Name: SUMAN MUKESH ROHRA Student I’d: U1104492 Novel Title: “Ten things I hate about me” Section C Answer A. the main social issue allocated in the novel is about racism and culture difference. Jamie’s dissatisfaction with the lack of freedom and hates her Lebanese Muslim identity and her name Jamilah. She is scared from people by thinking that they will not like her if they know she belongs to Muslim family. The author describes the situation that occurred in the novel clearly shows how racism makes someone so complicit that a girl needs to hide her own character in her school days. For an example Jamilah explains, “I have hidden the fact that I am of Lebanese Muslim heritage from everybody at school to avoid people assuming if I keep a picture of Osama Bin Laden in the shape of a love heart under my pillow” (Page No.
Joe’s horrific history was filled with many hardships and obstacles in her life. The horrific information that she has expressed in only a few words. When she wrote: “I Lost My Talk”. Her point of view was stated in every line written with each providing a mental & visual image in the reader 's mind, giving the audience a taste of what she went through. ”The scrambled ballad, about my word”, which is Rita Joe’s childhood and adulthood,
Will I ever be able to understand the hurt and pain of living as a colored sister in America? Ntozake Shange, for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf , expresses the obstacles of colored womean living in a world that doesn’t seem to want them. Modern day America pushes them into being outcast and feeling less than whole. Through short poems filled with rich details, Ntozake Shange brilliantly describes the situation of seven colored girls’ struggles with loneliness, oppression, and sexism in everyday life through short poems filled with rich details. The poems are filled with different topics that range from interactions with men in large cities, the myriad threats of domestic abuse, struggles with identity, cruelty, and indifference in black culture.
“Brownies” by ZZ Packer was a story focuses on the racial divide and prejudice between black and white girls in a brownie troop. Within the troop of black girls, Arnetta claims that she overheard a white girl say a racist remark which leads to her troop attempting to expose them; however, the plan failed. In the story, it states, “When you’ve been made to feel bad for so long, you jump at the chance to do it to others” (518). The quote implies that minorities will always hold a grudge towards white people, even though history is in the past. It also reveals why minorities may be disrespectful to them.
For example, in her analysis of Isak Dinesen’s “The Blank Page” Susan Gubar adopts the metaphor of “the blank page” to stress how women’s history silenced by the patriarchy can be subversive. “The Blank Page” is narrated on a wedding night where the stained sheets of princesses are displayed with their names to prove their virginity. Among these stained sheets is a plain white sheet with a nameless plate. “Dinesen’s blank page,” writes Gubar, “becomes radically subversive, the result of one woman’s deficiency which must have cost either her life or her honor [is] Not a sign of innocence or purity or passivity, this blank page is a mysterious but potent act of resistance” (89). The blank page shows the silence of women but it proves female resistance
Later in the book, Toni Morrison uses Pecola’s own conviction of being “ugly” to show that she truly believes that if she changed her physical appearance to match those at the top of the race and beauty hierarchies, her perception of her reality would be ameliorated. Back at home after her parents’ fight, Pecola ponders the unfair way she is treated by teachers compared to her Caucasian classmates at school. When the narrator says, “It had occurred to Pecola some time ago that if her eyes, those eyes that held the pictures, and knew the sights—if those eyes of hers were different, that is to say, beautiful, she herself would be different. Maybe they’d say, ‘Why, look at pretty-eyed Pecola. We mustn’t do bad things in front of those pretty eyes’” (46), Morrison suggests that Pecola believes that her identity is based on her eyes and that attaining beauty would be the solution for gaining acceptance from others.
