These stories, the young girls create using theses dolls, make it seem okay if these types of unhealthy relationships occur. The fact that their storyline for these play characters never changes is frightening because these are the types of stories they’ll view as being fun and exciting and influence their interactions with other people in their life years to come. These young girls are receiving an unrealistic image of the ideal women by playing with these dolls because these dolls encompass the image that the media sets to be “society’s standards” of what every woman has to be. “Striped swimsuit, stilettos, sunglasses, and gold hoop earrings.” (Cisneros, pg 576) Very few women in the world walk around wearing such outfits. With this think, these girls will strive to achieve an impractical goal.
2012/05/14 Monologues of Nora’s Power: An Adaptation of Acting Style in A Doll House By adapting the acting style of the characters in my production of Ibsen’s A Doll House I will show how people abuse their power upon realizing that their situation has become advantageous. I will use a scene from Act 1lines 534-616 to show that Nora takes advantage of her situation when she becomes aware of how powerful her husband is soon to be. When this realization occurs in a scene, time will freeze on stage and Nora will come out to address the audience with a monologue. The first time we see Nora abuse her situation is when she disregards her conversation with Dr. Rank and Mrs. Linde about the “sick society”. Instead she says “it's perfectly glorious to think that we have--that Torvald has so much power over so many people” (1.587-589).
As referenced in the first stanza of this poem: “This girl child was born as usual/ and presented dolls that did pee-pee/ and miniature GE stoves and irons/ and wee lipsticks the color of cherry candy” (Piercy, 2012,p. 14). The toys are given to prepare girls for chores like cooking, cleaning. Dolls are given to teach motherly duties. Toys like these imply that cooking and cleaning are the usual pastime tasks for young women.
How does Ibsen use symbolism to convey aspects of modern domestic tragedy in 'A Doll's House'? In ‘A Doll’s House’; Henrik Ibsen successfully uses symbolism to convey many aspects of the tragic tale of the Helmer’s life, including the way that the protagonist, Nora feels towards her marriage at the end of the play, the true but unrequited love the character Dr. Rank has for her and the tragedy that is the death of an individual and the death of a family. ‘A Doll’s House is defined as a ‘modern domestic tragedy’ which is a genre of drama in which the tragic protagonists are ordinary middle or lower class individuals, as opposed to the royal or aristocratic protagonists of classical tragedy. The focus in the play is on the household and the repercussions within this environment, opposed to the effect on a national level, which is usually portrayed in more classical tragedy. Ibsen’s eye for resemblance and use of symbolism highlights issues that he wanted to convey about the social environment at the time, including the harsh patriarchal society, seen mostly in Torvald in the play and the role of women, represented mostly in Nora.
Romeo and Juliet LESSONS WITHIN THE PLAY Ryan Tomlinson Mrs. Bryans December 21, 2012 ENG2D Romeo and Juliet There are many lessons that are taught throughout Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. There is one larger lesson that is taught in Romeo and Juliet, which is, not to act with haste. Both families, the Capulets and Montagues, had to confront the realities of what lesson they have brought upon themselves. These acts of haste are when Romeo and Juliet decide to get married, Romeo’s decision to get revenge on Tybalt, and the influences of supporting characters. Love will affect people in many ways and make them do crazy things.
This is emphasized by the narration of Cady, which gives an insight into what she’s thinking during the transformation. This also gives us an insight into how and why she justifies what she’s doing. She starts blowing of her friends and lie to her parents to throw a party with the plastics. When Regina the queen bee finds out about Cady’s plans she exposes the burn book as that of Cady’s. When Janis confesses about the whole plot Regina storms out of the school and gets hit by a bus.
In the third stanza I could tell by the descriptions that she is a young adult, and is being pressured by the real world to be “perfect” in every way. The last stanza is the stage in life that everyone goes through, but maybe not as soon as this young girl, which is death. At the beginning we see her youngest, purest years of life. She did the things that most young girls do. She had “dolls that did pee-pee and miniature GE stoves and irons and wee lipsticks the color of cherry red,” (1-3).
Didn't they play with dolls to change diapers and feed them? Weren't they training for being a mommy, or was I just weird? To heck with Barbie, give me a Betsy Wetsy or Kissy doll any day. One day in 7th grade German class, Mrs. Leighton brought in a stack of old issues of German magazines and wanted us to try and read them. Class didn't go quite as she had planned.
3-Page Essay #1 “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy On a daily basis the media feeds us images of what they describe as perfect and beautiful people. From magazines, television, films, and even toys, society provides a mold of how women should look and act. More and more everyday woman are surrendering to the pressures of society and mold themselves into what they believe is ideal. In Marge Piercy’s “Barbie Doll”, the girl in the poem is very young when she hears a few careless words about her nose and weight. After that, she can only view herself as a big nose and fat thighs.
“Barbie-Q” In “Barbie-Q” Sandra Cisneros writes a creative, childlike reality in a short story. The setting takes many girls back to their younger years when they would have play dates and dream about the new Barbie’s being released. With the point of view of children excited for any toy they can play with brings back many memories for people and she can reminisce about their childhood. The plot shows the struggles of a family who may not be able to afford more than the next family which is why the girls only have one a piece. The setting being so life like can be a familiarity for so many women.