When the reader goes to find deeper meaning in her poems, it comes out to be a very personal and emotional piece of writing. Her poem “Sex Without Love” can connect the reader personally with society. A lot of people in the world are obsessed with the act of having sex. Olds shows the contrast between coldness and physical heat. (McGiveron).
Knowing that the they are going to keep getting abused repeatedly. Esperanza says “ She is in love, but I think she did it to escape” page 101. Living during that time while being a female was hard. Men did not treat with respect. In the novel Esperanza explains how Sally says that she “Enjoys her life” page 104.
She notes that women have few avenues for pleasure, intellect, or self-expression and that as the women’s roles became increasingly limited outside the home their interest in sex increased. Alfred Kinsey, the famous sex therapist, emerged to show that women and men alike were having more and better sex. The underside of this, Friedan writes, is that women seek fulfillment from sex to compensate for lives that are otherwise empty; thus, sex for women becomes a symptom of psychological hunger rather than attraction and pleasure. Once women’s “problem” had been exposed in the media, women began to show relief that their tension was finally being acknowledged. However, defining the problem is difficult.
The book, Bad Feminist, written by Roxane Gay, is a collection of essays that argues about many topics of feminism and typical problems in today’s society. “What We Hunger For," is one of her personal essays. Gay reveals to her reader the difficult journey she had to endure as a teen, while also taking her reader through the cultural experiences that many girls endure but never talk about. She later explores The Hunger Games trilogy and its heroine Katniss Everdeen to emphasize the cathartic and sobering stories in young adult literature. Gay claims that through the use of young adult literature and movies that speak of true experiences and accomplishments, the dark past young adult endure can be unlock and resolved.
But Gillon connects this more with the symbol of the heart rather than with pursuing its far more interesting bearing on the erotic theme in both works and the lovers' death wish,.” The themes of Twelfth Night are genders being equal and waiting for time to restore a problem. One theme is gender equality. Orsino thought that a man can love more than a woman will but realizes they are equal when he finds out Cesario was actually a woman named Viola. Waiting for time to unravel a mess is another theme because Viola let time untangle the mess she had gotten into and caused a big confusion at the end of the story. According to some critics, “Examines the mistakes made by the protagonists of Twelfth Night, maintaining that the errors these characters make are not only part of
As Feldstein explains, “the young woman (…) agreed go have sex not in spite of her desire of respectability and self-restraint (…). Rather, the sex took place because of the nonviolent civil rights training that the young woman had recieved”. That song represents both a critique to the stigma of female sexuality in African Americans, as the mother asks her daughter not to go to the march “For they'll rock you and roll you/ and shook you into bed. /And if they steal your nuclear secret/ you´ll wish you were dead”. In addition to that, “Simone mocked, but not rejected, the value of passive nonresistance as a means to improve racial relations” (Feldstein 1365).
Ideas such as women working daily jobs or women in positions of power would have been completely laughed away when this story came out, which I believe goes to show just how far we have come as a society in breaking down those gender roles and norms. That being said, these gender expectations are what made the narrator ill in the first place. Over the course of The Yellow Wallpaper, the narrator’s mental health is in a consistent downward spiral. At the start of the story, she already has an illness called “Nervous Prostration” which she has as a result of these extreme expectations put on her simply because she is a woman. This condition is then worsened considerably by what was considered to be a cure for her illness at the time.
In Antigone and Medea , the women are ruled by their emotions. Due to this, they make impromptu decisions which leave them in a vulnerable state. Medea feels betrayed by Jason, and her heartbroken hearts fills with rage for him. She becomes so irate she makes an deathly decision, “oh, what misery! Cursed sons, and a mother for cursing!
Before the performance started, speakers played songs about women, by women. Kelly Clarkson declared “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” Cyndi Lauper reminded the audience that “girls just want to have fun,” and other, similar songs introduced the female empowerment and female-driven themes throughout the play. Within the production, characters played songs to convey their moods, such as when Michaela turned on Adele, music about heartbreak, while she was upset with her husband, and when Devon played “Everybody Hurts,” a song about the universal nature of emotional pain, when she satirized empathy for Michaela, who Devon believed could have no real problems due to her extreme wealth. These were the only uses of music, as no further soundtrack or orchestra was used during the production to indicate mood not acknowledged or controlled by the
And I think that’s the best way I could have been introduced to music.” Haster Hays. I relate to this quote because it tells how music has a big impact on our lives. Music can express our different types of emotions that we may feel on certain days. In the Novel Excerpt “Two Kinds,” written by Amy Tan it’s about a mother who was very competitive about music but on the other hand her daughter was very passionate, but her mother destroyed that passion by forcing her to do things she did not want to do. In another