Not even the simplest of people can avoid it and Scarseth relates it to the book by saying this: “…simplest dream of the simplest man – even poor dumb Lennie – cannot come true. I agree with his observation of the situation in which each character leads a simple life. They lead these modest, sometimes arbitrary lives, but if this is true then why is the plot and climax so complicate and filled with drama? That’s the tragedy of the story taking
We do not take the time to properly develop and plan our writing like we should. We need to use his 9 guidelines stick to the prompt and nothing else. Roberts’s introduction is effective because he throws the reader into a relatable situation immediately. Then the reader can but their self into the writers shoes, and draw up their own thoughts and responses to the situation. His essay does indeed support his this, because he goes on to describe how a writer can turn into subject into an interesting one.
The wealthy people tend to be unwilling to live in poor neighborhoods. All of the rundown homes on Mango Street are occupied by poor people. This quote may also be interpreted in a way reflecting racism throughout the text. In many different vignettes people are treated poorly because of their race. Racism and this text effects Esperanza and everyone around her in a very negative way.
Women were known to not be able to be in control of their lives as well as being married and taking care of their children Gerald and Eric’s exploitation of Eva Smith is used to show the corruption of men in that time and how they treated women. They objectified them and treated them disrespectfully. Eva Smith was exploited by Gerald because he saw her as ‘vulnerable’ and kept pointing out her “pretty brown hair” and “dark eyes”. This shows how he was focusing on the physical aspects, showing that men in that time mostly focused on appearances rather than personality (showing how men objectified women).She was described as ‘pretty’ and a ‘good sport’ by
Then there’s how many people think that since you’re a woman you have to do only this and since you’re a man you can only do this. If you’re a woman and you do “men’s work” then that is completely unacceptable in the 1930’s. Finally, there’s the socioeconomic struggles that the characters have to face in the novel. They get a real slap in the face when they see that just because someone is lower than you in money, doesn’t mean that there an alien. The author really does show us the struggles that Jem and Scout have to face with oppression in this
Even the woman Minny worked for was being ignored because of who she married. The problem is more than race, it is about how humans treat other humans and how little respect we give to those we deem lower than us. The author used the characters to show that the desire to be superior among others goes further than race. She also used a real tragedy, the murder of the NAACP Field Secretary, which allows readers to connect the novel to real life and making the novel more compelling. These key issues make the readers think deeper, allows the novel to surpass others like it, and connect to many human interactions even in today’s
The study of intellectual powers starts between two sexes, with men simply claiming more education and rights in society. The documentary, Miss Representation explores how media’s often degrading the portrayals of women. Jane Fonda said, “Society is toxic to young girls”, in relation most advertising discriminates women. Majority of the time media is used to make women look weak, it usually contradicts gender portrayal guidelines, based on the sexuality, authority, violence, and language content. I personally think that all of this is true, media reinforces the gender stereotype that men are always looking to attract women; and women are merely the objects looking to get caught.
In conclusion, “Paul’s Case” is a short story that a person needs to take time to read in order to understand it. Willa Cather first had readers view Paul as an unsympathetic character, but towards the end of it, she used narration, dialogue, and description so the readers would view him in a sympathetic way. I personally did view Paul as a weird character because he seemed to have a weird smile on his face that the author emphasized on in the beginning, and was said to be a lair. But, as I continued to read, I got to see who Paul really was, and the struggles he was going through. I compared this story to “Sonny’s Blues” by how Sonny wanted to be a musician, but his brother did not see anything good to come out of that, but Sonny wanted to follow what he loved.
Subtle sexism is the unconscious sexism in our society that tends to be passive, in that it is so entrenched in society it is considered ordinary. Swim et al. (2004) define subtle sexism as representing “unequal and unfair treatment of women that is not recognized by many people because it is perceived to be normative, and therefore does not appear unusual” (p. 117). It is often through language that subtle sexism appears. When people state “he” did something instead of “he or she” or “one”, when the statement is meant for all genders, they are using gendered language that is exclusive to women.
The flappers were seen to be out of control due to their loose morals and people who did not support them felt that women should not be equal to men. The article uses emotive words and depicts the flappers as immoral. It creates a barrier between the flappers’ morals and the morals of the women who lived before the flappers who were regarded as innocent and obedient. Source I is a quote about Al Capone. It describes his ruthlessness and violent attitudes and the fact that he was very successful in his ‘business’.
The following quote should hopefully secure the idea that oppression is still very much a prominent part of society that affects women, “We look silly, incompetent, weak, and generally contemptible” Frye writes, regarding the differences between female restrains and male restraints, “Our exercise of this discipline tends to low esteem and self-esteem. It does not benefit us. It fits in a network of behaviors through which we constantly announce to others our membership in a lower caste and our unwillingness and/or inability to defend our bodily or moral integrity” (16). In essence, this quote displays how women are mocked for attempting to develop their own independence. The mocking results in a lowered self-esteem, which prevents women from progressing by keeping women below the social standing of men.