She points out that girls emphasis a lot on their body image and they tend to drop out of sports because they think their body appearances look funny doing certain sports. “The Woman’s Sport Foundation found that 6 girls drop out of sports for every 1 boy by the end of high school and a recent Girl Scout study fund 23 percent of girls between the ages 11 and 17 do not play sport because they do not think their bodies look good doing so (Hans pg. 511). Hanes is also able to create pathos by relating to other mothers and giving a glimpse of the unhealthy side of the media and how it effects their
The experiment consisted of children ages 3-7 being shown white and black baby dolls and the majority of those children chose the white doll over the black one (The Root par.2). Many find that this test was pointless and proved to be invalid because children are not reliable sources and change their minds often. Others also believe that the children could’ve been pressured to choose a certain doll over another, but although those viewpoints were valid the Doll Test did prove that colorism is affecting the children in black communities. According to Nadra Nittle, “research has linked colorism to smaller incomes, lower marriage rates, longer prison sentences, and fewer job prospects for darker skinned individuals,”( Nittle par.3). It is said that many jobs would hire based on a stereotype of a certain black woman.
In “What's Wrong with Cinderella?”, Peggy Orenstein retaliates against the princess culture that bombards her daughter's life. Princesses, it seems, dominate the market for toys to young girls due to their inexplicable appeal to being pretty, pink and - as most girls see - perfect. As a feminist mother, Orenstein feels the need to rebel against this not-so-sudden craze that attracts her daughter's attention. The author assumes that the subliminal messages presented to her daughter's developing mind aren't beneficial to her future expectations in life. Because of this, she critiques the faults of princesshood in order to demonstrate the possible detrimental impacts that the princess culture may have on a young girl.
The majority of the sentences are telegraphic, conveying that she doesn’t care too much about what she is talking about. The few sentences that are a little longer, but still short, express her dislike for the frog and being a princess. “but sohelpmegod he starts talkin” (10), would be the longest sentence if ‘sohelpmegod’ was separated, but it shows how surprised and disgusted Hazel is. She cares more about how she doesn’t like the frog and doesn’t want to be a princess. Machan used an inverted sentence, “up pops this frog”(5), to show that Hazel doesn’t understand how the frog got there.
On the other hand, Orenstein contradicts herself and discredits herself she starts talking about how she angry she was about simple things that just triggered her. She begins to to rant about how the companies use children and mold them to their will in order to make money. She uses stories about how “When Mulan does appear, she typically is in the kimonolike hanfu, which makes her miserable”(328). She criticizes how the Disney has warped kids into only wanting what has become gender specific and shows that is they want the princesses to give off a certain princess look which is more frail and weak instead of mulan 's battle gear they show her in a dress that never made her feel like herself. Furthermore, Orenstein continues to complain about how even in the shows where the girls are supposed to be more of a tomboy, they find ways to bring in the princess culture.
Marge Piercy’s “ Barbie Doll” establishes the character to be a young girl who hits the stage of puberty and is then subjected to people's hurtful words that destroy her body image. Before these words she seemed to be a normal little girl playing with all the right toys. The words spoken were with intent to help the girl change her physical appearance so she could be a better version of herself, but in the end the girl felt there was no other option. She could never make everyone happy.
Both authors indicate parental and business opinions of princesses in pursuance of appealing to many readers. Orenstein expresses her dislike towards Disney princesses by proposing that young girls learn incorrect values from the original princess movies, since they teach women unrealistic love and beauty standards. However, Poniewozik believes that recent live action princess movies demonstrate women achieving their personal goals before seeking true love in order to teach independence and convey his supporting views of modern princesses. While Poniewozik and Orenstein want to see the next generations of females become strong, self-sufficient women that do not need a fairytale lifestyle they disagree with how princess movies in general teach these lessons to young
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston uses lots of characterization and figurative language to give the reader an inside on Janie’s feelings and surroundings. In chapter the way the men focus of Janie’s physical features, and women criticize Janie’s hygiene and looks allows the reader to make an image of how Janie looks. The men were “saving with the mind what they lost with the eye,” and the women “took the faded shirt and muddy overalls and laid them away for remembrance,” this also shows how the women were going to keep that image of Janie in their head to hold over her (Hurston 2). Janie has a love for nature, the figurative language and metaphors allows the reader to understand Janie and her connections with nature. Hurston uses the pear tree in the backyard to show how Janie felt free and
The interactions between Waverly and her mother in the first three paragraphs suggest about their relationship as a game, childish, and knowledgeable. For example, the interactions depicted in the opening paragraphs of “Rules of the Game” suggest that Waverly and her mother might see their relationship as a “game” that each wants to “win”. Both of them argue with each other. This could be seen as a possible affection for each other since they both care. In addition, it 's a childish relationship also because Waverly tries to get her mother to buy her “salted plums” by crying in the store.
“Feel right aroun’ there and see how soft it is. Curley 's wife is clearly told that isn’t supposed to be talked to by Lennie but yet she takes advantage of his stupidity and gets him to stroke her hair. Lennie is described and shown as a dumb giant who has the mind of a child. With this we see how challenged people can be taken advantage of because they are thought to be different than other.
The girls got more dolls; however, the dolls smelled like smoke and had some burns on them, but they didn’t care since they could just hide them. “Barbie’s MOD’ern cousin Francie with real eyelashes..has a left foot that’s melted a little.. If you dress her in her new ‘Prom Pinks’ outfit..long as you don’t lift her dress.. -who’s to know.” (Citation)
This novel talks about different topics. However, the main idea that is trying to be told throughout this book is no matter what you look like, you will never reach society’s idea of beauty. In the Bluest Eye by Tori Morrison, their idea of being perfect would be to have white or light skin with blue eyes. One of the little girls in the story, Claudia, receives a white baby doll who had bright blue eyes. All of the adults thought that she would enjoy the “beautiful” doll, in fact she hated the doll and tore it apart.
Why has society made us apologize for our beauty? The great big nose and fat legs doesn 't identify her it makes her unique in her own way. Beauty comes with flaws. “She was advised to play coy” instead of telling her she is beautiful she was advised to pretend everything is fine.
She is less shallow, when her and Gatsby are in his home, she cries over how beautiful the shirts are, however Nick tells the audience that her real reason was because of the time she has missed with Gatsby.. In the book Tom Book is a jerk, he consistently is making racist and sexist comments causing those around him to dislike him. Although he is a bad guy, he does not tell Wilson that Gatsby is the reason his wife Myrle is dead after hitting him with his car. In the movie Tom is still a jerk, but the racist and sexist jokes were removed because they are considered not socially acceptable in today’s time period. To make up for
By the middle of the book Jem is starting to transition to the adult world and leaving the childish games he used to play behind and because scout looks up to him like a mentor she makes that transition as well. Not as much as Jem but she still is different than from the beginning. She has a different understanding for how adults see the world and had questions about it all. ‘ I heard her say it’s time somebody taught ‘em a lesson, they were gettin’ way above themselves, and’ the next thing they can do is marry us.