According to Gates, playing the dozens is a verbal insult ritual in which the participants make “derogatory, often obscene, remarks about another’s mother, parents, or family members” (69). In Jonah’s Gourd Vine, the mother figure is usually targeted of the dozens, as in the case of Mehaley and Phrony. The reason of their verbal exchange is apparently the presence of the attractive John Buddy for who they are competing: “You kin git yo’ ole stink hair comb any time. Ah’ll be glad tuh git it outa mah house.
This satirical portrayal of America as singularly masculinized did not deter female readers. Bagge’s editorial section of Hate #4 points to the publication’s inclusion of female readers, writing to male readers unhappy that the publication’s first contest excluded male participants “You fail to win my sympathy… since the Stinky contest is obviously a big joke and that the women entering it don’t really truly want to date [the character]… a lot of you desperate creeps seem sincere in your desire to shower love on [the character Lisa Leavenworth]” (Hate #4, 23). Bagge addresses the women readers as people who understand and participate in the satirical characterizations and misogyny. This inclusiveness in the face of masculinized advertising
One of the main personality traits showing in Ashes’ dad in the story is manipulation. On multiple occasions, he tries to butter Ashes up to get her to do what he wants. “‘You look radiant,’ he said. ‘You get more and more beautiful.’ I was wearing jeans and a bulky brown sweater that Mom had given me for Christmas.”
It shows the enchantment of Perry because as she takes suitors one by one and deems them unworthy, the next suitor comes thinking he will finally be the one to ultimately please her. Perry prey’s on the men’s weaknesses and lures them in with a playful diction an ominous tone and powerful Egyptian symbolism. Her sultry voice and playful demeanor lure in her men in the video as well as her young adult audience in real life. A “Dark Horse” is a mysterious person who unexpectedly wins or succeeds.
Due to Connie’s personality type, she is faced with risky decisions every day; for example, Connie crossed a busy highway only to hang out with older teenagers at a restaurant, where she met boys she liked and one boy, named Arnold Friend, who she did not like (Oates 325). Arnold Friend became Connie’s psychopathic stalker who seemed to know everything about her. To top it all off, Connie’s mother was jealous of her good looks, and would compare her to her older successful sister, June (Oates 323). “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is an educational read because of how many audiences it can easily relate to and affect. Not only does the short story provide intellect on the dangers of how rapists may go about their routines, but it also shows the reader the life of a broken
In order for Christine’s argument against sexist males to be more powerful, she uses a rhetorical device called the topos of modesty, which means that she willingly appears more ignorant. This ignorance helps play out her existential crisis and makes it seem more real that she is starting to believe what men say about women. Christine tells Lady Reason that she feels as though being a woman in this time period is a waste of space if she was only placed here to make men miserable. Reason helps Christine decipher her own self-consciousness and sift through the negative thoughts of the anti-female writers by showing Christine that she, as well as all women, have a significant place in society. This is the first example of how Christine criticizes medieval European society.
Am I Insane or Is It Just You? “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift is an influential video that will be embraced by a feminist audience as it depicts a story mocking how Swift as a high maintenance, love crazy, emotional wreck who has one broken relationship after another. In creating a story, the video portrays Tay-lor and her handsome man in an almost fairy tale love story that quickly goes bad as she turns into a jealous, crazy ex-girlfriend who makes him pay for not being what she wanted. Once she is done with him, she rapidly moves on to the next naive prospect. The video supports that wom-en are the ones that control their image and their own perception is all that really matters.
However, after reading the summary of the story provided in the article, I was reminded of the plotline of one of my favorite musicals, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. In this film, frustrated by not being able to woo any girls, a band of brothers kidnaps a group of townswomen to be their wives. While this movie makes fun of the actions of the brothers, in the end, the brothers do succeed in procuring wives. This idea that women are objects to be claimed at ones’ leisure is still existent in
“Killer lips and a third leg. Seeing it coming out the other fucking end was a joke,” she slurred, seriously then kissed me again, but still hadn’t let go of my… “I know that I fucking joke too much some damn time, but I’m not that fucking funny. Damn boy, you can hurt a girl and she’ll fucking love your large teddy bear ass for it.” She kissed me one last time, did one last package check of the family jewels, and patted me on my butt before she stumbled to the limo’s door being held open by the chauffeur. I moved out of the way and watched the limo take off down the alley barely missing the group of Paparazzi running towards me.
To Blanche, Stanley originally comes off as appealing however once he rapes her, he becomes monstrous in her eyes. On the contrary, Blanche is not exactly humane as well. Blanche is the extreme version of how a female was represented in the mid-1900s, but takes crazy too far. As opposed to helping Blanche deal with the world, her fantasizing is more destructive then helpful. Stanley’s violent rape of Blanche is a wake up call from her fantasy life, the final straw in her mental decline, leading to her
As the books went up in flames, Montag became enraged by society and how the world was becoming. Mildred, Clarisse, and Captain Beatty influenced Montag the most throughout the book to rebel against the government. Mildred was one of the main characters in Fahrenheit 451 who influenced Guy Montag. Mildred was in her own little world where nothing bad ever happens to her.
Dr. Temperance Brennan is the main character of the television show, Bones. In this show she is a forensic anthropologist who works with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by identifying injuries on a victim’s bones. The work of her and her team eventually lead the FBI to catching a murderer. She is a tall Caucasian woman with strawberry blond hair and green eyes; herself and others often refer to her as an attractive person. She is considered to be extremely intelligent, but has a difficult time reading social cues, understanding popular culture references, and empathizing with others.
Mildred, the wife of Guy Montag, accurately portrays one of society’s brainwashed citizens who is controlled by technology so much to the point where she’s emotionally and physically drifted away from her own husband. From whenever Montag tries speaking to her or asking her for assistance, she can never seem to be disconnected from her so-called, “parlors” that symbolizes a modern day TV. She’s constantly referring to the people on her parlors as, “her family”(49), which is quite strange considering that Montag is the only family she has, yet she shows no feelings or contempt for him. Even Montag realizes their distant relationship which is why he, “wouldn’t cry if she died”(44). This implies how a normal person in their society is modernized
Society can change a person positively or negatively. In the novel Fahrenheit 51, by Ray Bradbury, Mildred is the wife of the main character Guy Montag. Society has made Mildred feel self-centered, robotic, and unfeeling. First, Mildred is self-centered.
The movie takes place in New York City, in the year 1926. Newt Scamander, a british magizoologist, sailed to America on his way to Arizona. He encounters Mary Lou Barebone, a woman who leads the New Salem Philanthropic Society, who claims that witches and wizards are dangerous. As Newt listens to her speech, a Niffler escapes from his suitcase.