She is eleven years old black girl who is trying to conquer her self-hatred. Every day she faces racism, not just from white people but also from her own race. Pecola believes that her ugliness bring her miserable "long hours she sat looking in the mirror, trying to discover the secret of the ugliness. The ugliness that made her ignore or despised at school by teachers and classmates alike" (The Bluest Eye p.45). Pecola is very lonely and a shunned girl and the most important reason for her desire for blue eyes is that she wants to treated differently from her family.
It was difficult enough to rise above the silent reminders of Colored signs on the bathroom doors and cafeteria tables. But to be confronted with the prejudice so blatantly, there in that temple to intellectual excellence and rational thought, by something so mundane, so ridiculous, so universal as having to go to the bathroom...In the moment when the white women laughed at her, Mary had been demoted from professional mathematician to a second-class human being, reminded that she was a black girl whose piss wasn't good enough for the white pot”(pg.108.Shetterly). Mary Jackson had showed the young girls at the Girl Scouts that they be/do anything and shouldn’t believe the negative stereotypes about themselves and other African Americans. She had told them that but yet she was being treated less than her white counterparts. During the 1960s, a time when racial segregation was the law of the land, and gender discrimination was still normal.
Maggie has a very bad relationship with her bigger sister Dee with jealousy and hatred. Mama always thinks that Maggie lives an unfair life but Maggie never said that. “Maggie asked me mama when Dee ever had friends” (Walker, 317, 14), this quote shows how Maggie is jalousie from Dee, actually dee has friends. When Maggie sees stuff she doesn’t like she hides it and doesn’t talk but when she knew that Dee wanted to take the quilt that mama promised to give her she dropped the plates and smashes the kitchen door very hard. We spoke about the three main characters in the story and we discovered that Dee changed allot in the way she looks and the way she talks and her personality.
The Feminine Mystique (1963) examines the dehumanizing conditions of middle class American women who were excluded from social and political life to be anchored in their wifely and motherly roles. The book marks the Second Wave of American feminism. Friedan writes, “Their only dream was to be perfect wives and mothers” (61). This meant that the whole of an American woman’s life was meant to attract and keep her husband and serve his and children’s needs. She deals with this painful ordeal of women and clearly brings out the ennui, unhappiness, and the lack of companionship experienced by women in their marriages.
She is eleven years old black girl who is trying to conquer her self-hatred. Every day she faces racism, not just from white people but also from her own race. Pecola believes that her ugliness bring her miserable "long hours she sat looking in the mirror, trying to discover the secret of the ugliness. The ugliness that made her ignore or despised at school by teachers and classmates alike" (The Bluest Eye p.45). Pecola is very lonely and ordinary black girl and the most important reason for her desire for blue eyes is that she wants to treated differently from her family and friends.
“Her mother went scuffling around the house in old bathroom slippers…”( paragraph 11). Connie’s mother is an image of the future Connie doesn't want -the life of a domestic housewife. Lastly, you can see that Connie has a love-hate relationship with her other, with whom she identifies, but at the same time she has to distance herself from her mother in order to establish her independence; “Sometimes, over coffee, they were almost friends, but something would come up – some vexation that was like a fly buzzing suddenly around their heads – and their faces went hard with contempt.” ( Paragraph
Moreover, the Lucas’ are a family of minor gentry. Charlotte Lucas marries Mr. Collins to make sure that she is secure and has a home. In all, the females’ characters of the novel show the different purposes one another would marry. The Bennet’s are a low class family that consists of five single daughters, thus, Mrs. Bennet’s main concern is to get all of her children married quickly. Primarily, Mrs. Bennet’s attitude is very vulgar and has poor manners; therefore, the society views her as a fool.
Keeping your room tidy is a very hard thing if you have two extremely lazy and selfish daughters. Cinderella was just simply doing much harder chores because she is smarter than her step sisters.Her fault not mine for being intelligent. One night a letter caim in the mail. Of course Anastasia and Drizella yanked the letter out of my old hands begging to know what it was. They cut open the letter and Drizella yells “Oh my goodness a festive held by prince!” Once Drizella finished reading the letter she explains how you can only bring a maximum of two guests.
The housewife stereotype took control of suburbia and created a predetermined role for women. Social expectations of women pressured them into researching how to be the best possible housewife. Looking after the children, cooking meals, and keeping the house clean were some of the many tasks they had to complete around the house. As Betty Friedan wrote in the Feminine Mystique, “there was a reoccurring problem among women that remained unsolved”, many women experienced feelings of emptiness and boredom. An interview that Friedan captured explains this more, “I love the kids and Bob and my home”, she begins to, “feel I have no personality”.
Shu Huaping was like a plagued orange. From outside she looked like a delicious and appealing orange, but if you were to touch it you will know that on the inside she was hollow. Her family did not even saw her as human; she was more like a display doll only created to show off in the face of other elite families. She was caged in the path that her family created for her even before she was born. When she finished high school, everyone admired her since she was the perfect lady, and even she was the fiance of the heir form the most prominent family in the country, but she was tired.