I couldn 't be bothered with that. I am going to be a doctor and everybody around here better understand that!”(Hansberry 50). Beneatha is a headstrong woman who speaks only truth. She does not care what others think. Beneatha has a dream and is not going to let anybody stop her.
She didn’t allow her past to affect her. She didn’t allow anyone to tell her what she can and cannot do and that’s why she succeeded. She did allow herself to a good education. She did allow herself to a happy family. She did allow herself to a successful career.
Hurston reminds the readers that she does not weep because of her race, but rather, she is proud. She chooses two opposing words, “laugh” and “weep” to convey a message that there are conflicting emotions among other. Thus, by repeating ‘weep’ the readers are reminded of the previous sentence, that she does not weep. She is not conflicted with emotions, but rather, she is certain and has a sense of pride. She continues to express her feelings towards her race in, “I do not belong to the sobbing school” (Hurston).
She doesn’t need a make over to win over the guy she is crushing on. She clearly declares, multiple times, that she will not change herself for that reason. All together her sexuality isn’t used to mock her, as we would see in most sitcoms, it is being embraced. She
The girl is not really given any chance to express her feelings. All of the harsh advice which seems to never end revolves around the fact that women in the Caribbean are treated unfairly and the only thing that matters is maintaining a high social status. There is only one point in the story where the female authority figure talks about something fun, but she turns it into a negative, she says, “...don’t squat down to play marbles-you are not a boy, you know…”. This is again an example of advice that revolves around the main topic of social status and not becoming or being considered a slut. This is the only activity in the story that is considered fun, and the speaker turns it into a lesson on how to behave and what not to do.
In her song, Yearwood explains that she will not change herself to fit the expectations of society for her to be like the women in magazines and on TV. She begins her song by saying, “I don’t buy the lines in magazines that tell me what I’ve got to be… I don’t fit the mold society has planned.” She is confident in the fact that she can be her true self and does not feel the need to try to be what people expect or want her to be. She adds, “And I no longer justify reasons for the way that I behave, I offer no apologies for the things that I believe and say, and I like it that way.” Yearwood is insisting that she will not apologize for being herself, having her own opinions, or being unlike other women. Emerson says, “For nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure” (Emerson page #). He is acknowledging the fact that the world does not approve of people expressing themselves if their opinion does not follow the crowd.
Instead of mourning over her loss, she managed to look at the bright side of life and she began to plan about how she could have a smaller house and a bigger garden for her flowers. Furthermore, Ms. Maudie was quite similar to Atticus in her ways of thinking. Ms. Maudie did not discriminate like the rest of Maycomb nor did she believe or follow the gossip that went around town like the rest of the women. She voiced her opinion, even of she was the only one who felt the way she did and she never promoted violence in any way. Ms. Maudie was like family to Jem and Scout, and therefore, Ms. Maudie is undoubtedly a positive role
Since, they were not fighting for self respect and empowerment. Mcmurphy passed around the girls knowing they would not mind it. Nurse Ratched however, is a role which is consistent with my view of women in the 1960’s. Since, she was powerful,and did not let the men belittle her. The movie represents the issues of sexism and authority issues.
Jordan lives independently and is in control of her life. She does what she wants and is not concerned about other people’s opinions. Jordan also is the complete opposite of women like Daisy because she does not like “being at a disadvantage” which means she wants to be the dominant one and have control over herself(58). Jordan also has “demands of her...body” which hints that Jordan is not the purest woman(58)). She does not care about chastity and the old ways, and instead she embraces the new age and creates her own rules.