In the essay “The Plastic Pink Flamingo: A Natural History,” (1999), Jennifer Price details the natural history of American culture and its pretentious ideals, while criticizing Americans for their frivolity during the 1900’s. Price illuminates her ideas by utilizing colorful diction, irony, alliteration, and a pink flamingo as a symbol of American destructiveness and superficiality. Utilizing pop culture references, Price’s purpose is to highlight American culture for being obsessed with trends and commercializing them instead of appreciating the genuine beauty within them. Price’s ostensible audience are American people to whom she addresses in a satirical tone while poking fun of for being ignorant and materialistic. Price commences her essay with a critical tone and colorful diction to ridicule the flamboyance when pink flamingos “splashed” into the fifties market.
Jennifer Price in the article “The Plastic Pink Flamingo” examines that the plastic pink flamingo gained a lot of popularity in the 1950’s. Price supports her examination by separating the article into two separate categories: the flamingo and the color pink. The author’s purpose is to point out to the rise in interest of the pink flamingo so that people understand how it shows that Americans do everything they can to prove their wealth. Price appeals to the readers interested in United States culture using the relationship between the pink flamingo and the United States culture. Price crafts the text in a specific way in order to show that the United States culture consists of people trying to prove their wealth.
Othello and Matrix teaches us that jealousy is toxic makes a person want to destroy something precious. Othello had a talk with Desdemona about cheating and knowing she been doing. Othello says, “By heaven, I saw my handkerchief in’s hand! O perjured woman! Thou dust stone my heart.
In the article, when describing Jones 's own travel experiences, she writes in a critical fashion, such as by saying “I was stressed” and by mentioning that her hotel was “full of drunk Australians” and how the “beaches were dirty”. As all of these phrases are extremely critical of tourism, this harsh tone connotes the idea that
I simply wrapped up The Oyster Princess, a beautiful Lubitsch film that by one means or another blends the two altogether different ingredients of anarchy and sophistication with lovely results. What truly got my attention was the scene of the film, where it is asserted that the film is a metaphor for American consumerism. As per my seeing; there are various understandings of the film through investigation, utilizing the four cinematic methods: Mise-en-scène, altering, cinematography, and sound. By utilizing the elements of Mise-en-scène particularly, one can exhibit how The Oyster Princess represents American consumerism. Lubitsch demonstrates this with intemperate utilization, and redundant utilization of lines.
Disney tells stories about pretty girls and princes who meet each other once and fall in love. This indirectly implants in children’s mind that appearance and materialism does matter, which might lead to vanity. For instance, the Hunchback of Notre Dame shows us that no matter how caring and kind Quasimodo is, Esmeralda and Phoebus are one couple because they are adequately good-looking. Another research has shown that in Disney classic movies, female characters are praised for their appearances (55%) and only 11% are for their abilities; however, Disney has changed their practice as in the millennial Disney movies, women are commented on their skills and abilities more (40%). (Guo 2016) In my opinion, despite the changes, children could barely realise as my niece still wants to be Elsa or Rapunzel because they are pretty.
The car that he purchases to impress Daisy is the color yellow. “Gatsby’s ostentatious car, which he buys only to impress Daisy, is yellow and the girls dressed in “twin yellow dresses” at Gatsby’s’ party are painted in stark contrast to the “golden” Jordan (Examples of the Symbolism of colors in “The Great Gatsby”).” The yellow car symbolizes Gatsby’s desire to be in a higher class whereas “golden” Jordan symbolizes how valuable she is to Nick as a person. She is as valuable as gold is to the average person. On the other hand, yellow also symbolizes destruction and death. Myrtle, married to George but having an having an affair with Tom is killed by a yellow car symbolizing
Throughout the story, she is confronted by men who act like she is the “Hot Tamale” (Cofer 105) hispanic woman, which she describes as “a one-dimensional view that the media have found easy to promote” (Cofer, 105), and according to Looking in the Popular Culture Mirror’s “Sexy, Sassy, Spicy: The Portrayal of Latina Women in American Television” by April Hernandez, it has been a trope going back to the 1920s. She describes how latina women in early films were stereotyped as “sexual bombshells” and it persisted into the 21st Century media. The stereotype profoundly affected Cofer by making non-hispanic men a little too eager to talk to her: the man on the British bus sang to her without being asked. Her date to her first formal dance kisses her extremely hard and says “I thought you Latin girls were supposed to mature early.” (Cofer, 106) The stereotype did not make her think she had to act sexy, but made men come on to her in ways they “would not have been likely to regale a white woman with a dirty song in public.” (Cofer, 107) She was forced to endure public humiliations women of other ethnicities would not have endured, because the stereotype of the sexual Latina woman forced the men in her story to think she was a sexual object instead of a
/ She was too fond of her most filthy bargain” (5.2.153-159). Crowther translates this line as, “If he said that, then I hope his malicious soul rots in hell forever. He’s lying through his teeth! She was too attached to her filthy marriage ever to do a thing like that!” (Crowther). Emilia is explaining to Othello, Iago is lying and manipulating Othello.
The cartoonish look is a step into the trends of the past, for the bright colors that were popular for women during the 1970s. The lips during the 1970s varied from deep colors, to reds, to shiny lip gloss (H&MUA). The shine or the deep colors might give the impression of a cartoon, along with the vivid eye shadows. The woman started out unique, then when society told her that beauty was only skin deep she decided to accept the idea, she changed, and in the end she finally got their
"Don 't deny you don 't want me, because....Ummm I want you so badly baby, you grown up so handsomely!" She suck your neck and gave you a hickey, marking you as a potential mating partner. Her face flash brightly red, as the pinkish pills push her sexual arousal within her body and mind to desire multiple pregnancy. The pill shouldn 't work this fast, but due to the added chemical of other drugs, the effectiveness of the pinkish pill is now 10 times stronger. She no longer care about the consequences of her action, nor the slightest concern on how much multiple birth to conceive.
Minny and Hilly’s on screen chemistry was a fantastic play on what happens when a classic 60’s “Southern Belle” white girl comes face to face with a walking hot fiery ball of snark and sass. In my opinion Minny and Hilly are the most underrated relationship in this whole movie, yet if they had more onscreen time together, the humorous conversations that occurred between the two would have taken away from the seriousness of the movie and as an audience member I feel that Tate Taylor blended the mix of racism and humour perfectly creating the “happy ending” that I as an audience member was hoping for, to see the villain vanquished and the hero prevail. This happy ending for Minny was a scene that built up enough suspense for the entire audience to be placed at the edge of their seats, watching in pent up anticipation, mouths open in shock as Minny’s sweet revenge clicked into play. I feel that not only did these two affect each other with their ongoing banter and snark between each other, but also their surrounding characters. Hilly and Minny’s relationship was the perfect representation of what every white girl didn’t want to have with their maid and the comparison between Hilly and Minny to everyone else was obvious, No relationship came close to the horribleness of theirs and this was a great positive influence on everyone else as they treated their maids much more fairly than Hilly did to
____ takes his son Harpo to go and get Shug Avery and her personal belongings, and when they get back with her Celie is in awe of how stylish she is dressed. Alice Walker describes her in a “red wool dress and a chestful of black beads,” and “a little snakeskin bag that matches her shoes”(p.45). Celie thinks the world of Shug, Shug is so gorgeous that she must help nurse her back to health from her nasty woman disease. Even though Celie believes Shug to be gorgeous, Shug takes one look at Celie and comments that “she sure is ugly”(p.46). This little comment kind of just shoots Celie down as she is already struggling to believe she is beautiful.