In “The Sanctuary of School” Lynda applies her personal life to the fact that some people think cutting down budgets for public schools will benefit when times get tough. Also that art, music and the creative ideas will be the first to go when budgets are cut. Lynda had a rough childhood where her parents had money issues and family members that needed temporarily to stay at her home (Barry, 721). The lack of attention from her parents made her look for attention elsewhere in this case the school. Lynda saw her teacher Mrs. LeSane as a mother figure.
Over the course of the novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Scout changes immensely in many ways. Jean Louise Finch(Scout) the daughter of Atticus Finch, becomes very different at the end of the book, than the beginning. Scout becomes more mature, a respectful lady, and begins to accept people the way they are. Throughout the novel Scout changes in many ways. Every
In the short story “Everyday Use,” author Alice Walker allows the difference between two sisters, Maggie and Dee/Wangero to illustrate the theme heritage. As the story progresses, it reveals an African American family living in a small home with some sort of struggles. Dee, the eldest daughter, is a very intellectual young woman who lacks understanding in her family’s heritage because of her embarrassment of Maggie and Mama. Contrary to Dee, Maggie is not smart, but yet she understands her family’s background and is grateful of it. Sisters, Dee and Maggie differ in ideas of heritage.
The media is sexualizing woman and in television, the internet and books. Hans provides a convincing argument with supporting evidence and strategic organization of her article. Her creative and bold titles add empathies to the argument such as, “Sexy’s Not About Sex, It’s About Shopping”. Hanes has a young daughter herself and contains a background in play therapy her use of pathos is strong in this article. Hans believes the media has an oversexualized view of woman for example, Mother of a 3-year-old little girl Mary Finucane has claimed her daughter has “stopped running and jumping and insisted on only wearing dresses” (Hans pg.
And it’s not a terribly common name either. “(Captoe 2014). Mrs. H.T Miller is also a lonely widow and throughout the story Miriam has no family, and mysteriously makes her way to Mrs. H T Miller’s house. What really convinced me that Miriam was a younger Mrs. Miller, was when Miriam showed up to her house the first time and stated everything that she wanted. Miriam said, “though now an almond cake or a cherry would be ideal.
As Piercy states “This girlchild was born as usual / and presented dolls that did pee-pee / and miniature GE stoves and irons / and wee lipsticks the color of cherry candy (1-4).” As displayed, word “presented” indirectly portrays that the girl did not have a choice in what she wanted to play with, just a common plaything used to mold the girl to what society wanted. In addition, the author is able to describe the girl’s entire life just through a few words by gradually increasing the age of use for each of the objects the girl is “presented”- from “dolls” to “lipstick.” Just from this, it is clear that the “girlchild” is led and therefore influenced to a certain path which that is acceptable to the culture around her. Furthermore, the girl is so affected by her surroundings that when she is told “You have a great big nose and fat legs,”(5) “…she cut off her nose and legs / and offered them up”(17-18). Here, the girl ends up paying the ultimate price in order to fit into her community. The “great big nose” and “fat legs” serve as symbols of her nature and when they are dismembered, she loses a part of who she really is.
Author Harlan Coben once said, “Adolescence is always a war; no one gets out unscathed”. There are many attributes shared amongst teens, and in the story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates, the protagonist, Connie is the embodiment of the typical teenage girl. Oates depicts Connie in such a way by the use of Connie’s appearance and actions, as well as her relationships, and budding sexuality. One key element that characterizes Connie as an average teen is her appearance and actions. Some of the most obvious examples come when her clothing choices are described, “...in their shorts and flat ballerina slippers that always scuffed the sidewalk, with charm bracelets jingling on their thin wrists…”.
Girls and Boys both have fears but yet the girls are the ones who are most likely to be approached with the question : weren 't you scared? The author asked a mother how she treated her children and she said: “she cautioned her daughter much more than her son.” Caroline Paul states “girls are less likely than boys to try challenging physical activities” do to the fact how girls are raised. Taking risks is important and nobody 's saying injuries are good but girls are supposed to be treated and raised
In the beginning of the story, the relationship between the narrator and the teacher appears to be rigid, as Emily’s mother is immediately defensive of her child’s welfare. After the teacher ensures that she is “deeply interested in helping” the young girl who is still maturing, the narrator immediately retorts with, “Even if I came, what good would it do? You think because I am her mother I have a key, or that in some way you could use me as a key?” She then goes on to discuss how wonderful and beautiful Emily was as a baby, which will later be contrasted as the young girl begins to age and becomes more thin and frail. The fact
The blue eyed – brown eyed experiment in my opinion is indeed ethical. The issue at hand with this experiment is will it cause permeant future psychological damage. Jane Elliott conducted this experiment with her third-grade students which some would say it is too harsh of an exercise for a group that young; She wanted to teach her student that discrimination is wrong which have been a topic they discussed from the first day of school but felt the student would become confused with the fact she just honored Dr. king in the month of February and now she had to explain to them that he was assassinated because of discrimination. Jane Elliott agreed that this exercise can do Psychological damage if not conducted correctly but the benefits are remarkable.