That Chink at Golden Gulch (Film 1910) It is one of the D.W. Griffith’s one-reelers made for Biograph which deal with “other race” subjects, this time the protagonist being a Chinese. Charley Lee (Anthony O’Sullivan in yellowface), “the poor chink” (according to the “Biograph Bulletin”), works at miners’ hamlet Golden Gulch as a laundryman (of course!). His old father returns to their homeland, the “Flowery Kingdom.” Before leaving, the father warns the son not to cut his pigtail, considered a sacred thing; otherwise he will be treated as an outcast among the people of his own culture and will not be allowed to return to China before his death – the journey back home before death every Chinese should do. The son, left alone, feels very down.
She becomes sarcastic once more as she states “ I have never been called crude names, like “fatso” or “lard bucket.” In reality, she has been called all of those crude names which is precisely why she does not want to call others of size the same names that she is being called. The crude names that others have called Peck demonstrates her point of view of discrimination against people of size. Progressing on, the author addresses more about how she never picks up magazines and reads the criticism that the authors receive for portraying overweight women. Peck is highly cautious with her words as she says “I have never picked up a magazine with the photograph of a naked woman of substance on the cover, to read, in the following issue, thirty letters to editor addressing sizeism..” (290) Peck uses the phrase “woman of substance” as a non-judgmental way to describe the woman because she understands and ponders on what they might feel to being called impolite names. She portrays the fact that people who do not have any struggles with body weight do not understand that people of size are humans too and will sympathize or judge them which is a form of
The use of various and different archetypes such as the threshold guardian and the defiant anti-hero in “A&P” coveys John Updike’s changing perception of women and the values in today’s society. When the reader is first introduced to Sammy, they see him observing “three girls in nothing but bathing suits” and privately starts pointing out distinct physical features such as their “sweet broad soft-looking can” and how “the third one wasn’t so tall. She was the queen.” (Updike 1). Sammy is a very atypical person and doesn’t fall under society’s norm of a gentleman or one who shows any form of chivalry towards women.. He makes assumptions and prejudices about women before they can make a first impression.
Women held lower position throughout and never mounted to anything significant. The male characters had the most important roles. They made commands, were a boss or agent, had positions of a doctor or lawyer, and held a hero image. Agent Scully in fact did hold an important position but the male image was bigger than her. There weren’t enough female agents to overpower the gender role in the FBI.
Curley’s wife was not given a name, therefore she was not considered as a person. Lennie, a mentally ill man, and Crooks, a colored man, was treated better than Curley’s wife which indicates that she was lower than both of the two. Candy had said “I think Curley’s married a tart…” (28). which showed what they
Was ancient Athens truly democratic? Democracy is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state. I do not believe that in the 4th to 5th century BCE ancient Athen were democratic for many reasons. Firstly, only male citizens had equal rights to vote, freedom of speech, and opportunities to participate directly in political arenas, which is only 12% of the population. For example Citizen women, Children of citizens, Metics, and Slaves did not have the right to vote which is the other 68%.
For example, he states, “I had never spoken to her, except for a few casual words, and yet her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood” (187). In other words the narrator has never talked to Mangan’s sister and therefore does not even know her name (187). Since he does not know the girls name it shows her insignificance and how the narrator actually likes the idea of Mangan’s sister but not her as a person. In reality, it is not usual to become infatuated with someone you do not know, and the fact that he is somewhat “in love” with a girl he does not know shows he is naïve. The narrator decides to go to the bazaar and contemplates on what to buy Mangan’s sister.
Gender in the Lottery Does gender determine your role in life? In “The Lottery," the females are viewed as modest, unimportant members of society and meek compared to the male members and even their own children. The men run the women's lives and have the final word on everything. Most of the people who are the lottery representatives are men, and they gather before the women. The men discuss significant things; things they think that the women have no business talking about.
Patricia White further argues that characters that are portrayed as a lesbian or gay are often consigned to the status of supporting characters (p. 148). This is completely true because Snug is not a main protagonist in the film and the audience did not get to see her relationship with Celie blossom. Shug enters into the film for a brief moment just to act as a trigger for Celie’s new sexuality rather her lover. This was down because of the period the movie was set in, so the producers had to portray Celie as a woman not allowed to her sexuality.
Because of its prominence in art and literature, comparing a woman to “a summer’s day” - to light and warmth - has become “a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought;” it has become a cliché (dictionary.com). Because many individuals have heard this phrase a countless number of times, they are desensitized to its meaning. A woman who is described as a “summer’s day” is no longer strikingly beautiful as the phrase once suggested. Instead, she is simply like many other women who have been described in the same words. Because clichés do not make the brain work, this description does not evoke any new emotions or images in the minds of readers.
Rome was “human symptom” based; on the tombstones of Roman citizens were phrases suggesting the spread of downfall and defeat that provided a despondency of the afterlife (contributing to the decay of religion mentioned in the previous paragraph). China on the other hand had more problems in its bureaucracy and civic unrest. For example, some peasants who had lost their farms had to sell their children into service. A third difference is that as previously stated, China had a successful revival while Rome did not. Rome divided and the Western half survived but was diminished by attempts to regulate the economy and decline tax revenue’s.
When talking about beloved presidents, one of the first that comes to mind is Franklin D. Roosevelt. According to InsideGov.com, FDR ranks third in average approval rating of all US presidents. Many people, however, do not realize that FDR was the president during the start of World War Two, and most importantly was the president who directed the Japanese-Americans to internment camps. In the novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, we get a more intimate look into the way these internment camps affected people of the time. Ford paints a picture of distrust and fear through the flashbacks of Henry, a boy of Chinese descent who grew up in 1942 around the time Pearl Harbor was bombed.
In the novel Clarisse automatically doesn’t fit into the society, she happens to be more open minded in which it makes her question any subject. Clarisse also seems very curios about other people’s lives, Clarisse shows how she 's not scared of breaking rules by talking to Montag who at the moment happens to be a firefighter. I believe Montag found her personality unique, he had never had a conversation like that with anyone and not even his wife. For example “Are you happy? she said.
This drug was used as a tool by the colonial powers. One of the governor in China decided to destroy 2.6 millions pound of opium. The European are trying to make more money and power. I totally understand they’re trying to find a way to survived and feed their people but the problem
The Ming also inherited a huge and successful postal and transportation system. However, many Mongol practices were shunned due to the major distrust that the Chinese developed for them. On the other hand, Yuan relations with the Muslims benefitted the next dynasty. Muslim contributions of astronomy and mapmaking was very important to Ming continuation of the sciences (“Yuan dynasty”). Last, with the loss of major overland trade routes such as the Silk Road, came the rise of the Indian Ocean trade routes (Fitzgerald 238).