This could be assumed, due to human nature. The Puritans might believe in perfection but it is definite that, even though she might have thought differently before, Hester does not believe that everybody is perfect. Hester not only gains intuition on strangers but also on the ones closest to her. Throughout her daughter’s life, Hester notices Pearl’s demonic traits. They are not necessarily traits of Pearls, but rather a state of being.
Ts’ai Yen and Maxine have similar stories and Maxine notes that “It translated well”(209). ‘Translating’ is taking an idea from one language, or culture, and moving it to another language or culture without losing the idea’s meaning. The story of Ts’ai Yen was a translation of Maxine’s struggle. Both Maxine and Ts’ai Yen lived in culture that was not their own. As a result, they grew lonely and lost their sense of identity.
She constantly seeks reassurance and acceptance of her two navels. Yet she understands how most people find this idea unnatural and repulsive, attempting to arrange for an operation to get one of her navels removed, but stops, realizing that living in her illusion provided her with more “safety and happiness” than what living in reality did. She initially resolves to permanently live in her illusions: in the context of escaping reality and the troubles that come with it, Connie continues to evade the problems that chase her (her mother Concha and her husband Macho). It is worth noting though, that Connie succeeds in escaping her problems, as in the time span of the novel, Connie never physically meets Concha or Macho, the two major sources of her problems. This then corroborates Connie’s idea of escaping reality as an effective solution (at face value) to dealing with her
Maxine Hong Kingston's use of talk stories in The Woman Warrior emphasizes that individuals will find a more fulfilling life if they defy the traditional gender norms place on them by society. While contemplating beauty standards in Chinese society in “No Name Woman” Maxine Kingston thinks, “Sister used to sit on their beds and cry together… as their mothers or their slaves removed the bandages for a few minutes each night and let the blood gush back into their veins” (9). From a young age girls are expected to be binding their feet and are told that it is to look beautiful, but in reality that is not why. When a womans feet are bound they are restrained and silenced. These girls could be free and happy but they are restrained by men through this binding.
They thought that the women were their little slaves while they went off to have a great day with their acquaintances. Men also assumed women were not smart enough to work in government. Men brainwashed women into thinking that they were not eligible (smart enough) to work in government. They feared that women politicians would make make a bias vote against all the men to vote them out. They feared that women’s votes
Milkman didn’t become less than what he was because he’s a man, but it’s not the same for women. Women have always been seen as inferior and the fact that men only see them as a way for pleasure, they’re seen as inferior. Milkman once respected his mother, and he saw her as much more, but then he fell into the way it “should be”. Women are weak; women aren’t capable of much. There’s no such thing as a strong independent woman.
By giving Luna the credit over Cho, it is shown that there are white gaze among Harry Potter world. Cho Chang was definitely not a fan favourite. On the other hand Luna is this quirky girl that’s always there to help Harry, and she’s one of the most loved character in Harry Potter. By Rowling’s Decision to push away Cho Chang, she makes Cho look useless and making many more people dislike her. By comparing her and Luna we can see that when she is compared to Luna, she is much more worthless to Harry than her.
She creates her own reality with these works of fiction, which puts a barrier between her and actual reality. She ends the list of quotes by saying “That a young woman in love always looks “like Patience on a monument ‘Smiling at Grief’” (18). This portrays Catherine’s tendency to shape the words to her liking, regardless of what the actual meaning is behind the text. She shows a lack of understanding of the metaphors and language, yet she simultaneously over thinks the work by taking it and applying it to her own life. This creates a superficial image for her character because she picks out only the parts of books that she likes without taking into consideration the surrounding text and deeper meaning, as she does throughout the book.
If my mother felt a person were not trustworthy, she would let me know. On many occasions, my mother told me she did not think my friends were loyal. In spite of the tough love, she was a very friendly woman. My mother loves working with children and telling jokes. When I was
The pronoun ‘man’ was used in this line to say that only a man could have killed Patrick. This is important and ties back to feminism because they state that women are less of men and could not overtake them. When detectives asked her questions, she stated her alibi and an officer went to the grocer. The grocer stated, “...acted quite normal… very cheerful...wanted to give him a good supper...peas...cheesecake...impossible that she…” (Dahl 7). The officers never suspected it was her because she was a woman.