Firstly, Stella is always being pushed around by her sister Blanche. Blanche is always asking her to do things for her like a servant. For example, in the book Stella is always doing things for Blanche like going to get her a coke from the store, getting her hot baths ready, and getting her clothes for her. It should really be Blanche doing those things for Stella, since she is pregnant and a guest in her house. Also, Blanche is always rudely telling Stella how she lives is wrong and constantly criticizing her relationship with Stanley.
When Mama Elena gives Tita’s love to Rosaura, Tita pours her emotion over preparing her wedding cake, “ The moment they took a bite of the cake, everyone was flooded with a great wave of longing,” (39) The wedding cake that Tita prepared is filled with how strongly Tita feels that Mama Elena would not let her marry. When Tita was relatively free of Mama Elena and came back to take care of her, the food that Tita cooks has a peculiarity according to Mama Elena, “Mama Elena asked the doctor to lock the door and confided to him her suspicions about the bitterness of the soup,” (132) Mama Elena doesn’t know it, but the bitterness she is tasting is Tita’s pity. Tita feels sorry for her other being paralyzed and her stroke of bad luck, and is feeling that way while she prepares the food. The taste of the foods tells us how Tita feels while she is being controlled by Mama Elena and after she has already escaped from her
O'Neal has set her hair on fire by page 20, "A Paper Life" does not have an overwrought tone. It prefers understatement, as in an episode when 5-year-old Tatum fights with her mother's 15-year-old boyfriend and throws up after sneaking sips of the adults' beer. She passes out and wakes up on the bathroom floor. "But at least the floor felt cool," she points out. As some combination of Ms. O'Neal and Ms. Petrini writes, in the synthetic-sounding first person: "I loved my big, handsome daddy and thought if I stopped sucking my thumb, that would prove it.
The pageant moms pay hundreds of dollars to have the “best of the best” spray their child down with a can of orange spray paint. As any toddler would, the princesses usually scream and pout and resist all attempts at being hosed down until their mothers promise them a brand new pony after it’s all over. After having their skin damaged beyond repair from the chemicals of a spray tan, they move on to their nails. The whole family joins the beauty queen in receiving her full spa treatment complete with manicure, pedicure and massage. I mean how could we expect a four year old to deal with the stress of a pageant without a full body massage?
Because all three characters want to fit into their communities they are forced to hid their true identities and become either what society needs them to be, in Offred’s case ‘QUOTE’ And in Marlines case she’s changed because society demands that she has to be tough, rough and ruthless to reach the top. Top Girls by Caryl Churchill is a play set in early eighties when woman were still trying to be super women. The corporate executive and the soccer mom with great intimate relationships. Churchill’s main character Marlene says “I know a managing director who’s got two children, she breast feeds in the board room, she pays a hundred pounds a week on domestic help alone and she can afford
In Eudora Welty’s “Why I live at P.O.”, Sister, the narrator, tries to alter the viewpoints of the reader to shape their interpretations to match the bias and the animosity towards the family. People often allow their perceptions to be influenced by a self-serving bias that can jade the depth of reality. In her reality, Sister is the victim that gets ridiculed by her family especially her sister Stella-Rondo whom she harbors a jealousy. Sister claims her life was “fine” before Stella-Rondo shows up and interrupts everything. She describes Stella-Rondo be inconsistent and unstable based on her being spoiled when they were children.
Fairy Tale Stereotypes in Anne Sexton’s “Cinderella”: Raggedly Ever After Anne Sexton’s parody on the age-old fairy tale “Cinderella” provides insight into the stereotypical characteristics that are ingrained into the minds of millions of children, characteristics that govern the perception and definition of both men and women. These fairy tales distort the way in which young children view the world, encouraging them to fit their lives into these storybook candy coatings. Girls make every painstaking effort to become either the dainty princesses longing for when their chivalrous princes will come or the obedient maids taking care of the household because these are the heroines’ roles just prior to reaching eternal happiness. In contrast, boys strive to become the “knights in shiny armor” who undertake a daunting quest to save the kingdom or the heroic gentlemen destined to be the kings of vast and wealthy realms. Sexton targets this concept of inequality--especially in the enormous gulf between female and male roles--to illustrate how fairy tales are far from “happily ever after.” In the introductory section of “Cinderella,” Sexton derisively conveys formulaic examples of “once upon a time” fairy-tale success stories.
She immediately puts it on and watches her reflection in a puddle change into a gorgeous woman. But before she leaves, her father warns her of what will happen when she is married. The necklace will break and she will return to her natural state. She understands and quickly runs back into the bakery. When Cirtap sees the beautiful woman he drops the pile of bread he was carrying.
Janie spent her days looking for passionate love in three different marriages reveals the women in the Era where they did any to find the right one. With the character of Mrs. Turner, shows how everyone is racist in the world, and how confuse people where during that time. Hurston’s theme of “Their Eyes Were Watching God” was based on the Harlem Renaissance and was shown dramatically throughout of the
She often portrays herself to be overbearing with her disconcerting ramblings over her children, but we know that it is out of love for them. She clings to her past with such desperation: “Possess your soul in patience-you will see! Something I’ve resurrected from that old trunk! Styles haven’t changed so terribly much after all…Now just look at your mother This is the dress in which I led the cotillion….See how I sashayed around the ballroom Laura?” (Williams 1987). Her fading youth only makes her more desperate for attention for herself and her daughter.