A quote from the book says: 'Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn 't supposed to do things that required pants. Aunt Alexandra 's vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add-A-Pearl necklace she gave me when I was born; furthermore, I should be a ray of sunshine in my father 's life… ' - Scout. Another big moment that stands out to me is the tea party that Aunt Alexandra hosts for her friends. While Jem and Dill are swimming Scout joins them for a while.
During their trips to her house, they learn things like how mean Grandma can act towards her people in her neighborhood. For example, starting on page 91, we are told that Miz Eubanks, someone from the neighborhood, comes to Grandma’s door to supposedly get her daughter, Vandalia, back. She says that they have Vandalia, which Grandma is unaware of. Since Grandma would not let Miz Eubanks enter her house,
Lily Bart exhibits a penchant for addiction, which first manifested itself as gambling on card games. One of Lily Bart's character traits is her need to fit in with the upper-class society, even though she does not have the money for it. In fact, "for a long time [Lily] refused to play bridge" and simply observed others such as the young Ned Silverton develop an addiction to the game (26). However, in the last year she had found that her hostesses expected her to take a place at the card-table.
This seems justified by the outcome, but the question remains of whether it was ‘right’ to treat the girls differently. Preventing the girls from going to an 18th party full of yobbish surfers is one thing, banning them from a party because they’re girls is another. Some of the decisions should be looked at to see which they were, as I don’t believe they were all in the
Thus when Millicent finds out that joining a sorority means leaving her old friends and going with the popular boys to parties, she opts out. Millicent saw that joining the sorority meant “leaving Tracy on the outskirts. Because that is the way it would be”. That bothered Millicent because Tracy and her were good friends. Not only that, but she loathed the thought of people only liking her or approaching her because she was in the sorority.
“It is an honor to meet you, Your Highness.” I bow in deference, click my heels together, and summon my nerve. “Please allow me to escort you to the banquet this evening, Princess, as an apology for my carelessness. Unless you’ve someone else to accompany you. ”
People should not be defined by others' stereotypical views. The Dinner Party by Mona Gardner ties together different events and conflicts in the story to develop the theme that everyone has a different amount of self-control no matter what their gender is. Mrs. Wynnes the Hostess develops the theme by her actions and not letting the Colonel define who she is and defying any such stereotype. Gender stereotypes are introduced early in the story, that is when a girl brings up that "Women have outgrown the jumping-on-a-chair-at the-sight-of-a-mouse-era" (Gardner 8), but the Colonel disagrees and talks about women's propensity to be melodramatic in most crisis. For instance, the Colonel says " 'A woman's unfailing reaction in any crisis is to scream,
but she didn’t have a dress. Her husband got her a dress she still was not happy. She wanted some jewelry her husband helped her get that also. She still was not thankful for what she got. Because she was worried about looking like everyone else.
Liz asked. She feels once she goes to the college no one knows her at and her friends will leave her and never talk to her. Also she feels like she will make a mistake and people will think she is not perfect. Before going to prom Liz and Monica go look for a dress and Monica states, “I really like it”. She is understanding that she can like things on her own and it doesn’t matter what other people think about
Not letting your child go to college is not letting them have a chance to have a life. This relates to a girl named Heather and her father in the The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt. Heather was in a business with her father that she was forced to work in. When her family and her were sitting at the dinner table, she was talking about how she was going to college and her dad interrupted her saying that she’s not going to college and she is perfectly fine in the business that she is in not going anywhere. I don’t think that Heather’s dad has good attitude towards her.
In the article Beate Zschaepe explains that she wasn’t involved in preparing or carrying out the crimes, but she felt guilty because she couldn’t do anything to stop them. She would play computer games and drink four glasses of wine to distract herself. This reminded me of Julia in “1984”, she acts like a zealous Party member but her true feelings are those of resentment towards the Party. Julia’s feelings are opposite of what Party members are supposed to feel, but she works as though she believes exactly like them.
I told her parents, but they didn’t believe me they said that they know they 're sweet little Violet and she would NOT do anything like that. So that my parents meet Violet’s parents at their house and I came along. They told my parents that she was a sweet little girl and she would never do anything like that.
She could put Misty into any position and she could do it with ease. After dancing at the Boys and Girls Club, Sylvia divorced and remarried again. The Copelands moved to a house that was thirteen miles away from the studio. Her mother told her that she “had to quit dance” because she couldn’t keep coming home late at night. When Cindy found out, she proposed the idea that Misty come live with her on weekdays.