In “Raymond’s Run” By Toni Cade Bambara the theme of the story is giving and receiving respect fosters friendship. Squeaky at the beginning of the story is very disrespectful. An example is when Squeaky is talking about how everyone in her city knows she’s a good runner, and she says, “I’m the fastest thing on two feet and that goes for Gretchen too… she's got short legs… she's got freckles… no one can beat me” (Bambara 548). Squeaky does not respect Gretchen as a person or as a runner. She judges by her looks not her personality or ability.
Whether it is small jokes or her usage of figurative language, Kaling cannot help but bring her down: “I’ve always been extremely bad at anything athletic” (Kaling 21). Kaling’s hyperbole exaggerates that she is “extremely” bad at being fit, but no one can be that bad at anything. She’s just not suited for sports and does not like them. Obviously, Kaling must have a mirror to prove her that the body she has obtained is perfect for her and anyone else she meets. Just because sports are not her forte does not mean that will affect how she sees herself.
Squeaky really wants to have a real friend relationship. In All American Slurp the main character has no friends like Ssqueaky but for different reasons. The Lin girl has no friends because she is an immigrant who does not know the ways of the American culture. Squeaky on the other hand has no friends because she is easily triggered and is aggressive. Now it is okay to be angry, but Ssqueaky holds a grudge and gets in your face.
When I was writing my response, I thought of the word gender but nonconformity never came to mind when I read the story. Non-conformity is a good way to explain why people are distracted by the girls since it doesn’t follow the norm of the community. Do you think Sammy might be a little embarrassed for the girls since he explains in paragraph ten, “… the women generally put on a shirt or shorts or something…”? Another good point you brought up is stereotypical view. Sammy has the stereotypical view of women in A&P referring to them as “house-slaves in pin curlers” and the younger girls through his vivid descriptions of what the girls appearance in their bathing suits.
This shows courage because he made her life horrible and was very mean to her by trying to make her cry, but she still very nicely stood up to him. That is why this book shows courage. Although both stories have many things in common, they both also have many of things that they have that are differences between them. For instance In Making Sarah Cry she did nothing about getting bullied and she just kept (stupidly) coming outside. However, In don’t give up the fight she told her best friend and then her and her best friend told the principal.
Liza realizes she likes that she reached her goal of being a lady but doesn't like how she has become. She differs with Walter because she doesn't like the world she can now see threw her proper eyes. She sees poverty now and doesn't like that she is not as she once was. Patrick Berry explains Eliza's struggles when in her new skin in his article “Teachers, Capitalists, and Class in Pygmalion and the Millionairess” he states, Shaw satirically considers the idea that a line in the 'gutter' is more 'authentic' than one in culture. In poverty, proper speech may be absent, but there is violence and warmth.
Not only where their limited female characters, but they also barely addressed any topic that was super important. For instance, Cherry one of the Characters that had anything to say did address how you may think they have a perfect life, but it a total opposite. But later in the book, Cherry wanted to help the greasers, but not only do one of the boy 's say "that took a lot of nerve. Some of was for jumping her then and there"(85) not carrying at all, but she was then marked as a traitor. As we can see, even if Cherry did address a topic, she was later put down.
At one scene, Hendrix is seen beating her with a telephone, to which the real Etchingham disapproved of, stating that he never did that. This contrast Hendrix’s easy-going nature audiences have grown accustom to throughout the film. This brutally came out of nowhere and it juxtaposes the characters that had been presented. Ridley perhaps wants to show Etchingham’s vulnerability, in that, while she is a strong female, she is also subject to the social constraint of being a female. In addition, this scene allows Hendrix to be seen in a negative light, giving room for his redemption, which makes the plot more engaging.
However, he has the brain of a toddler and is unable to differentiate right from wrong. He also finds satisfaction in touching soft objects, such as animal fur and velvet. George has no physical power due to his scrawny frame, but he has intellectual power and can look out for Lennie. For example, at his last job, Lennie tried to touch the velvet skirt of a young lady who thought she was being attacked and screamed for help. To avoid getting in trouble, George, playing his role as Lennie’s caretaker, grabbed Lennie and they ran as far away as they could and found a new job.
Everyone knows a teenage girl who isn’t self-confident because she isn’t pretty enough, skinny enough, smart enough, funny enough, etc. It has gotten to the point where girls will go to extreme limits to become what the media teaches them. I hate when a girl says that she is ugly. It breaks my heart because they are beautiful inside and out. They just can’t see it because the media and society show them what they “should look like.” But everyone goes through this.
Although, the world has much changed since the time of Holden few things will never, one being the appearance of phonies. Today, each and every one of us interact or even act as phonies. For example, you may consider a “mean girl” a phony due her need to downside others to put up herself. This act of insecurity is considered an act of fakeness therefore, displaying phony like behavior. Even though, “mean