For example, Mrs. Freeman is described as having “beady steel-pointed eyes” (O’Connor, “Good Country People”). This description of Mrs. Freeman shows that she is very inquisitive and will figure things out. Mrs. Freeman is very nosy and knows a lot of things other people don’t know. While this physiognomy provides a good description of Mrs. Freeman, she is not a very important character. One final example of physiognomy in “Good Country People” is Joy being described as “bloated, rude and squint-eyed” (O’Connor, “Good Country People”).
Britney is not necessarily racist at the beginning, but she is ignorant and must be educated by her black teammates on certain cultural things she hadn’t thought of before. Winnie is outwardly racist, and it actually causes Pacific Vista to lose the competition at the end because she calls Crenshaw Heights “ghetto” to Rhianna. In the end, the black underdogs win, and while clumsy, the moral of the story is “racism is bad.”. In several regards, the movie succeeds; it is sympathetic and realistic to a black experience, but unfortunately its downfall is it still has to be viewed through a white POV
Society makes it harder for those that embrace diversity and respect the differences God’s children have. Therefore, things like the Queen Bee theory can be an easy style to mimic when you are a woman that just wants to strengthen her career and lead, ones that wants to have the same chances men have. Women working with other women help spread light and eliminate darkness. It presents a chain reaction that is positive. It is not the best when women are working with other women that want to do negative things and it’s even worse when these women still don’t have the same chances.
Plays like Medea have both an advantage of helping the cause of women as well as a disadvantage of hurting the cause of women. One advantage to help the cause of women would include the loyalty that some women can contain. Another advantage would be the ability of a woman to do and overcome anything she sets her mind to. A disadvantage would be how the play portrays women as heartless and deranged. As obstacles are presented to Medea and Jason, Medea proves that she has the willpower and ability to overcome those obstacles with or without Jason 's help.
Claudette had even “begun to snarl at [her] own reflection as if it were a stranger,” showing that she is very uncomfortable with the changes that have happened to her, both physically and mentally. In Stage 2, when the girls had begun to drift apart, Claudette found where she fit in, explaining that she “was one of the good girls. Not great and not terrible, solidly middle of the pack” (Russell 232). This idea of Claudette being a good but imperfect character connects to her relation to the Handbook, as she mostly follows along with its expectations but occasionally lags
In other words, this clearly describes the change in Elisa from the beginning that was described as strong and masculine to weak and frustrated women displaying her feminine emotions. Tinker is also a clever man who uses Elisa for his advantage, where on the other hand Elisa finds his lifestyle to be interesting. But when Elisa desires to have this lifestyle Tinker reminds Elisa of her gender as he states, “It ain’t the right kind of a life for a woman” (Steinbeck, 805). This line by Tinker underlines once again that women are weak and aren’t powerful enough to face isolation out at night. Towards, the end of the short story Steinbeck beautiful describes Elisa’s realization that equality cannot be achieved and it is just an illusion that is controlled by men.
She took all his shame away and turned it into something useful.” Here we see Hulga planning to use what she thinks is her position of power to manipulate Manley, whom she believes to be vulnerable. It's sort of funny Like, she thinks she's so worldly she calls herself a "true genius" that she's in a position to teach him a thing or two… but, of course, she isn't worldly at all, and he's the one who winds up giving her what might be called "a deeper understanding of life." We can see her weak heart and lost leg as symbols for her vulnerability. Yes, her physical heart is weak, but so it her metaphorical one she is not wise to the ways of the world and the ways in which people work. So while she stands steadily in the company she keeps at home, she's actually on shaky footing when she encounters someone from beyond the safety of her home.
Every good story has to have differing characters to drive the story forward. Some are easy to like while others take some time to understand. However, there is usually at least one that immediately stands out as the villain. In The Crucible, this character is Abigail Williams, a selfish and vindictive girl that loves to cause trouble around town. She is the opposite of Elizabeth Proctor, the honest and caring wife of John Proctor.
Selina Meyer runs for president of the United States. She is a relatable woman who has her moments of pure embarrassment, just like any other person would. She may look foolish at times, but she never lets that get her down. Erin Brockovich is one of the boldest women to live by leading people and by serving justice to those who rightfully deserve it. These people were suffering, they felt they had no voice and was hopeless.
In The Help, Aibileen and Minny each respond differently towards their white employers, but while Minny’s approach possesses both benefits and drawbacks, Aibileen’s attitude only ensures her own safety. Minny’s rash and fiery nature provides the black community with major blackmail material though it leads to her losing her job; while Aibileen’s restrained and tolerant personality assists her in steering clear of trouble but does not improve the state of racial injustice. For instance, Minny prepares a pie coated with her own poop, and she delivers it to her arrogant employer, Hilly Holbrook. As a downside, Minny receives a hard beating from her husband and loses her secured job due to her quick actions in anger. Viewers soon learn that Minny’s impulsive behavior did not go to waste though, because she holds an embarrassing and valuable secret concerning Hilly and the pie incident.