The twelve districts in theory should view the Hunger Games as the necessary tool that keeps Panem from uprising and self-destruction, however, the reception of the Games in the really poor districts clearly shows that the Capitol cannot reform them to think so. Statistically, the poor districts are always the most likely to lose one year’s competition because they lack resources to train tributes and their children are starving. Therefore, the response to the Hunger Games in the poor districts who are on the brink of starvation is the most dramatic. Citizens of districts such as 11 and 12 can only view the Games as injustice because once a child is chosen at the Reaping he or she is evidently doomed to die. There are rare exceptions as the
The short story by Andre Dubus follows Louise from age nine up until the time she becomes a mother. It gives insight to the damage that can be done when loved ones force negative body images on young children. Louise’s mother starts her on a self-destructive path, which Louise will never overcome and continually affects her life. This is reinforced by the similar opinions of her relatives and friends who make her feel that she will only be truly loved if she is thin. The prevalent theme of Dubus’ “The Fat Girl” is the destructive way society views food addiction and how it adversely affects women.
As Don King, a famous, black boxing promoter, once said, “Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is still her favorite.” Both of these themes, hypocrisy and prejudice, are very prevalent in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird; many white people in the fictional town of Maycomb criticize discrimination, sympathize with the oppressed, and praise those who take action, but only when it occurs in other parts of the world. However, when the injustice hits closer to home, the townspeople refuse to believe that prejudice lives, breathes, and thrives inside of them. When Scout and Jem’s Aunt Alexandra moves in with them, her suitcases are full of hypocrisy and classism. Aunt Alexandra is all about promoting family pride and loving family members, even if he or she is deranged, like Cousin Joshua. Alexandra calls Joshua “‘a beautiful character,’” (176), despite his flaws of being “‘locked up for so long,’” (176), and trying “‘shoot the president,’” (176).
No longer was she the smiling and blushing woman on the scaffold, she turned into a woman whose guilt ate her alive. Hester felt as if "no fellow-mortal was guilty like herself" (Hawthorne 95). Hester claimed that if the sins of everyone in town were announced as hers there would be more people wearing scarlet letters (Hawthorne 94), perhaps the town would have an entire alphabet of scarlet letters (Dawson 1011). Hester's situation made her lonely, she felt as if no one truly understood where she stood. The only companion Hester had was her beloved daughter, however, Pearl was a constant reminder of Hester's sin (Dawson 1011).
When Kirby, Mitchell, Clarke, and Doctor May discuss Wolfe’s statue Davis describes it as being, “[N]ot one line of beauty or grace in it; a nude woman’s form, muscular, frown coarse with labor … the tense, rigid muscles, the clutching hands, the wild, eager face, like that of a starving wolf” (page 13). Because she compares the statue to a staving wolf one would assume that she is hungry; what the rich men don’t understand is that she is not hungry for food, but for something much greater. The Korl Woman represents the lower class’ hunger for freedom; to escape the horrific life they’re living for the green grass on the other side. The men can’t see this though because they’ve never dealt with being in poverty, therefore, they don’t understand the true meaning of it. The difference of social classes in Life in the Iron Mills is gigantic.
Most of all, Sethe is a mother. During her escape from Sweet Home, motherliness is accentuated as the toughest propeller. The most apparent question of a reader is that why a mother should kill her infant and whether this act can be made clear and be justified, by the ruthless structure of slavery. Many articles served the main topic of Sethe’s role as a affectionate mother in Beloved. Liz Lewis, for example in Moral ambiguity in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Jazz, argues that, “Beloved reflects how in such a society allowing oneself to love is dangerous practice doomed to heartache.” (2) The slaves somehow did not have the ability to love anyone.
We don’t know, but there is circumstantial evidence to indicate that Mayella Ewell was beaten savagely by someone who led almost exclusively with his left(Doc B)....’” Mayella knows that no white man will love her, because she is poor, so she goes to the next best thing which is Tom. “She reached up an’ kissed me’ side of th’ face(Doc B).” Based on the evidence she is powerless based on her
She is described as the ‘woman’s woman – that mother/ sister/ she; that unphotographable beauty’ (46). Her beauty cannot be photographed because unlike Jadine’s, it cannot be co-opted by the dominant society. It is jarring for Jadine when that woman looks back at her and spits, in a gesture that is damning because it signifies that Jadine, by falling in with the white society she considers herself a part of, has committed an act of betrayal towards her community, or race, or black womanhood. In a 1985 conversation with Gloria Naylor, Toni Morrison says that that woman in yellow ‘is the real chic. The one that authenticates everything.
He resents his mother because she did not hesitate to remarry immediately following the passing of King Hamlet; in Hamlet’s eyes, she cannot live independently because she is a fragile, powerless woman as all women are. Hamlet says, after complaining about Gertrude’s hasty remarriage, “frailty, thy name is woman” (1.2 150). His judgment of his mother’s character led to his generalization of all women being frail and helpless. Hamlet extends this judgment to his evaluation of Ophelia’s character. He believes that because she is female, she must be deceitful and adulterous.
Dove encourages women to strive for a body type that, in many cases, is unhealthy to achieve. Women are starving themselves because general advertising is saturated with pictures and videos of extremely skinny individuals who have unrealistic body types; yet women still try to achieve this body type as they have seen it in advertising. How can Dove think of this advertising as ethically correct? This practice is disrupting the self-esteem of women and, worse, it’s affecting their health. Studies have shown that 10% of women in the USA are suffering from an eating disorder of which 80% of these cases are down to body dissatisfaction.
The nazi’s will most likely to be forgotten to this day even though it caused terrible destruction for the jews. The flaws to the american propagandas was the lack of women rights that they should of had. Yet it did encourage a lot of women when the caption on one of them said “We can do it”. I think that women need to be represented more often. The flaws for the nazi’s were the killing of the jews and the massive destruction.
The girl child... went on the fro apologizing. Why has society made us apologize for our beauty? The great big nose and fat legs doesn 't identify her it makes her unique in her own way. Beauty comes with flaws. “She was advised to play coy” instead of telling her she is beautiful she was advised to pretend everything is fine.Therefore, she was advised to lose weight Turning heads at night, looking around for hope comfort or love.