Influences of Aunt Alexandra and Atticus Finch The main characters in the novel responsible for Scout’s construction/ development would be her Aunt Alexandra and her father Atticus Finch. The Aunt, who tires to manipulate Scout into becoming the conventional lady that society has laid out in front of us; where as Atticus encourages Scout to continuing being who she is. Through out the novel there is a huge focus on Scout 's clothing as it is an important ingredient for her to develop her female sense of self. However her aunt’s pushiness in what she should be wearing, makes Scout hate the idea of being a female even more, as her aunt wishes to mold her into stereotypical southern lady. “Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire.
Miss Maudie, although ignoring the norm and wearing a men overalls, she also adheres to the social norm by wearing a dress. What Scout learns from Miss Maudie, is being true to herself, which she expresses when arguing back to her Aunt Alexandra that “...one could be a ray of sunshine in pants as well…”(108). suggesting her tomboyish nature and a dislike of wearing dresses. She also learns to be outspoken, a trait she mimicked from Miss Maudie. Scout expresses this when she was excluded from Jem and Dill’s little adventure to drop off a note to the Radley’s front door, “Will not.
It shows that scout believes that women have a minuscule amount of power, and that she needs to act like a boy for her to even be recognized by Jem as a member of the group. Gender equality is not fully intact, as shown explicitly throughout the novel. Scout is not the only woman who feels the impact of sexism in the novel. Especially in that time, women were not treated as equals in many circumstances. Women are also set a standard to be ladies, doing things such as wearing dresses and not playing outside like males are allowed to.
With news of Mr.Scott’s death, Laura becomes hesitant to host the party, however, Mrs.Sheridan remarks on her daughter’s ridiculousness and absurdity. She states, “People like that don’t expect sacrifices from us” (Mansfields, 6), dismissing the need to be civil towards the low-class. It is not merely just that she refuses to express courtesy to the lower classes, but also that she believes it impossible of such people to possess expectations for the wealthy. Her mother’s impervious behavior stuns Laura and she becomes conflicted; where is the fine line between respect and power? In addition, Jose mindlessly assumes that Mr.Scott had been drunk and her insensitive comment visibly agitates Laura.
It is about a white twenty-three year old woman, Eugenia Phalen (Skeeter), who is against the Jim Crow Laws. Skeeter had a maid called Constantine, who she loved dearly as a child and Skeeter’s family treated her like family. Skeeter wants to be a writer and she decides to write a novel, after visiting the library and reading a book about the Jim Crow Laws, about the lives of black women who work for white
Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy met at a ball in Meryton that she and her sister Jane were invited to by Mr. Darcy’s friend Mr. Bingley. Mr. Bingley tried to get Mr. Darcy to give Elizabeth a chance and dance with her but his response was “She is tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt me”. Elizabeth automatically doesn’t like Darcy because he won’t dance with anyone who isn’t rich, and he comes across as snobby. Elizabeth then meets Mr. Wickham who also does not like Mr. Darcy. Mr. Wickham tells Elizabeth that Mr. Darcy has treated him unfairly.
Scout narrated, “I was not so sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with” (45). Basically, Jem is saying that Scout and him are no longer acting the same. Jem is insisting that if Scout asks like a girl, he will not play with her. In my opinion, this is childish of Jem to say. Throughout adolescence, there is a time when boys begin to enjoy different things than girls and vice versa.
The sexism is often subtle but is always effective in getting the point across that you should just “act like a lady” or “man up.” For example Scout,a young girl that dresses like a “tomboy”, is constantly asked queries such as “What are you doing in those overalls?” You should be in a dress and camisole, young lady. You’ll grow up waiting on tables if somebody doesn’t change your ways.” She is told that if she does not dress like a lady she will be forced to work due to the fact that she will not get a husband. Girls in Maycomb are told that if they don't act like a southern belle that they will never be successful, will never marry, and will never be respected. Even young boys thought “that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them” Boys would tell this to girls to make them think that being a girl makes them not as fun or less important, and that all girls acted a certain way and that if you wanted to be a girl you had to act that way. Even other women told young girls like scout to act like a lady Aunt Alexandra said “[Scout] could not possibly hope to be a lady if she wore breeches.” Scout then said she “could do nothing in a dress”.
When Dill and Jem come up with the idea to walk to the Radley house and look through the window, Scout declares that she thinks it is a bad idea and she begins questioning them. In Jem’s opinion, she is acting like a girl because if she were to act like a boy, then she would be brave enough to go to the Radley house. Ever since a young age, Scout has been brought up around her brother Jem which causes her to become more like a “tomboy”. She feels pressure to act more masculine to avoid getting poked fun at by Jem. Scout is not only made fun of by her brother, but she is also made fun of by Aunt Alexandra’s missionary ladies.
Beneatha gets shamed for not wanting to marry before her schooling. Lena and Ruth laugh at her, and are confused on why she does not want to marry George right away. George thinks it is stupid to not get married right now and wants Beneatha to be like everyone else. Sharon Brubaker notes that Beneatha's version of the American dream is "solitary, less traditional, and not as concerned with family." Beneatha does not want to be "white" or "normal" in her life.
The girl child... went on the fro apologizing. Why has society made us apologize for our beauty? The great big nose and fat legs doesn 't identify her it makes her unique in her own way. Beauty comes with flaws. “She was advised to play coy” instead of telling her she is beautiful she was advised to pretend everything is fine.Therefore, she was advised to lose weight Turning heads at night, looking around for hope comfort or love.
Candy also says that he “seen her give Carlson the eye” and “give Slim the eye” this gives the impression that she really is promiscuous and flirtatious. Steinbeck is often criticized as he wants the reader to feel sympathetic towards female characters in his books but yet he always gives them the role of a whore or a housewife. Steinbeck does this to show what society viewed women as and he exaggerates
Mrs. Turner represents a women who doesn 't follow the traditional gender role of a submissive, obedient wife. However, the way in which she acts doesn 't manifest in Janie because Mrs. Turner 's actions are motivated by hate for African Americans and in some ways herself. Mrs. Turner attempts to set up her brother with Janie. This has consequences for Janie when Tea Cake slaps her to assert his
The rest of Parks education life was in segregated schools in Montgomery, including the city 's industrial school early in life. Because Parks mom and grandmother were ill Parks had too take care of them. Parks never returned to school to finish her education, instead she got a job at a t shirt company in Montgomery. This paper was telling you information on Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks had many things happen to her in her life.