Dress code, however, makes that choice limited, aiming mainly towards the girls. Girls are told to wear clothes that reveal nothing which closes their voice. They are not allowed to express their individuality and beauty in their own special way. Schools with strict dress code have established the fact that girls are just sex objects. This not true in any way.
She thought there was no point in staying in school if Wes wasn’t going to go. When Wes Moore grades started dropping, Joy made sure that he did better. Mary Moore enforced no punishments for being a part of drug rings. On the other hand, Joy threatened to send Wes to military school and actually followed throught. Mary Moore was a carefree parent who didn’t enforce rules, while Joy had rules and
Nancy Mairs describes herself as a “cripple” and only that. In the passage, she describes her reasoning behind her fondness of the word “cripple” and not other terms more openly used by others such as “disabled” or “handicapped.” To achieve getting her message out she uses different tones and specific words. Mairs applied a positive tone when describing the definition of cripple. She makes the reader see “cripple” in a positive way referring to a Gospel and defining it as “a lover of words.” She even goes on to include her own personal opinion in which she claims she likes the accuracy of how it describes her condition. On other terms she switches to a negative approach ultimately, questioning how fit the words were to her current state.
Normal clothes are not meant for cheerleaders. You should always be in your uniform no matter what, even if you're not at school you should still be wearing it, so everyone knows who you are. If you're seen without your uniform on are you really a cheerleader? Step Nine: There's no time for doing homework when you're a cheerleader. That's why you get a nerd to do it for you.
Lily is much more serious and lady-like. Lily explains that she has to make her own clothes and fend for herself because T. Ray didn’t care about her or what she wore. “He did not care that I wore clothes I made for myself in home economics class, cotton print shirtwaists with crooked zippers and skirts hanging below my knees…,” (Lee 8). This quotation proves that Lily cares about her looks and wants to dress nicely, but T. Ray won’t buy her any clothes so she has to make them for herself. Lily and Scout are alike in many ways, but there are obvious differences in their
Beneatha has a dream and is not going to let anybody stop her. She blatantly tells her family that she is going to be a doctor and that there is nothing they can do about it. Beneatha knows the harsh reality of her dream: women are not doctors. Beneatha is not going to let these stereotypes break her. As Aretha Franklin writes, ¨All I’m asking for is for a little respect….just a little bit” (Aretha Franklin Lyrics).
Harper Lee depicts how racism will never cease to exist through the use of minor characters as shown by how family beliefs do not coincide on ethical dilemmas, young children are obliged to follow society’s mentality, and having it present amongst all races Racism will never end due to contradictions amongst family members on ethical dilemmas, despite having similar upbringings represented in the novel through the Finch family. With such contempt, Aunt Alexandra mentioned that “[they] don’t need [Calpurnia] ...” now that she moved in, after finding that the kids need a positive and feminine influence in their lives, notably Scout. However, Atticus stresses that “Cal’s lights are pretty good” in polite disapproval. Although the two siblings have spent considerable time together growing up, it is evident that their attitudes contradict on moralities when dealing with social justice issues like racism. Aunt Alexandra can be identified as a narrow-minded and obstinate person who is blinded by her own beliefs to see the wrong and bias in her mentality, along with many others today.
In the book the author states, “There were no favorite students, no teacher pets. If a student pleased her during a particular period, he could not count on special treatment in the next days class”(pg.183). The school gave her freedom because the school gave her the choice to learn whatever she wanted to and they gave her no limit. The teacher had no favorites meaning that everyone was equal and making it easier to have the people with power to standout. One may gain power only if they are given freedom.
For example, they buy her nikes, and jean jackets and allow her to reveal hair out of her hijab, they are pleased with Marjane wanting to be modern rather than a fundamentalist woman.Growing up I rebelled, I did so in a positive way I disliked to go outside and play like other kids, I enjoyed going to school and learning unlike the other kids. My mom grew up getting into fights and being a troublemaker in her neighborhood, she was surprised to see that I refrained from getting into trouble or getting involved with drugs and alcohol at a young age. Just like young Marjane I rebelled, and everyone looked at me different for being who I was. However, they do not always encourage her rebellion, her mother forces her to pray, “If anyone ever asks you pray during the day, say you pray, you understand?” (75/6) in this case her mother wanted her like everyone else to keep from being killed or taken away. In another instance she starts smoking
I don’t want to look like everyone else. I want to look like me. And I’m not going to let them change me”(4). This quote shows that Marilyn is trying to prove her point that the conformity is wrong and she shouldn’t have to face conformity in her life and that she does not want to face the conformity any longer. In The Giver, Jonas decides not to take the pill because he knows that it is not something that needs to be done and it is just making everyone feel and think the same.
Esperanza means when she says, "I have decided not to grow up tame like the others who lay their necks on the threshold waiting for the ball and chain” that she will not be similar to her grandmother. She does not need to wait for a husband to marry, she will manage by herself and fight for herself. Furthermore, Esperanza does not want to be like so many girls her age, she wants to be wild and not to imprisoned by her husband. In addition, she has seen lives like Rafaela’s and her grandmother’s and does not want to fall in that trap. She does not want the life that she has seen her whole life and wants to carry herself being that she has seen others’ circumstances.