The movie version of To Kill a Mockingbird combined the characters of Aunt Rachel and Miss Stephanie Crawford, who provided Jem and Scout with horrific rumors about Boo Radley. Additionally, the movie excludes Mrs. Dubose and Jem reading to her every night, which brings forth the themes of courage and forgiveness. Furthermore, the movie omits Dolphus Raymond, who is one of the examples of social injustice and help Jem and Scout understand the prejudice in Maycomb County. Regardless of the differences in each version, both, the movie and novel, portray the essential themes of people being prejudice and stereotyping people based on their race. Both versions follow the storyline of the protagonist and her brother seeing an innocent man being convicted because the jury decided to believe a white man’s lie over a black man’s
Another reason why Scout’s saviour is Atticus is related with her acknowledgement over the superficiality and restrictions of being a Southern female, for example when Mrs. Dubose tells Scout: “You should be in a dress and camisole, young lady! You 'll grow up waiting on tables if somebody doesn 't change your ways ...” (page 135; To Kill a Mockingbird). Meaning that if Scout does not ‘woman’ up she will forever be rejected.This quote is one of many illustrations in the novel where our narrator communicates to us Lee 's criticism of Southern women and their ignorance concerning gender roles. Even Atticus the man how abides by no social conventions, ridicules the women 's attitudes. There are multiple examples of this; one were he tells Alexandra that he prefers “Southern womanhood as much as anybody, but not for preserving polite fiction at the expense of human life” (page 196; To Kill a Mockingbird).
In To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, it is vivid that gender roles were part of society in the 1930s. Scout Finch, a little girl, shows that being a girl doesn’t define her personality or actions. Although this book was published in 1960 and was set in the 1930s, the contention of gender roles is still prominent in today’s civilization. All the way through chapter five, it is well known that gender roles are a part of mankind during the Great Depression. Scout narrated, “I was not so sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with” (45).
In the short story “The Possibility of Evil” written by Shirley Jackson the main protagonist, Miss Adela Strangeworth demonstrates multiple traits of her complex personality through her actions, thoughts and the way she communicates. A couple of these traits that are significant to her character are insensitivity and masquerading. Imagine an insanely insensitive person who does not care how others feel. Miss Stangeworth’s unpleasant letters advocate her observations rather than facts or feelings. In a letter she writes anonymously to the Crane family saying “DIDN’T YOU EVER SEE AN IDIOT CHILD BEFORE?
Upon this finding, Willow almost explodes with frustration in seeing that such an educated woman still believes that Egyptian Muslims would kill an innocent baby. Willow adds that after reading the article “[she] said the worst thing you can say… I called her an Orientalist” (276). Willow continues to add that “it was a gross overreaction, and a very stupid one: I was white, she was Arab…” (276). Willow is aware and conscious of that fact that even though her statement is nothing but technically true, that the woman was being racist, Willow is unable to speak out in such a manner. Her use of the word “Orientalist” implies white superiority, and despite the fact that Willow is a Muslim herself, she cannot air her opinions as she did because in fear of others perceiving that as truth to the stereotypes of Muslims, while hurting her goal of transforming the public’s view of
In conclusion, logically it is just an advertisement for the latest handbag. Emotionally, this woman is sick and dying because she is so small and fragile, yet american women want to be her. Ethically, it is not okay to be that small no matter what country you are in and it is not okay to be that sick. Th ey say a picture says a thousand words, and they are right. This picture speaks volumes about Americans and their idea of beauty and success.
“Cinderella, Inc.” by Sue and Allen Gallehugh has a great relation with the 21st Century America society. It is common today’s days that people, in especial the younger one are not opened to new opportunities or to know others more deeply. Cinderella judged her new stepmother and stepsisters even before to take the time and see if they were good persons and may be just judge them by the stereotype that all stepmothers are bad and cruel. At the same time, she tried to play the role of a victim which made her fall in depression and made severe her situation by eating too much and seating in a corner to cry out how unfortunate she was. Sadly, that is a reality in our society and everyone should be aware of it, and try to help those people that
When Celia learns Minny can 't afford an AC, she says she wishes she could buy one. Minny is about to say she wasn 't asking for money, but then notices her caramel has burned. Minny and Aibileen talk about civil rights. Such things as being able to eat in the same places, and use the same bathrooms as white people don 't matter that much to them. Minny thinks, "What I care about is, if in ten years, a white lady will call my girls dirty and accuse them of stealing