Wearing a cape and a mask doesn’t make you a hero, it’s all about character, doing the right thing without the thought of reward. Heroism is having the courage to do the right thing even when scared. For example, in the Hunger Games, Katniss took her sister’s place for the deadly and infamous Hunger Games. Katniss was horrified of the Hunger Games and wanted nothing to do with it. However, even scared witless, Katniss knew it was the right thing to do, no thought of reward or benefit entered her mind, but only the thought of saving her little sister.
Also every time you see a female character her features are enhanced and “improved” to make her prettier. In Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Gaston says “Belle is the most beautiful girl in town, and that makes her the best.” This clearly presents the idea that Beauty comes before anything
26). Wollstonecraft burns that assumption that this desire is not innate because women should not have to be encouraged to complete a natural ability, like eating food or sleeping. She then continues her argument for an equal education system and how to form a lasting relationship with a significant other during her contemporary epoch by stating “The most holy band of society is friendship. It has been well said, by a shrewd satirist, ‘that rare as true love is, true friendship is still rarer,’” (Wollstonecraft, pg. 20).
After reading this novel, other readers would agree Janie knows who she is individually as she in multiple situations makes decisions that benefit her. She should not be read as a character who has no self-awareness. In addition, Nanny created a protected layout for Janie, which increased her unrealistic ideas on the world surrounding her. Although Hurston created a character who is put in not the best position, by being placed there by someone who is not her, so leading her to having to use her knowledge of who she is to overcome the struggles of life, Hurston creates a story everyone can relate to and learn from, no matter where they come
. She makes me drink blood!” (Miller 1259-1260). There is no explanation for any of the weird events going on, and Abigail takes that to her advantage. Abby knows the only way that she can get out of trouble is to blame someone else, so that causes her to blame Tituba. There really is no reason why she blames Tituba, and that is because Tituba could be the first person who comes into Abigail’s mind.
Aylmer also mistakenly believes that the birthmark represents Georgiana’s moral decrepitude and spiritual flaws even though she isn’t a woman prone to sin at all. Because he has a clear point of view, we can see that Hawthorne has some lessons to teach here. In this way, “The Birthmark” is a parable; it uses a very specific situation with very specific characters to make a much broader moral point. At the end Aylmer mixes up a drink for Georgiana to take and it sends her into a deep sleep, then she wakes up by scream Aylmer’s name and then she dies. It was then that Aylmer realized what a horrible mistake he had made and he could not reverse it.
“Mummy thinks she is too stupid to waste words over, Margot too unimportant, Pim too ugly(literally and figuratively), and I, after long observation- for I was never prejudice from the start- have come to the conclusion that she is all three and a lot more!” In this quote, Anne even admits that as she was not born with prejudice, but her family’s behavior has influenced her to be infected with the “disease”. Nonetheless, will the disease of prejudice ever be cured? Why has it continues to stay so prevailing? I think this all goes back to the nature over nurture debate. Since people maintain influencing prejudice with unfair actions and words, children keep being affected with this and acting this way, which extends the cycle.
She reminds the reader that in the movie Brave, Merida did not want to conform to the typical princess stereotype, but instead wanted to be fearless and adventurous. When Merida becomes reimagined by Disney Princess line, she now wears a body-hugging dress, has tame hair, and a full face of makeup-everything that Merida was against. The author states that, “Instead of celebrating the fiery spirit…Disney chose to do the opposite” (Bartyzel 469). Disney doesn’t embrace Merida’s free spirit but smothers it and displays her as another submissive princess. The author also gives other examples of Disney princesses that have been transformed to fit the typical princess
Joe Starks helped Janie realize her desire and need to relinquish herself from the dominance of others. Furthermore, Tea Cake Woods granted her the freedom to do so. The two opposing cities revealed to her how her life would be, if she remained in them, ultimately showing her the best of both worlds, which essentially contributed to her leading to decide who she truly is. Eatonville answered that she should allow for others to control her and that she should accept unhappiness. However, the Everglades replied that her life should not be decided for her, and that she deserves love.
Mama wanted nothing but the best for her; she did everything in her power to get her to college because she wanted her to have a better life than she did. However, Dee used her education against Mama and Maggie in efforts to present her culture in a “better” way. Changing her name to Wangero because her birth name “Dee”, as she informed them “I couldn’t bear it any longer, being named after the people oppress me” (Walker 27). In contrast, Mama and Maggie never changed the way they dressed “African descent” or change their names to portray their true