By him using these three “good” female characters readers might think that he is being equal with the men and women in the novel,but that is not the case. J.D Salinger might have thought that by adding just these characters readers would forget about the fact that he put other female characters in bad situations. The way he wrote this novel can also signify what he thinks of women.wrote good about only two female characters because he thinks there is more bad women than there is good. This goes back to the feminist theory that states “feminist critics believe that Western literature reflects a masculine bias, and, consequently, represents an inaccurate and potentially harmful image of women.” Basically male authors like J.D Salinger will always have a bias say on women and sometimes authors like him will create harmful stereotypes that will end up messing with the image of not just a character, but with the image of all
Although Jane Eyre is not her first novel, Bronte’s shift point of view from male to female is interesting regardless of the genre to which each novel belongs. Moreover, even when keeping to the female Gothic subgenre Bronte’s Villette can be noted for the change in the mood towards marriage and the depiction of desire between the female characters of the novel. The fairy-tale of blissful love that takes center stage in Jane Eyre shows quite an optimistic view of an egalitarian marriage for love, a theme which undergoes a drastic change in Villette where the protagonist Lucy Snow refrains from marriage at the end of the narrative. In addition, Villette displays openness towards the female-female relationships that contrasts with the reserved mode in Jane Eyre. These changes give rise to a question of Bronte’s own view of same-sex relations and the marriage plot which propose an extension to the discussion of this thesis utilizing the queer
Another good quality she learned to look for in a relationship is the ability to act like yourself around your partner. Both of these qualities Janie found in Tea Cake. Through trial and error and learning from her mistakes Janie finally figured out that just because you marry someone you doesn’t automatically mean you’ll fall in love with them. Janie took a while but eventually she found her true love in Tea Cake. Lastly Tea Cake left a lasting impression on Janie, he changed the way she viewed love
In addition to unrealistic standards, Orenstein is alarmed by the growing popularity of princesses because she views them as “retrograde role models” (329). Therefore, she thinks princesses teach false lessons on morals, speculating less attractive girls will be bullied. Although Orenstein takes a second wave feminist approach, Poniewozik has a third wave feminism viewpoint, which states women can perform female and male tasks. Poniewozik describes various new princess movies that have a third wave feminism approach, for example in The Prince & Me, Paige chooses her career of becoming a doctor over the prince (324). However, in the sequel, she marries the prince and continues working as a doctor.
and Miss Tilney develop with good intentions, yet her immaturity change the dynamics to become more of a doting relationship. In both instances when Catherine meets the Tilneys for the first time, she is polite and conversational, but Catherine also “was desirous of being acquainted with [Miss Tilney]” (Austen 50). In Catherine’s meeting of the Tilneys, she possesses an element of her immaturity, as her emotions and attention scatter back and forth between the Tilneys and the Thorpes. Her attachments to both women, Isabella Thorpe and Miss Tilney, display Catherine’s childlike admiration and naive adoration. In the argument of the argument of Waldo Glock, he refers Catherine to have an “impressionable mind occasionally interpret[ing] scenes at Bath in the light of her reading of Gothic romance" (Glock 33).
This choice also allows readers to easily put themselves in the story, as the terms ‘“boy”, “girl”, and “baby” are far more universal than specific names. Another diction choice that supports the author’s goal of garnering readers’ attention comes at the end of the short story when the male character of the main plot tells his daughter, “Things change”. Although ‘things’ is a word commonly avoided by writers due to its vagueness, Carver uses it for exactly that reason. This diction choice forces the reader to once again make inferences about what the man means, and leaves the story open to each individual reader’s interpretation. Carver’s utilization of diction allows the reader to determine the meaning of the story for
The things that made him happy were the knowledge in the books and how Clarrise thought differently. In the first part of the book you would think that Montag’s life was great, even he thought it was great. But there was a girl named Clarrise, and she changed his life. She made him think differently about his life and about society. As the book goes on, Mildred and Montag have struggles.
