In conclusion, Bronte uses this novel to portray gender roles and societal rules pertaining to women to send a message to the reader in an effort to sway ideologies of this time. In this passage within the book, Bronte shows Janes struggle as women when trying to abide by expectations while internally she suffers. The silence and obedience of women are portrayed and revealed through the actions of Jane that shows that even the strong women at that time were weak when pertaining to the judgment of
Although the hierarchy that belongs to this story’s main character, Joy-Hulga, isn’t as polarized towards independence, it is very similar to Calhoun’s hierarchy because of her belief that so called ‘good country people’ don’t have the capacity for intellectual thought, just like Calhoun felt about the Partridge citizens. However, while Calhoun’s hierarchy and sense of superiority draw from his appreciation of independence and nonconformity, Joy-Hulga’s hierarchy resides in the artificial, and thereby, her wooden leg to an extent. Joy-Hulga prides herself in her intellect, which is validated by her “Ph.D. in philosophy” (276), but she also uses the connotation of superiority with a Ph.D. to justify her aversion to those she deems inferior, as shown by how it’s stated that “she looked at nice young men as if she could smell their stupidity” (276). Her sense of superiority, and thereby her hierarchy that supplies her superiority, is captured within her belief that “she [could Manley Pointer’s] remorse in hand and [change] it into a deeper understanding of life” (284).
Henry Lafayette Dubose shows both how the racism in Maycomb was very present and how it was normalized too. She normalizes racism when she called Atticus a “nigger lover”. Her using this phrase shows that she saw it as shameful to treat coloured folks equally, and she is very comfortable with saying it. Her racism is also clear when she says “Your father's no better than the niggers and trash that he works for!” [Lee 110]. She is showing how present racism is in Maycomb because she thinks that coloured people ranks as “trash” and that she is better than them.
In the story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaide shows that the authority figure’s advice is having a negative impact because she’s forcing the girl to conform to social norms. Throughout the entire story the speaker is reading off a list of things the girl has to do. The only time the speaker brings up a fun topic she turns it into something negative when she says “don’t squat to play marbles- you are not a boy, you know;” This is telling the girl that she cannot have any fun because she is a girl. Telling girls to act in a certain manner can affect their self esteem in a negative way. When someone is forced to conform it is a rejection of individuality which leads to a lack of respect and appreciation for that person.
Jamaica Kincaid 's "Girl" (163) 1. Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” is a daughter’s mimicry of how her mother tells her to perform housekeeping and includes other sensitive topics her mother deems important for proper behavior in her culture. Because of the content and demanding tone, do you find the mother abusive and demeaning, or is something else going on? Explain thoroughly by pointing out passages from the text as your proof Girl’s mother is unmannerly rude probably she thinks that she knows better from the age point of view as well as she knows better the womankind: “slut you are so bent on becoming.” Mother was treated as a slave her entire life and she doesn’t know a better form of treatment towards another womankind, her own daughter. In
On the contrary it is a commentary on the people in the Third Reich. A somber tone criticizing the people and society, would play into the typical portrayal of these people as monsters. However, Arendt believed that these people were not monsters instead men and by satirically calling out these traits in her tone she highlights their evil of being obedient in a crooked
The Social Impartiality in ´´The Lottery´´, by Shirley Jackson Have you ever witnessed a manifestation of injustice, but had preferred to step aside? If this is such a terrible attitude to assume, imagine how worst everything could be when the case is about a whole town keeping its arms crossed in the situation. In the story ´´The Lottery´´ by Shirley Jackson, we can appreciate diverse uses of the literary elements of symbolism, theme and foreshadowing, used by the author to represent the degradation of a society immersed in the impartiality.
In the first section of the Odyssey, women are presented to us as controlled by the culture of the day, and it is only within that area that we can consider the way Odysseus provides women to be admired or despised throughout his journey. But he uses it through how they come upon him when meeting, for example disloyal woman. Melantho which is the maid servant of Penelope and Clytemnestra, who is the spouse of Agamemnon, are two of the main people that are completely disloyal. In the book, Melantho is presented as rude to Odysseus and Queen Penelope, she hides behind Penelope's back and consists of having a relationship with one of their suitors. In the end it didn’t go as planned for her, but she got killed along with the other suitors trying to save her lover.
Adding to her ethos appeal, hooks (1994) uses perceptive appeal to pathos. For example, when hooks (1994) writes “They almost always portrayed the poor as shiftless, mindless, lazy, dishonest and unworthy” (p. 484) she provokes an emotional response in her audience by using these undesirable labels. Another example is when she writes “…one crucial value that I had learned from Baba, my grandmother…” (p. 485). This was no doubt to have her audience relate emotionally about relationships within their own
Sexton’s life was hard and challenging and these characteristics were often portrayed throughout her writing. People around her often made her feel isolated and misunderstood. Sexton lived in the 1950-1960s, which is when the second wave of feminism started. Society was trying to figure out how women should fit into the community (“Her Kind”). She wrote a lot about feminism and where she believed women belonged.