Girl Essays

  • The Narration Of Girl In Jamaica Kincaid's Girl

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    lives, as girls, we have been taught how to act, how to dress, how to act as a “young lady”. In the short story Girl by Jamaica Kincaid, we have seen how the narrator has strong values of how young women should be like and intensely advocates her daughter’s life to be traditional and most importantly gives her advice and warning her from becoming a “slut”. The narrator makes it very clear of how her daughter should act, giving her an endless list in order for her to be looked as a “good girl”. The narrator

  • Girl Interrupted Summary

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    Based on the memoirs of Susanna Kaysen, Girl Interrupted tells of her experiences during 1967 of being institutionalized in a mental hospital. Susanna is rushed to the hospital after consuming a handful of aspirin with a bottle of vodka. Afterwards she discusses this with a psychiatrist over the incident. After just graduating high school, Susanna seems to be mentally lost. She experiences some delusions and also been having an affair with the husband of her parents' friend. The doctor suggests that

  • Girls Play Sports

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    Should girls be allowed to play on boys sports team? Girls should be able to play on boy’s sports teams for three main reasons: We already have that big problem with boys and girls being equal, Girls should be given the same chance as boys and vice versa, and Boy’s can join Cheerleading so why can’t girls join Football? “Equality is not a concept. It's not something we should be striving for. It's a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and

  • Girls Raised By Wolves

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    In “St. Lucy 's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” by Karen Russell, a group of girls are brought in to learn how to act like humans. These girls were raised to live just like wolves do. At the home, they are taught how to act more civilized and like humans. Some of the girls adjust better than the others. One of the oldest girls, Jeanette, does very well from the beginning, but another, Mirabella, does very badly. The oldest of the girls, Jeanette, is one of the first to learn almost everything

  • Essay On Powerpuff Girls

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    The Powerful Puff Girls The original series of The Powerpuff Girls was one of my favorite shows to watch as a child, where three little girls who have superpowers go around their city and fight anyone who poses danger. The show is a representation of how strong girls can be, how they have the ability to kick ass and save the world. While the show exhibits girls as brave and daring, it still conforms to the usual gendered and heteronormative society we live in where girls think boys are irresistible

  • The Shape Of A Girl Analysis

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    The school bus in the Shape of A Girl takes the students from one place to another. Although, it has a much deeper meaning based on what happens on the way there. Throughout the play, the school bus takes an important role in symbolizing silence. The school bus provides a setting in which girls and boys are segregated and where some of the more emotional events in the play take place. When we think of a school bus, we think of a social place for both boys and girls. A stereotypical setting would

  • White Girl Stereotypes

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    that meant so I asked around and I got the answers to my questions. A “basic white girl” is someone who wears leggings, fake tans, ½ zip from pink, wears earrings, wears makeup, wears fake eyelashes, wears lipstick, wears uggs, and doesn’t follow sports, nor knows what a “sport” is. When I got told I was a basic white girl at first I did not think anything of it until I asked around and found out what the basic white girl is. After I found out I felt confused I wasn’t sure how to react to that but then

  • Mean Girls Essay

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    The movie Mean Girls directed by Mark Waters, displays different cultural backgrounds, causing communication developments between almost every character shown in the movie. There are many specific stereotypical labels placed on diverse groups of people, starting in the order of popularity. Mean Girls is a movie that explores various elements of gender roles that can be demonstrated through characters, stereotypes, and identity. In the movie, the character of Cady Heron starts Midwest High School

  • The It Girl Analysis

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    Rosie was the ‘it’ girl. From a small town, her best friend Maddie, more of a tomboy than anything else, and Ryan her gay best friend. The trio spent their days drinking beer at field parties, shopping on weeknights, and trip to the beach on lazy afternoons. With the start of junior year, they were ready to kick back and relax. Maddie was back from her soccer / science, camp in Spain, and she was looking like a total bomb shell. Gone were her boy shorts and frizzy hair, and hello to perfectly straight

  • Jamaica Kincaid Girl Essay

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    Women in Culture and Society from the Story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid Women in society have always been judged by their actions and appearance. In the short story "Girl", the narrator focus is advising the girl to avoid wrong judgment that can damage her reputation, but also teaches her thing she should know to have a better life. Although the defining of a lady is different everywhere around the word, is safe to say that is a women that behave to society standards. Society judge a lady by the way

