In the the book The House on Mango Street Esperanza is shown to become a dynamic character throughout the story. This is shown by how she is at the beginning when she changes and why. In the beginning Esperanza cares about popularity her appearance and boys. This is all shown in the chapter “Chanclas”. Her mom buys her everything for the party she is going
. . scuffed and round, and the heels all crooked that look dumb with this dress” (47). Esperanza is so ashamed of the shoes that she doesn’t want to dance. This incident with her shoes connects with her feelings about so many other things in her life like the house she wants. Her parents told her one day they would move “into a house, a real house that would be ours for always . . .
The Justification of the Townswomen There are certain types of people, that everyone eventually meets, that tends to make matters worse. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, all of the townswomen that occupy Boston, Massachusetts, may believe that women should stick together, but, obviously, show differently. They constantly pester Hester and Pearl by forgetting their human nature and letting go of their morals. Little do they realize, the bullying they instigate, is just as bad as the adultery that Hester had committed. As if public humiliation, and being a single mother, is not already enough, she has fellow women antagonizing her in multiple different ways.
Dubose very well. Based on her interactions and one-sided conversations with Jem and Scout she is very disrespectful towards them and their father. “Your father’s no better than the n------ and trash she laws for!” (Lee 135). This is from when Mrs. Dubose is yelling at Scout and Jem as they were walking to the store so Jem could buy some toys.
Experimenting with adult shoes causes them to push the barrier of childhood then immediately pull back. Cisneros’ description of the girls' "long long leg" is upsettingly over-sexualized and sort of creepy. It is dangerous for girls to be over sexualized like that, especially at a young age; still innocent, unaware and vulnerable. A man comments, “Them are dangerous, he says. You girls too young to be wearing shoes like that.
He is discriminated by teachers like Miss Caroline, by his friends like Scout, and even adults like Aunt Alexandra just because of his class. But walter isn't the only one that is treated unjustly. People like Dolphus Raymond who is treated wrong because of his life choices of marrying a black. Or Scout who is expected of acting lady-like. The takeaway point here is that this book is a revolt, one against discrimination and classism and
Scout’s character could be classified as a tomboy: she spends her time with Jem and Dill, she wears overalls and pants and dislikes wearing skirts, and she gets in fights. Scout is often scrutinized and reprimanded by her aunt, Alexandra, for not being “ladylike.” Occasionally, Jem and Dill would not let her play games with them because she is a girl. Lastly, prejudice exists in the social standing of the families of Maycomb based on economic status.
Just because she looked different, or had a different culture than everyone else, she pretended not to know her own mother. The other children giving them looks in the halls and saying rude things about them completely embarrassed her and turned her against her culture. Both of these sadly common examples demonstrate how discrimination can cause one to turn against their own culture. In cultures today, discrimination is among the most critical issues, because it causes segregation and lack of acceptance of one's culture.
Feminism: The Real Problem in The Great Gatsby Margaret Atwood stated, “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” Men think they are superior, if women laugh at them it angers them, but women don’t worry about getting laughed at, they are more worried about doing something wrong and having a man kill them. Feminism in The Great Gatsby is the literary criticism that seems most prominent. Feminism is seen throughout this novel not only through the women who are main characters but some of the less important characters as well.
Pretty Mean Girls Why are mean girls in movies pretty? After much thought, I came up with the theory that it’s because they were ugly in the past by society’s standards. The makeup that they wear today, all the beautiful brands of Sephora, MAC, and Mary Kay, further fuel their desire to hate and tease the looks of others; this is because they were once teased. Once they lost all that weight, didn’t have a face full of acne, or stopped talking with a lisp, they thought, well, I might as well put lots of makeup on too. They stopped being aware of what it felt like to get hurt or to cry, so they put on mounds of makeup to hide any emotion at all.
Thinking about the past is rough, especially if you 're the high concentration of apathy and bitterness that is Jenna Hwang. "My biggest regret is being born and my second biggest is not being born a cis dude," she said. The 16-year-old is bitter about the society that she lives in and is known to silence people if they 're being rude or insensitive towards a minority group. She 's also tired of men hitting on her on the subway and thinking that they 're good enough to even look at her. In fact, Jenna 's just tired of people in general.
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros contained a variety of complex themes and ideas packed into short vignettes. In the close reading Kalen focused on the vignette “The Monkey Garden” and brought forward the idea of different forms of freedom. For Esperanza and some of the other characters in the book, the monkey garden “was their own personal Neverland or Garden of Eden.” The freedom or isolation from the outside world, made the children feel as they could forever remain kids and escape their fears. After reading the close reading I realized Sally never viewed the world the same as Esperanza.
In “The House on Mango street,” the author Sandra Cisneros uses the literary element simile, to create specific descriptions of various characters and objects throughout the book. Esperanza starts off by describing her name and culture: “Chinese lie because the Chinese, like the Mexicans, don’t like their women strong”. This shows what Esperanza perceives Mexicans to be like. She herself is comparing her and relatives to the Chinese because they as women never had a chance to be free. Cisneros reveals a lot about Esperanza with this quote, because it shows that she is aware of how women are treated on Mango Street, and how it affects her and how she could be trapped there forever.