“I never looked good in red, it’s not my color” (8). Could this might be an allusion? As Offred is referring too as red is not her choice of color. Red is a powerful, violent color. It is the color of blood, which each handmaids needs to wear throughout the day.
Silent Speech in Audre Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name Even though, she was born on February 18 1934 as Audrey Geraldine Lorde, her name quickly changed to Audre Lorde; “I did not like the tail of the Y hanging down below the line in Audrey” (Lorde 24). She was only 4 years old when she made this decision, already marking her head-strong character, which Audre Lorde possessed throughout her turbulent life. Not only was Audre Lorde a fervent civil rights activist, but also a devout feminist, however she described herself as; “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” and “dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia” (Poetry Foundation). Most of Lorde’s poetry
Word Identification The QRI-4 guideline suggested Tessa begin reading the word lists at the upper middle grade level, two levels below her current grade level. However, it was necessary to test back to the fifth grade level due to Tessa’s performance on the suggested starting point. Tessa completed the fifth grade word list automatically with 90% accuracy, in the allotted time, signifying she read the words at the independent level. When analyzing the sixth grade word list, Tessa automatically identified 70% of the words, indicating she was identifying words at the instructional level.
In the book Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear, female detective Maisie Dobbs is faced with mystery after mystery when she goes undercover to help a client. In the process of helping this client, the answer to the mystery leads to another mystery, which Maisie is determined to find the answer to. Along the way, the book reveals concepts such as PTSD and gender and has many references to World War One This book is split up into three different sections: Spring 1929, Spring 1910-Spring 1917, and Summer 1929. The first section opens with Maisie Dobbs setting up her detective company with her partner Billy Beale and then goes into the story of her first client and the initial issue involved with it.
The way one portrays his or her self can very quite differently from person to person. Clothes, makeup and jewelry are all superficial ways one can depict one’s self. In contrast, one can portray him or herself on a deeper more intimate level. Establishing the way a person wants to be portrayed is like learning to walk, it takes small productive steps to gain the strength and knowledge to get to the desired destination. Trials and tribulations illustrate and shape one’s true self.
Women in the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution began in approximately 1760 and ended roughly when the first world war commenced. This time period brought many hardships and injustices for the women living in a patriarchal society, even those of middle to upper class. It was believed that a woman was lesser than a man in almost every way. Eventually, certain events led to a change for good, and women have come to be appreciated for their strengths just as much as men. Although great advancements have been made, women of today’s society in developing countries still face many of the problems that were prevalent 200 years ago.
The oppression of women is evident throughout all of the 19th century. From household duties to health issues, women received unfair treatment. Women were seen as inferior and treacherous and therefore, were not trusted to make decisions for themselves. This resulted in women being placed in mental institutions when they did not behave in ways that the male society agreed with. After being placed in the hospitals, the unfair treatment continued to affect the women.
In his speech “Brother’s Keeper”, Eugene Debs talks about the idea that everyone has a moral obligation to help others who don’t have the ability to help themselves. I disagree with this claim because of the fact that nobody is born with an obligation to help people that he/she doesn’t even know. During the Women’s Rights movement, women were being treated very poorly and not given many of the rights that men had. Women were treated as property and also treated very inhumanely.