“Construction of a patriarchal ideology unable to deal with the threat of sexual differences as it is embodied in the images of the feminine as archaic mother and is seen as the castrated mother.” (Creed, 1993, p.22) Kristeva suggests that the notion of the castrated women is to ease mans fear of woman, who has the power to psychologically and physically castrate him. The archaic mother as the monstrous womb and the castrating mother can be used as a way of understanding the work of Mona Hatoum and AIne Phillips, both
The ‘bananafish’ symbolize the hatred in Seymour’s life, a hatred that has taken his innocence. Seymour states, “They’re very ordinary looking fish when they swim in. But once they get in, they behave like pigs. Why, I’ve known some bananafish to swim into a banana hole and eat as many as seventy-eight bananas” (Salinger). Bananafish are greedy much like the countries who supported the war.
Luke Wichman Mr. Carrico Hum 3321 Question 1 29, September 2017 Predator Prejudice In today’s society stereotypes and social scripts play a major role in today’s world. Stereotypes and Social scripts are often used when describing people and often have negative connotations. The Maltese Falcon has obvious masculine stereotypes and an ideology of women as being subservient to men, which is portrayed as them being housewives, but in Zootopia, despite the fact that the bunny faces a stereotype of being too small and being a girl bunny trying to get into the mostly manly police force, she overcomes all of this and proves them wrong. The ideology of this movie shifts and a stereotype is broken. This plays an even bigger role in today’s society because it shows the younger generation problems that everyone faces with stereotypes, but also shows them no matter what the stereotypes are you can overcome and change them with perseverance and hard work.
(for more information, see Log 3) Madeleine “Maddy-Monkey, Killer” Faith Wirtz: She is transcribing the FOXFIRE CONFESSIONS as an older woman reflecting but also living in the novel. Her feelings toward Legs go beyond normal friendship and hint at a lustful relationship. As her obsession with Legs grows stronger, she begins to hate the members of the gang. Furthermore, she has begun to detach herself more from the gang. (for more information, see Log 3) Betty “Goldie, Boom-Boom” Siefried: She always speaks her mind about what is going on and Legs often puts her at the front of situations and relies on her for advice.
Lorde was concerned with the situation of Afro-German women as some of her poems show: "Berlin Is Hard on Colored Girls" and "East Berlin." In the first part of “Berlin Is Hard on Colored Girls” the poet draws a complicated image of barriers. First she meets “a strange woman” (The Collected Poems 375) stressing unacquaintedness. The woman “is eating a half-ripe banana” underlying a triple barrier: one separating life in East from that in West Germany; another separating life of the colored from that of white Germans , and a third separating colored women from men in general. The second part starts with: “I cross her borders at midnight” (The Collected Poems 375) stressing a necessity for pulling down all kinds of barriers.
He wants to be called Great Sage. "You may be a king- you may be a deity-but you are still a monkey“ (page 16). The answer of the guard makes him feel that he is an ordinary monkey. The picture on page 16 shows his fierceness to the rejection of the entrance and the refusal of identifying him as a god. In conclusion Yang has presented the different emotions of the three different characters separately to highlight his theme of cultural identity and the shame associated with it.
Firstly Shakespeare reverses gender roles in the play through expressing each character 's personality. Shakespeare manages to defy conventions through the character Lady Macbeth as he explores the boundaries of what it means to be a “woman.” Her first mental gender transformation occurs after she reads the letter sent to her from Macbeth and hears of King Duncan 's intended visit. In Act 1, Scene 5 she pleads to the spirits, "Come, you spirits. That tend on mortal thoughts. Unsex me here.
I liked when the 4th mistress started breaking traditions. First by eating at her house without the others. Master is such a creep when he is caught touching Yanr by the main character. At first I liked the 2nd mistress giving the gift of silk clothes to the 4th mistress, but soon the 2nd mistress’s true intentions were shown with the discovery of the voodoo doll. The 3rd mistress said it the best, “she has a Buddha face, but a scorpion
A baby monkey and her mother are next in line. The queen instantly calls the guards and asks them to send the monkeys away. She tells them the monkey baby is the ugliest of all and it doesn't deserve any prize. Hearing this, the monkey baby starts to wail. The mother monkey gently shushes the baby and tells, “What a foolish queen who can’t see your beauty!
They write that, “they seem to be of a different nature from men” (184). Women according to these authors are not even of the same basic “nature” as men. They consider them less than human and therefore worthy on condemnation. They also state, “that there was a defect in the formation of the first woman…[and] through this defect she is an imperfect animal, she always deceives” (184). Here the writers not only call women animals but an “imperfect animal.” They claim that women who are midwives are especially evil and devour infants at birth.