  • Beast Girl: A Short Story

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    the hands of a frail girl, a girl with wolf ears and a bushy tail, wearing nothing but tattered clothes she is being escorted in the dark hallway towards an iron gate. "Here 's your weapon." The girl received her weapon, a halberd made of metal, with her chained arms she hold the halberd firmly. "I will unlock the chains." The soldier took a key from a bag hanging on his waist and unlock the chains that binds the hands of the girl. "Go!" The soldier pushed the girl, the girl that seemed unaffected

  • Girl By Jamaica Kincaid Analysis

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    The “Girl” is a poem that was written by Jamaica Kincaid. The poem depicts a mother instructing her daughter of what to do, and how to do it. As stated in the poem the child was being instructed on how to buy cotton which shows that the person receiving the instruction is a girl, “buying cotton to make a nice blouse,” shows females attributes and qualities. As quoted, “iron your father’s khaki shirt so that it doesn’t have a crease,” shows that it is a mother speaking. The tone of the poem is one

  • Lookism Influences Adolescent Girls

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    How Lookism Influences Adolescent Girls Lookism is defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary (n.d.) as the "prejudice or discrimination based on physical appearance and especially physical appearance believed to fall short of societal notions of beauty." The issue of lookism has inundated our youth through the many forms of media including magazines, music videos, and daily television. Girls are often on the receiving end of lookism with the expectation being that they should be attractive and that

  • Why Girls Join Cliques

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    “What is it like to be part of a clique?” asks a commoner to herself. “Do you want to sit with us?” She heard a girl said to the other. It is then followed by, “Do you have what it takes to become one of us, a Plastic?” A Plastic is a coined word from the 2004 movie “Mean Girls” wherein it is a clique composed of beautiful, wealthy, popular, and shallow girls who only care about themselves i.e., their social standing and appearance. Exclusivity and mutualism are for their personal benefit. They have

  • Drum Dream Girl Analysis

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    Drum Dream Girl Poet and author, Margarita Engle, in her poem, Drum Dream Girl, inspires many young individuals to never give up on their dreams, even if no one around them believes in them. She includes a changing tone, history about the Chinese-African-Cuban culture, and a strong use of pathos. A story is told about a little girl, Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who dreamt about playing the drums with an all-boys group; which was frowned upon in her tribe. In the first Stanza of Drum Dream Girl, Engle

  • Girl By Jamaica Kincaide Analysis

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    In the short story, “Girl”, by Jamaica Kincaide, she shows that the female authority figure who is giving the advice thinks she is helping the girl she is speaking to, but is actually hurting her by providing harsh advice. Directly speaking about the main point of the story, the female authority figure says, “...this is how to behave in the presence of men who don’t know you very well and this way they won’t recognize immediately the slut I have warned you against becoming…”. This shows that the

  • Girls Trip Movie Analysis

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    2017 Girls Trip (2017) is the ladies partying hard comedy that is what all ladies need right now today to loosen up a bit even if they are ashamed to say but every lady needs a little bit of party lifestyle in them to bring out. Yes, this is a great opportunity for a group of females to go wild, most recently experimental in the subpar “Bad Moms” and “Bridesmaids and “Sex in the City” franchise might have redefined girl bonding while transferring in the vulgar and loud actions on a Girls Trip.

  • The Gibson Girl: The Perception Of Beauty

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    same as the people who came before us. Every decade in America’s history since at least 1900, there has been a change in what society defines as beautiful. For example, in 1900-1910 the Gibson Girl was what everyone wanted to be. She was created by illustrator Charles Dana Gibson (“Body Image…”). The Gibson Girl was tall and slender

  • Poem Analysis: Like A Girl

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    What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear to do something, “like a girl?” Do you find yourself flaring your hands in the air and swaying your hips when you are asked to run? Or do you find yourself throwing a baseball softly and clumsily when asked to pitch? In todays society there is a negative stigma with the phrase, “like a girl,” a stigma that more than often gets looked over and ignored. Always, a company specializing in female products saw the need to call this phrase out for

  • Video Analysis: Like A Girl

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    The phrase "like a girl" has become an expression that invokes an idea of weakness, femininity, and limitations. Lauren Greenfield partnered with Always, a company that makes feminine products for women, in order to express their belief that "like a girl" is a useless phrase that holds no real meaning. Most girls struggle through the awkward stage of puberty. During this time, a girl’s confidence plummets; this has often lead to an increasing amount of girls quitting sports, even if these sports