In contrast to past gender stereotypes, they argue that girls should be strong, independent, and intelligent. Orenstein takes a second wave feminism approach, meaning females are just as capable as males. She references how she commonly writes about feminism and warning parents of a “preoccupation of body and beauty” in order to pull for a change in society (327). The beauty standards give women an impossible set of goals deterring their confidence. In addition to unrealistic standards, Orenstein is alarmed by the growing popularity of princesses because she views them as “retrograde role models” (329).
They were put in asylums and had their children taken away. The motive: the right for women to vote; the outcome: a more fair and equal society. Examples of the benefits of disobedience do well to prove Wilde's point that “disobedience is a valuable human trait” that “promotes social progress,” because disobedience is found throughout human history and has led to many revolutions and movements that advance human connection, science, arts, etc, but disobedience is not one
4.03 Developing Theme Thesis Statement F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and The Jelly Bean both use Irony, Foreshadowing, and symbolism to describe how many people’s endeavor to achieve great wealth and class drove people’s decisions in the 1920s. I. Main Idea for 1st Body Paragraph: Irony A. Literary element use and effect in novel 1. Nick’s relationship to Gatsby is an example of irony because Nick tells the story about Gatsby, but he doesn’t like him.
John Adams laughed at Abigail petition for women to have equability. John Adams meant by the “Despotism of the petticoat,” that the women have the power of their womanhood. Because of the power women held, Adams argued that they didn’t need to have the power of suffrage and equality, because in that way they were better off than the men so it would create more
Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
In A Summer Life by Gary Soto, the reader is taken on a journey through Soto’s childhood. The story starts when Soto is at age four and continues on until he is a mature seventeen year old. The impressive way in which Gary Soto writes this story provides the reader with enough details that they feel like they know Gary personally. That is especially true about the last chapter, “The River”. The symbolism and literary devices used in this chapter make it the best chapter of the story.
Gatsby’s dreams and aspirations in life are rather interesting and amazing as he goes about his life in the book. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald helps highlight the social, moral, and political issue that were very present during the 1920’s and today. Gatsby is the focus of the book as before the book began, he was an ex-soldier who came to wealth by some rather illegal ways. Daisy a married woman is his person of interest, who was his ex-lover 5 years before the book started. Gatsby’s actions, and words demonstrate a clear obsession with Daisy that seems to have no end.
After reading 54 pages of The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald I can already begin to see that this will be a great read. I can conclude this from the way that F. Scott Fitzgerald describes the characters through their actions, speech, thoughts, appearance, and their effect on others. Throughout this book I have already begun to notice these techniques of characterization. For instance, when the main character Nick meets Jay Gatsby for the first time it is a clear example of characterization through appearance and actions.“It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life… I was looking at an elegant rough-neck, a year or two over thirty, whose elaborate
As a child, some of my favorite books were fully-illustrated picture books with no words to interfere in determining the meaning. One of the most famous illustrators of wordless picture books is Caldecott-winning author/illustrator David Wiesner; it was he who illustrated my favorite, Flotsam. Flotsam begins with a young boy going to the beach to find flotsam, objects washed up on the beach, carried by the ocean. It is there he finds a barnacle-encrusted, aged waterproof camera. There is a single negative on the film, which he takes to be developed.
The main goal of this novel was to bring light to many different social issues. One being that women should be and are typically frail beings, scared to voice their opinions, is completely thrown out with Austen's powerful main character Elizabeth. In writing a controversial love story, that brings together two unlikely individuals from completely diverse backgrounds and social status, shows how Austen believes that society should remove the heavy importance that social economic status weighs to each member of society. Another main message is the more obvious fact that people should marry for love and pay no mind to social status and the pride it brings. The development of Elizabeth and Darcy essentially strengthens her view points.