Dolls Essays

  • Essay On Barbie Dolls

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    in her childhood had a barbie doll. Barbie dolls were used to play with and to make children feel like they had a friend. The first barbie doll was made in the 50s and the way it looked like was the dream of how every girl wanted to be once they get older. Over the years’ barbie dolls have changed their fashion as it has changed on the reality. Today barbie dolls are not as famous as they used to be, because now technology is taking over. Even though It is just a doll to play with, there are many

  • Baby Doll Cadillac Analysis

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    Eggleston’s, “Baby Doll Cadillac”, is a photograph from the Los Alamos Portfolio (1965-74) that was taken in 1973. In this photograph, you can see a summer blue sky and a few number of dolls that are visible in the photo, laying on top of the hood of a car. Eggleston’s photo is a close-up of the Cadillac’s front side that has an oceanic turquoise color, including the logo emblem of the Cadillac on the front side of the car and the top part of the hood. On top of the hood, lays about 12 dolls that are from

  • Playing With Dolls In Henrik Ibsen's A Doll

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    Girls begin playing with dolls at a very young age, and sometimes even boys partake in the action. Dolls spark a child’s creative side, allowing them to broaden their imagination by creating a false reality in which they feel is a perfect world. Playing with dolls is a completely harmless activity. However, a problem comes about when one does not grow out of playing with his or her dolls. In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House, Torvald Helmer has created his own doll-like family in which he has a beautiful

  • Marge Piercy Barbie Doll Essay

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    long legs. This image is brought to everyone as soon as they turn on the television or go to the store and see a magazine. The idea of being beautiful is what many women strive, for that is what gave the poet Marge Piercy the idea for her poem “Barbie Doll”. Marge Piercy used being a woman and pressure of beauty during her time, of the 1970s, to bring about a poem that tells the story of a woman who has to change for society to be called pretty. The poem

  • Marketing Analysis: Keri MINIKA Doll

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    Product: In relation to its offering a departure from the hyper-commercialized, ready-made dolls of the modern world, DIY (Do-it-yourself) doll-making influence is beneficial on what it means to be a creative and imaginative. The commercial doll has existed alongside its counterpart, the homemade doll, since the beginning of industrialization. Keri MINIKA creates and produces a decorative nine to eleven inches sock dolls, body patterns with accessory tags. Keri MINIKA can impress potential buyers for its

  • Figurative Language In Barbie Doll, By Marge Piercy

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    clothes they need to wear, they need to act a certain way, and do the chores that society feels are necessary for them to do. Society makes it clear that a woman is different from men and the tasks that they have are different. The author of “Barbie Doll,” Marge Piercy sheds a light of the difference on how people treat girls and women as they go from early childhood to adolescence. Piercy uses the connotation of different words, visual imagery, and the comparison between different elements in the

  • Summer Of The 17th Doll Gwen Harwood Analysis

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    or rejection of its influence on their life. Ray Lawler, author of the play, “Summer of the 17th Doll”, and Gwen Harwood, author of the poem “In The Park”, use a number of various aesthetic features in their writing to portray the ideas, attitudes and values surrounding change, and its affects on their characters. Change of career, relationships and lifestyle were evident in “Summer of the 17th Doll”, whilst the focused

  • Lilli Dolls

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    Barbie, the adult-figured doll, is the most popular doll among little girls in America. The predecessor to the Barbie dolls are Lilli dolls which origin is Germany. Lilli dolls were created based on a comic character, and were not meant for children. Lilli dolls are sold in adult stores such as bars and adult-themed toy stores. Ruth Handler, the Mattel company cofounder went to Germany for vacation in 1956 and she came across to Lilli. According to the article in Time magazine, “Ruth Handler brought

  • Pros And Cons Of Barbie Doll

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    Since its debut in March 9th 1959, a molded plastic doll named Barbie has become an icon for little girls everywhere. The product line is one of the most successful in the history of the toy industry by selling over a Billion Barbie dolls worldwide throughout history in over 150 countries, with Mattel, Barbie 's inventor claiming that at least three dolls are sold every second. Barbie however has caused some controversy; many parents from around the world have argued that Barbie 's ultra-slim figure

  • Barbie Doll Idealism

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    The characters in the poem and short story “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy and “The Birth-Mark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne can both relate to one another in the fact that the public sets expectations for women. “Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate said:/ You have a great big nose and fat legs.” (Piercy 5-6) This quote from the poem “Barbie Doll” is an exceptional example of our general society making fun of an adolescent, who does not meet the societal expectations that have been set for women, until

