A sullen tone is maintained throughout this chapter as Mairs describes the society 's standards for women leaving the readers a choice on how they feel about these standards. By using logos in her essay’s, Mairs is able to further describe the effects of standards have on women, including herself by stating in her quote, she’s spent most of her life suffering from not meeting the standards set for her. The use of short and long sentences in her essays help the rhythmic flow describe what it’s really feel like to fall short of standards people have set for
Even the girls who wouldn’t dream of going to class without their pearls and pullovers.”(Carrie Jean Bodner 168). This sentence makes the reader realize that even the ivy-league females use Halloween to escape their strict and hectic lives, to become an image opposite of their daily portrayal. This brings to light the understanding that women want to wear these outfits to get out of their daily mundane routine just for one night. Because of this statement, the tone of the essay is for people to go against women wearing these risqué costumes, and not to empathize them for their want to escape the norm. Although, in some ways the reader does feel empathy for the women who use Halloween as a get away from societal norms and beliefs, due to the unique style of the paper which gives examples from people who you would not expect, such as the library clerk, and the ivy-league
American journalist and politician, Clare Boothe Luce, in her opening speech at the 1960 Women’s National Press Club meeting, prepares her audience, qualifying and defending her forthcoming criticism. Luce’s purpose is to provoke thought in the journalist’s minds on what journalism is really about at its core. She adopts a frank and humorous tone to best capture the attention of her intended audience of female journalists. Through, appealing to the ethos, logos, and pathos with flattery, syllogism, and rhetorical questioning to prepare the audience for her message: “the tendency of the American press to sacrifice journalistic integrity in favor of the perceived public demand for sensationalist stories.” In the first paragraph of her speech, Luce assures the audience that “[she is] happy and flattered to be a guest of honor…” This explains her genuinity and the caring nature behind the criticism to follow. This is done while also building up her personal ethos, saying that she is the guest of honor and was asked to be there gives her a sense of authority which enhances her credibility in the eyes of the audience.
Ophelia’s madness is caused by the actions of others in the story. “Madness becomes Ophelia’s last resort, her unconscious revolt. Indeed what else is left for her to do? Offering her an escape, madness provides her with the ability to finally speak her anger and desire” (Dane,412).Her father tells her to stay away from Hamlet, who she has fallen in love with. Hamlet has warned her earlier that whatever he tells her in the future will not be true but, when he tells her he does not intent to be with her it starts the beginning of her madness.
The Capulets forced Juliet to marry Paris, the constant fighting made them want to keep the marriage secret, and made Romeo and Juliet to scared to say anything. A big reason is the parents are pressuring Juliet with a marriage she doesn 't even want to do. “if you don 't act like my daughter you can beg starve and die in the streets”. Act 3 scene 5 line 193. This shows how much pressure is on her making her freak out and fear
Lady Macbeth also rejects her motherhood, which no woman of that time would have done, showing that she’s not a normal caring, loving woman: ‘dashed the brains out,’ (1.7.58), saying that she’d rather kill her own baby then go against her word. The only thing that Macbeth aims to do is to please his wife and gain ‘co-equal love’, but Lady Macbeth might have realized that he thinks like this, so she plays with her power over him, she is the dominant one playing with her
Anna Quindlen’s use of detail, along with imagery and language, paints a picture of her struggle with attaining perfection while in college. Her speech, often pensive and foreboding, warns of the dangers of pursuing perfection and the joy felt when one gives up that inane dream. Quindlen’s details planted from beginning to end of her speech are designed to get a clear message across to her audience: Don’t try to be perfect. This is elaborated upon when she says, “the thing that is. .
It is an intrinsic battle that takes place over the course of the play, but comes to a head during the concluding moments, in which Claudio is deceived by his apprehensions of marriage into rejecting Hero, showing that perhaps he prides his honor above the love he so freely professes. Hero is placed in the uncomfortable position of being rejected by nearly everybody she cares for, necessitating that she fake her demise and be reborn as a new woman, resurrected from the grave and cleansed of the impurities she was accused of. Benedick and Beatrice have both pledged never to find love, and therefore must remove the guises behind which they labor- for indeed, both characters desire love, but hide their wish for fear of being rejected. In each instance, past beliefs must be discarded in the name of securing future happiness, which causes consternation in each individual. In the case of Benedick, he is forced to challenge his best friend to a duel in order to win the hand of his lover- an appendage of the central conflict, which is the inner battle between love and personal reservations which takes precedence over life and death (at least for the Christ-figure maiden
How can it be that a play written over thousands of years ago effectively delineates today’s problems regarding gender inequality? Sophocles tells of a very adamant and fervent woman, Antigone, who fights for her desires while simultaneously disregarding Creon, the king, and his laws. As punishment, Antigone was placed in a dungeon, but sadly was unable to handle the isolation and committed suicide. In Sophocles's Antigone, women’s efforts to change any aspect of their lives are futile because they will inevitably be subjected to inferior perceptions and treated as so. Antigone’s efforts to execute her will on Creon and his men resulted in her being viewed as weak.
Nurse should be punished. Nurse should be punished because she knew that Romeo and Juliet were married and she didn’t tell anybody about it, so that caused all of this to happen. “Is your man secret? Did you ne'er hear say, Two may keep counsel, putting one away?” (1.4.1).This shows that she new about the marriage and because of that, she should be punished because she caused Romeo and Juliet to kill herself. Also because of this it caused Lady Montague to kill herself
“Divorce rates increased because some educated women shunned marriage and believe only remaining single could they play roles they envisioned in the public world (Brinkley, Pg. 481).” Women of the progressive era felt they were being left out from developing careers. “So some women enrolled in new women colleges, some middle class women had become physicians, lawyers, engineers, scientist and managers. But moreover women jobs that society felted were suitable for them such as
Throughout her writing, she gives examples of empowering women who attempt to manage their time equally amongst their priorities. When concluding her article, Slaughter deviates from her topic of women specifically to Americans as a whole. She clarifies that one day we, a society as a whole, will begin to not focus primarily on success but the well-being of
According to merriam-webster.com, the definition of glass ceiling is “an unfair system or set of attitudes that prevents some people (such as women or people of a certain race) from getting the most powerful jobs”. As many people know, women tend to get paid less when referring to corporate and/or office jobs; being a colored woman, I wanted to be stay informed on the topic and changes that can possibly occur to break this glass ceiling. Therefore, I went and sat in on a lecture that took place on October 14th lead by a representative from the campaign, All In Together. The All In Together campaign is a collaboration-driven campaign to empower women with the tools they need to drive meaningful change. As this woman (whose name I did not remember) was
After reading the passage, it is clear to the audience that Mariatu is extremely nervous to get her hand cut off. Mariatu believes that if she just dies it would be much better than having her hands cut off and experience all the pain and suffering. Mariatu’s request advances the plot because later on you can see her opinion reflect when she tries to kill herself because she cannot handle
She informed the reader and gave specific examples to back up her beliefs. She gives information helpful information about how different doesn’t mean better or worse, how the media doesn’t cover everything and the women in poverty. Although, I feel like the author could have gone a little more into detail and given more examples of how being different is just different. She did great by informing the reader of how poverty has a big impact on women in Pakistan and Afghanistan. On the other hand, I would recommend Staples article to anyone who finds non-fiction and personal life experience