Character Analysis of Giselle Levy The character of Giselle stood around all other characters in the movie Mona Lisa Smile, since she was bold and truthful to the cause of women’s liberation and all round prosperity. The movie was directed by Mike Newell and was released in 2003(Mona Lisa Smile). It showed the progress of feminine rights in the 1950s America. The main characters in the story were Katherine and her students Betty, Joan, Giselle, and Connie. The movie told of a beautiful and mature woman Katherine who taught “History of Art” at Wellesley College which was a conservative women’s school that wasn’t interested in spreading women’s freedom (Newell).
She also uses sound devices (repetition) “That's me.” (assonance) “It's in the click of my heels” and (alliteration) “Pretty women wonder where my secret lies”. The poem was written for the African American woman, suggesting that no one would dare bring her down. Stating all women express their beauty in the way they carry themselves. These aspects are what make a woman phenomenal, rather the physical appearance that many base it on.
Another approach to her writings can be taken. Could Peggy McIntosh be elevating the “privileged ” even more by placing the focus on them? In Audre Lorde’s, the most powerful argument made, was differences can promote healthy debate and lead to a harmonious interdependency; the path to freedom. In Friedan’s piece she focuses solely on the plight of middle - class white women, and does not give enough attention to the differing situations encountered by women in less stable economic situations, women of other races or sexuality. Could Friedan’s studies be viewed as
The poem has meaning which relates to the past struggles of black women, and have now paved the road, laid the paths for all black women. “Women” is a very powerful poem, for any woman without strength of survival, women sacrificed themselves for their children education. Women generously using figurative language, to prove that the late 1900's woman were very strong. Metaphors argue the most significant figurative (e) language used. Alice Walker writes that the women led armies, head-ragged generals”, in these few lines it is clear that Walker was in absolute awe of women strength, by comparing women to soldiers, she is specifically implying that they are strong, wise, and powerful.
This poem is an explanation in its finest form of “What it’s like to be a Black Girl (for those of you who aren’t)” by Patricia Smith, it is just that, an explanation. From the beginning of her poem “First of all,” this author gives a sense of a story being told. She uses the jagged sentence structure and the powerful language to show the reader the importance of her topic. Smith’s poem give her audience an insider’s view into a young black girls transition into black woman hood during a time where being a black young girl and a black woman was not very welcoming. Puberty is very hard for both boys and girls biologically their bodies undergo many changes from the age of 8 up until their about 16.
There are infinite responses to these questions. Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye has given me an entire new outlook on this issue. Morrison’s words force the reader to see through the eyes of African Americans, particularly a young girl. Eleven year-old Pecola Breedlove is driven to the brink of insanity due to her unattainable desire to possess admirable beauty. She wholeheartedly believes if she is beautiful physically then she will be happy.
Dana represents modern women in the novel, and she is vastly less prepared for life than Kevin is. Dana has never been required to prepare herself mentally for the challenges she faces in the antebellum south. That’s not to say that she couldn’t, given time, but she demonstrates a lack of ability to cope. In contrast, Sarah stands as a good representation of black women in antebellum society. She is smart, and can accept the reality of her
Although many black women played a major role as activists throughout African-American history, little is known about most of them. A few African-American women of our history names are well known, even though they do not know specifically what these women accomplished during their lives. Then there are many women who made significant strides in the area of black rights, but whose names are only familiar to historians or others who have studied this field. Dr. Dorothy Irene Height is included as one of these women. As she once stated (Cosby, 2003, p. 176), “Each person must choose their own purpose in life.
The movie depicts different women of different color in the black community dealing with their own problems which are all based on the reality of life setting in without warning. ‘The film is based on Ntozake Shange’s electric play, the self-described choreopoem ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf’ (Debruge).” The problems that women go through in the film are pregnancy, financial instabilities, contracting HIV/AIDS from down low men sexually involved with other men, date rape, and domestic violent relationships. This film really depicts the realistic struggles of black women day to day in the 20th Century dealing with teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, insecurities with men, and domestic violence in which the sisterhood of each other’s comfort provides the unity they need to survive. Teen pregnancy is becoming more common today than in previous years. Accepting this sinful deed is not yet open in all households.
It favours the women to live the way they want to. They are not object to play but they have their own choice and respect to be with. While in the novel, writer has dicussed with black feminism or the issues of black women which are subjected to the racism, sexcism. The black women were in great sufferings rather than the other white women. They were neither secure in their parent’s home not in their husband’s home.