The short story by Andre Dubus follows Louise from age nine up until the time she becomes a mother. It gives insight to the damage that can be done when loved ones force negative body images on young children. Louise’s mother starts her on a self-destructive path, which Louise will never overcome and continually affects her life. This is reinforced by the similar opinions of her relatives and friends who make her feel that she will only be truly loved if she is thin. The prevalent theme of Dubus’ “The Fat Girl” is the destructive way society views food addiction and how it adversely affects women.
She has no more of a title or position than Perrault’s Cinderella, but we are given the opportunity to watch as she manages to rebel in a hundred different ways and to let her stepmother know that she refuses to quietly expect the arranged marriage, has setup in order to get her out of the way. This is not only entertaining for us as the viewers to watch, but also far more realistic in nature, when compared to that of Perrault’s Cinderella, who by the content of the story just seems to blindly expect the overwhelming cruelty shown to her by her stepmother and stepsisters, who throughout the story continue to try her as a
The woman whom he remarried, Niang, was just like the evil stepmother in Cinderella. Niang favors her own children, and practically pretends she doesn't even have step children.Out of all the step children Niang despises Jun-ling the most. That made Jun-Ling live a life with no love from her Mother, Father, and even most of her siblings. Jun-ling was not very close to most of her family, but
Moreover, she imposes rules on her last born daughter thereby diminishing her decision-making ability. The verdict to stop the marriage between Tita and Pedro was not only cruel but also led to increased loneliness for her daughter. I am convinced that the mother is excessively harsh on her child, and every slight protest is met with angry tirades and physical violence. For instance, Mama Elena subjected Tita to beatings when she was accused of intentionally ruining the wedding cake as well as when the mother was blamed for the death of Pedro. As for me, the book vividly demonstrates how specific behavioral models initially intended to help women cope with difficulties may exacerbate the situation.
Hedda Gabler: The Misunderstood Evil Damsel In Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen tells the story of a woman who seems to be confined to the norms of her society and time. Hedda, the newlywed bride of George Tesman, finds herself struggling in the new marriage, surrounded by overbearing family members, and a persistent old lover. Hedda’s stressful situation introduces a new side of Hedda that the other characters in the play are not aware of. Ibsen portrays Hedda negatively through her short dialogues with the other characters and her thoughts, however, the degree of which her actions are wrong can be measured by understanding her circumstances. Ibsen portrays Hedda’s negative behavior through her abrupt conversations with others and her own thoughts.
Right before her daughter Nadine 's first communion, and co-incidentally before Katie 's disappearance, Annabeth lays down a sly remark about how Katie has made a habit of ruining special events for the family, and makes an attempt to portray Katie as unreliable much to her husband 's disdain. She seems very eager to subtly point out that their mutual children should be Jimmy 's first priority, and takes every chance to belittle Katie and her importance to Jimmy. This is a perfect example of her jealousy towards women in Jimmy 's presence, regardless
“Good Witch Bad Witch”: Unforgiving Ways In the short story “ Good Witch Bad Witch” by Gregory Sanders he illustrates how Rex narrates his fond childhood memories and his inability to forgive his favorite aunt racist comments. Later in the story he sees himself parallel to Grandmother Gertrude the woman who was dislike and would have been dishonored by her entire family. This text illustrates that a Physical and Historical setting is a reflection of the family members true character. The Historical setting demonstrates the protagonist Ain’t Aubria narrow mindedness. Ain’t Aubria the hostess of christmas family gatherings welcomed everyone to her beautiful wealthy Houston home, she takes over and spoils them with a big traditional christmas feast and doesn’t let anyone open up their gift unless everyone has gathered around
The last word combination I chose, however, shows the darker part to Diana’s personality. After Claire and her father return from their short trip, she gets very jealous and compares her daughter to a “little b****” (p.90). By making her say something as bad as this, the author puts on the stage the messed up half of Diana - the part, that very little people have seen. By doing this, she depicts the topic about deceiving looks and shows us that the shell that people live in do not always match with the soul. The Ice Garden shows the obsession with beauty and perfection, that society has.
In “ Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper”, Charles Perrault describes how Cinderella endures the adversity from her stepmother and stepsisters as she requires to do all the housework and lives in an awful atmosphere. Despite her kindness and beauty, she is able to attend the ball with the assistance from the godmother and eventually married to the prince. From this perspective, we can realize that physical appearance is not the only way to win one’s love. In “ Little Snow-White”, Jacob and Wilhelm discuss how the queen begrudges little Snow-White’s beauty and attempts various tricks unscrupulously to kill her in order to become the most beautiful person in the world. Snow-White thereafter dies from the poisoned apple that given by the wicked queen but she wakes up when the apple comes off.
Hedda’s ‘hysteria’ is because of the fact she is unsuited to the female roles of society. Her decision of marriage and her unwanted pregnancy has aided a lot in her mental hysteric situation. In A Doll’s House, the protagonist of the play Nora Helmer’s hysteria has released in the Tarantella dance. Similarly, playing of piano by Hedda helps in the release of her hysteria. Being a daughter of General and having military background, hedda is following strict codes of conducts and narrow traditions in her family, because of it, not only aristocratic manners but ethical nullity of that bourgeois class gets prevail in her attitude.