When Lengel, the “kingpin” of the A&P takes notice of the girls’ actions, he quickly steps up to protect his masculinity. In removing the girls from the A&P, he is attempting to put them back in their established place. As one critic noted, the male characters feel that “Either women were to stay in one place and allow themselves to be walked on as ‘houseslaves’ or mothers or they were to provide their sexual services when men so desired” (Douglass). The male characters expect
In reality, ladies should withhold a positive image and carry themselves with dignity. As for Joseline and Mimi, they both seem to fall short of behaving in a positive manner. Due to Stevie J 's manipulation, the women were sucked in by negativity, which is an example of abuse. Both cast members lack self-worth which also contributes to their
Mary attempts to conform to society 's expectations of a woman, but fails in doing so. She reads books vigorously, but will not be able to think deeply about its meaning--she simply regurgitates facts without analyzing them. She strives to be what society expects of her, but it results in complete loss of personality on her part. Kitty is described as being flirtatious and gossipy, sometimes to an irritating point. She does not have an extended description, but Austen intended for readers to assume that she was consumed with matters, not of love, but lust.
The frame containing the picture of the wife is very deep and various in meaning , for example , the idea of putting her in a frame is to objectify the woman , even though it might show affection and love of Henry to the wife , the symbol of it shows the complete opposite , by framing his wife he is limiting her , and not giving her freedom and tranquility , it also shows how he wants her to always stay under his wing and does not want her to be free even after her death . And by that the narrator is showing us that she was not given her freedom , she was not that important in the eye of Henry , and that she was not equal to Henry , which proves the anti-feminism in the story . To sum up , the frame , of the picture has played a decent role in showing the anti-feminism in the story
Everything was made difficult when Ethan and Mattie were going to kill themselves and things did not end well because of not communicating with one another. Mattie would not have been injured if Ethan told Zeena the truth about his feelings. Even if the truth might hurt Zeena it is better than having her find out later and living in misery for the rest of her
All of the above strongly confirms how he sees the female gender as inferior to men and how he uses his gender to dictate what he wants from her. He displays annoyance towards her modern views and also finds it funny that she wishes to become a doctor once again highlighting the stereotypes men has towards women. This clearly suggests that the play was written at a time when women are not very driven into bettering themselves because they are conditioned to thinking that they have no other place in male dominated society other than being wives, home-makers and mothers. All these statements
In an array of behaviors, it is evident that she is not truly invested in Mr. Kip and that she is dating someone merely because she has to. If she is to remain single, people would look at her as if there is something wrong with her to not attract someone else. These actions are done due to the imposed standards for women in society, thus obligating her to do what she necessarily doesn’t want to do. In addition, this follows up on her appearance, in both the way she presents herself as a person and in the physical attributes she acquires, it is purely synthetic and these actions are all done to appease her lover. Gillian exemplifies the idea that when “men act and women appear.
These manifestations can be seen when he reminds Arya of what her role in the society should be, a wife of a high lord and mother of his children. He also prompts her that ladies should not play with swords to which Arya’s reaction is that she does not want to be a lady. “For all her transgressive tendencies, she is often denied the equality she yearns for as others want to keep her confined within the limitations of their standards for women” (Jones 2012,
Krogstad knowing now of the fabrication, extorts Nora on the condition that on the off chance that she doesn't convince Torvald to not fire him, Krogstad would tell Torvald and every other person that she fashioned that mark; in which case it would have legal consequences for Nora. However most huge to Nora, knowing Torvald's severe dislike towards deceptive nature and obligation is her dread of demolishing her family's picture. The disclosure of this mystery to the group of onlookers totally changes the view of who Nora genuinely is, or possibly leaves the gathering of people in a condition of flitting perplexity without knowing how to mark
As I was watching the performance, I was hoping to see the women making any gesture of discussing their situation in the scene where they gather filled with fear waiting passively for the Sage to choose one of them. I was disappointed to see them instead nudge each other out of the circle of safety they made for themselves however
Crank by Ellen Hopkins is a novel that all high school students should be required to read because it tackles current issues through free verse poetry. It is a story about the consequences a straight-A junior in high school faces after she is exposed to crank, a powdered form of meth. Even though the topics within the book are controversial (such as drug use, rape, suicide, and abortion), it is on the same level as required reading already in the high school curriculum. Discussions can help students be able to calmly talk about heavy subjects and gain deeper insight. It could also dissuade students from drug use and provide comfort to those who already struggle with addiction.
Ellen Hopkins’ Crank is an epic poem geared toward warning young people of the various consequences of using dangerous drugs. However important its message, it provides a single story, a stereotypical tale influenced by pop culture about addiction and the people it affects. In the poem, the heroine, Kristina Snow, gets addicted to methamphetamines, otherwise known as “crank”. Her life takes a downward turn that includes pregnancy and dropping out of school. The poem depicts just one experience with drug abuse and links it to what is perceived to be the most likely thing to happen if you get addicted to drugs, providing a false single story for the young people it targets.
Thelma & Louise (1991) is a crime thriller drama directed by Ridley Scott, about two best friends who plan a weekend getaway which turns into unexpected chase from police after an accidental murder. Through the perceiving jump cut editing, close up cinematography and the creative use of diegetic and nondiegetic sound. The director has successfully created a love story between two best friends. The scene begins with a panning long shot, that shows the establishment and beauty of the Grand Canyon and the cloudy blue sky. Music and sound is completely absent; natural ambience of wind blowing is very soft in background.
The Secret Life of Bees was written by Sue Monk Kidd and is considered a fictional novel filled with young romance and adventure. This novel was published by Penguin Books and when released in 2002 it received critical acclaim and was on the New York Times bestseller list. This 302 page novel challenges the mind to think back to the past when the color of skin determined the number of hardships one would have. This novel is read by millions and relates to many when the were young. This novel takes place in Tiburon and Sylvan South Carolina in 1964.