As females, we deserve the equal rights. Adrienne Rich in “Diving into the Wreck” and Maya Angelou in “Phenomenal Woman” poems both display how they found their true selves in a society that wanted them to be a certain way; when both of them found a way to be more than what society expected. The poem “Phenomenal Woman”, is about a woman who fights against what society believes a beautiful woman should look, act and want to be like. This woman’s beauty comes from within, the reason why people don’t understand her beauty and she embraces their confusion. The narrator stands out because she is not model beautiful, but she is smart and sees herself in a different way that is what makes her a phenomenal woman.
The success of This Side of Paradise emblemed his writing career began to work on track. In 1924, Fitzgerald and Zelda migrated to France and lived a profligate lifestyle. Also, they lived a crazy life, there was lots of newspaper reporting their crazy behaviors such as jumping into a public fountain and danced in wet clothes on a table or being expelled from the landlord because of making too much noise. However, good time didn’t last long. While Fitzgerald was focusing on creating his novel The Great Gatsby, Zelda attended many parties and made many male friends.
While many different outlooks can be seen in this novel, he does an excellent job at showing the role of women and their progress during this time period. He shows how women had very little significance as compared to the role of men and their importance. Although there was much lack of rights for women during the time period, Steinbeck uses the men’s outlook on a woman, Curley’s Wife as a character, and the easily manipulated power, or lack thereof, that a woman had to show how in this time, women were thought to be inferior to
Elizabeth, despite the fact that she still fulfills her societal roles to a slight extent, still contrasts her mother in that she balances care for others with her own well-being, indicating that she remains sympathetic without sacrificing her own needs to fit the expected role of women at the time. In contrast, both Elizabeth and the rest of her sisters are limited by Mrs. Bennet’s influence on their life decision. Author Sylvia Myers takes a far more critical approach on the role of Mrs. Bennet in comparison to her daughters in deeming her the “bad mother” through hindering the lives of her daughters. Myers asserts that Mrs. Bennet desires only for her daughters to fulfill their societal expectations, rather than reach their own full potential (Myers 228). She lacks the same free will which Elizabeth displays in her growth as a character, and therefore directly opposes Austen’s vision of an ideal woman.
The Dark Side of Hollywood “Crazy Sunday” by F. Scott Fitzgerald was published in 1932. Fitzgerald is most known for his novels, in particular his novel The Great Gatsby. He is most known for his use of a lot of symbolism, his incorporation of events of his own life, and his common themes such as a poor boy falls in love with a rich girl and the American Dream. The autobiographical part of “Crazy Sunday” is how he moved to Hollywood, did some screenwriting, and once went to a big Hollywood party where he made fun of a movie producer. Fitzgerald mostly writes about the 1920’s and the Jazz Age.
She’s a significant character because she gave Edna motivation to also have a life of her own. Without her Mademoiselle Reisz might not have rebelled against society and do what she wished. Its takes a lot of motivation to break through society’s expectations, and Mademoiselle is the little boost Edna needs to live her own
Flappers of Yesterday “I have even heard it said in praise of the modern women that she does not look upon marriage as her aim in her life, but looks forward to entering to a profession and earning her living independently of male support.” A powerful quote from a writer named Sheila Kaye-Smith (DiPaolo 6). She is talking about the women of the 1920’s started to change and becoming a different person, thinking different ways, and act out differently. With that others had different opinions on how the felt the change in women 's minds in the 1920’s. Although people saw flappers as a disgrace, they were a new kind of feminist with their independence, behavior, and lifestyle. The Flapper originated from England before WWI and then came to the United States around 1915 but never really became popular until 1923.
The Victorian era was a particularly trivial time for feminism. Many women had begun to speak up about their views that were previously muted by the fear of the predominant male-led society. With this time period and the publicity of feminism rising came female authors who sought to speak their views on the current society. The Bronte sisters were one of the most well known female authors of this time period, all three voicing their differing views on feminism. The impact of the male dominance loomed and had an apparent effect as well, as the three, as well as other female authors of this time, lived under pseudonyms in fear of judgment from the male-dominated world of literature.
Nick leaves the Midwest in the spring of 1922, in search of the American Dream, and takes a little house in West Egg, a town outside Manhattan, where his second cousin – Daisy Buchanan and her brutal and rich husband - Tom Buchanan live across the bay. Next to his modest house, rises a big mansion, owned by a mysterious tycoon. Leonardo DiCaprio perfectly depicts the enigmatic millionaire, hosting enormous extravagant parties, which lure the high society into a realm of sins, alcohol and dances. Those, who attend, enter a world of oblivion, where the party never ends, where time has lost its power. In the beginning DiCaprio’s character is built on gossips about his wealth and identity, he is almost represented as a phantom, always staying in the shadows, and the appeal to the unknown draws his guests to his gatherings, resembling a
Feminism challenges the age-long tradition of gender differentiation and aims to remove real life problems in the light of traditionally-gendered role-playing. Feminism negates women’s secondary and inferior position in the society. They no longer hide seek to hide their feminine urges, feelings and sensibilities. With access to education women improved and benefitted their lot much in the postcolonial India by availing good jobs and marriages. But women belonging to well off families cannot play as role model for average women of India.