As a proof of her being a good mother, the children grow and mature well as time passes. Her cooking skill, her knowledge, and her love toward Jem and Scout, qualified the standard of becoming a wonderful mother. These characteristics of Calpurnia successfully filled the absence of their mother to Jem and Scout. One pleasant memory that Scout had, appeared when Calpurnia treated her a special meal. After the disappointing first day of school, when Scout gave herself to miserable mood, Calpurnia prepared a surprise for Scout.
The topic of self confidence is a subject that is heavily discussed when it comes to girls of all ages. Journalist, Stephanie Hanes, examines the current trend of sexualization amongst young girls. In the article “Little Girls or Little Women: The Disney Princess Effect”, Hanes examines the current trend of sexualization amongst girls. She addresses the issue of desiring to become a women too soon. Hanes develops her article by using the literary techniques of pathos and logos to describe the emotions young girls feel when they see images of women with unattainable features.
Particularly in women, society has continuously had some type of control over each individual’s lives. In our American culture, the public encourages women on how to dress, act, think and be in the chance to stay accepted. From a young age, little girls are projected to convert into seamless feminine trophies, learning how to cook, clean, and iron for their prospective spouses.” Barbie Doll” hones in on the social characters in contrast to a doll. The author keenly shows a glimpse of foreshadowing and theme even before the poem begins with the title “Barbie Doll” which is the most iconic and idolized toy
Over the years, all girl sports have become more and more popular. With this is new found popularity comes a lot of pressure to be the best one in the business. The girls will do absolutely anything to prove this. Some girls that are already thin will go on diets, exercise even more or try and get themselves in the spotlight so the instructor can see them. Sophie Flack elaborates on these issues through each chapter in her book, Bunheads by using her choice of rhetorical devices and style to show readers just how difficult it is to be a ballerina.
Yo’s Character Analysis In the story “The Mother” from the book ¡Yo!, written by Julia Alvarez, the mother in the story disciplines her children in ways most people would consider abuse. Through all of the trauma, this chapter shows that Yo is confident, unique, and intelligent. In the beginning of the story, the mother explains how Yo enjoyed the company of the maids in the Dominican Republic: “She seemed to like to hang around them more than she did her own kin, so that if she had been darker, I would have thought she was a changeling that got switched with my own flesh and blood” (PN). This quote shows that Yo is different than most children. Any normal child would much rather play with toys in the presence of their friends than hang around
Though there is some touchy subjects and moments in the book, I would still recommend it. In the book, the main character Alexi has gone thorough a lot. Surviving high school is enough to make one girl go crazy, and yet she has dealt with so much more. Spoiler alert, Alexi was raped, not just by anyone, but by her older sisters fiance. This causes her to constantly scratch the back of her neck as she counts the slits in the air vents.
Having two kids and another on its way, she moves as though “tiredness and desperation were written all over her face” (Barker 107). Powerlessness, alongside the persecution and limitations of neediness, diligent work and absence of help leave ladies open to any physical and mental misuse, and, it additionally drives them to utilize viciousness on their kids. For instance, Lisa, in spite of the fact that she cherishes her kids, hits them hard when one of them plays with the merchandise on the general store
Girl Scouts are usually associated with boxed cookies, sweet smiling faces, and iron-on badges but the troop led by Arentta has their own reputation. They have a never ending feud with troop 909 and their own misguided minds. Arnetta hold the reigns in the group with her over the top personality and stubborn opinions. She establishes dominance and aggressiveness in order to compensate for her own internal weaknesses with confidence and self-esteem. Arnetta uses her over bearing personality to establish her place within the group.
A theme in To Kill A Mockingbird that is seen throughout the entirety of novel is the theme of womanhood and femininity. It is mentioned many times that Scout needs to start acting more like a lady and doing more womanly things, rather than wear pants and play with the boys. While at the social at the Finch’s house Miss Stephanie felt the need to comment, “ ‘Well, you won’t get very far until you start wearing dresses more often.’ ”, (Lee, 308). In Maycomb a woman wouldn’t be respected unless she acted the way everyone wanted them to.
This shows that her hallucinations are insanity symptoms and making her see this other woman resembling herself. At the end when John leaves, the woman finds a way to get out and goes downstairs. She is crawling around on all four like a wolf ready to pounce at any moment. While doing this she decides whether to jump out the window for exercise because she wants to surprise John. She has now realized that John has been pretending to love her, which makes her not trust him anymore and causes her to turn herself into someone bad.