Pg. 108 "She was appalled by West Egg...by its raw vigor that chafed...and by the too obtrusive fate that herded its inhabitants along a short-cut from nothing to nothing. She saw something awful in the very simplicity she failed to understand." c. Daisy’s best qualities is that she allows herself to play right back at Tom in his little game. She knows that he is going to be flirting with girls all night, so she allows it while she sneaks away to do a little flirting of her own with Mr. Gatsby.
Then Laertes says, in “Sadness and torment, suffering, hell itself—she makes them almost pretty.” (Act lV, Scene V). In addition to this conclusion, I've had past experiences where if you have no one to go to for help, a stranger might do just the right thing, for example like some teachers that i wouldn't know would give me advice. Adding to this, in Act lll, Scene ll Ophelia says to Hamlet “You get better in your jokes and worse in your manners.” (Act lll, Scene ll) After he has made a sexual comment towards her knowing that he was mocking her. She stood up for herself an actually got a chance to say what she is thinking, I can relate to this because i feel like i do not have a power struggle, whatever is on my mind I will say it just like how Ophelia
‘Although we condemn Vittoria’s wickedness, we also reluctantly admire her.’ Consider Vittoria’s role in the play in light of this comment. Sigmund Freud coined the Madonna-Whore Complex, a condition where men identify women as either saintly virgin Madonnas or sexual “whores”. This can apply to Vittoria in The White Devil who could be seen as the whore in the complex, therefore suggesting that she is should not be admired as she is wicked. In a society that was focused on women being virtuous and chaste, Vittoria’s adulterous affair with Brachiano shows her wickedness, as sexual promiscuity was an extremely serious crime. Their affair is the catalyst for the murders and betrayal within the play.
C.J. Pascoe’s Dude You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School gives great insight into modern youth in the high school setting and how relationships between gender and sexuality may be embedded in major learning institutions. The book focuses on the male population in the high school setting and how males constantly display signs of their idea of masculinity and attacking those who do not obtain such masculinity by labeling them as a “fag”. Pascoe explains that perpetuating the ideas of masculinity in high school and other institutions leads to the formation of a defined line between what is perceived as normal masculine behavior and what is not. Pascoe’s book explicitly reveals societies obsession with masculine identity and the fear of “faggoty” behavior.
The transaction for Sunny is to have sex with people and then get paid. Holden does not really want to talk about anything “special.” He tries to purchase a human connection which cannot be necessarily bought. Holden’s purchasing of a human connection demonstrates his loneliness through miscommunication. Despite his miscommunication with a lower authority, Holden also miscommunicates with a higher
With Jane he realizes that he can’t just have anything at instant gratification and he may have to wait for the good things. Not money or fame but like sentimental things and things that are hard to come by. With Sunny he just needed someone to talk to even though she was a prostitute she was sort of listening. That’s all Holden needed was someone to listen to him, to hear his problems. With Sally he learns about sex because he goes to Carl and he told him a few things about sex.
Postman states in his assertion that Huxley feared we would become a “trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumble puppy”. Throughout the story, sex is one of the main and entertaining and distracting factors to man. In Brave New World, once Bernard got a chance to, he would take advantage of his popularity and have intercourse with various women. Based on my experiences in today’s society, I’ve noticed that the more “popular” you are the more sex you have. Many of the things we hear on the radio or watch on TV depict various sexual scenes.
The main plot of the movie was for the main characters, a group of boys, to lose their virginity to secure a higher social status and these false depictions of people, given by this movie and the media in general, can pressure boys to feel like they need to have sex in order to be popular. Television also makes sexual health appear funny and embarrassing for adolescents, causing humiliation (Hust, Brown, and Engle 14). The fear of becoming embarrassed because of the image that learning about sex is a shameful aspect of growing up, actually keeps teens from seeking the sexual health information they need (Hust, Brown, and Engle
This has shown to be one of the most difficult aspects faced when attempting to cut down on binge drinking. Many college personnel suspect that the prototypical college binge drinker is; male, white, has parents who are college educated, majors in business, is a resident of a fraternity, engages in other risky behavior including, unprotected sex and other drug use, is involved in athletics, indulged in binge drinking as a high school senior and, most importantly, views parties as very important (Wechsler 925). According to Wechsler, this stereotype is accurate. The next question then becomes, what motive for drinking plays the largest role in these students
Young teens have a large target on their back because most gangs look for them to be new recruits. They feel the younger generation is a great age to start teaching them what they need to know so that one day they can be the leaders. Teens get pressured and threatened to get them to join (Recruit Their Members). In many cases there’s no way of getting away from it. Gang members also bribe young teens with alcohol and drugs.