He states that rather than believing they must solely prove their independence girls recognize that they can “have the girly dream of glass slippers and true love, these films say, as well as the womanly ideal of self-determination and independence” (Poniewozik 324). Poniewozik explains how a previous generation of women simply aspired to have the ability to do anything a man could. In this new generation, however, he states that choosing the fairytale ending does not debase a woman (Poniewozik 324). A quote from Marlo Thomas, a feminist author, included in the article says, “What women have tried to achieve for other women is choice in every step of their lives” (Poniewozik 324) Through including specific movies, such as Ella Enchanted and The Prince & Me, in which princesshood and feminism blend together to form empowered women who choose to be princesses, the author of this article begins gathering his support for the claim that girls have been affected by this recent transformation in the movie-making
The mills (factories) were built, and instead of using men to run the textile (fabrics) mills, the Boston Associates used “healthy, young, farm girls to work the mills.” Often the girls were very young and were separated from their families, lived in boarding houses, and saved some of their very low wages to send back home to their parents and to save up for their dowries (to give to future husbands). At first, when Andrew Jackson came through, he saw the mill girls dressed nicely, with parasols (fancy umbrellas) walking together. President Jackson was impressed and compared these pretty mill girls with the dirty, ugly, girl workers in England, who were dressed in rags. When the girls were working, they were supervised by strict men all day. Life as a mill girl at the beginning of the American Industrial Revolution was very hard.
Flappers of Yesterday “I have even heard it said in praise of the modern women that she does not look upon marriage as her aim in her life, but looks forward to entering to a profession and earning her living independently of male support.” A powerful quote from a writer named Sheila Kaye-Smith (DiPaolo 6). She is talking about the women of the 1920’s started to change and becoming a different person, thinking different ways, and act out differently. With that others had different opinions on how the felt the change in women 's minds in the 1920’s. Although people saw flappers as a disgrace, they were a new kind of feminist with their independence, behavior, and lifestyle. The Flapper originated from England before WWI and then came to the United States around 1915 but never really became popular until 1923.
Her second lie describing how she “could act/like homemade dresses/came straight out of the window/of Maison Blanche” (11-14). The dress that maybe her mother or grandmother made for her clearly displays some fine craftsmanship, but it would only be assumed by others that it was from a luxury store if a light bright skin girl wore it. Her final lie in the second stanza “I could even/keep quiet, quiet as kept, /like the time a white girl said/ (squeezing my hand), Now/we have three of us in the class” (15-18). She retains her white identity by remaining silent in the presence of a white girl in her class. The speaker refuses to speak up when the other girl in her class assumes that she is white.
“Beauty is not just a white girl. It's so many different flavors and shades.” A quote most famously used by Queen Latifah. Julia Alaverze the author of ‘I want to be Miss.America’ faced the struggle of loving and appreciating her beauty when she moved to the United States with her family. Through the short story, she shows the message that If a person doesn’t see their true value they may constantly try to change themselves. It is shown through the literary elements of Imagery, Simile, and Verbal Irony.
Dillard gives the insight of a girl that is imprisoned by society as a fix composition to serve her life as just one ordinary woman. This also presents the writer's purpose but it in a subtle way. "I have loved, O Lord, the beauty of thy house and the place where dwelleth thy glory." Unlike The Glass Castle, Dillard's sense of struggles was completely different yet reasonable. She protested that even though she is a girl, she can be as magnificent as the other boy were perhaps even better.
In “The Ruined Maid” the author uses word choice to set the tone. By repeatedly using the word ‘ruined’ Melia does not let the country girl forget that despite how glamorous her life seems it does not come without a price. The word ruined sets Melia’s tone as insightful of her situation; on the other hand, the country girl’s tone is extremely naive. In lines 21-22 the country girl states, “I wish I had feathers, a fine sweeping gown,/ And a delicate face, and could strut about Town!” The author includes this line to show the naivety that Melia herself probably had before her transformation. The author is aiming to establish a contrast in the tones of the two characters in order to establish
Aunt Alexandra expects Scout to fit into the role of a woman, even at such a young age. Another example of the harsh standards placed on Scout is shown when Alexandra is having tea with her friends in chapter 24. Miss Stephanie says, “well, you won’t get very far until you start wearing dresses more often”
In both there is a history to keep drawing from that impacts what happens from there on out. It now has more substance after he explained how he sees it. I also found it interesting how much interpretations can vary. Obviously a person’s beliefs, opinions, experiences, and just about everything else can influence how they understand what they read, but seeing it in action is different. In the test case Foster sees Persephone, the history major focuses on the conflicts between the character and the social implications of the garden party, then the English major perceives that it’s a coming of age story where the character realizes that others hardships are not her own thus insignificant to her.
This is because of how different the worlds are today. We aren 't as religion based and superstition based. I think that it does matter if the audience understands the allusions or not because if they don 't understand it, then they are really understanding the play. They need to know who Roman life was like and the allusions help