“Don’t let our modern society shape who you are and don’t allow stereotypes to define you. Live outside of labels we so often stick upon ourselves and allow your individuality to change the world around you.” (unknown). This quote by an unknown person shows how you shouldn’t allow the modern stereotypes of gender define or affect you because men and women can have just as much self control as the other. In the short story “The Dinner Party” by Mona Gardner, a colonel official and his wife are throwing a large dinner party with multiple people of high social standings from army officers to government attaches. The Dinner Party takes place in the 1940s, in India inside the house of the colonel official and his wife. The theme is shown throughout …show more content…
Mrs.Wynnes represents the women who at first seems to be quiet, elegant and dainty but in actuality they are not only that, but also brave, composed and strong who can handle dire situations with almost perfect self control. Mona Gardner uses Mrs.Wynnes to support the theme that gender doesn’t determine your self control. Mrs.Wynnes support to the theme allows the resolution to be completed. Through this, it allows Mrs.Wynnes to reveal her part of the story to the problem of the snake. In doing this, it shows that Mrs.Wynnes is a true hero in reality with the snake showing perfect control by allowing the snake to crawl on her leg. This supports the theme that gender does not determine self control when a woman, Mrs.Wynnes shows perfect control in a dire situation. Mrs.Wynnes replies to the American’s question with a faint smile “Because it was crawling across my foot.” “(Gardner 2).” Mrs.Wynnes replying to the question that the American asked her shows a point in which a woman had self control in a crisis, allowing the theme to be proven that women can have just as much self control as a man this also means that self control is not determined by gender as stated in the theme. In this story “The Dinner Party” the guests instantly believe that the American naturalist was the hero instead of Mrs.Wynnes because of Mrs.Wynnes’ quiet, composed and elegant persona as well as being the wife of a colonel instead of having an actual role in the military until she finally reveals that she is the true hero who remained calm as the snake crawled over her foot throughout most of the dinner
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In short story, The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant, author W.D. Whetherell characterizes Sheila Mant to be a lazy, self centered, and rude teenager. Fisrtly, the reader finds out that in a low stakes game of softball Sheila does not like having a lot responsibilities. The narrator confronts her and tells her to move to a different spot but gets a response from Sheila saying “‘ I don’t like the responsibility of having a base’’(9). This shows how Sheila does not like having to be responsible for her faults in the game, so it is something that a reader would notice about her character and think that she is not responsible or just lazy. The next encounter with Sheila is a big turning point in the story for the reader to learn about Sheila’s
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A man is more likely to maintain their composure over a woman in a crisis because they are more capable and secure. Or are they? A widely held belief that is anchored to fit the oversimplified image of what a group of people or one individual person or object is- or should be- is called a stereotype. In the story The Dinner Party by Mona Gardner, a controversial conversation arose between a young girl and a highly-respected colonel in the 1940s, in India. The guests at the elegant dinner party, were comprised of many government officials and their wives.
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NEAR EAST UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (An analysis essay for the short story: “The Garden Party”) Presented by Alemmari almesbahi To Prof. Dr. Sabri KOÇ 2014-2015 Academic Year Fall Semester 2014 Lefkoşa This essay is an analysis of the short story “The Garden Party,” which is written by Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923). The story (1922) is in fact a pointed social satire, which is designed to renounce the Victorian socio-moral values that were predominant in Britain for the most part of the nineteenth century.
People should not be defined by others' stereotypical views. The Dinner Party by Mona Gardner ties together different events and conflicts in the story to develop the theme that everyone has a different amount of self-control no matter what their gender is. Mrs. Wynnes the Hostess develops the theme by her actions and not letting the Colonel define who she is and defying any such stereotype. Gender stereotypes are introduced early in the story, that is when a girl brings up that "Women have outgrown the jumping-on-a-chair-at the-sight-of-a-mouse-era" (Gardner 8), but the Colonel disagrees and talks about women's propensity to be melodramatic in most crisis. For instance, the Colonel says " 'A woman's unfailing reaction in any crisis is to scream,
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