I found it very difficult to put the book down. It is a book I have already recommended to others especially the women in my life. It was amazing to know the amount of abuse and killings on girls and the struggle for gender equality around the world. By reading these stories we learn that women are not the problem but the solution. I believe this is not only true for the women’s stories in this book, but true for all women.
One of the central themes of this course was an appreciation for the struggle that women faced in gaining equality in athletics and other forums. The first film Dare to Compete highlighted these issues extremely well. From the early history of women in sports, it was clear that women's participation in sports faced many opponents. This film also related the struggle for gender equality in sports in a larger historical context. At one point, the film recalled Sojourner Truth's moving Ain't I A Woman speech.
“Still I Rise” The poem “Still I Rise” is a very powerful poem written by the famous poet Maya Angelou. This compelling poem portrays an exceptional depiction of the thoughts occurring in the poet’s mind while going through the difficult struggles that have influenced her life. Maya Angelou once said, “You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated. In fact it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can come out of it.” (Angelou 2) This quote directly relates to the poem’s main message which is to show pride and determination to continue on through negative events one has to endure through the course of their life. Maya Angelou illustrates a sense of inspiration for anyone who feels defiance by the unfairness of the world through her words in this poem.
Writing about Theme of Story I have recently read a novel named The Color Purple written Alice Walker has a message which is the power of strong female relationships. Throughout the novel, Ceila has been discriminated for who she was, and didn’t accept her self. She was always used for, and had a male dominating her. In the novel, there were several characters that changed Celia, and it were women that were very close to her. Her sister Nettie was a big influenced to her and Shrug.
This story is very liberating to young woman to have the courage to stand up for their selves. They may thing that they cannot outdo a man but this story showed that with good friends to help you along the way and the courage within yourself, you can conquer any task at hand no matter how hard it seems to be. Your story is told in the first-person form because of the letters. The first half of the book is told completely from Celie’s point of view. The second part of the book is told in letters between Nettie and Celie.
Gurnoor Babra ENG2DO Cave-Williams June 1st 2013 A revolting place “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, is a story written by Khaled Hosseini that focuses on the lives of two blossoming afghan women, Laila and Mariam, who face and conquer many mishaps presented throughout the book. To persevere is to continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no indication of success. Both Laila and Mariam have suffered greatly partly because of their gender; nevertheless still have managed to produce the strength to persevere. Despite the fact that the age difference of Laila and Mariam are a few years apart also have different styles of living, they are both forced to marry Rasheed, a man who they do not know and is almost twice their age, to be able to fabricate a living through themselves. Laila and Mariam in the eleventh hour digest to join sides as they tolerate Rasheed’s tender and physical abuse, and the rules presented for the women in afghan.
She depicts the hardships and trials of any woman, despite race. Likewise, Tannen similarly expands on the hardships of woman. In her novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” Hurston illustrates the trials of a woman through typical experiences of an oppressed woman, and symbolism
Part of life involves overcoming obstacles. The Myth of the Latin Woman:I Just Met a Girl by Judith Ortiz Cofer and On being a Cripple by Nancy Mairs are both focused on overcoming obstacles, and while both essays express tenacity and love for books; they are also very different in the type of obstacle they face and the culture that surrounds them. Having an obstacle in life it’s hard. Both characters show a great way to handle situations in which their hardship can bring them down. On “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl”, the author describes how the character reacts when being offended by someone because of her condition.
All of these obstacles in front of this women I feel have a meaning, they help not only to better shape Ms.Jacksons personality but it also helps display how determined she is on her mission. The most glaring obstacle to me is the barbed wire. For an old women to do all she has done through this path it illustrates the strong character she is. The author to me is trying to display how strong Woman are in society. An equally glaring conflict is that of Man Vs Society.
Noor Ghreiwati Alice Walker Alice Walker is truly one of the prominent female writers that always succeed at leaving the readers with a sense of awe. Her essays are rarely forgotten as they possess a strong image difficult to leave one's memory. Walker's overall purpose in her writing is to reveal how much suffering African American women endured and how they always overcame the obstacles; she reveals this purpose with narration. Some of her most known pieces of writing are "In Search of Our Mother's Gardens," "The Color Purple," "Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self," and "Everyday use." Throughout every piece of writing, one could easily view Walker's perspective on ideas, her way with words, her stylistic tendencies, her intellectual stance, and her emotional temper.