“She was a long time with the milk, and gazed fondly at the silhouette of Shirley’s dimpled face. Freida and she had a loving conversation about how cu-ute Shirley Temples was. I couldn’t join them in their adoration because I hated Shirley (Morrison 19).” Readers quickly observe that Frieda wants to see and absorb the concept of beauty. Claudia, on the other hand, thinks that Shirley is just a social norm, not actually something that represents beauty and she does not understand why beauty has to take the form of someone like Shirley Temple. As the book goes on, Claudia and Freida explore what beauty is in their eyes.
This was the Clarks conclusion as “It is clear… that the majority of these Negro children prefer the white doll for encClaudia, however, white dolls, which were supposed to bring me great pleasure, succeeded in doing quite the opposite”(169-178). Claudia can read the racial code, at least retroactively, understanding the white doll to be ‘beautiful’. Through this Brown doll test, Claudia not only rejects the doll but also hates Shirley Temple, whom Pecola and Frieda adore: “I couldn’t join them in their adoration because I hated Shirley. Not because she was cute, but because she danced with Bojangles, who was my friend, my uncle, my daddy… (19). Claudia rejects the view of Clark brown doll test, because she dislikes the white
Keep in mind that the we don’t know if the girls mean it in a nice way or a mean way. Squeaky , thinking it was meant in a mean way - , insulted Mary Louise . When Rose commented , Squeaky responded , once again , harshly . She called Rose “Fatso” . She also struggles with watching him .
In an article named "The Ugly Truth about Beauty" written by Dave Barry. The author Dave Barry explains how women think of their appearance, and how man think about their appearance. Although, Barry strongly points out that men just shave and focus on other things such as the superbowl. Barry says that women see themselves as not good enough and while making this point Barry explains that woman feel as if a dog catcher is going to throw a net and collect them. Barry then says if a women were to ask you if she looks good, the best way to answer this question will be to collapse to the floor, and fake a seizure, yet there are other answers such as you look good, very beautiful or simply amazing.
Tone, the general character or attitude the author has towards a piece of writing. The tone in “Harrison Bergeron” is represented, by the author, in a number of techniques that writers have in their arsenal such as, satire, irony, symbolism and diction. The author uses Satire many times thought this story to give us something to think about and ponder instead of giving us what we are supposed to think. For example; when he tells us about the ballerinas and how they are held down by weights and how a horrid mask covers their beauty, we are saddened and depressed by the fact that something so beautiful and wonderful has to be covered up and weighted down just for everyone to be normal and the same. In another part of the story we see that all news casters have severe speech impediments which makes see the absurdity of the normalcy that is forced on the criticizes of the country.
The sneaking of macaroons put up with a result of Nora’s role as a child within the marriage. The macaroons show that Nora is not the perfect doll that Torvald tries to mold her into; nevertheless, she is not able to think of any other way where she can prove herself like her husband’s doll. Still, she tries to disguise her real personality and is constantly lying about many things. She hasn’t been taken seriously and treated with very less respect by her husband. Her lies are less a thought of her own character and more a reflection of her husband’s surroundings .She does feel the need to keep up her self –respect, while satisfying her own needs.
Swine &Das observe in “The Alienated Self; Searching for Space in Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Sula” anthologized in Modern American Literature that ”This novel probes deeper into the black woman’s psychic dilemmas, oppressions and tribulations as symbolized by the tragic life of Pecola literally affected by the dominant culture’s beauty standards(Swain and Das89). Pecola, like her mother, equated and standardized beauty with white. Both are haunted by this inferiority complex and self-hatred. Cultural hegemony distorts the true nature of values so that it dominates the subordinate class to believe that they are inferior and the dominating class is the superior; as such, here white is believed to symbolize beauty and black is to symbolize ugliness. Pecola stands for binary opposition ugliness, unworthiness, invisibility and lack of self-esteem.
The last word combination I chose, however, shows the darker part to Diana’s personality. After Claire and her father return from their short trip, she gets very jealous and compares her daughter to a “little b****” (p.90). By making her say something as bad as this, the author puts on the stage the messed up half of Diana - the part, that very little people have seen. By doing this, she depicts the topic about deceiving looks and shows us that the shell that people live in do not always match with the
Another example is “I have given suck, and you know how tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me; I would, while it was smiling in my face, have pluck’d nipple from his boneless gums, and dash’d the brains out.”(Macbeth 1.7.54-58) in which Lady Macbeth emotionally ruins him by talking about physically harming their baby boy. In Wuthering Heights, Catherine messes with Heathcliff and Edgar emotionally. She claimed to love both of them, but in all reality her heart belonged to Heathcliff. Catherine cared more about her image to the social position so she married Edgar. Catherine said “It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him: and that, not because he’s handsome, Nelly, But because he’s more myself than I am”(Bronte 99).
In Act 2 Scene 1, Oberon says to Puck, “A sweet Athenian lady is in love With a disdainful youth: anoint his eyes”(Line 260~265). If he had not ordered Puck to do this, the lovers would have not gotten into a fight, and loathe each other: “Oh, yes! Carry on-pretend to look serious; make faces behind my back; wink at each other and keep up the oh-so-funny-joke!” (Act 3, Scene 2 Line 240~243). Helena now thinks that all the others are mocking her and playing a joke behind her back. As it is clearly shown here, Oberon’s meddlesome characteristic causes the situation to get worse, and now the lovers hate each other.