This eventually leads her to challenge her self concepts to extreme levels, causing her to either liberate herself from the façade she created or sink into the role. Easy A describes many genuine psychological phenomena and I am going to focus on three of them; Cognitive dissonance theory, how societal and cultural norms dictate our attitudes and thoughts, and different ways of persuasion. The cognitive dissonance theory is the feeling of unease that is felt when we act in opposition to our attitudes, which causes a shift of attitude in order to be consistent with our behavior. Easy A depicts strongly the theory of cognitive dissonance on numerous occasions.
Children who take part in these competitions are brought up putting a huge deal of focus on outer appearances, which can cause substantial emotional and psychological damage. Children learn their values while they are young, and beauty pageant participants grow up thinking that a woman 's worth comes in part by how attractive they are. Girls in the competitions, and even girls who watch these pageants on TV, are learning that they need to look a certain way to look attractive.” As these children grow up, they are going to strongly fail at relationship, as normally people have been men 22% have cheated on their spouse if these girls grow up to be “perfect”. They are going to take it extremely hard if a man cheats on them.
“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” is about a teenager named Connie who is trying to come to terms with her transformation from childhood to adulthood. Through this process, Connie attempts to act older than she is an tries to gain the attention of boys. In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” Joyce Oates portrays Connie as obsessed with men to symbolize how one’s obsession and narcissistic attitude can cause danger to seem surreal. In the short story, Carol Oates describes Connie as having two different personalities, one being a narcissistic attitude.
Esperanza wants to become more mature, but when she sees how nasty some men can be to women will she still want to grow up? The novella The House on Mango Street is about a middle preteen girl named Esperanza who is growing up in a world full of struggle. She lives in a small house with her mother, father, and sister Nenny. Esperanza wants to grow up and become independent but she doesn 't know what the world has in store for her when she begins to dress and act more mature. As she begins to mature she learns a valuable lesson on how cruel society can be and just how hard it can be to be a girl who is growing up.
When she hangs out with her friends, she dresses, walks, and laughs in attractive manners to be more sexualized and polished. In fact, Connie's fantasies about the world of sexuality and maturity, the images of popular cultures she collects and the romantic songs she listens to, contrast its actuality through which she ends up being kidnapped by a strange man. In both stories, the way in which Sonny and Connie interpret pleasant life of no suffering, dealing with drugs and repealing against education or having shallow and
In Louis May Alcott’s Little Women, four young girls in nineteenth-century New England live in a society where marriage comes before profession, and passivity is valued over independence. Financially challenged, the March sisters struggle to fit in when they are exposed to lavish events or are treated condescendingly on account of their family’s income. In Little Women, Alcott utilizes the symbols of gloves, burns, and flowers to explore the contrast between abiding by the traditions of society and staying true to oneself.
The statement, “Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate said: You have a great nose and fat legs” implies that the girl is coming of age. She is beginning to mature and her body is transforming into adolescent through puberty. Puberty changes the way she sees herself. Since the classmate makes the statement about her nose and legs, the girl has focus her attention on her self-image and she knows that her legs and nose are changing; however, she does not understand the changes. The girl sees her self-image as disgusting.
The House on Mango Street creates an interesting point of view of tragic experiences involving Esperanza and her life. This story expresses interesting thoughts about Esperanza as a normal teenage girl. Esperanza wants to experience new things and she is trying to define herself. She thinks about many things and can't keep focused on what she wants. Like most teenagers, Esperanza is lost and makes stupid decisions sometimes.
Some people cannot answer these questions without the help of others, whether that advice is positive or negative. In the novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, she shows you the story of a girl searching for her voice. The main character of this life changing book, Melinda, a teen who was raped at a high school party, is struggling with speaking to others about the horrible event she experienced at the party. As she is starting her freshman year of high school some people will come into the story to help Melinda get the voice she does not realize is missing. Melinda finds that art class is her sanctuary and her art teacher, Mr. Freeman, is the only
Continuing, another theme that led us through Lily’s adventure of growing up was her discovering how important storytelling was. She was going through gruesome horrid things, and when she read things like Shakespeare she realized how important it was because it helped her escape to a fantasy world for a little bit of time. Lastly, Lily learns the power of the female community. Lily grew up without a mother, so for a large chunk of her life she didn’t know the real power the female community held.
In the book The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, Esperanza uses metaphors to display the connection she feels between her and objects. For example, in the vignette “Boys & Girls”, Esperanza states her exasperation of how she didn't have any friends to talk to except her sister, Nenny. She mourns the fact that everyone has a best friend except her, and in addition she doesn't have somebody “ who will understand my jokes without my having to explain them”(9). She explains that until she has a best friend of her own, “one I can tell secrets to,” then “I am a red balloon, a balloon tied to an anchor” (9). The color red is a symbol of prosperity and happiness.
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is a story about a young Hispanic girl’s experiences growing up in Chicago. This girl’s name is Esperanza, and her personality is shown through her interactions with people in her neighborhood. This is not the white picket fence area she dreamed about. It is a rough neighborhood. Esperanza has a rough life.
Esperanza’s Odyssey Esperanza ’s journey of self-identification is apparent in the novel “House on Mango Street”. Her hopes of leaving the barrio were clearly shown in different vignettes: “House on Mango Street”, “Bums in the attic”, “Beautiful and Cruel”, and so on. Her process of self-identification will entail her realizing that she is growing more mature, figuring out her sexuality, and understanding her culture as a Latina.