In the book “Maxed Out” by Daphne Greer the main character Max is a kid that likes hockey Max has a brother called Duncan, Duncan who needs to go with Max everywhere, due to the death of his father. Max can’t play hockey and watch Duncan at the same time. There is a big hockey game and the team needs Max. With Duncan, his mom won’t allow him to play. Max and the team were sad.
Have you ever been on a cruise ship? Did you wake up early without your parents to go eat? Well, what if you had the whole boat to yourself? In Avi’s True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, the Seahawk could have been very dangerous for Charlotte to go on by herself. For example, the ship could have been taken over by pirates or Charlotte could have gotten sick during the voyage.
In Legally Blond, Elle Woods delivers the student address speech during graduation. Elle Woods addresses that passion is the key ingredient in the study of law and life. The purpose of this speech was to encourage the students to always have passion in everything they do, having faith in others and themselves. The thesis of the speech would be “It is with passion, courage of conviction and strong sense of self, that we take our next steps into the world.” If I was asked to write the speech I honestly would not change anything, Woods did a good job using an attention getter, and creating a thesis.
My favorite story of the semester is Hangovers, the story one can easily portray what the story is about from the title. The descriptive narrative style the writer, Jennifer Pashley, used have the power to sketch the pictures of what are happing to the main character and other characters affected by his alcohol addiction. The writing style which effectively conveys the mood of the story, varies sentence structures used, and use of words and adjectives to create an interesting and entreating reading experience all makes me to like the story. Finally, the writer left the ending open so that the readers can get a choice to end the story as they
This just goes to show that although mass media has not been around for all that long it is one of the major driving forces in society
In “Find Your Beach”, a narrative essay written by Zadie Smith, the writer expresses her belief that is one is adamant enough, one can arrive at their beach - a paradise-like environment that people dream of, but is believed to be very hard to obtain. The idea of a person’s “beach” being hard to discover can be observed through Smith’s personal background, as it is almost mythical for this English writer living in Soho, Manhattan to come by a beach. What I took away from Smith’s text is the idea that when you finally arrive at your beach, “sooner or later you will be sitting on that beach wondering what comes next”. Overall, I interpreted one’s beach being defined as a person’s happiness. It is something we all have the potential to posses
The media portrays these unrealistic standards to men and women of how women should look, which suggests that their natural face is not good enough. Unrealistic standards for beauty created by the media is detrimental to girls’ self-esteem because it makes women feel constant external pressure to achieve the “ideal look”, which indicates that their natural appearance is inadequate. There has been an increasing number of women that are dissatisfied with themselves due to constant external pressure to look perfect. YWCA’s “Beauty at Any Cost” discusses this in their article saying that, “The pressure to achieve unrealistic physical beauty is an undercurrent in the lives of virtually all women in the United States, and its steady drumbeat is wreaking havoc on women in ways that far exceed the bounds of their physical selves” (YWCA).
One of the categories in being the ideal woman is being conventionally beautiful because, according to the media, a significant portion of a woman’s self-worth rests in appearance. This can be seen through women’s magazines in particular, which promote altering one’s appearance leads to the significant improvement of one’s “love life and relationships, and ultimately, life in general” (Bazzini 199). Therefore, the media presents a direct relationship with beauty and success: the more attractive a woman is, the better her life will be. Thus, a woman must the take initiative to look beautiful in order to be successful. Through the repetitive exposure of the same type of image in the media, what society considers beautiful often resembles a definitive checklist.
Countless advertisements feature thin, beautiful women as either over-sexualized objects, or as subordinates to their male counterparts. The mold created by society and advertisers for women to fit into is not entirely attainable. More often than not, models are Photoshopped and altered to the point that they don’t even resemble themselves. W. Charisse Goodman suggests, “The mass media do not
Faces by Sara Teasdale is a sorrowful poem. The speaker is talks about the masks people wear to hide their pain. The “disguise” hide a person shame and embarrassment that is underneath the “city’s broken roar. ” When the speaker states, “the meeting of our eyes,” she is express that the stranger can see through her mask just as she can see through theirs.
Anne Bradstreet’s poem “To My Dear and Loving Husband” was written between the years of 1641 and 1643. “Not until the year 1678, six years after Bradstreet’s death, the poem was published” (Ruby 228). A poet with Puritan beliefs, this poem uses the religious language, hyperbolic metaphors, paradox, and antiquated diction and style in order to explain the devotion and love for her husband as she struggles with the Puritan way of life along with the uncertainty of her reassurance of love. Reading this poem over and over for countless hours I came to the conclusion that there are two messages that Bradstreet was trying to project in this poem, the Literal way and the sarcastic way. The Literal way clearly shows the readers the love of a wife for her husband.
In the year 1998 women would strive to be perceived as the “perfect” woman with flawless skin and a skinny body. In the 1990’s technology changed how we would perceive women forever. With this new technology we now have access to digital editing and other online editing tools that women can use to eliminate all of their imperfections. With these tools our society put a huge pressure on girls to look like the people in the magazines. The problem with this, the girls in the magazines were not real.
Gone Girl is a story Nick and Amy Dunne, a couple whose marriage, like many, is full of lies, betrayal, malice and two brilliantly different sides of a story. The suspense part of the novel comes with the main character, Nick Dunne, the husband, and whether he is involved in the disappearance of his wife, Amy. In this thriller novel by Gillian Flynn, who is known for writing novels with unique plot twists, I have learned to be sensitive in giving my trust to people and helped me realized that the years and moments you have with someone will not matter and not a basis to be open in giving your trust. The story stars the husband, Nick, who has been suspected and told to be involved to the unexpected disappearance of his wife, Amy, who has said
Your decisions to comply with society’s view of “beauty” are no longer subconscious, but rather are more conscious-driven decisions. Barbie’s slender figure remains idolized; however, it has evolved from a plastic doll to a self-starving model that is photo-shopped on the pages of glossy magazines. You spend hours in front of a mirror adjusting and perfecting your robotic look while demanding your parents to spend an endless amount of money on cosmetics and harmful skin products to acquire a temporary version of beauty. Consider companies such as Maybelline, which have throughout the ages created problematic and infantilizing campaigns and products for women. More specifically consider the “Baby Lips” product as well as the company slogan, “maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline,” that reiterates the male notions of beauty to which women are subjected.