Lucinda Ramberg in When the Devi is Your Husband challenges the portrayal of the Indian women “given” to goddess Devi called devadasis as the victims of inhumane sex trafficking and market economy. The author argues that devadasis appear to be gifts and givers simultaneously and their participations into material transaction does not undermine their agency and personhood. In fact, it elevates their social and economic importance since devadasis are entitled to inherit land, pass the name to their children, function as the head of the households, perform symbolic distribution of wealth during the major festivities such as Rande Hunnime. Then why the devadasis are largely perceived as “nothing but prostitutes?
A single mother from the Bronx who possesses every quality of having great character, leadership, and honesty and should be given everything she deserves. In the 2002 Sony Pictures Film, Maid in Manhattan, Marisa Ventura meets her uptown prince Chris Marshall by destiny and a mistaken identity. Marisa puts herself in a compromising situation manipulating not only herself, but Chris also. In hopes of changing her career choice from a maid in a first-class Manhattan hotel, to a manager of a first-class Manhattan hotel, she runs into a stumbling block. Due to her adverse occurrences, surely she has to keep up this masquerade that could not only jeopardize everything she has worked for but, it could also cause her fairy tale and happy ending she’s
Is Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’ an appropriate text for VCE English in 2018? A speech delivered by a young feminist teacher to the Victorian Department of Education Conference on VCE text selection. October 17, 2017—Speech—Jemina Smith Good morning, my name is Jemina Jade Smith, and I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to speak at this conference, to share my thoughts on the department’s selection of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window as one of our Year 12 English prescribed texts. I have not taught this text previously, and last month, I decided to watch a re-release of the film.
Popular Culture I Öğr. Gör. Gülbin Kıranoğlu The Capitalist and Patriarchal Elements in the Products of Popular Culture Betül Kılıç 110111077
In the Last Chapter, Leila Abouzeid represents her female character as being a postcolonial agent. From the very beginning of the novel, we come to know that Aicha is an independent woman who rejects the socially and culturally constructed gender roles. This is manifested in peripheralizing women and subordinating them. Aicha, as the protagonist of the novel was among the first Moroccan girls who have received education which during that time was mainly for male children, “there were two of us in a class of forty two.” Being in a class which is fully dominated by boys, and living in a society which is overwhelmed by patriarchy, the protagonist is a self-independent postcolonial agent who is able to study and draw the exception in her society.
Your prediction on Peter and Howard make logical sense. As a reader, we come to sense a pattern in books and stories in general. The protagonist suffers to make it out on top and the antagonists eventually falls in humiliation. The Fountainhead has yet to display any evidence that Rand is trying to break this mold. And isn't that ironic?
The movie Mean Girls shows many of the psychological themes that have been discussed throughout the course. Two prominent themes within the movie are bullying and cliques. Bullying is described by the book as being “verbal or physical behavior intended to disturb someone less powerful” (Santrock, 2016, p. 351). Bullying is extremely prominent in schools, which is the setting of the movie, with one in three students claiming that they have experienced bullying at some point whether as the victim or the bully (Santrock, 2016, p. 351). In the movie, bullying is a prominent plot point with most of the background characters stating that they, at some point, had been bullied by Regina George.
In the year 60 CE Boadicea of the Iceni tribe roused her armies to revolt against Roman rule. Ultimately she was defeated, but this warrior queen and her legendary scythed chariots became a feminist icon nonetheless (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2017). She rode her horses on the Heath of Suffolk-Cambridgeshire, a location that centuries later would become the stage for the Newmarket horseracing society. This masculine society sharply contrasts with its female-powered past, as the horse racing business seems to be a “man’s world”. Rebecca Cassidy, in her book The Sport of Kings, an anthropological study of the Newmarket horseracing society, describes her findings after integrating into the community.
When cities are featured in literature, they are a guiding force for the characters. In The Trial, Franz Kafka writes about a single young banker named Joseph K. and his battle for innocence against an unexpected arrest which he cannot attain any information. Joseph K. continuously refuses to try to understand his city, Prague. In contradiction, in Emile Zola’s The Ladies Paradise a young meager woman, Denise, raises her two younger brothers as she thrust into the emerging world of the department store where she finds wealth, happiness, and love.
Mean Girls The Mean Girls is a movie created in the year 2004 about a girl who is named Cady, who has been homeschooled. She finally goes to regular school however, all the high schoolers are divided into different groups based on their personality and appearances. Some of the many groups that they are divided into are the following: plastics, cool Asians, math athletes, varsity jocks, desperate wannabe's, and nerd Asians. After watching the movie and observing how the different groups of students interact with each other I can hypothesis that they were all insecure at least once throughout the movie, lack of feminism and they feel that backstabbing will solve all problems.