John Wesley, The Mother, Bobby Lee, Hiram and Hiram’s wife, Red Sammy, Red Sammy’s Wife etc. are the characters of the story. Along with them the anonymous grandmother, Red Sammy and Misfit are the most radiant characters in the story. The nameless grandmother thinks herself superior to others by virtue of being a lady and she never be uncertain to evaluate others. She think that her ethics is a conducting power in her existence, such as when she informs Bailey that
For many years women were seen as meek nurturing beings, especially in the past when a woman’s role was to take care of their children and homes. Clearly this was an era in which a women’s social position solely relied on her husbands. Although, it is evident women can be seen in a positive light it is best to keep in mind they are in the same way just as capable of manipulation and deceit especially, in regards to their personal relationships. While, in truth everyone can perceive an image that is being portrayed inaccurately as women would want to show only the best to the world looking in. Naturally, women can allow their jealousy to get the best of them leading them to covet their neighbor and causing a rift within their friendships.
Not many people seem to like this, but Mademoiselle lives her own life without worrying about what others think. And even though she isn’t the happiest with others and the world, she is happy with the way she is and with her life. Mademoiselle is a new character to many others. Her characteristics aren’t widely liked during the time period she is present. She’s a significant character because she gave Edna motivation to also have a life of her own.
Daisy Buchanan on the surface seems to be a very loving caring person but in reality this is not the case at all from the very beginning she seemed very outgoing, adoring and just all in all a good hearted person this is what she would like you to believe when in fact she is far from any of these things if you take a closer look into Daisy Buchanan's life you will see that she is nothing more than a self absorbed selfish and greedy rich girl who only cares about one thing and one thing only and that is Daisy what she truly wants in life is money and more money if money isn't involved then she’s not interested take Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan for example when Gatsby was in the war he had a meant a young woman named Daisy and immediately fell
and, as time went on, she did not only become Lady Russell’s “most dear and highly valued god-daughter, favourite and friend” but also “it was only in Anne that she could fancy the mother to revive again” (Persuasion 7), meaning she sees herself as a substitute mother. From this it follows that Lady Russell is very protective of Anne and naturally only wants what is best for her in order to ensure that she has a good future. However, Lady Russell’s goodwill/favour becomes a danger to Anne’s happy ending since the best for Anne is actually what Lady Russell personally considers to be best and this view is not necessarily in accord with what would make Anne happy as the two women do not share the same basic set of beliefs: Lady Russell is presented as a wealthy (cf. Persuasion 7), “benevolent” (Persuasion 12), “charitable” (ibid.) widow (cf.
Lulu Lamartine, a woman who shows remarkable progression and potential throughout this novel, is nothing less than a strong, independent woman who people should strive to be for themselves. Readers may look at her and see a woman who lacks confidence and turns to men to fulfill that lack, but she has so much more integrity and strength hidden behind those few negative features that people do not tend to see. Lulu is not a woman who deserves judgement or negativity because she has an abundant amount of confidence driven within her, she is a devoted mother and adores her kids profusely, and she loves very hard for the people in her life which is exactly why she is an example to follow. Confidence is not something Lulu Lamartine should lack,
Mother-daughter relationships are complex and diverse. Some mothers and daughters are best friends, for they can talk through everything and share their secrets. Others have to keep a distance to avoid conflict. The relationship between La Inca and Belicia was unalike from the relationship between Belicia and Lola because La Inca was not Belicia’s mother and she raised Belicia with culpability for Belicia abusive childhood. There for, La Inca acted as a permissive parent, La Inca gave Belicia a few rules, but La Inca never unforced them.
Hester clearly fits into Edward 's description of an ideal Puritan woman. In his essay, he writes, “Is most just and conscientious in all her actions; and you could not persuade her to do anything wrong or sinful.”(Edwards). As stated by Edwards, an ideal Puritan woman should be consistently selfless and kind, not just pretending to at certain times. Also, a kind spirit should not be easily influenced by surrounding negativity. Hester does indeed, possesses these two qualities.
One more reason Calpurnia is a better mother figure is because she brings Jem and Scout up just a little harder than a mother would. Atticus says to Aunt Alexandra, “she’s never let them get away with anything, she’s never indulged them the way most colored nurses do. She tried to bring them up according to her lights, and Cal’s lights are pretty good” (Lee 183). This statement shows that by not letting them get away with anything she is trying to help form them into contributing members of society. This statement also shows Atticus’s trust in her raising his kids right, which is another reason why she is a good mother figure.
Furthermore, in the short story Sadie and Maud, it describe how a woman who did not make the politically correct decisions for her life but was still happy. Sadie was a free spirited woman who was happy about her life. According to the story, “Sadie did not go to college,” but she still was able to provide for herself. Sadie enjoyed what life had to offer. She may have been content on what she had, but she was happy.