Trifles is also timeless, it may have taken place in 1916 but women can still relate to this story in innumerable ways. It also has to be taken into consideration that this play was written and performed close to the era known as the Roaring Twenties. Women went wild in the nineteen twenties, becoming flappers, drinking in public, smoking in public, most important of all, women became more free and independent. This story is a sort of jumpstart into those Roaring Twenties. Women defying men to save other women.
Recruiters sought them out relentlessly, feeling young women were easy to instruct”(69). Made it seem like that she meant for the men to seem controlling and demeaning towards the women. In conclusion, The Girls of Atomic City drew on the lives of the women of lived there who are now in their eighties and nineties. It brings back a remarkable and forgotten moment of American history and Kiernan captures the spirit of these courageous women. It is the result of seven years of research and interviews with the surviving girls and takes us behind the scenes into the lives of these
The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago is a vital art installation with significant metaphorical connotations. This massive triangular table that measures 48 feet on each side is a visual metaphor of political significance. As a feminist piece of art, The Dinner Party is set for 39 important women of all time, ranging from ancient goddesses to key historical figures. This collaborative art installation celebrates the accomplishments, endeavors and renowned powers of female figures that have not been recognized in androcentric traditions (Baguley and Kerby 253). Therefore, the art installation serves as a tool to empower women.
(Thesis) Although an 1880’s census listed Maria Beasley as an unemployed housewife, that has since changed in the Chicago listing to as a successful inventor and business woman. (Preview of Main Points) I will inform you on as much information I can gather about Maria Beasley and a couple of inventions that include the raft, barrel-hoop driving machine, and foot warmers. Body: I. Maria Beasley lived the life as a businessperson. She was born in Philadelphia who had fourteen different patents. One of her inventions were the re-invented life-saving raft.
The death of her sister, Anya, was particularly hard on Sofia because the two had always been very close. In 1888, she entered her paper, "On the Rotation of a Solid Body about a Fixed Point," in a competition for the Prix Bordin by the French Academy of Science and won. "Prior to Sofya Kovalevsky's [Sofia Kovalevskaya] work the only solutions to the motion of a rigid body about a fixed point had been developed for the two cases where the body is symmetric". At this time, a new man entered her life. Maxim Kovalevsky came to Stockholm for a series of lectures.
Oprah’s speech is so compelling because she appeals to her audiences emotions through her use of a personal narrative, various stylistic techniques, and inclusive language. She comences her speech, detailing when she was a little girl with big dreams, watching Sidney Poitier receive the Cecil B. Demille award, the same award that she is being presented with. This story paints Oprah as human and allows her to not only relate with her peers in the live audience, but also the indefatigable working class at home. This strong appeal to emotion is not lost as she moves into the third paragraph where she first begins speaking about the “Me Too” movement. Within this paragraph, Winfrey triggers strong emotions when she states, “Because we all know that the press is under siege
With the use of these three rhetorical strategies, she can get the reader to comprehend that every girl has the right to an education. Throughout the novel, Malala utilizes influential ethos while talking about how difficult it was for a girl to attend school in peace so that the audience will believe her story. For example, in the novel Malala states “The trips from school became tense and frightening, and I just wanted to relax once I was safe inside my home”. (Yousafzai,pg.62) This quote is included so that the reader will be able to perceive how she and the other girls felt while trying to obtain an education. Also, her purpose of
The play, Silent Sky, follows the narrative of a 30-year old woman named Henrietta Leavitt and attempts to mirror Henrietta 's personal challenges with the obstacles that most women, in the early 1900s, had to undergo. Henrietta Leavitt can be considered the protagonist because she seems to have a set goal and she experiences the most substantial change, throughout the play 's entirety. She is first introduced as a small-town girl from Wisconsin with big ambitions but, gradually, as the story progresses, she morphs into a most valuable contributor to the field of Astronomy. Not only does her status and position in society change during the play, but she also learns many life lessons and achieves her goals. The character, Henrietta Leavitt,
In turn, Janie’s story inspires other women, notably Phoeby Watson, who acts as a mirror for the reader. She is the vehicle through which Janie’s story is told, and the friendship between the two women rises above the petty talk of the town, the porch, and the community, in a true instance of “sisterhood”. Phoeby acts as Janie’s defendant, arguably more so than any of the men combined. She notes her friend’s agency and self-authority, “Still and all, she’s her own woman. She oughta know by now whut she wants tuh do” (11), and by the end of the novel, one woman’s personal narrative manages to uplift another: “Ah done growed ten feet higher from jus’ listenin’ tuh you, Janie.
At the end of the play, The Diary of Anne Frank, the last statement said is, "In spite of everything, I still believe people are good at heart.". This is something said by the character Anne Frank, a young girl about the age of 13 during the Holocaust. Another key thing to remember throughout my essay is that Anne worked with what she had and she turned the worst moments into beautiful ones. Anne Frank was an enormous influence for a countless amount of books as well as plays not to mention, she also tremendously influenced history. I put trust in the idea that the reason she said, "In spite of everything, I still believe people are good at heart.
Betty White is one of the most influential actresses of television history. Born as Betty Marion White on January 17, 1922 in Illinois, her family moved to Los Angeles, California during the Great Depression. She began her career by reading commercials for the radio in 1939 when she was seventeen years old. Betty White then started acting in television shows and movies. Since then, she has won several awards and continues to act.
The actors used the forth wall method and talked to the audience through-out the play and that’s always my favorite part. Although Roxie was the star of the show, my favorite character was Velma. Velma reminds me of the typical female; if you can’t beat them, then join them and that’s exactly what Velma did.
Since the ripe age of twelve years old, I have been attending one of the best kept secrets of the Shenandoah Valley; Camp Strawderman. The ideals Strawderman implements are to make girls so happy they will share their happiness with others, to create friendships that shall last through life, and to bring out the hidden possibilities that lie within each girl. Helping girls to find themselves is a big aspect of both my time as a camper and as a counselor in training, called “T.A.”. I grew a deep love for helping other girls who had stumbled upon Strawderman to gain as much as they could out of their stay. As an older girl, all you can hope for is that you have made someone else’s stay just as wonderful as yours your first year at camp.
Gwendolyn Brooks, a world renowned poet, made it her life’s purpose to create changes in the lives of others. “Born June 7, 1917, in Topeka, Kansas” (Contemporary Authors Online 1) her family moved to Chicago when she was very young. Growing up on the south side, Brooks saw the daily struggles that blacks faced. There was a lot of racial tension building, as many more blacks pushed back against oppression. Brooks was, “Deeply involved with black life, black pain and black spirits” (Lee 2).
Women played a major role in WWII which lead on to one of the greatest social movements in history. Betty Freidan was an important pioneer of feminism and played a critical part to women’s right movements or also know as "the mother of the modern feminist movement.” Freidan was born on February 4, 1921, in Peoria, Illinois. Freidan excelled at Smith college in 1942, graduating with a bachelor’s degree psychology. Friedan became an activist while at Smith College, reeling at injustices through the power of her writing in regard to causes such as labor reform, academic freedom, and political issues leading to World War II(Terry 2). After spending some time in California, Freidan relocated her self to New York in the mid 1940’s where she found