  • Persuasive Essay On The Barbie Doll

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    As a little girl you are encouraged to be who you want to be. You fill your world with fairy tales or Barbie dolls that inspire you to believe that the sky is the limit. But little do you know, that as you grow older, the dreams you are forging for yourself is no longer achievable. Where you once saw the sky as the limit is now transformed to be seen as a man’s word as the limit. No little girl, you are not liberated nor are you empowered…you are simply propagated by a man’s world to believe that

  • Marge Piercy's The Barbie Doll

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    The poem Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy is a short poem that talks about a little girl who is born just like any other little girl. She plays with dolls and little ovens and messes around with makeup. She is fine and unbothered with her life till she hits puberty. Around that age she has a classmate tell her “you have a big nose and fat legs.” She was a girl who was healthy, strong, and intelligent but, she was apologizing to everyone for what they saw. She dieted and exercised to try and be better

  • Ruth Handler's The Barbie Doll

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    created one of the most controversial dolls to exist. Her inspiration came from her daughter who enjoyed playing with paper dolls. She saw that her daughter enjoyed giving her dolls adult rolls, however they were dolls that represented children. Then came along The Bild Lilli Doll which inspired The Barbie Doll, which represented an adult body. The Barbie Doll was launched in March 1959 and was manufactured by the American toy company, Mattel. The Barbie Doll line includes four body types, seven skin

  • My Living Doll Analysis

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    Within the TV show of My Living Doll it shows the growth and change of technology and feminism through the public eye, as well as inspiring both at the same time. In My Living Doll, a top secret robot named Rhoda that has advanced technology beyond the public eye, and is furthermore forced to live with a psychologist by the name of Bob that is trying to idolize the robot as the perfect woman, and in doing so, breaking away from traditional sexist stereotypes on women. These type of stereotypes were

  • Personal Narrative: The Philadelphia Doll Museum

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    my community one of the most interesting places is the Philadelphia Doll Museum. It’s is one of the sights I used to go to frequently as a child. I still remember all of the different dolls all, unique in a different way. From their eyes to the way each of them was dressed. Located at 2253 North Broad St it is one of the best sights in North Philadelphia. The museum was started by a woman named Barbara Whiteman. She was a doll collector; it started off as a hobby, but soon it grew into something

  • Analysis Of Keri MINIKA Doll

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    Product: Relative to its offering a departure from the hyper-commercialized, ready-made dolls of the modern world, DIY (Do-it-yourself) doll-making influence is beneficial on what it means to be a creative and imaginative. The commercial doll has existed alongside its counterpart, the homemade doll, since the beginning of industrialization. Keri MINIKA creates and produces a decorative nine to eleven inches sock dolls, body patterns with accessory tags. Keri MINIKA can impress potential buyers for its

  • Analysis Of Marge Piercy's A Barbie Doll

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    The poem “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy suggests that girls are fatally and ultimately entrapped by society's definition of what feminine beauty and behavior is. In our society we believe that women should be perfect. We want women to be as flawless as a Barbie doll and in doing so we create many struggles for women because no one can ever achieve that goal. The poem gives off a sense of irony when “society” compares a young girl to a Barbie doll. Our society has an ideal that was created by the

  • Marge Piercy Barbie Doll

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    “Barbie Doll”, written by Marge Piercy describes the life of a girl all the way from her childhood years to her death. Through the poem, the reader develops an understanding of the pressures females face when growing up. Women are influenced by many negative factors that contribute to them modifying their looks and behavior to “fit it”. In this poem, the reader clearly can see that even from a young age females are almost misled by society to try and be this perfect image of a Barbie Doll. There are

  • Normality In Emily Dickinson's Barbie Doll

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    think that the poem "Barbie Doll" was a very telling poem that really helped to sort of paint a picture of the way that standards on appearance and beauty are in our society. Piercy builds the outrage by saying that women are looked at upon to be coy, but also to be cheerful and jovial when coming onto others. Her choice of words leads to the conclusion that the women of our society are boxed in on how they should look and act. The imagery that the title "Barbie Doll" shows is that of a sense of

  • Normal Barbie Doll Summary

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    Introduces New ‘Normal Ken’ Doll correlates to Chapter 4 and many of the sections including Disciplining Gendered Bodies, objectification, and attractive men. The article, written by Caroline Bologna, a parents editor at the Huffington Post, discusses the new invention of a more realistic male Barbie doll with a more realistically proportioned body. The article is based around Nickolay Lamm, the creator of Lammily dolls. Lammily dolls also referred to as “normal” Barbie dolls were created two years