Social traits: Abileen has very powerful prayers and everyone feels it an honour to be on her prayer list. “We all on a party line to God, but you, you setting right in his ear”. Her morals include kindness, intelligence and fairness. Aibileen is very faithful to God. Her wisdom and intelligence is shown through the writing of the book.
As the book travels on Edna defines this role less and less, as well providing several thoughts formally against it. Other characters in the Awakening such as Mademoiselle Reiz, also do not stand well as perfect examples of how 1800th century women were supposed to behave. Adele was written by Chopin as a friend, alone, in concept that she would provide readers with the standard for American women during this era. Adele loves her life and “She is what all women in her society should be like; she puts her husband and children first, centering her life around her family and her domestic duties(Miller).” Adele is also perceived as woman of self-sacrifice showing almost no interest in her own ambitions, or her own cares. This sets the stage for Adele as “the 'ideal mother'[which] was a woman who basically forsook all notions of self and desire…[and] would've had almost no life outside of her children (Breazeale, Liz).” This an important concept for the reader to know for them to gain an understanding of how women were meant to act in the setting of the Awakening and that they were expected “to be women that idolized their children, worshipped their husbands, and esteemed it a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals and grow wings as ministering angels (Chopin 4).” By providing a character like Adele who is such
Aibileen works in Miss Elizabeth Leefolt’s house; there she takes care of Mae Mobley Leefolt. Aibileen lost her son Treelore in an accident. She started her job in Leefolt’s residence after the fifth month of her son’s funeral. Aibileen’s best friend Minny is the only soul who checked in daily to see whether Aibileen is alive. Minny is a coloured maid like Aibileen.
Aibeleen had a son who was also an aspiring writer like Skeeter, but, unfortunately, passed away in a work related accident, and Aibeleen had to take months off to recover from his death. Minny talks about her mother teaching her about being a part of the help when she was 14. She talks about how her mother told her not to talk back to the people she works for and other things to keep in mind when working for the white families. Constantine held her daughter up for adoption when she was little because she looked white because she would be in danger if people found out her mother is
I will be focusing on the perspective of Aibileen, and the other caretakers in the movie. The target audience for this movie is older people, especially women. It is apparent to me that this movie is not intended for the social identities that I hold because it focuses on the prejudice of black women during the civil rights movement. On page 33 in The Essential Guide to Intercultural Communication, Jennifer Willis-Rivera defines the term “prejudices” as, “beliefs or attitudes about a group of people, based on little or no evidence.” (Rivera, 33). During this era, women weren’t always granted the privilege of having the education they deserved, so most women didn’t go to school, and were caretakers for White families, as shown in the movie.
However, Jane Austen’s Persuasion is the story of Anne Elliot’s coming of age; when she frees herself from the expectations of society and subsequent pressure from her family, Lady Russell and herself. Persuasion is a reflection of the influence within each person to rise above the conflict of values as Anne must. Anne’s relationship with Captain Wentworth only furthers her connection to her values, therefore she is not hindered by the coincidence of her engagement and her freedom. Austen is not painting persuasion as a power that keeps individuals from their happiness; but rather, she is using it as a motivating factor towards that happiness. Anne Elliot proves that the individual is in charge of its own happiness, that all other factors are obsolete, through her friendships, her firm stance in morality, and her triumph of self-doubt.
Her protesting tactics have carried on to present day because they have a lasting effect on the topic people are fighting for. She also joined and formed organizations because she wanted her voice to be heard and to spread the idea or women’s suffrage around the United States. Alice Paul is a very empowering women, she caused women to stand up for what they believe in and to never back down no matter what comes in their way. Overall Alice Paul will always have a lasting impact on the United States because of her protesting tactics, formation of organizations and the ratification of the 19th
Oaklander starts her article with a personal story by sharing it, she is trying to encourage readers who can relate to her sister to start strength training, if someone like her sister can do it anyone can. “Dr.Dena Oaklander, a psychiatry resident who also happens to be my sister-is the last person you’d ever expect to become a bodybuilder.She’s naturally scrawny and a little bit shy, not the type of person to beast out at the gym-or so I thought”(Oaklander 40).This following quote inspires curiosity, so readers are going to want to read more about the topic, furthermore, if it advocates good health.“Strength training also comes with the less visible benefit of lowering risk for several diseases”(Oaklander 44). Persuading someone is very difficult, but Oaklander uses words that inspire motivation which is another form of pathos like the following quote: “strength training is the only way you’re going to truly be able to sculpt the physique of your personal dreams”(Oaklander 40). By using words like “the only way” helps Oaklander’s argument sound stronger and invoke
By Ricardo Martin of Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas Finding Light in the Darkest Hour Aibileen Clark, the main character of the fiction novel The Help by Kathryn Stockett, finds her voice in a place filled with prejudice, weak-minded racists. This character is a black maid in Jackson, Mississippi in 1962. With the loss of her son, Treelore, she becomes stuck in a sea of racial slurs, bridge clubs, and tending to the Leefolts. Toward to end of the novel, Aibileen along with her new friend, Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, and her best friend, Minny Jackson, produce a novel that consists of testimonies from maids around Jackson, Mississippi. Aibileen is an inspiring character who harnesses traits such as being wise, outspoken, and strong.
Literary Analysis of Anthem One could say that a woman that grew up in a strict, un-individual society would be all for gender equality, but that is not the case for Ayn Rand’s book, Anthem, which shows a very primal, sexist, view of women. Rand shows this view as it evolves throughout the story when Liberty first meets Equality and is a cold, merciless, and unkind woman, to becoming a completely obedient, submissive, servant. The ongoing relationship between Equality and Liberty shows Ayn Rand’s viewpoint on women, that when they are in the presence of an independent man, that they will become submissive. “We found garments and the Golden One gasped at the sight of them”(Rand 91). This is an example of a typical stereotype, that all women are obsessed with clothing and their appearance.