The first time I heard about the great Frida Kahlo was in my AP Spanish class during my Sophomore year of high school. Her unibrow and enigmatic look piqued my interest before her paintings did. “The Mexican portrait painter was truly an influential artist who combined traditional themes with a contemporary style and also helped to promote the role of women in the art world” (kahlo.org). I researched about the artist and learned she lived a very painful and turbulent life. Kahlo’s works are often a reflection of her experiences as a woman.
She, of course, turned to painting to deal with her suffering. This happened in 1932 while her husband, Diego Rivera (11 years her senior), was painting murals in Detroit. He later said, "Frida began work on a series of masterpieces which has no precedent in the history of art - paintings which exalted the feminine qualities of endurance of truth, reality, cruelty, and suffering. Never before had a woman put such agonized poetry on canvas as Frida did at this time in Detroit." (Mencimer, 2002) 6.
Frida Kahlo is one of the most influential and celebrated female artist who liked to live in constant form of self expression. With her tremulous personal life and endless sufferings which started from her childhood in the form of polio and then a bus accident along with a troubled relationship with her husband Diego Rivera served as the most significant experience in her life. SELF EXPRESSION AND FEMINISM How Frida was ahead of her time, way before selfies became all the rage she saw the potential of depicting oneself. She revolutionized the much exploited self portrait division of art with her brutally honest self portraits, but unlike the modern day selfies Frida’s self portraits had more originality in them and she did not flinch away
In reality, the narrator’s friend simply wants the narrator to stay with her overnight; however, the intimacy of her relationship with her sick friend throughout the years seems to have implanted some irrational belief that because her friend is sick, she too will inherit the disease. This further explains her decision to distance herself from her friend and avoid her fear, as well as explains her reaction to the second bed being placed in the room. The line “she wants my life” exposes the narrator’s irrational fear that her friend does not want to be alone in death; that like some mythological creature she has a blood-lust that won’t be satisfied until they are both in coffins. This concept is pushed further when a nurse gives the sick friend an injection that causes her to sleep, and the narrator, who also falls asleep, dreams of her friend decorating her house in bunting and crepe streamers (48). The narrator’s fear of death seems to have subconsciously expanded into the belief that her friend wants her to accompany her beyond the grave in some form of macabre celebration.
Every child needs a hero to look up to, for as long as time can tell, men were put on a pedestal and this hierarchy has existed ever since. There is a new era of heroes and leaders, and strong women are breaking down this misogynistic hierarchical system and are the building blocks of a new and brighter era. This has to begin somewhere, so conditioning children's minds seems to be the hot new trend. By showing strong female characters in movies and television shows, it is an accessible way of subconsciously encouraging young men and women to be like the characters that are not to be trifled with. In order to be like them, they must understand that the best strong female characters promote feminism, and inspire those around them in their own and unique way.
There are many rumors about a lot of things but the only thing keeping us sane is the truth. You should always speak the truth no matter what. The people there are celebrated for the stories that they told. They became the story and this story affects not only the entertainment industry but also culture, geography, race, religion and so much more. Oprah wanted to show her gratitude toward the women who have endured assault and abuse because no matter what circumstances they went through they still got up and provided for their family and themselves.
Anne Frank A Light in the Dark Anne Frank once said, “I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Many people know that Anne Frank was an extraordinary diarist, truly an optimist, and a spunky, energetic girl, but did they know that she was wise beyond her years? She changed the world by blessing humanity with her extraordinary literature skills and imagination. She showed that even in horrible times, people could make the most out of it, and not wallow in their misery. She left a legacy as the light in the dark. Earlier times leading up to the arrest of Anne Frank and her Annex family were full of interesting events and emotion.
Book Analysis Patricia Groves book Petticoat Rebellion: The Anna Parnell Story (2009) is persistent on the theme of resourcefulness and compassion during Anna Parnell 's willful battle with her brother Charles as she grew up to create the Ladies Land League and carefully managed the men 's Land League behind the scenes. From the beginning, Anna Parnell 's personality was essential to her mastered organizational abilities and was compassionate to every person she met. Groves ' narrative showed that Anna was always competing with her brothers and sisters, which allowed her to blossom into the most prominent member of the Parnell family. Early on, Anna thrived on pressure as she was keen on proving to everyone around her that she was just as capable of excellence as they were and she proved it by living an empathetic life that would make her generous to a fault. The theme of resourcefulness and compassion to others was proven throughout her story.
(Donald Trump’s Gift to Women)” “I saw all this happen, and it knocks me out whenever I think about it. (The Great Al Franken Moment)” Her appeal to ethos is effective because it builds her authority and validates her credentials through her tone. Since she was present during the event and actually saw what happened in history as the years passed it convinces the reader of the author’s reliability. She also appeals to pathos by saying, “Some are lecherous bosses who think their power gives them a version of the right of the old lords to sample the favors of every girl in the neighborhood. Some are otherwise nice people under the deeply mistaken impression they’re so attractive no woman would mind a surprise hand up her skirt.
he was tall and handsome, what every woman would dream of. Being married to Frank, her knowledge of him became much clearer the longer they were together. Frank was a selfish man who only knew how to love