This poem parallels “homage to my hips” written by Lucille Clifton, which discusses her own struggles with learning to appreciate and love her body due to the fact that it was not petite like the ideal body society painted during the mid-twentieth century. For through the repetition of the phrase “hips” and the images of freedom by using phrases such as “they go where they want to go” and “these hips have never been enslaved,” Clifton suggests that learning to fight oppression starts with self-love. For in an interview Clifton states “is there something wrong with having hips? We like everything big except females in this culture,” thus Clifton is expressing her distain for the ideals that cause thousands of women across the United states to grow up hating their body (Pate). Thus, “homage to my hips” is a war cry for women to learn to rise up against oppression through expressing love for their own body, which in the poem allows for the speaker to be free.
(Gore 9) Describing the tons of people worried and fearful about our government. Although whenever Gore explores the impact of media and also the American authorities on the mass consciousness of American individuals. One among the most important concepts Al Gore promotes in his book is that the concept
Tinkler argues cigarette advertisements aimed at women were preoccupied with establishing smoking as a feminine practice. In the 1930s, smoking was utilised to signify that women were “modern”. One brand specifically aimed at the female market used the strapline ‘Red Tips for Red Lips’ a marketing notion that the inclusion of a red tip prevented lipstick marking the cigarette and thus enabled men to ‘preserve their beautiful illusions….’ . In promoting their products to women the aim was to create a notion that smoking was a practice that appealed to modern, fashionable, successful, middle-class femininity. However, despite gift-wrapping cigarettes as an embellishment to the female persona smoking was perceived as causing soreness to the
Alice is considered a feminist heroine because she manages to break the rules from society, like getting married or being told what to do. She rejects the female expectations and becomes a strong, confident and independent woman. We can see that Alice is oppressed, for example, when dancing with Hamish, she is delighted by her “visions” and he told her to “keep her visions to herself” or “when in doubt remain silent”. Alice has an “inner voice” that asks her for freedom and liberation. What stereotypes can you identify in this version?
What is worth mentioning in Sophocles’ play is that he not only showed the weak side of women but also the strong ones. For example, Ismene is the traditional role of women in ancient Greek—coward, fear of men power and feeble. For Ismene, "we must remember we were born women, not meant to strive with men" (Antigone). She even chose to die with Antigone while hearing her sentence, for she was afraid that she would be alone, she could not be able to fight against Creon, this men-dominant society. In contrast, her sister Antigone presents the “women power”.
Britain was the greatest state all over the world. The majority of English novels address us how imperialist Britain was to occupy and settle in the occupied countries. Its occupation was as a result of a great deal of subjugations. It was an oppressive country, and the official authorities thenceforth practiced espionage activities on fields. They were proud and flamboyant of their imperialism and they achieved and accomplished their imperialist missions in many parts of the world by assistance of their devoted spy agents as the young intelligence officer Kim.
“In a moment, however, wisely judging that one token of her shame would but poorly serve to hide another…” (p 45). One of the most significant scenes is in Chapter nineteen, when Hester lets down her hair and removes the scarlet letter, causing Pearl to “burst into a fit of passion” (p 180) Pearl was so upset that Hester removed her scarlet letter, because she felt as if she removed a part of herself. Pearl knows what the scarlet letter means, and that it is somehow associated with her. No matter how much Hester wants to cover up her sin, Pearl prevents her
Father Lawrence suggests a potion to cause a deathlike trance and that it“ free thee from this present shame/ If no inconstant toy nor womanish fear/Abate thy valor in acting it” (4.1.120). Father Lawrence assumes that Juliet is a normal girl who does not have courage, yet Shakespeare contrasts traditional girls to Juliet’s fearlessness.By drinking the potion, she shows tenacity as she tries to protect Romeo from Tybalt’s ghost, saying, “Stay, Tybalt, Stay! Romeo, Romeo, Romeo!/ Here’s drink, I drink to thee”(4.3.58). Simply to protect Romeo, she puts aside all fear of death and plunges headlong into a trance. She thereby dispels Father Lawrence’s stereotypes by not acting upon her ‘womanish’ fears and by instead acting masculine and trying to protect Romeo.
Social hypocrisy is shown when Widow Douglas tries to make Huck stop smoking, “Pretty soon I wanted to smoke, and asked the widow to let me. But she wouldn’t … She took snuff, too; of course that was all right, because she done it herself” (Twain 12). This quote shows us that society is so corrupt that people are trying to change one another and break their habits. Widow Douglas is being a hypocrite by telling Huck that smoking is a rude practice when she does snuff herself. Another example of social hypocrisy is the characters the Duke and the King.
Rhys made the idea of the fire or burning the house as the idea of freedom, where she finally gains freedom from the slavery of love; under man’s control. As one can see, Rhys stresses this idea from Antoinette’s mother and Antoinette herself becomes slaves to man and love. The idea of bildungsroman can be seen on how Rhys made a change or develop the woman characters, but she made it madness as sense of development. Through madness, woman finally find their identity; seeking for freedom from being oppressed by the man. Man always dominated woman and changes their identity, and what gives man right to do this?