Nora, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale are all women that appear as being feeble minded and docile as opposed to the male characters within the plays. All of these women go through various lengths to prove that they are not what they appear, they have transcended from being the fragile creatures they are labeled as and how they have become a better and stronger person because of their events. These are not the easiest changes; however, they are those that require recognition as it shows a transitioning person that is able to see their true purpose in life.
The speech given at Womens National Press Club in 1960 by Clare Boothe Luce was a strong argument by the statements made. She shows ethos and logical appeal to her audience by condemning her argument to her audience. Luce slows starts by setting up her audience where she goes on to criticize the tendency of the American press to give up journalist integrity. She also engages the fact to her audience that she is there to give her speech because the journalist invited her to speak. Luce is first very aware that by delivering her speech she is most likely to be criticized by her audience.
A Thousand Splendid Suns Forgiveness is often regarded as a big part of society and the relationships that hold it together. In a place like Afghanistan where human rights are limited, life is harsh to the people around the and the ability to forgive can be considered a blessing. In the book A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, three powerful females showcase the ability to forgive and show how amazing of a character traits it can be One of the books main characters is named Mariam. She is introduced as a teenager girl living in inhumane circumstances. She is abused by her mother mentally and physically but shows no hate towards her mother even after all the things she does to her.
Mairs herself doesn’t fully comprehend why she decided on this title, but she believes that she wants others to see her as a “tough customer”. A person who “fates/gods/viruses have not been kind”, yet still can accept the brutal truth. By claiming all this, Mairs makes the reader realize that she’s a unyielding individual, yet also appeals to pathos by invoking feelings of sympathy from the reader. Also, one would likely agree that
“As if!” there are still stereotypes of women. Society has getting better with trying not to stereotype women, but after studying the movie Clueless, the stereotypes that were shown in the movie still exist today. For many years women have been told that they have to fit a certain image for our society’s needs. From a woman’s perspective, there are many expectations that are held and are impossible to be met. From a young age, girls everywhere are being told that what they’re doing is never good enough.
Even when she does walk down the steps, she slips and falls, meaning that she is too fragile and crippled to live around others. Deep inside herself, Laura knows that she is different and won’t find a job or a gentlemen caller. Amanda is the one who cannot accept the facts like Laura can. When Jim came over for dinner, she was to nervous to open the fire escape door and let in new possible opportunities. “Tom and Jim appear on the fire escape steps and climb to the landing.
After a year of careful planning she gets Tom Robinson into her house and makes advances toward him. When he denies them and Mayella’s father comes into the yard tom runs away because he knows something bad will come from this. After tom is gone Mayella’s father forces her to say that Tom Robinson abused her. Mayella is powerless because of her gender, the class she lives in, and the respect she gets from those around her. Mayella has never really been respected before.
Nora Helmer in “A Doll House” is a very different and bizarre character. At times, she can be acting different ways that will have the reader confused. Nora Helmer is not only a smart character but very sneaky with what she does. Nora can just about manipulate anyone with her sweet words and her lustful body she presents to the people. She is not looked at as a female follows the morals and values of how women should be presenting themselves.
Calixta in "The Storm" In this short story "The Storm" by Kate Chopin, the character that was the most greatly changed or influenced would have to be Calixta. First, in the beginning you get this feeling that she plays the character of a mother who as a storm approaches begins to get anxious as any parent usually does knowing her child may be in danger. We might infer in the beginning of the passage that she is sweet and innocent as any southern woman is. As the story and the plot continues to thicken, you can see that Calixta is not as much of an innocent character and more of a seductive mistress. In addition to her marriage that she is bound into she also displays her sexual needs and desire to be with Alcee.
Martha Hale is not one such woman. Despite what men would like to think, Martha is an intelligent, observant, and strong woman. These traits are what allow her to see the faults in the observations of the men and maybe piece together what happened that night in Dickson County. Martha is the one character throughout the whole story who we can completely see, so she is sort of our protagonist. From the very beginning Martha is shown as a hard worker with a distaste for unfinished work.
There are hints of political foreshadowing, but are left as unresolved contemplations. The fact that a woman from the outside of her own bubble put her in the situation and didn’t explain much made her tense. When Miss. Moore asked it made her madder. She knew there was no reason to feel oppressed or less.
After the attack the parents continued to leave the windows and doors open putting their needs before their children 's. Rex and Rose Mary were preoccupied with themselves to pay notice that there daughter was attacked and they could do something to reduce the chance of it happening again. How can a person sleep through the night if they are frightened that someone can come into their room? Rex and Rose could 've shut the doors and windows and gave their children a sense of security.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The main theme throughout The Bonesetter 's Daughter is the importance of communication in relationships, and how without communication, relationships suffer. Tan shows us this in several different ways, through: Mothers, daughters and spouses. She shows us how concealing our past, feelings and intentions lead to misinterpretations of actions and the weakening of relationships. Tan focuses mainly on mother daughter relationships, and how damaging miscommunication is to both mother and daughter and their relationship. There are several mothers and daughters, who suffer though their uncommunicative relationships, throughout The Bonesetter 's Daughter: Ruth and her mother LuLing 's; Ruth and Art
In the beginning, Delia is scared of Sykes and is too afraid to stand up to him. While trying to do her work Sykes is fussing at her but rather stand up to him, the story states that, “Delia never looked up from her work, and her thin, stooped shoulders sagged further” (Hurston 530). This shows that she is afraid of what he might do should she try to stand up for herself. As the story goes on, Delia begins to change and become braver when it comes to dealing with Sykes. Hurston writes, “Delia’s habitual meekness seemed to slip from her shoulders like a blown scarf” (531).
Therefore, I decided to read The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. I wished I could regain the confidence I had before moving to the U.S. The book’s key takeaway is that lack of confidence leads to inaction, and actions are necessary to build confidence. I agree that most women, including me, think a lot about consequences and often have self-doubt. This can ultimately inhibit women from seeking opportunities and affect their decision-making ability.