“Things are rough after all” --Cherry Valance. One person decides to change the stereotypical greasers VS Socs can't be friends battle. Susan Eloise Hinton wrote The Outsiders When she was 15, under the name S.E. Hinton so people wouldn't know she was a girl because her editor thought people wouldn't buy a girls book. She wrote the book to tell people about what was happening at her high school.
Emily Rigal is a 19 year old student at Columbia University. As a kid Emily was bullied at school. It was so bad that she had to switch schools. “It was damaging my self worth,”. She made friends at her new school “And it boasted her self-esteem” She said.
The film Mean Girls is an American comedy movie for teens that illustrates the mainstream high school experience in the west. The main character, Cady Heron is a sixteen-year-old girl who is a new student at bob school in Illinois. Cady moved from being home-schooled in Africa, and therefore is unaware of the environment and lifestyle at a public high school. Cady then meets Daemon and Janis, who are part of an outcast group. Janis and Damien expose Cady to the norms of their school, talking her through cliques, and most importantly introducing her to “the plastics”, a group that Janis and Damian hated.
He observes her and finds out that she was homeschooled ever since first grade and she suddenly attends high school, leaving her class to cast suspicion on her. She has a rather unique sense of fashion, different interests and different behavior
Little does she know, just because Joe has the looks, he also ends up being overpowering, overconfident and treats women as if they are objects. Joe’s bad traits are shown when Janie expresses, “Time came again when she fought back with her tongue as best she could...It just made Joe do more...So gradually, she pressed her teeth together and learned to hush,” (Hurston 71). In a marriage where Janie feels the need to stop herself from talking, she is making herself smaller than Joe and that is a representation of what Janie does not want. Another incident where Joe makes Janie seem smaller is shown when they are at a town gathering. Joe does not allow Janie to speak for herself because he thinks she is incapable of controlling her own speech and assumes she is not as educated as he is.
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Her personality and how she is portrayed is very stereotypical and reinforces patriarchy. In the first movie Harry, Ron and Hermione come face to face with a troll and she freezes because she is so terrified; this makes her character look very week and vulnerable. Harry and Ron are forced to save her making them look stronger and more powerful. Hermione is shown as very smart but cocky when we first meet her on the train in the first movie; she brags about all the books she has read, all the things she knows about magic and creatures and how she already knows a lot about Harry. Hermione’s crying and other ways of expressing her emotions make her look weaker throughout the movies.
By doing so, she altered her identity because she no longer viewed herself as mean, or as a bully herself. She changed her identity and self perception in a positive manner and increased her confidence. When your mind is set to something, you will most likely achieve it. This is called a self-fulfilling prophecy, which is what many girls in a report from the Girl Scout Research Institute, "Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics" believe in. In a survey for the study, girls involved in STEM, and those who weren 't, were asked a series of questions, one saying, "If I try really hard at something I know I will succeed."
When all of the evidence is presented the reader can, therefore, decided whether or not they agree that women are treated very unjustly compared to men. First, Nora is treated like a child by her husband Torvald. Torvald had nicknames for Nora like squirrel or skylark that was often accompanied by demenors like sweet or little. At the end of the play, Nora tells her husband that he treated her like a weak, fragile doll just like her father. Nora’s feelings about Torvald’s attitude is evident in the quote from Nora and Torvald’s conversation ”I was your little songbird just as before- your doll whom henceforth you would take particular care to protect from the world because she was so weak and fragile.”(Pg.
Precious is 16 years old and going to 10th grade, she already have a child named Mongo, she have downs syndrome. Precious dad is also the father to Precious child, Mongo. Mongo lives with Precious grand mom. We get the knowledge that Precious is pregnant with her second child, as the headmaster of her school finds out that she is pregnant again, she gets expelled of the school. Precious live alone with her mother because her father had abandoned them.
It 's the first day of school, 1989, and seventeen-year-old Veronica Sawyer is frustrated with the hellish competitive social hierarchy at Westerburg High School, where nerds and underclassmen are pushed around by brutish, idiot jocks like Ram Sweeney and Kurt Kelly. After trying to defend her best friend, the cheerful, overweight Martha Dunnstock (cruelly renamed "Martha Dumptruck" by the uncreative Kurt), Veronica longs for the days of elementary school when life was simple and everyone was friends. She wishes desperately to be above the drama, but there is only one elite clique who can do that: the Heathers, the three most beautiful, most popular girls in school. They are the weak-willed head cheerleader Heather McNamara; the sullen, bulimic
In this story in particular, the characters leave you speechless with their actions. This story has a flow due to how the characters talk. They talk with improper grammar, but that’s what makes it unique.”Ain’t nothing wrong with that is it?” Raheem and the narrator have a lot of mini fights, because Raheem is skipping school and “checking” out other girls. “His eyes crawl over to them good girls.” The author doesn’t give us a lot of knowledge about the narrator; though I’d prefer if she did. This will allow us readers to connect to the story more.
In Josephine Alibrandi’s last year of school, she was in her own words “awarded the insulting task of being her deputy”. So Josie took on the leadership responsibility of being deputy school captain, she also made a speech in the debate, which is a competition that her school had against St Anthony’s. Josie made a lot of friends and also enemies while she was deputy school captain, but she
Speak Journal Response This journal is in response to the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. As a coming-of-age contemporary novel, Speak discusses many sensitive issues that are still prominent even today. In this story, we explore the life of Melinda Sordino, a fourteen-year-old girl who is beginning high school right after experiencing an utterly traumatic event: rape. Melinda is left friendless, with no one to help and support her after what happened. She tries to navigate through her first year of high school, and it seems like the entire student body despises her; she feels more alone than ever.
You wasn’t no good. You ain’t no good now, you lousy tart” (95). In other words, Curley 's wife does not even have to be alive to cause trouble, and her death alone exhibits enough power to create distress. In addition, Candy is implying that Curley’s wife has had the ability to cause trouble all along. For example, George saw that the first time Lennie was introduced to Curley’s wife he immediately fell under her spell, which caused George to continue to warn Lennie about her since her knew what she was capable of.