A male centred society and the patriarchy were once again being accepted as the norm and perpetuated. Women’s opportunities were severely limited, and her narrative was prescribed to her. Gloria Steinem was born the granddaughter of a committee member of the National Woman Suffrage Association, so activism and women’s rights had been tackled in her family far before she was born. Steinem’s parents split up early on in her life, resulting in her mother’s financial instability. Steinem later accredited her mother’s inability to keep a job to the hostile attitudes towards women in the workspace.
Some people feel unwanted, as if they don’t belong. Often they have just not found the right place to reside. Sue Monk Kidd, author of, “The Secret Life of Bees” which discusses a girl named Lily who grew up with her abusive father and the guilt of accidentally murdering her own mother. She never felt at home, especially because she hand many questions about her mother, Deborah. She ran away with her nanny, Rosaleen, in hopes of finding a place to call home.
“How demanded,” mother looked horrified and the looked at me. “How many,” she demanded her nails digging into my arms a panicked look in her eyes. “I don’t know. Why does this matter,” I asked fear creeping in. Why did it matter if I ate pomegranate seeds?
She usually used pathos, one of the rhetorical strategies. I felt bad for how Houston, a little girl suffered, and the work her family did to protect themselves from the hard circumstances. For example, when their family was moved by the army, her mother couldn’t take all of her things, and a dealer tried to buy them at a very cheap price. Her mother didn’t reply to the dealer. Houston describes this situation, “Mama’s nerves were shot, and now Navy jeeps were patrolling the streets.
How many times had Vera plucked the fruit? How often did the sickness descend, and what had Vera been up to just before each episode? Vera duly answered (“I only stole just once – It happens all the time – Last time I was talking to Mother”), to which the older bear would issue slow, deep rumbles of acknowledgement, and then probe her further. At the end of this inquisition, the matriarch drew Vera into her
Is a young girl that battles with the loneliness and shame of being poor. She is also a writer, and that’s the tool she uses to find who she really is. A tool powerful enough to reconcile with her pass, her community and it helps her to persevere when she goes to painful situations like the death of her parents and sexual abuse. In one line of the story Esperanza says: “I make a story for my life, for each step my brown shoe takes. I say, "And so she trudged up the wooden stairs, her sad brown shoes taking her to the house she never liked."
Margaret Atwood’s short story, “Lusus Naturae” portrays the story of a woman who has to face the problem of isolationism and discrimination throughout her whole life. In this short story, the protagonist very early in her life has been diagnosed with a decease known as porphyria. Due to the lack of knowledge at the time, she did not receive the help required to help her situation. Thus she was kept in the dark, her appearance frightens the outsiders who could not accept the way she looks, slowly resulting in her isolationism physically and mentally from the outside world. This even caused her to separate herself from the only world she knew her family.
Anne Bradstreet used false modesty to avoid criticism from a male-dominated society that did not accept women as equals. Anne Bradstreet metaphorically referred to her book of poems as an “ill-form’d offspring” (line 1) as a judgment of its poetic worth. The constant repetition of the book being in critics hands, due to “errors were not lessened (all may judg) (line 6), demonstrated the fear she has to the judgment of her lack of resources and abilities from the press. She instead, judged all her poem’s errors because she had knowledge that her book would be published. In addition, she was not ambiguously sincere, since she bragged about her impressive poetic ability and stated her work as awful and shameful for critics to highlight her virtues.
In The Fair Angiola, she escapes with the prince by leaving with him but before they left she gave all the furniture food something to eat so that they would not tell the witch where she went. However, there was a broom behind the door that she forgot to feed. This is a fairy tale, but it is just extremely absurd to make furniture talk, see, and eat. When she left she took three magical balls of yarn and and her dog followed them. When the witch got home she was furious, she asked the furniture where she went but they said she didn 't know, but the angry broom called out and told the witch was had happened.
Beloved’s memories contain the abandoning from her mother and how she wished these memories were false. in the book it talks about the memories of Beloved before arriving at 124 bluestone, but her memories are a little bit broken down and kind of blurry and that 's because she remembers being locked up in a closet all the time of her life. but a strong memory of her is her reaching for a women which signifies to the memory of Sethe leaving her which these memories are the cause of her being angry and sadness painted all over her due to the abandonment of Sethe to Beloved. but during the book her memories seem to be memories of other slaves due to the cause of her being locked up in the closet all her life. but it all comes back to her when she see mr. Bowdoin and remembers as he is the white man that was coming for her and once she saw Sethe rush to him reminded her even more of her mother’s abandonment, which makes her think that the past is reoccuring again which leads her to run away and escape the reality which makes her mind and thoughts to lapse and makes her think that someone is running after her even though he is
However, many feminists were outraged that Hurston displayed the problem of abuse so lightly. They claimed she downplayed the severity of husbands abusing their wives. In Hurston’s novel, Janie starts as a young
You ain’t no good now, you lousy tart”(95) Candy then goes on about how he “…could of hoed in the garden and washed dishes for them guys” (96) In this scene, Steinbeck exposes that Curley’s wife actually possessed more power in death rather than in life. In other words, her death revoked the dreams of many characters , including herself. Now candy, Lennie, and George will never have their ideal piece of farm land and Curley’s wife will pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. Unfortunately, Curley’s wife
Women have been devalued by men for as long as people can remember. In the past, when men were off at war, women had to work jobs and keep the country running but as soon as the men returned, the women had to return to the kitchen. Women being the second option, the backup if the male species were to be killed off. In the story, “What if Shakespeare had a sister”, Virginia Woolf discusses how poorly women were treated in society. Women were deprived of all their rights, being nothing more than a house wife, being limited to their potential.
seeing their excitement, I took out my binder that held lots of drawings of all of the characters, and gave it to them. They immediately started bashing me for how I drew them, saying the head was to big, the eyes were to large, the hands were hidden or the hands were drawn terribly, the hair was terrible, and it didn’t even look like any of the characters. Emily soon came back from the bathroom in the middle of them saying my art style was trash, and even agreed to most of what they said. I started to get fed up of what they were saying, and decided to just say then and there, I didn 't want to ever hear from Emily again, because she always went overboard with everything, and only cared for herself. I blocked her from all of my social media accounts, and I blocked her number from my phone.
In school she was taught that they were just trouble, but fell for him anyway and realized everyone was wrong. Continuing, another theme that led us through Lily’s adventure of growing up was her discovering how important storytelling was. She was going through gruesome horrid things, and when she read things like Shakespeare she realized how important it was because it helped her escape to a fantasy world for a little bit of time. Lastly, Lily learns the power of the female community. Lily grew up without a mother, so for a large chunk of her life she didn’t know the real power the female community held.