The Justification of the Townswomen There are certain types of people, that everyone eventually meets, that tends to make matters worse. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, all of the townswomen that occupy Boston, Massachusetts, may believe that women should stick together, but, obviously, show differently. They constantly pester Hester and Pearl by forgetting their human nature and letting go of their morals. Little do they realize, the bullying they instigate, is just as bad as the adultery that Hester had committed. As if public humiliation, and being a single mother, is not already enough, she has fellow women antagonizing her in multiple different ways.
Furthermore, she points out how the many scripts were leaked and how the public scrutinized the writers on their attempts to represent an accurate Wonder Woman character (144-145). Similarly, she discusses how many female directors were afraid to even attempt to direct a Wonder Woman film (149). Altogether, Howell argues many valid points along with examples of the gender bias in popular culture. With her focus on DC Comics and their failed attempts to market and produce a film for a character, such as Wonder Woman, was a solid representation of the gender bias that has and continues to exist in popular culture. Charlotte E. Howell argued many great points in her article, “Tricky” Connotations: Wonder Woman as DC’s Brand Disruptor.” Just as DC Comics had
Conformity is all around us. There are good things to conform to like laws & bad things like racism & hate. The novel Stargirl has a heavy focus on conformity & social norms so to balance this they brought in a nonconformist to cause a ruckus. In the novel, Stargirl, author Jerry Spinelli suggests that though many people do conform to social norms, some special few are still their true selves. Throughout the novel, ‘Stargirl’ Susan Caraway has been doing weird & goofy things that disrupt the students in some way, this is the first time she is introduced.
Courage is being brave and taking the risk of doing something. In the book Witness by Karen Hesse many citizens did not like African-Americans , Jews and Catholics. Leonora Sutter, a character in the book, is a 12-year-old who is African-American and everyday deals with many citizens not liking her because the color of her skin. Courage comes in many ways and Leonora keeping her head high and not paying attention to it is an example. There are many racist people in the town like the KKK.
Many times throughout the book she has described herself in ways that degrade herself. For example she once said “...i am not as pretty as Nelly…” I doubt this is actually true. I feel like her community made her feel like she is not as beautiful because she did not act like the stereotypical woman would. The men on mango street beat and oppress the women. Esperanza’s raping and Sally’s beatings only reinforce this idea.
To a certain extent the theme rich vs poor can also relate to society. For instance, because the first impressions of the “hood” are always bad, we just assume they are belligerent and bad. However, in reality, people that dress well and have an impressive demeanor is not always good. As people make these assumptions, they often do not see the dreadful and idiotic things they do. For example, Donald Trump had been accused of sexual harassment by eight women and there has been nothing done to help these women.
Content: Miller is stating that the townspeople typically have respect for other members of society who have spent a considerable amount of time in Salem. However, many of the villagers did not have that type of advantage, and as a result, people were constantly accusing each other which undoubtedly paved the way for the Salem Witch Trials to take place. 3.e. Significance: This quote is significant because it brings forth the prejudices of the people of Salem, who were in a constant state of paranoia due to the influence of rumors regarding witchcraft. 4.a.
Everyone that has ever existed has faced some kind of subjugation. Whether it be over gender, sexuality, religion, financial status, ethnicity, or color everyone is stereotyped. Some have more negative stereotypes than others, some just have ones that are neatraul. To dive down deeper into the understanding of different stereotypes, I asked a close friend some questions and compared them to the ones I face as a young woman. The answers were incredibly different, but so weren’t the effects which I expected to be the same.
In the introduction “Come Closer to Feminism” Hooks describes the conversations she tends to have with people who are interested in what she does. The misconception that feminism is hatred towards men by women is one that is constant according to her. As she explains most men and even women have the idea that feminist hate men, that they are all lesbians and they take jobs away from white men to make their lives harder, but when asked what they have read or know of feminism most will answer saying that they have never read a book. Their ideas of theories have arrived from that of what others say or mention. Before reading Bell Hooks “Feminism is for Everybody” I did not understand what feminism truly meant, I had the definition that I had seen online of feminist women being what they called "feminazi".
Tyler’s Perry House of Payne Could female stereotypes be the results of cultural influence, religious teachings, or is it because of natural laws that females do not enjoy complete rights as their male counterparts do? While answers to this important question remain debatable, female stereotypes need redress. In Tyler Perry's House of Payne, season one, episode one and season two, episode two, the role of female characters and the role of male characters highlight stereotypical bias toward females in most television shows. To begin with, in the episodes, titled “Bully and the beast,” and “I can cry if I can,” nearly all the females characters are depicted as dependent, ill-mannered, insincere and saboteurs, accept for one. For example, Ella Payne, Mr. Payne’s wife, is portrayed as house
Sabira Hans 109 W Melrose Ave Baltimore, MD 21210 Dear Lisi Harrison, Some girls are popular and some aren’t. When I read The Clique it caught my eye. I was shocked by how these girls could be so cruel to each other and others. They don’t realize that what they are doing is really hurting people. I’m not going to say that some girls aren’t like this in real life, because, unfortunately, some are.