Curley’s wife is portrayed as being a whore – but this is only due to the way she dresses, her provocative ways and the way she acts around men, as if she is aware of her femininity. This could suggest that she is only like this because she is bored, like it is something to do – something interesting for a change. She is constantly trying to get people to notice her. But, because of Lennie’s purity and innocence, he doesn’t see her in the way other men do – a sexual object. When Steinbeck quotes “And because she had confided in him, she moved closer to Lennie and sat beside him”, it is clear to the audience that Curley’s Wife is using her sexuality as an object to create some sort of excitement for herself.
Who’s Really to Blame? In the story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, Connie the main character is considered as a self centered person who only cares about herself. She only has concerns about her looks and flirting with the older boys she meets. Connie knows about her looks and always make sure she looks her best. She prefers to spend more time with herself than with her family because of this she has a weak relationship with her parents.
The text Mariah Burton Nelson, “I Won, I’m Sorry” is centered on the culture of women athletics during their athletic career, how they must always create the atmosphere of femininity to accept being a winner. Most professional women athlete today in 2012 feel a degree of femininity is essential to having a successful career. A good point is how women athletes have crossed over to more feminine competition as beauty queens, swimsuit models for “Sport’s Illustrated” to escape connotations such as; the female athlete being associated with being a lesbian. The author of the text notes how the media plays a great role in determining how the public perceives female athlete roles. The addressing of the media having a role in projection of a female athlete role interjects the media may not always send the best message concerning a female athlete, which is a message of femininity concerning the athlete.
The film starred Marilyn Monroe as the blonde and Jane Russell as her wise brunette friend. The Encyclopedia of Hair describes Monroe's role as that of "a fragile woman who relied rather on her looks rather than on intelligence - what some people refer to as 'dumb blond'. At the same time, in the film she demonstrates a certain amount of wit regarding her life position expressed in her hit "Diamonds are the girl's best friend". And when her fiancé's father (who initially disliked her but eventually was impressed) asked her why she pretends to be dumb, she answers that men prefer this way.” (Wikipedia) Marilyn Monroe was one of the most famous Celebrities to use her looks to get what she wants. She was not afraid to flaunt herself at men and the media.
In a Sense Dee sees herself as better than her family, and believes they are ignorant and do not know their own heritage. Also her Mamma seems to idolize her in a way, there is some underlying jealousy. Mamma seems to put her own thoughts as Maggie’s in the story which is ironic. In this story irony is depicted in many ways: through Dee’s seeing her family as ignorant to their own heritage, when it’s actually Dee who can’t understand the value of her ancestry.
I recognized her, the best female basketball player that played for Jarvis. She was offered to go play down at the states, at those big time colleges like, Harvard, and UCLA. My sister whispered something into her ear. Her friend then challenged me to a game of one-on- one, in a sweet slow voice. Forgetting all about the game, I gladly accepted.
I am an incoming freshman and also a recruit of Pat Hanlon’s for the 2011-2012 Oswego State Women’s Volleyball team. When making my decision for which college to attend, I was inspired by everything that the team had to offer. The team striked me as so welcoming, they had an enormous amount of chemistry while playing together, and were truly amazing ,enthusiastic individuals. After seeing one game, my decision to attend Suny Oswego was finalized. My mom and I attended a match last fall season and I felt such an amazing vibe from the girls.
This enforces the idea that unlike Lennie, she is a complex character in the novel. Steinbeck mentioned that Curley’s wife’s voice had a “nasal, brittle quality” which is a clear sign of her flirtatious behaviour. Although her intentions were flirty, the fact that it was described as ‘nasal’ by the author made it obvious that it was unpleasant to the ears. The reaction from George made it clear to the reader that she was an attractive woman, however he was being apprehensive as he “looked away from her and then back”. This contrasts with Lennies reaction as his “eyes moved down over her body” blatantly checking her out.
Micquelyn Montgomery Bri Kneisley 3-6-12 English 90 Loving U In the essay “I want to be a Miss America” by Julia Alvarez she talks about learning to love the inner you. Alvarez’s family came from Dominican Republic to America for a better life. Being a woman Alvarez’s struggled with America’s version of a woman. Alvarez and her three sisters would watch the Miss America Pageant’s each year admiring the young ladies. As a family they would watch the shows in their parent’s room.
It can be argued that Jennifer's silence presents the reader with a situation that can only bring them to marginalise the role of the female gender in the text and to view her in a negative way. However, the text does offer other female characters in positions of strength, none more so than Scully's daughter Billy, and to some extent, the other females he contacts during his chase. These other characters are often represented in a negative way, but this negativity comes courtesy of Scully's point of view, biased by Scully's obvious dislike for them or his belief that they like to think they are better than him or that both he and Jennifer were little more than playthings or a travelling freak show to these