In contrast, Anne Tyler, while assuming the identical role of a mother with similar obstacles in her career advancement, accepted her destiny and embraced it with love and a sense of fulfillment, as quoted in her essay: "They may have slowed down my writing for a while... after all who else do you have to love, no matter what?" Indeed, people may have similar goals with identical obstacles obstructing their paths, the disposition one assumes while attempting to advance will enhance the final
She states a more modern view upon the subject about the female role in society where she states a desire that women should be able to do the same things as men, without a judgemental view from society. This view of gender roles was controversial in the Victorian era, but Jane Eyre represents a new and fresh feature in the early feminist movement with a more equal view upon the subject. Though, upon the marriage with Mr. Rochester, Jane shows another side of her feministic character. The independent Jane, starts to question her role in the marriage. Jane hated that Mr. Rochester bought pretty jewelleries and dresses for her;” the more he bought me, the more my cheek burned with a sense of annoyance and degradation” (Brontë, 321).
The story opens setting up the conflict between the protagonist Brett and his wife, Haylee. While the idea is good, the scene can use more excitement and the dialogue can be less on the nose. Try to convey their conflict, but do it subtly and with more visual images rather than through direct dialogue. For example, show how un-romantic Brett truly is versus having the characters talk about it. Instead of the game ticket being for Brett and Matt, consider that maybe it’s their anniversary or Haylee’s birthday and she’s excited about getting a present and then the present turns out to be tickets or something very un-romantic.
And Frankie even ends the novel recognizing her flaws, and recognizing that the things she did might not have had the big change in her society that she would have liked, but that in subtle ways, maybe she helped pave the way. At least, that 's how I interpreted the end, as a sort of hope that although her revolution was quite small in the grand scheme of ending sexism, she may have helped girls after her have a bit easier of a time creating a larger revolution. My rating for The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart: 5 big stars. Lockhart also gets some of my Bonus Points for secret tunnels (50,000 points), for reminding me of Gilmore Girls (50,000 points) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Frankie 's name reminds me of Fanny Eubanks of Omaha) (25,000 points), and, of course, for the awesome feminist message throughout the story (1,000,000,000 points). Lockhart just might be a contender for my Bonus Points Awards next year, and I 'm definitely looking forward to reading more books by her in
This lead to the added scene with Big Daddy and Brick which gave the movie a happier ending and gave characters closure. Maggie’s denial of her affair with Skipper in the movie is also added because of the culture it was made in. Both the film and the play are very alike in many ways, but both have differences which changes the
Overall, the director puts his own spin on the story, making Curley 's wife less vulgar and insensitive and adding romance and tenderness into the story. Though not dramatic or outrageous, the modifications made between the novel and the motion picture change the way
Brooks’ position is seemingly critical of the modern day moral virtues; however, he does admit that there has been improvement in the treatment of women, or more accurately, the idea that “girls were expected to be quiet” (p 248), is one which is diminishing as “self-actualization and self-esteem” have functioned as a means for women to “articulate and cultivate self-assertion, strength, and identity” (ibid). In opposition to this, Brooks identifies three effects “on the moral ecology that have inflated the Big Me Adam I side of our natures and diminished the humbler Adam II” (p 25). These three effects are communication, in that it has become “faster and busier,” social media for it has become concentrated on “more self-referential information,” and lastly, social media’s encouragement of a “broadcasting personality” (ibid). Brooks continues to speak about social media by repeatedly labelling this age as a “more individualistic society,” one which has a steady decline in “intimacy, social trust, and empathy.” In the end, Brooks states that “it is okay to be flawed” (p 268), which can be confirmed by the previous chapters and the exceptional individuals who certainly had
She points out that it is wants not just physical sex, but love in the form of connection from one mind to another. It is her belief that love makes people healthier, makes them grow better and stay better attuned to others. Thus it stands that not achieving enough love can be detrimental to one. In example, the women of Bell’s text on some level all wished for relationships and all seemed to want sex yes, but something deeper as well. Yet, despite what they wanted they were stopped by the decisions of the mind, the fear it had picked up of these relationships.