There are many things that may affect us physically, emotionally and mentally. In the book the Bluest eye by Toni Morrison, Society 's perception of beauty affects the emotional and mentally aspect of a person . In the book the Bluest Eye beauty affects all aspects of the characters in the the book that love is undeserved for those who are seen as “ugly” or are called “ugly. It has been evident all throughout the book that beauty has affected Pecola ,Pauline and Cholly and society has rejected them and has despised them they see themselves as “Ugly”. Love is not deserved for those who are seen as Ugly like the character Pecola.
Furthermore, the irregularity of Medea’s situation stems from another characteristic of the play. Such feature is the intensity of her revenge. Medea’s reaction to Jason’s betrayal goes above and beyond readers’ expectations. It fixates them in a state of shock and consternation. Medea’s choice of killing her children in her own home is a very heartless, harmful decision that would impose unlimited pain on both her and Jason.
It is seen that both Pauline and Cholly Breedlove experience their own shares of misfortune that eventually do translate to the ways they treat Pecola. Pauline Breedlove is described as harsh and cold, as she is dissatisfied with her life. She herself struggles with the preconceived notions of beauty, as she believes her disabilities and features make her ugly. This affects the way she’s sees her life and her family, as she is disappointed that she does not have the “perfect” family because this will not win her favorable glances from other women. Pauline sees everything as a goal to be perfect and beautiful, as explained with the line, “Along with the idea of romantic love, she was introduced to another--physical beauty.
The jealousy that marks Hedda’s feelings towards Mrs Elvsted is used to simulate the self-loathing in women that stems from the inability to fit into the traditional female role in society. Where Mrs Elvsted is docile and nurturing, Hedda is manipulative and destructive. This creates a jarring effect as the audience can directly compare the two female characters, especially when the audience notices how effortlessly Mrs Elvsted is able to influence and inspire other characters, like Lovborg and later Tesman, constructively while “everything that [Hedda] touches becomes mean and ludicrous” (p 99). It is ironic that while both female characters were feeling unfulfilled, ultimately, it was Mrs Elvsted - a character who fit into the female role completely - who passionately rejects society’s conventions whilst Hedda kept trying to act within such conventions, even though she had made it clear that she was miserable. This further emphasises Mrs Elvsted’s perfection as she becomes socially liberated, though she only does so to remain emotionally close to Lovborg and continue to play a supporting role to him.
In La Journée de la Jupe, I would argue that Sonia Bergerac is considered to possesses the ‘outlaw’ emotions as expressed by Alison Jaggar in “Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology”. As Jaggar states, “people who experience conventionally unacceptable, or…. ‘outlaw’ emotions, often are subordinated individuals who pay a disproportionately high price for maintaining the status quo.” (166) We can see that Sonia is one of these subordinated individuals because Sonia is obviously mistreated by her students, who barrage her with sexist and racist abuse, often violently. This led to her taking her classroom hostage, which eventually led to her death, making her an “individual who pay(s) a disproportionately high price for maintain the status quo.” (166) These ideas also help explain how Sonia’s students eventually came to understand and support her point of view because, “conventionally inexplicable emotions, particularly though not exclusively those experienced by women, may lead us to make subversive observations that challenge dominant conceptions of the status quo.” (167) These emotions led her to make observations and state facts that challenged the dominant ideology within her room of students, affecting their status
However, this new world is built upon unjust social hierarchies and inequality. - Daisy Huang’s obsession over aging and its perceived disastrous effects on her beauty, personifies the conflict between old and new, as she equates the aging process with destruction and disposal, and views herself as increasingly worthless with each day that passes; the older she gets, the more worthless she feels. 3) Modernity is often associated with feelings of anxiety that stem from the never-ending waves of change that occurs throughout society. Individuals often experience feelings of isolation, disorientation, and overall sense of being “lost in life”; these feelings are explored in both the short stories of Mu Shiying and Hao Jingfang. - Near the end of the story, the five characters come to realize that “they were in the clutches of a strange blend of fear and loneliness” (Mu 55).
The inequality of genders is further developed when it is determined that many of Esther's problems stem from her conflicting views of “[hating] the idea of serving men in any way” (Plath 14). Esther’s discomfort of serving men and having to remain subordinate to them demonstrates her inability to conform to what is traditionally expected of her. However as a female in a male controlled society there is not much she can do or say without receiving discrimination from the dominate sex. As well, the concept of female sexuality and its relativity to virginity also furthers the presence of gender inequality. The expression of love or passion is obsolete
To sum it up, he thinks that women are irrelevant figures when not only compared to men but also compared to society. He summaries a part of the basis of his reasoning on women in one statement: her art is false. They would rather live false lives then to admit to the truth. Women today avoid the truth at all times and when the truth is revealed, they become discontent. Woman’s “chief concern is appearance and beauty, (Nietzsche, 226).” A woman’s concern with the material causes them to be consumed with the superficial and distracts them from meaningful activity.
However, the reasons for this discrimination they face/have faced are very different. Women were, and arguably still are, oppressed due to misogyny, or the dislike, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women. An example of a misogynistic belief is the idea that women are inherently intellectually inferior to men, or that women shouldn’t have authority over their own bodies while men should. This is usually caused by sexist stereotypes and beliefs that are present in the media (“Shocking: What [female celebrity] Looks like with No Makeup On!” “New Covergirl Is a Man! ?”) and in children’s upbringing (“boys are strong, girls are weak”, “boys go to
African American women are deprived of the choice to wear as they please under the influence of the white culture. Because the white refuses the black’s individualism and innovation, Naxos reinforces conformity, emphasizes “ancestry and connections”, and embraces all the white ideology on every level (Larsen 1986). The African American, therefore, needs to follow the inhibitive rules on clothing, which indicates they are fear to be taken as out of the rage of the white