She was intelligent and had courage to go her own way. She was a wife, a mother and lover but at the same time a cold hearted ruler that tried to eliminate everyone that stood in her way not caring if it was a stranger or a family member. We don’t have a lot of resources out of her personal perspective but the resources that we do have, paint a picture of a strong woman that lost and regained her throne, was able to make choices that helped expand her countries wealth and territory. She was resourceful with knowledge about Alchemy, Politics, different cultures and languages. She survived the death of her first love and even though afterwards she loved again she was a changed person, colder and more focused on personal gains that anything else.
On page 151, the narrator says, “It is possible to die. Laura thinks, suddenly, of how she- how anyone- can make a choice like that. It is a reckless, vertiginous thought…” After she says this, she goes on to think of what everyone would think of her after she was gone. For Laura, every single decision is made based off of the society around her, but she never realizes that no matter what, if she is truly happy, then the people around her will pick every single thing to ridicule about her until she isn’t happy anymore. The book The Hours answers the question, “what is your happiness worth in society?” by providing different levels of sadness caused by people surrounding the main characters and showing the different ways that they react to those.
She had to make a choice, and she chose to have friends. Overall, Stargirl should not have changed to become more popular. She was confident the way she was and her bold personality made her stand out. Although her social status may have benefited from her transition, it was not worth it. Stargirl should not have felt obligated to change the way she was to please
Both authors indicate parental and business opinions of princesses in pursuance of appealing to many readers. Orenstein expresses her dislike towards Disney princesses by proposing that young girls learn incorrect values from the original princess movies, since they teach women unrealistic love and beauty standards. However, Poniewozik believes that recent live action princess movies demonstrate women achieving their personal goals before seeking true love in order to teach independence and convey his supporting views of modern princesses. While Poniewozik and Orenstein want to see the next generations of females become strong, self-sufficient women that do not need a fairytale lifestyle they disagree with how princess movies in general teach these lessons to young
Edna is constantly under pressure from all of the people around her. She must be the perfect wife and mother or else she is critiqued on every mistake. This happens all too often in “The Awakening.” Edna Pontellier was born of wealthy family in Kentucky which automatically gives expectations to live up to. The only thing that she has to herself is her painting in which she could never do because she is expected to be the mother first. While also being brought up in the society she was, she chose to marry someone of the Creole descent which is another culture that expects optimum qualities out of people.
Odysseus met so many of these immortals though out his difficult journey but the most memorable immortals were the women. Some fell in love with Odysseus and tried to help him on his long and dangerous journey and tried to kill him. As immortal women they refused to accept standards of mortality; they decided that they will never die but also never be
Throughout this captivating memoir, Nancy portrays her sister’s beautiful spirit and how they shared a part in her struggle while also learning to globalize and raise awareness for Breast Cancer. Nancy and Suzy shared a bond some sisters will never experience. The two were inseparable even despite their completely different personalities. Suzy was the popular girly girl while Nancy was the shy tomboy who excelled
She loved it very much, and she often spent hours just gazing at her reflection in it. She had even made up a friend in the mirror once. Her friend was an image of herself, but was even more beautiful than Bethany. She was so beautiful, she was perfect. Bethany knew that know one can be completely perfect, but her imaginary image of herself was.
She is very proud of her origin and very confidently talks about her roots in her music. This album is a reflection of her life from her teenage years to a grown women who has gone through a lot in her life. She has gone through a lot of emotional feelings and betrayal from how it was mentioned everywhere about her husband having an affair with another women. With that said, she kind of tied in with how black women feel betryaed and lonely. They want to hide from the public to not get hurt, because of how wrong their identity had been revealed to the public.
Rosamond is the daughter of a factory owner who is “very charming” and has “radiant vivacity” (Bronte 704-705). She proves to be the only exception to Bronte’s stereotype of the inverse relationship to beauty and personality. Rosamond is the unattainable goal that every Victorian woman strives for; beautiful inside and out. This goal described by Bronte is one that the women in the novel strive for, but will never accomplish. St. John, Jane’s cousin, feels a strong passion for Jane and tortures himself for feeling that way.
This is obvious even before the wedding, as Daisy appeared agonized prior to the ceremony: “‘Take ‘em down-stairs and give ‘em back to whoever they belong to. Tell ‘em all Daisy’s change’ her mine. Say ‘Daisy’s change’ her mine!’ She began to cry--she cried and cried”(76). However, Daisy knew, in order to maintain her elevated status on the social hierarchy, she needed to marry a man of the same strata, so she married Tom Buchanan and, “didn’t say another word”(76). The discontent once again becomes apparent directly before the occurrence of the mortality-inducing car crash that killed Tom’s lover, especially demonstrated with Daisy’s venomous comment to Tom, “‘you’re revolting’”(131).
Her enthusiasm continued, along with the development of the rest of her life. Mary not only had grown as an intellectual, but so had her independent stance in the world. Soon after she had graduated from medical school, she married the man in whom she loved and opened her own private practice. Mary still aspired to have a larger role among the community. After offering her business to the government, she applied for a role in the U.S. Army, however, she was denied and instead offered the
Janie is characterized as a strong, self-sufficient, and independent. But, she was introduced to the book as all these things, but the author shows how she had developed into someone with these qualities throughout the course of the rest of the book beginning with flashback. At the beginning of the flashback, she was portrayed to be naïve and she had allowed Nanny to set her up with Logan Killicks whom she soon found out that she hadn’t really seemed to love. It was then when she had realized that her ideals had differed from those of her grandmother’s. Her grandmother believed that a huband should be wealthy and able to provide for the wife, but Janie believed there had to be a sense of mutual love between both partners in a relationship.
As the reader you can really see the strength she gained as a child and it inspires. The fact that she can walk away from all those terrible experiences with love for her parents is incredible. Another thing I loved about this book is how it represents her parents, with all their faults, and their poor mentality, at its worst, without anger, or really any judgment, just with the love. If she had been bitter in her description it would not have been as amazing. This memoir was written with forgiveness making me respect her for not only surviving such a strange childhood to become a successful, but for being able to view her past with
Kramer’s adversity of dealing with being taken advantage of and the trauma she has dealt with is shown through her music which has granted her a fortune of success. On a interview with ABC Kramer talks about how she was treated and how “ Kramer has grown stronger and knows her worth from this adversity. Kramer is using her platform to empower women, without this experience Kramer would not be where she is with her career or who she is. The resilience Kramer shows has benefited her life a great