These include the protagonist of the novel, Lily Bart, along with other leisure class women such as Judy Trenor and Bertha Dorset, who are aware that marriage in this leisure class society is merely a tool to ascend the social ladder to the top rung. But we must also consider the antithesis to this view, which is exemplified by Nettie Struther. She, unlike these other women does not seek a position in the “Vanderbilt 400” and does not marry based on that. And when she is seen in the novel, she is genuinely happy, enjoying a successful marriage that is based on love
1. How did Wellesley College, its faculty and the community reflect the cultural/societal views of women and gender roles at the time? In the film, Wellesley College, it's faculty, students, and community demonstrate what life was like for young women during this time period. Although the students of this school were incredibly intelligent, they did not expect to do anything with their lives besides get married and start a family. This strongly represents the cultural and societal views of the time because they believed being a housewife was their "sole responsibility".
That was one of the larges pushes for equality that had ever been dared to be spoken but yet, it was. Women wanted more control over planning a family, that was the legal change they desired. I know, think about it, we didn’t even have the say wether we wanted a large family or not. Many women, such as myself, thought it was a lot to ask, because women’s right to vote was still being advocated throughout the cities. But, through hard pushes, a women named Margaret Sanger rose to the stand, saying a women should have control over her own body.
The Mirabal sisters played a prominent role in the revolution. Not only did they stand up at a time when few people would, they also defied the roles of women in that era. In the novel In the time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez uses figurative language and character development to convey to people who are unaware of what sacrifice really is, throughout the novel the Mirabal sisters or “las Mariposas” are exemplars of this as they sacrifice of their time, energy and hearts to help not only their family and friends, but the countless strangers who are suffering from the wrath of Trujillo. In order to show the sacrifice the sisters went through, Julia Alvarez uses figurative language; such as metaphors and similes. Dede is the second born of the four sisters and the only one to survive Trujillo’s regime.
Even though she faced these realities, she did not allow that to stop her. Instead, she pursued a career, became the host of the Oprah Winfrey Show, and is presently the CEO for Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Winfrey promotes the value of education in youth around the world. With her generous and compassionate heart, she successfully opened a school for disadvantaged, deprived, delinquent, and underprivileged girls. Her former show promoted self-empowerment for women and allowed for individuals to better themselves.
Once Elizabeth-Jane began to "blossom gaudily" the town started to notice and admire her (Hardy, 94). Using diction, the author shows his attitude of acceptance, in that women should become better and equal to men. Just as the author wants women to take on larger roles in society, Elizabeth-Jane wants to further herself and this is shown through selection of detail. "She wanted to wear them... but she had no bonnet... when she had a bonnet... she had no dress... It was now absolutely necessary to finish."
(2003): 104-108. Web. . This source provided information regarding Zora’s time at Howard University, and the ways it shaped her literary future. Attending the prestigious Howard University seemed completely out of reach for Zora; but an acquaintance, a Howard student, empowered her by saying she was indeed “Howard material.” Zora took advantage of all the opportunities available to her: she was a member of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority, the Stylus, the Howard Players.
In Barbara Ehrenreich’s article she theorizes that, “…Employers prefer college grads because they see a college degree chiefly as mark of one’s ability to obey and conform.” This statement in which Ehrenreich gives her theory on how employers think is outrageous. I go to college because I want to start a good foundation that will help benefit my career. Students should want to go to college to help their futures, not to just get a job. My second reason for disagreeing mostly with Ehrenreich’s article of college being a scam is college should create students passion for what students want to do. In Ehrenreich’s article she states, “…Most of what you need to know you’re going to learn on the job anyway.” I think this example of Ehrenreich’s opinion from her article is just being used to sway the audience to side with her.
The process of selecting friends and lovers can be difficult for everyone. Some are outgoing and always willing to become close with new people. The soul that is described in Emily Dickinson’s “The Soul Selects her Own Society” however, is one that chooses a very select few individuals. The gates, doors and stone walls of the fortress are created by Dickinson to represent the person’s closed attitude towards becoming attached to new people. After the soul “selects her own society”, it is said to “[shut] the door” on the “majority.” When opened, the door allowed companions to enter the fortress and become close with the person.
But, despite all of her odds, her ambition came out, and she went back to school. This time, college and graduated. She inspires my will to continue to advance my education I know if she can do it, so can I. I’ve always known I can count on these three women for anything. Especially, when it comes to teaching me about ambition and success. In spite of all the hardships