Rosie The Riveter Dbq Analysis

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Rosie the Riveter is a widely recognized, iconic symbol of rebellion. Originating as a 1940’s propagandic symbol to encourage women everywhere to band together and keep strong using her famous phrase, ‘We can do it!’, Rosie has grown to become a symbol of feminism and impacted the USA’s views and beliefs ultimately very positively. This pattern is present everywhere. Additional examples include Antigone, written by Socrates in classical Greece, The Hunger Games, written by modern author Suzanne Collins, and the nonfiction example of the women’s rights movement in early 1900’s USA. In each of these examples, the rebellious actions of distinguished women caused an initially negative impact of chaos with little change in their corrupt society values, but their efforts are ultimately rewarded with the positive impact of common unity within their people to realize the error in their ways (or the ways of their government) and finally, a…show more content…
‘Antigone’ follows this pattern in the numerous tragic events that seemingly needlessly occur before Creon opens his eyes to his flawed judgement. “Oh! Mistakes from thoughtless thoughts, stubborn and deadly! O men who have seen kin slaying and dying, alas for the misfortune of my plans!” (Doc A, 1275). The tragic tone of Creon’s exclamation shows the regret that he feels for his destructive actions, and the use of the phrase ‘thoughtless thoughts’ indicates that he has realized that he has been exhibiting extreme foolishness. The fact that Creon’s stupidity led to the ‘slaying and dying’ of his loved ones, this is positive in that it ensures that the change will be lasting, and his mistakes will not be repeated. Consequences and losses help ensure that people will remedy their flawed qualities, and that the sacrifices of the people involved in rebellion are not in
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