The moment she gave birth something sunk into her mind, that she could never fully comprehend until that moment. As she holds her child in her arms, taking extra precautions, so that her child doesn’t get hurt, she realizes that it is now her job to take care of her baby. That her biggest concern is no longer herself, but the child who was not in her arms yesterday. That yesterday’s problems are no longer of concern to her. That it is her job to provide and raise a human being.
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fangs” by Sady Doyle is about the criticism and feminism of Stephanie Meyer’s writing style in the Twilight series. Critics flaw the old fashion gender roles and unexciting plotlines. This is mainly because the writings claim to be written without action and more about love. The series allow teenage girls to fantasize about the rivals, vampire Edward and werewolf Jacob, for the love of human Bella. This allows girls to be in the fantasy world, rather than the real world, “where no one has to grow up, where danger is the prelude to a rescue, where boys have no hidden agendas aside from loving you forever” (Doyle 281).
" We believed her. My father cried. Our mother, his wife, was 38 years old.” This piece from her biography creates a direct and sympathetic
Feminist Reading: Dracula between Beauvoir’s and Roth’s Ideas In her article, “Suddenly Sexual Women in Bram Stoker’s Dracula” Phyllis Roth argues that Dracula is a misogynistic novel which is obvious in the system of power in which men are dominant and active figures whereas women are just followers and obedient to their system. She draws on Simon de Beauvoir’s idea that “ambivalence as an intrinsic quality of Eternal Feminine”, in order to show that women are victims to men powers. In her chapter, “Myth and Reality”, Beauvoir discusses the way that anybody in the society, specially men, doesn’t do their job in taking a step towards the oppressed women, but to act just like what the system of myth impose them to act.
Even the detail in first part of story are full of emotions even though they are not real. By using such great detail in the first part of the story, it thricks the reader in thinking that what she is telling is what really happen to her. In the beginning of the story she talks about what happen to her, “My blood was on the front of this man’s clothes.” Which the reader can imagine this scene really easily. She explains every event with great detailed thought the whole story.
These examples are what makes her stories so realistic that readers almost feel a deep connection between the protagonists of Kate's short stories and their own life experiences. The Ironic events of “Desiree’s Baby,” and the tragic events found in “The Story of an Hour” result in a rather stimulating sensation, that in turn creates an experience unlike many short stories today. I believe this is the reason why Kate Chopin chooses to reflect upon her own life in her short stories, and what makes her such a respectable
The literature pieces help explore the subject of female sexuality, as time progress the amount of female sexuality increases. Women can desire, they can have aspirations, even though shown as vampires the text still suggests that they are women. The gothic writing of Victorian era such as Dracula, Carmilla, and Christabel help
Comparing Boys and Girls and Emma Watson’s speech for her HeForShe campaign Gender is not referred “to sex, but to this set of prescribed behavior,” as said by Marlene Goldman’s “Penning in the Bodies” (Goldman). There are many rules set upon an individual as to what is acceptable and what is not. The short story Boys and Girls by Alice Munro focuses on the implications the narrator had to endure on her journey to womanhood by reason of gender stereotypes. Emma Watson’s speech for the HeForShe campaign targets on abolishing gender inequality. Despite inequity, there is a myriad of comparable traits that are shared by humans which portrays our personality.
Her personal experience is socially and theoretically constructed and emotions play an essential role in the process of identity formation. Her identity is not fixed, which is portrayed by inquisitiveness that her own mother and Aunt thought she was possessed, enhanced and made this story an enriching experience. The family is the first agent of socialization, as the story illustrates, even the most basic of human activities are learned and through socialization people
A quote to support this part of the book is, “Chief Swan, I promise to take care of your daughter and nothing will happen to her.” This is very important to the theme because he has transformed into someone who loaths a person and now he absolutly is in love with her and will do anything to protect her. Another quote to support this is, “Bella, I love you with all my heart and I will protect you as much as I can for as long as you live.” This is probably the most important quote throughtout the book because you can tell that Edward has serious feelings for Bella and he will go out of his way to anything for her, and this is a very serious thing to go through because he is in love with Bella Swan.
The Short Story The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin explores the emotions of Louise Mallard a woman with a heart disease. In the hour that the story is told, it ranges from showing Mrs. Mallard different reactions to learning of her husbands death to him surprisingly showing up alive and eventually her untimely death from a heart disease. Although only a brief period of time is shown, many emotions are revealed through the third person omniscient point of view. This point of view shows more than just the protagonists thoughts and is not limited to one person. It allows the readers to know something about Mrs. Mallard that she does not as the story ends after Mrs. Mallard has already died.
Many people fall or trip without getting a concussion, so this quote is an example of just how fragile Bella is portrayed. Bella, who is thinking to herself in the quote, also believes that, that could happen and if it did it would happen to her, as she is very clumsy. That she could ruin the world just by falling down or tripping. It is quite disconcerting that other feel this way about her and even more worrisome that she believes that she is fragile and should be submissive. This is also true about young girls who are portrayed as fragile and submissive.
Many critics agree on one fact about Canadian author Alice Munro: one of her most notable qualities in regards to her work is the distinct use of realism in her writing. Her writing provides a strong sense of familiarity to the reader, while also containing stronger metaphorical meanings that one can note when they begin to closely look at her work. Her short story “Boys and Girls” portrays the socialization of a young girl, once very close to her father and unaware of any sort of gender bias within her society, into a young woman with a pessimistic view of femininity and her expected position in society. This story shows the socialization process in a way that makes it easy to recognize, illustrating circumstances that the reader can notice the blatant sexism and misogyny; however, its portrayal is extremely realistic, allowing the reader to recall how oblivious they may have been in the past during times that they have been impacted by social biases in our world. Critics of Munro typically agree on her overall theme of femininity and coming of age in her writings; “Boys and Girls” emphasizes the ways in which young girls are socialized into a seemingly natural understanding of the sexist expectations and gender roles.