Social psychology is essentially the study of how human beings interact, behave and think around others. It is rooted in explaining the various different experiences we face each day in our social lives. Nowadays, film-makers try to depict these psychological phenomena in their movies to make them realistic. One such movie stars Emma Stone, an Oscar winner playing the role of Olive in the film “Easy A”. The film in short describes the high school life of a chaste girl, Olive, who conforms to peer pressure and starts lying about her sexual behavior in order to maintain a certain reputation as well as to help out her troubled friends.
The forces of pronatalism are significant to women as it is the philosophy responsible for the persistent idea that a woman’s destiny and ultimate fulfilment is entrenched in childbearing and motherhood. Furthermore, pronatalism focuses on the advantages of having children while minimizing the disadvantages (Veevers). It creates the mother hood mandate the idea that regardless of whatever she chooses to do in life, a woman’s role must involve maternity (Russo,1976). Pronatalism comes at women from every angle, from the religious command to mother, to psychological theories which define maternity as a requirement for healthy female psychological development (Daniluk, 1999). Similarly it is at work in the media, on television and in
In the bibliography “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai, importance of girl’s education back east is addressed. Malala explains to the reader the horrors and 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. Malala wants the reader to know how it is being a girl fighting for girl’s education. With the use of these three rhetorical strategies, she can get the reader to comprehend that every girl has the right to an education.
This passage becomes one of the main statements defining the term womanism discussed previously in the thesis. Walker supports and develops this term with the representation of the relation between Celie and Shug. Celie’s growth as a woman is visible in her relation with Shug Avery who teaches her how to enjoy life and to accept herself wholly. Some researchers support this argument by stating “Walker always emphasizes the importance of sisterhood in black women`s emancipation” (Singh & Guphta, 2010: 218). Shug introduces Celie to same-sex relationships and masturbation.
Consequently, the uses of allusion in the story help Jing- mei discover to not be a prodigy and that what her mother wants for her is not always important. However, some of the things her mother showed and did got her excited to become this. In the beginning of “Two Kinds”, Jing- mei and her mother were watching TV and Shirley Temple was on. Jing- mei and her mother were watching something they thought was magnificent. Jing- meis’ mother said, “ Ni Ken – you watch”, she said this to Jing- mei because she thought they were like training videos to help her become a famous child star.
In addition, she is also well-informed with how to behave when in the company of girls. These social skills allow her to become the leader of the group of friends, as well as the inciter of the bullying of Elaine (Lloyd 14). Elaine becomes a scapegoat for her friends who abuse her and Cordelia in particular. The trio of Carol, Grace and Cordelia constantly criticizes Elaine for her shortcomings and dominates her with the excuse of improving her manners and personality. Pavla Chudějová in “Exploring the women’s experience” states that since Cordelia cannot compare to her attractive and talented older sisters, she makes great effort to keep up appearances in fear of being considered “disappointing” (Cat’s Eye 73).
Theoretical Framework In a number of complex ways, the way in which women are represented on television is directly related to women’s lives. Julie D’Acci states “the tight interweaving of institutional constrains and women’s lived experience of television construction of femininity and women's understanding of themselves as women are impossible to pick apart” (D’Acci, 1994). Television has been noted as having the ability to reconfigure and reinforce social norms, helping to shape the audiences ideas about how they should behave, who we are and how we conceive each other. Television is constantly changing in response to the ever changing cultural and social conditions. Television’s ongoing
“This my daughter Waverly Jong.” she said to whoever looked her way” (1485). The characteristic of Waverly’s mother is apparent to Daisy Tan as she also looks her daughter highly to bring fame to the family. Both mother seems a little controlled by not listening to their daughter request. For example,Waverly’s mother forcefully put her in a chess tournament without consent and Daisy chose Amy’s education in college to be neurosurgeon. In comparison, they are not much different from one to another.
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The author of “Two Kinds”, Amy Tan creates a touching story by making the mother a static protagonist because she tries to make her daughter into someone she’s not, puts pressure and emotional stress on the main character, and doesn’t accept her daughter for who she already is. Suyuan brings the majority of the conflict to the story. The mother brings conflict into the story when she attempts to make June into someone she is not after comparing her to other children that she sees on television. For example, in the third paragraph the author writes “We’d watch Shirley’s old movies on TV as though they were training films” (Tan, 471). That part of the story indicates that the mother is trying to train June into becoming just like the little girl seen on TV.
Advertising through magazines and television defined and transmitted the role of women and motherhood (Stoneham, Holt). During this time the ‘Seven Sisters’, a group of magazines traditionally aimed at homemaker women some including: Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, and Woman’s Day, reached over thirty four million consumers, which is a great deal of women to convince what lifestyle they should live. In addition, propaganda was used to put women “back in their place”, after mem came home from war (Holt). Many television shows presented a set example of a normal american life, the most memorable one being, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” (Stoneham). June Cleaver, Donna Reed, and Harriet Nelson were all television show mothers who acted the part of the idealistic housewife of this time period.
In the novel The Edible Woman, author Margaret Atwood tackles the difficult subject of anorexia nervosa. Although this subject is often handled with kid gloves by many writers, Atwood’s novel candidly addresses how different food related stigmas affect the main character’s day to day existence. In the late 1960 's, young women faced a society that expected them to conform to certain qualities in both appearance and demeanor. The portrayal of young women in popular movies, television and music of the time period led to internal conflicts among women who struggled to achieve the norm put forth by society. Young women everywhere were convinced they needed to look and act like Marcia Brady and turn into Carol Brady even if meant sacrificing their