In the world of theatre, a place which tends to be reserved for liberal expression and socially progressive content, Bekah Brunstetter’s The Cake appears to be somewhat of an anomaly. This is not to say that the play condemns or lacks representation of the social matters which are so commonly highlighted in contemporary theatre. In fact, The Cake very thoroughly explores the unceasing debate surrounding the topic of marriage equality. However, Brunstetter’s thoughtful characterization forces audiences to consider a perspective that is rarely supported, or even acknowledged, on the stage.
The baker, even though he is the least partially conforming to the norm, is looked down upon by many of the art critics, and Dot seems to prefer a painter. Both of these examples show society judging people and working people towards conformity while each person attempts to stay true to their own
The idea of discrimination is an odd one. A human being has to look at another human being who, in some way is a little bit different, and think “This person is of lesser value than me”. Despite how strange that may sound it has played a frightening role in the history of human beings. Most notable examples are Nazi Germany’s treatment of the Jewish during World War II and the treatment of black people in America throughout its history as a country.
She questions why Janie would marry a dark man like Tea Cake. Mrs. Turner falsely assumes, like the rest of the people form the town, that Janie only married Tea Cake for his money because she could not possibly love him. Janie informs Mrs. Turner that her assumption is incorrect because Tea Cake was not wealthy when they met, and he is the only person that has made her truly
In her short story, “Birthday Party,” Katharine Brush illustrates how a negative person can ruin the hard work and love of another person. The narrator begins by describing the couple who sat nearby in the restaurant. The man is illustrated as someone with a “self-satisfied face,” and the woman as “fadingly pretty.” Described as “self-satisfied,” the husband is portrayed as proud, maybe even arrogant.
Juan Gonzalez, one of the men who had a homosexual relationship with Dr. Gonzalez, confessed to his sins and was then garroted and burned at the stake (Spurling, 48). Dr. Gonzalez exercised aggressive agency by having these homosexual relationships and using his power to dodge legal punishment by the ecclesiastical court. Gonzalez was part of a close knit circle that benefited off his well-maintained reputation and socioeconomic status, accordingly giving him a defense system to protect himself (Spurling, 55). The normative dimensions of a man with Dr. Gonzalez’ responsibilities were challenged almost entirely when el pecado nefando was committed multiple times. In conclusion, justice was reached in the case of Dr. Gonzalez, although it serves almost as an archetype of defiant actions being taken against the social structure, all due to a sexually intimate
He first explained how marriagewas forced upon the Christian community. He then gave the consequencesof gay marriage and how it can affect society. He also gave evidence from experiences to statistics to crack up his point. He then relayedback to what he believed as a Christian which was a married mother and father nurturing children in a stable home. He then ended his essay under hasty generalisation.
1. Unlike Janie’s previous husbands, Tea Cake treats Janie with compassion and respect. In addition, he loves Janie for her personality instead of her looks and her role as a woman (housewife). 2. The speech characteristic that Tea Cake encourages Janie with is truth.
After reading Hibben’s critique I agree with the statements she makes. Hibben’s talks about how Tea Cake and Janie’s relationship was different from the others. When Janie was with Mister Killicks she didn’t care about his “land, and his sagging belly, and his toenails that looked like mules’ feet,” she wanted love not material things. Janie wasn’t pleased with all the nice things she could obtain from marrying Mister Killicks, she was looking for the happiness love would give her, not what Killicks had.
Joey Cho Mrs. Middleton English 10 17 October 2016 Persuasive Research Essay Outline Introduction LGBT/ same-sex marriage is one of the most heated and controversial debates in our current society. Unlike the past thousands of years whereas marriage was defined as a legal union between a man and a woman, now the concept of marriage has been extended to a broader context. “Homosexuality” in most cultures is viewed as a disgrace, and it is often considered as a great sin from a religious aspect.
Truly, this had been discrimination. They said James wasn’t “fit” for the position because he was different and they had decided to give the position to someone else. Although they weren’t very direct to say why James knew it was a position he deserved but there had been favoritism into someone that’s was ordinary and not different. James place of origin had always affected him even up until his marriage with Marilyn. Marilyn’s mother hadn’t wanted her to get married to him for this reason.
Religious discrimination in workplace entails an employer treating a person specifically a candidate or staff unfairly because of his or her religious beliefs. The Title VII and law protects people who have wholeheartedly held religious, ethical or moral beliefs (Eeoc.gov.). Religious discrimination can also mean treating someone differently because that person is affiliated with an individual of a distinct religion. Religious discrimination in employment, has not vanished.
INTRODUCTION Jack Phillips’ is a man of deep religious faith, combining his strong religious beliefs with the cakes he makes in his own bakery, Masterpiece Cakeshop. Each cake Phillips’ makes it meticulously crafted through a series of sketching, sculpting, and hand-painting as he believes these cake to be a form of artistic expression. However, just as any artist’s work is personal to them, Phillips’ too focuses heavily on what the cake, which he considers his art, will represent and does not produce cakes that contrast with his personal beliefs. The issue here is that Phillips’ denied respondents Charlie Craig and David Mullins’ request to create a cake honoring their same-sex marriage.
This particular quote shows that people of the town are really not willing to speak up for the discrimination until they have been in that exact same situation. This is also an example of empathy applied in a way to convince the world with the hiding lies for good. We all have done this in some way in our lives for good. This helps in the broadening of the description, which allows the reader to emotionally and mentally connect with character by reading about the expressed