This film not only displays how the world expects teenage girls to act, but also how difficult it is for teenage girls to resist acting this way. Mean Girls is a perfect example of how girls, want to be like the plastics. You have the Queen Bee throughout the movie and every normal girl wishing and wanting to be like her. She’s like the Barbie, everyone wish they could
21 Aug. 2006. 2 June 2009 This source discusses the anger of beauty pageants. Beauty pageants promote the sexualization of young girls and provide to those involved in pedophilia. Parents are the ones who are at fault for exposing and subjecting their daughters to the sexual use of beauty pageantry. I’m going to use this info to prove that Beauty pageants aren’t just for fun and games, that there child could be in danger .
In addition, she witnesses her daughters grow up with Barbie influence. Smiley believes that Barbie dolls can be role models for young girls, and she also thinks girls like Barbie because with the doll they can discover new things, girls define their femininity, and it is their liking during childhood. Jane Smiley states that young girls like Barbie dolls because they can try on a no-holds-bared (376). Smiley’s daughters are in the childhood stage when they are often curious to try something. Smiley says, “Both of them learned how to put makeup before kindergarten” (376).
The word is a culmination of not only the naivety of a child, but also the pressures and assumptions that are made of a girl that is growing up in the world where she is expected to be stereotypically lady-like. 2. What images and colors does Piercy use to depict the girlchild? One of the images that Piercy used was her childhood playthings. They were the stereotypical toys of the girl, and help to create the image of the stereotypical “girlchild” in the mind.
Life as Plastic Both today and yesterday's society have created a mold that young women are expected to fit in to. Tall, tan and slender girls are often looked at as the beautiful members of society. The positive and wonderful qualities of both women and men are often overlooked because of physical appearance and image. Marge Piercy accurately portrays the unreachable standards placed on women to be beautiful from adolescence into adulthood by her use of fluctuating tone and effective symbolism in her poem “Barbie Doll”. The poem follows a young girl from her childhood to her adulthood in a third person omniscent point of view.
The use of sarcasm amuses readers and also is appropriate because they are teenagers. Josie’s description of her teacher and the way she acts towards her is ironic because of the discussion about sex (for example page 3) and her teacher being a nun. There are also quite a few one-liners in the novel and it creates an effect of suspense and keeping readers interested in the novel. Emotive language is an important language technique used in this novel. There are many situations in this novel where Josie has either felt sad, angry, frustrated, excited or happy.
Short Story Analysis The short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” in my opinion is a sort story that not only is based on a true event but also a metaphoric or allegoric story where a young girl transitions into a young woman. In Coulthard’s take to the short story is clean cut, the author suggests that the story is simply formatted in a realistic sense only based on a true event and nothing more. My views are different, the character Arnold Friend can be seen as the devil or as temptation, with girls at a teen age the feeling of exploring their sexual curiosity is extremely high; especially at Connie’s age. Coulthard does not necessarily see it that way the author argues: This interpretation may have been largely inspired by the author’s remark that “Arnold Friend is a fantastic figure: he is death, he is the ‘elf-knight’ of the ballads, he is the imagination, he is the dream, he is a lover, a demon, and all that.” This is a lot of weight for one
She will not give it away.” (89) Esperanza looks up to Sally because she feels that Sally is the woman in the movies who is “beautiful and cruel” and wishes to be just like that, a woman who has all this power over men with her sexuality, without actually having sex with them. Eventually, Esperanza realizes that Sally is not that type of person. Sally’s sexual adventures become too much for Esperanza causing her discomfort, and putting her in a life-threatening situation. Esperanza’s understanding of Sally changes drastically when they go to the carnival and Sally goes with a boy somewhere and has sex with him, leaving Esperanza to be raped by another boy. The following passage illustrates Esperanza’s
Sex and Young Girls In Kilbourne’s “Two Ways A Woman Can Get Hurt” she speaks extensively about how advertising could have many underlying and shocking meanings when analyzed closer. Some factors that Kilbourne speaks of in her essay allow us to look deeper into the hidden concepts of advertising and show a world of suggestive sex and abuse. Many of the ads allowed us take a closer look at how woman are portrayed as objects to sell a product. I believe that many of underlying factors influence our young girls. Many of the ads today give an image that in order to be happy and satisfied in life you have to be sexual or look sexy to get ahead.
In turn, this made everyone think of her works as pedophiliac. “Mann has been accused of building her reputation [as an artist] on the exploitation of her children” (Higonnet, 403). Despite critics’ destructive interpretations of her work, I strongly believe that Mann embodies both the ideal characteristics of a feminist artist and being a good mother to her children. Not only has Mann made a huge impact in the arts, creating a female aesthetic through “the violation of a gender role,” but she also manages to find a median between her work and her children, ultimately combining the latter to produce a collaborative relationship to encapsulate one of the greatest themes of American art: family (Higonnet, 417). Sally Mann