The author, Janet Croft, has a Master of Library Science and alongside her higher education teaching career she is the editor of Mythlore, a peer-reviewed academic journal, that focuses on mythology and fantasy. The article is valuable as it provides insight about stories where issues of gender, education and power are discussed in order to provide positive role models for girls that no matter what obstacles come their way they will not be held back from education and will thrive no matter what.This tells us that this article is written with young girls in mind alongside parents and
Named after the protagonist, Euripides play ‘Medea’ brings out the sufferings of a lonely wife, seeking revenge from her husband after he betrays her. To some extent, Medea’s actions towards her husband are reasonable. Despite Medea’s love for her children, she slays them both to return the same feeling of loss towards Jason after he betrays her. Her actions were understandable since Jason only wanted his children for power. However, Medea also ends up proving that her husband was right because her actions were indeed barbarous.
The first part describes Esther’s internship in New York as one of the twelve student editors for a special issue of a women’s magazine and then at the moment when Holden Caulfield ended his story, we see that Esther begins her gradual descent to the schizophrenic world. The second half of the novel deals with Esther’s attempts at suicide and consequently
For many years, girls in the Middle East struggle with obtaining an education.In the bibliography “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai, she addresses the salience of girls’ education in the Middle East. Malala explains to the reader the horrors as well as the barriers she faced while trying to justify the importance of girls’ education. She uses influential ethos, a tenacious tone, and vigorous pathos to get the reader to perceive that a girl’s education is just as imperative as a boy’s education. Yousafzai wants the reader to know what it is like being a girl fighting for girl’s education. With the use of these three rhetorical strategies, she succeeds in getting the reader to comprehend every girl’s right to an education.
Moreover, she imposes rules on her last born daughter thereby diminishing her decision-making ability. The verdict to stop the marriage between Tita and Pedro was not only cruel but also led to increased loneliness for her daughter. I am convinced that the mother is excessively harsh on her child, and every slight protest is met with angry tirades and physical violence. For instance, Mama Elena subjected Tita to beatings when she was accused of intentionally ruining the wedding cake as well as when the mother was blamed for the death of Pedro. As for me, the book vividly demonstrates how specific behavioral models initially intended to help women cope with difficulties may exacerbate the situation.
In order for her message to gain their attention, it is important that it includes information and experiences that they can relate to. To build credibility, the author uses ethos effectively throughout the article. Specifically, in the opening paragraph of the article where she informs her readers that “Kyle Schwartz started teaching third grade at Doull Elementary School in Denver, [and] she wanted to get to know her students better.”. This description appears quite simple at first, however, after reading on it becomes apparent how necessary it is to not only understand the role of Ms. Schwartz, but her passion to find out more about her students. De La Cruz goes on to build upon this description by adding that Ms. Schwartz is not only “entering her fifth teaching year,” but has written in her own book, I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything For Our Kids, the various “mistakes that might have been prevented if she had known her students better.”.
Although women from all races and countries had to face gender inequality however, women from the Islamic countries have to face the brunt of gender discrimination at most. Khalid Hosseni in his novel, ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ depicts the plight of the Afghani women. The novel shows that despite being repressed by the conservative rule of the Talibans and the misogynistic thinking of men, the female characters emerge as strong Afghani women fighting for their rights, children and lives. The novel follows the story of two girls, Maryam and Laila. Maryam is the “Harami” child of a rich businessman Jalil and his former housekeeper Nana.
In this stanza the parents awake to find their daughter missing and her explaining why she left. The parents are at first are devastated that their “baby’s gone” and that the girl would “treat us so thoughtlessly.” The mother continues questioning how the girl could leave her and break her heart. The significance of this is that in the refrain that follows the parents interject the narrator by saying “We never thought of ourselves; Never a thought for ourselves.” The irony is that the parents state they only thought of their child giving her what she needed; yet the parents’ first thoughts are how can our daughter betray us instead of where is my daughter? The author uses this to portray how closed-minded parents are. At the beginning the daughter left a note explaining why she was leaving, yet in the third and fourth stanza the parents read the note and still believe the girl was ungrateful.
The aim of the chapter will be to examine the two characters’ different conception of motherhood and to identify analogies and differences in their performance of the maternal role. 3.1 Motherhood as Freedom to Love: Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987) In Beloved (1987), Toni Morrison represents the destructive force of maternal love through Sethe, an enslaved mother of four who commits infanticide to prevent her children from becoming themselves victims of the slave system. Her violent act prevents her former slave owners, referred to as ‘schoolteacher’, from taking her family
LuLing does not know the fact that Precious Auntie is her own mother, and she wants to marry into Chang’s family so as to get away from Precious Auntie. LuLing speaks evilly to Precious Auntie. Unfortunately, finally, Precious Auntie committed suicide. LuLing whose engagement is broken off then is sent to an orphan school opened by American people. Later, she is a survival in a war.