A Critique Essay of “So I Ain’t No Good Girl” “So I Ain’t No Good Girl” by Sharon Flake is a short story about a rebellion teenage girl going through a realistic problem in a relationship. Flake added a realistic setting to influence the relationship between characters, showing someone is a relationship cheating with another person. The teenager is struggling with her neighbors pointing out her flaws; things relating to behavior and looks. But the main character ignored it, continuing to stay with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, their relationship didn’t end up well when she witnessed her boyfriend cheating at the bus-stop. Flake uses a realistic setting and interactions between characters to portray the scene of the story. The setting sets the location and time of the scene. Throughout the entire story, the setting stays the same. Even though some texts describe the scene switching to other places, it’s always around the bus-stop and those places weren’t where the characters’ interactions developed. “Same corner”, …show more content…
The main character’s characteristics were shown to be rough, violent, loud, and “bad”. In the text, “People say things about me. Bad things. Momma says I give ‘em reason to,” the main character’s reputation seems to show her as a rebel. “’No,’ that’s what I wanna tell him,” shows that she’s blunt and speak what’s on her mind. “I am loud like my mother. When I holler, you can hear me up and down the streets and around the corner”, “She and her friends run to the other side of the street like they being chased by boys with bricks. I’m right behind ‘em, with my fist balled up”, and “’Oh no you didn’t!’ I say, digging my elbow into some girl’s stomach. Slapping my hand up against another girl’s back, trying to get to the front of this thing,” shows that she’s loud, violent, and rude toward the
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Delaney Kennedy Essay Overview on “Aint no Makin it” Are you and Hanger or a Brother- the social mobility of two different races. In the book Ain’t no Makin’ it Jay Macleod presents a theory very on in this book, he calls this the “Achievement Ideology”.
Nishka Maheshwary Jackie Reitzes Writing the Essay Section 50 28 April 2015 Exercise 5 Dear Adya, Recently, I have been reading a collection of essays by Ellen Willis that I have found to be quite intriguing. No More Nice Girls explores sex, gender, and feminism over a variety of essays, and displays a strong tension between how most feminists/activists believe action should be taken and what the author herself believes should be done regarding the issue. In each essay Willis confronts liberal and cultural feminism, and critiques the progress that has been made over time through her diction and witty questions, thus allowing the reader to see her true intentions of the argument. Willis strongly opposes the idea of cultural feminism,
Instead of using prejudice or stereotypes, where negative thoughts and attitudes are created and shared, she extends it to the level of discrimination and racism. Although instead of calling it racism, she uses “eyeism”, as she is discriminating on the basis of eye color rather than skin color. She calls all white men “boy”, she interrupts them when they are talking and she talks to them like she is superior. She uses the racism, prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination black individuals have experienced for hundreds of years and turns it around on the white
She had to act and dress older than all her friends. Her life in every way was different than all the other girls she knew, because she stood out so much. Due to her being a Puerto Rican woman, she was always labeled and stereotyped. Cofer said Latin women
Throughout this chronological telling of Tina Fey’s life in Bossypants, much is argued. With the help of evidence and appeals of many forms, along with certain stylistic choices and organization, they are supported and explained. Many times in Bossypants Tina Fey talks about how different and difficult it is to be a woman in the TV and comedy industry and the expectations of what women should be and how they should act. Many different techniques are executed to do so, and they all work in conjunction to make sure most aspects of what she claims is supported.
Also, one important message implied is that not everything you see or hear about a person is always true. Many people may act differently just to impress others and play a particular part while deep down they feel the total opposite. Just because someone may be walking around with a smile doesn’t actually mean their life is actually picture perfect; everyone has their own inner conflicts. This is a mistake often made by those who think the “grass is greener on the other side,” and to those people who don’t really realize what they have until that one thing is
This informs us that she is African American. So far, everything inferred by us is by the author’s technique of indirect presentation. Throughout, Sylvia considers Miss Moore an enemy. The way she says she “wouldn’t give that bitch that satisfaction” or “pains my ass” are aggressive words that represent her vulgar speech. Sylvia’s sassy, hateful tone shows her annoyance.
These experiences ranged from men catcalling her on the streets while making sexist remarks about her breasts, to those making comparisons of her height and attributing it to certain hobbies such as volleyball. In my mind, these give her quite a
In the painting, Kiss Me and You’ll kiss the ‘Lasses, Lily Martin Spencer used a woman holding a spoon and the title to demonstrate the beginning of challenging gender roles which relates to John Steinbeck’s cynical tone about gender roles and stereotyping in The Grapes of Wrath, thus proving that despite how far society seems to have come when it comes to gender equality, people still endure discrimination and stereotypical pressures today because of the sex they were born into. The woman in the picture is smiling at whoever is painting her or whoever is looking at her. The person, most likely a man, is tempted to kiss her but she warns, with the title, that if he does so she’ll hit him with the spoon she has in her hands. Also it’s ironic that the lady who
I’m a Person, a Bad One Boyfriend or boo, and girlfriend, drive through a bit of problems they never knew they were going to roll through. The main character; the girlfriend, doesn’t have a name, however dates a guy who treats her badly; that’s Raheem. He abuses her, cheats on her, and she always takes him back. “So I Ain’t a Good Girl” by Sharon Flake writes short stories of boys and girls in their lives about their relationship to portray the characters.
‘Daddy’s little girls’ is a touching movie. The movie incites sadness in its viewers, the anguish felt by the protagonist and his children is one that many can identify with and understand. The central character Monty was an ambitious young man who grew up in an inner city community, he had three beautiful girls with is former partner, Jennifer. Monty’s daughters remained his priority throughout the movie and he fought tirelessly for the benefit of his children. Monty had to endure the selfishness of Jennifer, her poor parenting skills and her bad ill sense of judgement.
Character setting in a story is one of the more specific details of the overall idea of setting. In the short story Recitatif, the two protagonists, Twyla and Roberta, evolve into their own unique characters throughout their experiences and encounters. They both seem to have changes in attitude, personality, and their point of view on things around them as they go through their story because of what they have been through and who they grow to be. Twyla and Roberta play a very important part when it comes to character setting because they really set everything up by using their surrounding as a way to interact with each other and reflect on the how the world is changing around them. Twyla and Roberta are both very round characters with dynamic features because the amount of change that they go
Love tends to effect each character’s action differently. For example, love is what motivated the plot of the story “The Valley of Girls” by Kelly Link. For instance, the Olds observed society and performed actions to make sure their children are aligned with success. Love and social status is what makes these people relate, or correlate with each other; it reminds me of a government politically develop by love and society. In “The Valley of Girls” by Kelly Link, from Teenagers and Old are motivated by two specific motives, which are love and social status.
In the story “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by R.L.S three characters represent Freud’s psychoanalysis of the id, ego, and superego. Freud describes id as the devil sitting on your shoulder or the evil side. In addition, the superego is a human moral conscience. Finally, the ego is a good balance between good and evil. The characters in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde represent Freud’s psychoanalysis by each other's character have a different personality as Utterson happens to be good is he is the superego, Jekyll is the ego because he is most like a human and is both good and bad, and Hyde is like a devil and bad so he represents the Id.
The film Boyz N the Hood is a story about life in South Central Los Angeles. The film was wrote and directed by John Singleton in 1991. I chose this movie because of its relevance to the course and how it reflects pop culture in that time period. The opening line in the movie “one out of every twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime” really catches the audience attention (Nicolaides & Singleton, 1991). This movie goes into detail and shows the life of three young males living in the hood of Los Angeles battling a life surrounded by drugs, violence, and questions of race.