By doing this she helped show that even though you may be a women you can still make a big difference. She showed that you can make a difference no matter what. You can alway do something with a positive effect. Lucy Flucker Knox was a brave and honest women. She never gave up and was optimistic.
This is important because it proves that she really was an ambitious leader. Cleopatra was in it for the fame and glory, as well as for the power that came along with it.This made her a fierce and respected leader of her time. About a millenia and a half years later came another of the world 's most famous female leaders. Although she was more a teenager than a woman, Jeanne D’Arc, known as Joan of Arc, was one of the most legendary female figures ever. Joan barely even had a childhood.
‘The Colour Purple’, published in 1982, was written by Alice Walker and demonstrates the brutal treatment of black women within the early 20th century. During this time, there was much oppression, particularly for black women. They were mistreated purely because of their colour and gender. The form and content of the novel can be viewed as a slave narrative that reflects the struggle for one woman’s independence. Female independence and freedom from the patriarchal society are topics that many feminist literary theorists tend to explore, particularly those that belonged to the third wave of feminist writing.
Celie Finds a Voice A fiction novel that is often harshly criticized for its obscene, yet realistic view of a poor, illiterate, African American woman and her escape from the grasps of her abusive husband would be Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. This novel creates a global message that is portrayed by a multitude of literary devices and may be thoroughly analyzed by high school students to gain various aspects of societal injustice over race, power, and gender. The book is written solely in letters, whether to God, or from one sister to the other. This epistolary form allows one to analyze and compare the life of Celie who is settled in Georgia and the life of her sister, Netti, who also endures discrimination at an African missionary. Walker
Determination, strong alliances, and keeping her family's dynasty alive were all the key components Cleopatra needed to restore Egypt. According to Grochowski “Cleopatra used any means necessary to complete her goals and protect the country she loved, known as Egypt” (Grochowski 1). Cleopatra acquired a bad reputation because of her background but she did many things to make Egypt her top priority. Although she was not fit to be the ruler of Egypt, Cleopatra did restore Egypt to former glory because of her determination, strong alliances, and hunger to keep her family’s dynasty alive. Cleopatra also known as “Cleopatra VII Philopator” completed a large amount of task, during her reign, but the one that stood out the most was her powerful scheming.
True Self Lorna Simpson was born in Brooklyn, New York in the 1960s. She studied and graduated from the University of San Diego and the school of visual arts in New York. Simpson creates images that make the audience view the important stereotypes of black women in a new and improved way. Lorna presents us with provocative and life-changing images because she sees black female identity as an overlooked culture. In her images, she expresses her thoughts on the representation that black woman has in our culture she also points out that because of our society black women aren 't able to embrace themselves as who they are because they are influenced by other cultures.
This novel contains a number of autobiographical elements. Morrison has been a major writer in creating a literary language for African ,especially in resorting to fragmentary narration. All of works also show the influence of European music, fashion, traditions and customs on African nations . Morrison has created a body of work acquainted with an apparently black sensibility while drawing a reading audience from across racial boundaries. Morrison 's first novel " the bluest eye", is a novel about a victimized black girl who becomes maniac by white standards of beauty and wild about having blue eyes.
Alice walker created the splash in the literary world because of his womanist concept in her epistolary novel The Color Purple in 1982. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her fiction in 1982. And she was the first black woman to won this prize. Many women writers during 1970’s and 80’s like Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Toni Code Bambara, Walker, Joyce Carol Thomas, Audre Lordes and Paul Marshal talk about how black women’s lives were affected by sexism and racism. Their writings were like bulwarks against social taboos.
The most unprotected person in America is the black woman.” To dismiss and undermine the emotional traumas Beyonce discloses in Lemonade confirms the veracity of Malcolm X’s statement. Although critics claim that Beyonce’s album portrays the black woman as the ‘victim,’ Lemonade instead empowers black women to freely express themselves and their ‘anger’ because there is no greater oppression than suffering in silence. Truly, Bell Hooks’ claim that “much of the album stays within a conventional stereotypical framework, where the black woman is always a victim,” is false and insensitive. As an artist, Beyonce crafts music that resonates with women, especially black women, who have suffered pain due to patriarchal ideals that infiltrate the household as well. The
To support this, Zeba Blay, a black film critic working with the Huffington Post, shared about her experiences growing up and how she was faced with the harmful issue of gross under-representation of her race in the media (Bobolz and Yam n.pag). It wasn’t until Blay witnessed Melanie Brown (of the Spice Girls) being “unapologetically loud and unapologetically fierce” (Blay qtd. In Bolotz and Yam n.pag) on television, that she felt truly empowered and inspired to do amazing things. This one
This is important because she will not let anything stop her from getting whatever she wants. The description states that Queen Melissa is “determined to succeed at whatever cost- even the lives of others.” These are perfect examples of a strong leader. If the kingdom needs her to solve a dispute between two nations/citizens, the skills that she acquires would help her make the correct decisions and strive for excellence. Although it is bad that Queen Melissa would go that far to achieve what she wants, her followers are still successful. Using the method of fear to get her followers to agree with her is not a good method, but it gets the job done.
In the novel “Kindred ” By Octavia E. Butler, we travel back to a time were slavery and racism was at its peak when we are given the opportunity to see through the eyes of African American woman named Dana. Dana and her white husband, Kevin, get stuck between these two dimensions in time and get a real glimpse on what it is like to physically be in the 1800’s when they are exposed to this unfamiliar environment. As the author suggests to the reader to use their imagination and heighten their senses, they discover the true struggle of being an African American body and the process of waking up from the creation of racism. Dana also awakens to the emotional, physical, psychological trauma from the experiences she faces as a slave herself. During her warp though time, she endures much agony, fear, and difficulty that rudely awakens her to the harsh reality of Racism.
By eliminating waiting and having everyone else stand by as an option, she offers the quality of urgence; essential in leaders that would like to get anything done. Liu also shows skillful work at being their leader when she says “Complacency is a worse enemy than the virus” because of its wittiness in purpose. She is picking at the groups who could be building hospitals—rather than standing around—but also rallying her group and encouraging them that the virus is containable, no matter how stark the situation may
“It 's true: Williams is black, she 's very muscular, and she 's a skilled player. But breathless commentators sometimes talk about these qualities in a way that buys into what sociologist Delia Douglas, in an article on the Williams sisters published in 2004 by the Sociology of Sport Online called "the essentialist logic of racial difference, which has long sought to mark the black body as inherently different from other bodies (Harris). "The result is that Williams 's athleticism is attributed to her ethnicity.” In todays society most media reporters and social media portrays the famous tennis player Serena Williams the way they do because she is a “black female”. They view Serena Williams as manly, untamed, and boisterous, because of her