Secondly, Kath has a selfish characteristic where she tends to change things so that things seem more suitable for her. Kath thought she was the queen of the school and acted very selfish. Kath’s selfishness is shown towards her interaction with her brother. Kath has a twin brother, Kevin, whom she never hangs out with and did not want to be seen with. In school, there was a girl named Christine who Kath made fun of just once, specifically about her ears.
Kat is disappointed with teenage popularity and claims “I’m not hostile, just annoyed” This shows her choice to ignore the upcoming dramas of teenage normalcy and embrace her own individuality. Her attitude shows she has deep anger issues likely caused by her Mother’s abandonment and the fact that her younger sister is now the centre of attention. “I don’t only want to be an object to be adored” With the use of this quote it shows her anger towards today’s society and the only way to belong to something is to be ‘popular’ or to just be an object for everyone else’s entertainment. Kat is outspoken in class and expresses strong feminist views from Betty Friedan, Simone de Beauvoir, and Sylvia Plath, which help support her theory and aggression towards teenage ‘normalcy.’ But by the end of the movie Kat starts to fall in love with Patrick who is very similar to her and is happy not fitting in with the expectations of teenage popularity, therefore she finds her sense belonging and learns that pushing people away isn’t always the answer. With the interaction of the people around her they had shaped her into the girl she was and the women she
On the bus she meets a guy who she has sex with. Flash back: Lil Bit asking if sex hurts at first. Mother wants to be honest, Grandma wants to scare her. | Before You Drive/You and the Reverse Gear | 1967/15 | Peck and Lil Bit in a parking lot. Peck is teaching Lil Bit how to drive his car.
This book is about a girl named Maleeka. She is bullied because of her very dark skin. Maleeka soon becomes ashamed of her own self. She is also teased about the clothes her mom makes for her, since her father died and they now are poor. So Maleeka turns to Charlese Jones, a girl who you don't mess with and who always wants to be in control.
She also, obeyed her mother’s request, to bounce whenever she was bullied. To bounce means to ignore and pretend it wasn’t even there. Evyn kept to herself a lot. She never told or showed people how miserable she felt about moving. When Evyn first saw Eleni, with her red lipstick, black pants, and high heels, she thought Eleni looked nothing like a college professor and a mother.
The narrative made it clear that she didn’t fit in with the people in her town but feared leaving because that lifestyle was all she ever known. The no named girl didn’t fit in because she was smarter than all of her peers. Her desire to fit in pushed her to start skipping school with the others. She also intentionally failed. The ranch girl should considered her self lucky that she was an outsider because the people that she wanted to fit in with lives changed in the worst ways.
Hair spray? (Oates 323) You don’t see your sister using that junk.” Connie hated when her mother would do this. She would say she hated her mother and wish she were dead. But when she has to make a decision on whether to jeopardize her own life or her mother’s, she chooses to put hers in jeopardy. When it came to describing her sister June, Connie thought of her as just a 24 year old secretary who still lives at home with her parents.
At times she wanted to give up and accept the will of the regime, but her memories and her humanity wouldn't let her. Through the Night chapters, that the readers only perceive her, resisting Gilead’s ideology, which exposes her true self and her own values. It is her only escape from the strict regime. Offred is a mostly passive character, good-hearted but complacent. She inwardly resists the puritanical society, but is not courageous enough to untangle herself from the chains of marginalisation and inequality.
Having worries, her parents take her to a therapist. But he is soon fired when he proposes that she should be put on medication. Her mom notices Phoebe’s self-destructive behavior at home, and her constantly getting into trouble at school, but she refuses to accept that there’s anything wrong with her daughter. Other than the trouble with Phoebe, her parents are also dealing with their own relationship problems. Her young sister feels jealous and left out when she watches Phoebe get all the attention from both parents.
The first two lines she says that she does not care if playing with them makes her grow up to be a "bad woman." At this point it is obvious that she is thoroughly bored with the front yard and wants nothing to do with it anymore. In the last two lines she says that would like to wear the same "night-black lace" stockings which means she even is bored of the probable white cloths that her mother makes her ware to be more proper which means she completely wants to break away from her mother's extreme of how she should act and the way she wishes to act. The last line she says that she would like to go down the road with "paint" on her face. Which means she does not care if she gets dirty while playing with the other children.