Beyoncé and Rihanna are two of the biggest music icons in the world right now. Each having their own unique careers. Both have a lot of similarities and also a lot of difference. Beyoncé Knowles was born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas. When she was child, she performed in different dancing and singing competitions.
Eliza is what she has always wanted to be, and she can thank herself for it. Her determination and self confidence brings her to accomplish everything she has ever wanted. Intertextuality is shown throughout the resolution in Miss Congeniality because Gracie also becomes a better person and learns from the other contestants. She did not have intentions of gaining personal self-worth from this experience like Eliza did, but she ends up being “very honored, and moved, and truly touched.” Also, intertextuality through the resolution of Miss Congeniality is very obvious when Gracie speaks to Victor: “You’ll get yours, Henry Higgins.”
“Singer and musician Dolly Parton is a beloved cultural icon whose powerful voice, songwriting and personality have won the hearts of country and pop music fans for decades” (“Dolly Parton Biography”). Dolly Parton is a very inspirational person for many reasons. Not everyone will agree with me and think she is a inspirational person. Dolly tries to get along with everyone. She doesn 't miss treat people for no reason.
“For beautiful eyes, look for the goods in others; for beautiful lips speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” Audrey Kathleen Hepburn - Ruston is famous for her beauty, elegance, grace and she is a great Hollywood style icon, she was also known for being a philanthropist. Although she was mostly known for being a British actress, everyone thought of her as a fashion icon. “I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people's minds is not in my mind.
All in all, Ellen Degeneres and Oprah Winfrey are wealthy celebrities who have earned the trust of the American people, who listen to what they have to say. Neither has forgotten how hard it was to reach where they are. They, therefore, reach out to Americans with advice and support to inspire others to do the same. The love that fans feel for them both is seen by the fact that everybody calls them by their first names, showing the connection they have made to their fans. Even though Ellen has done a lot in regardless to getting where she is today along with all the work she still puts in, when comparing the two, Oprah has had a lot more experience when it comes to her life
Halle Berry Halle Berry has opened the door for many girls’ dreams. I believe she is an inspiration to all women because she has proven that they can make a name for themselves by never letting anyone get in the way of their dreams. Men and women can relate to Berry because she has achieved a number of goals and encountered several disappointments in her life. She has proven that it does not matter what you wear, or what color your skin is, it is how you perform that will help you achieve your goals. Halle is an inspiration to American girls because she came from nothing and is now one of the highest paid actresses of our time.
Through these songs, Swift met the criterion by providing a positive message in which anyone can find love. When her next album, Speak Now was released, some of her songs were similar in appropriateness and some that were more explicit. The song “Speak Now,” is about ruining someone’s wedding because they might be marrying “the wrong girl.” At the end of the song, the man goes off with the girl who ruined the wedding and it’s still a happy ending. This is not sending a positive message to young girls because it teaches them about selfishness.
She took the world by storm in 2008 with the release of her first studio album The Fame and shows no signs of slowing down. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, formally known as Lady Gaga, has an overly exaggerated on-stage persona, and is an artist that is like no other, attracting the attention of the media and scholars ever since. She has built an empire based on self-love – a song, album, and nonprofit foundation based on "empowering youth" and "inspring bravery" (Lady Gaga, 2017). Through both her music and her eccentric appearance in the media, Lady Gaga has been able to challenge dominant gender roles publicly, and often in over-dramatic ways (Musulin, 2012). Everything about her from the way she dresses to the lyrics of her songs,
Identifying ourselves refers to being unique by our conception that makes us different from others. At any moment of a lifetime, identity can easily shift from the primary set up of ideas implanted by our parents to whom we really are. Last week while I was thinking about some examples for my essay, I randomly asked my manager about her identity. Her answer didn’t surprise me since I knew that she is a very proud lady; however, she insisted that her parents standards did help her to define herself in the beginning, yet grown up under their protection didn’t keep her from being the kind of person she became. She continued, ’I was very proud of myself, I always stood my ground, I defied my mother to make myself someone, and I really did.’’
Social differences will eventually be blurred by the continuous improvement of the general welfare of all American citizens. I envision a nation enlivened by faith, one that leads the world with religious freedom. America’s protection and cherishment of all types of beliefs will enforce a wide array of values that positively promote the country’s morale and acceptance of diversity. The integration of various religions would make a hopeful nation blessed by
Emilie Wapnick started her speech with asking how many times have we been asked “what do we want to be when we grow up?” We were all so young when we listened to this question and it caused us worry. She was never able to answer this question, not because she didn’t have any interests but as she had too many. She used to get deep in her interests then get bored of them and shifts to another as she didn’t find them challenging anymore. She was always worried that would be something wrong with her.
“Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency” (Aesop). The focus on individualistic characters discovering their own potentials is prevalent throughout the works Anthem and The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. In Rand’s novel Anthem, Equality 7-2521 breaks the laws of the collectivist society, a society in which the value of the group as a whole exceeds the value of an individual. He is an individualist because he thinks independently, creates inventions, and gathers knowledge. Equality leaves society behind and treks through the unknown only to discover a sense of selfishness and self-importance, which Rand calls egotism.
In class we watched the movies Pariah, The breakfast club and Mean girls to see how they present expressive individualism. Bulman defined expressive individualism as “that strain of American individualism that values not material achievements, but the discovery of one’s unique identity and the freedom of individual self-expression” (Bulman, 2005). In the movie “Mean Girls” it’s about a girl named Cady who is new in a suburban high school. She moved there from Africa and has now the problem of facing the inequalities by social classes which are noticeable by expressive individualism.
I read the historical fiction novel Ties That Bind, Ties That Break written by Lensey Namioka. It is the story of a young Chinese woman from a very wealthy family named Toi Alin but later referred to as Eileen. She refused to follow the old Chinese practice of women having their feet bonded which resulted in many conflicts. I learned a couple of things from her bravery to stand up for something she felt strongly about.