And she’s lookin very closely at me like maybe she plannin to do my portrait from memory. I’m mad but I won’t give in to her that satisfaction” (73). Ms Moore is a static character, who is a college educated black woman, new to the neighborhood and to tries to educated the children of that community.”She’d been to college and said it was only right that she should take responsibility for the young ones’ education, and she not event related by marriage or blood”(69). The external conflict in the story is with Sylvia. She is rude and speaks with bad language when describing Ms. Moore.
She understands that people come from different environments and everyone can learn; they just need to be motivated. Mary once blamed the poor academic skills the students have today on things like drugs and divorce for poor motivation and concentration. She describes starting the day with concentration principles buy the way she walks into her class. If her style of teaching doesn’t work then she will fail the student. Mary’s son a High School senior was in the jeopardy of flunking English.
My understanding of belonging has been influenced by the way people will act just to fit into society. In the TV series Pretty Little liars the poems “Feliks Skrzyneck” and “ Ancestors” and ______________ it demonstrates belonging by showing the way people will act and the measures they would go to just to “fit in” And the extent they would go to just to ruin other people reputation and lives and relationship just so more people would like them. Pretty little liars The TV Series Pretty Little Liars is a show based on a group of teenage girls who at the start of the series they are all “losers” and don’t exactly fit in with society. Hannah was an overweight young girl and was self-conscious of her-self image. Alison the girl who the story line us based on brings the group of girls together and manipulates them and transforms them into girls who have the potential to be “popular”.
Knowledge is not always power because the more you know does not necessarily mean you understand what you have learned. In the short story “Everyday Use”, education seemed to make a rift in the relationship not only between the mother and the daughter, but also between the sisters. Dee was one to always try and outsmart her family members always seeking answers knowing no one knew. It was mama who eventually got the community together to help send Dee to school so her daughter would be happy and satisfied. The values of heritage seem to have been lost with the gain of knowledge when Dee has gone to college.
She is also secretly enraged at the fact that people besides her can afford such toys, and she wants in. At the end of this essay she says “ But ain’t nobody gonna beat me at nuthin” (Bambara), she now has a better understanding of life and is now a determined young girl. She understands her social status as a poor girl from Harlem. She learns “ The Lesson” which was to find out what real money is. At the end of the story she finds her true identity, which was to become a more motivated and successful person.
She teaches history to the students as what inscribed on the books and hesitatingly lets Irwin shapes the mindset of the boys for she knows that the boys will not get the Oxbridge scholarship if they are still as innocent as the previous semester. Her biggest attention is given to the boys and their progress. She wants them to pass, but unlike the headmaster she is not a narrow-minded person that does anything, no matter what, to lift the name of the school by sending the students to Oxford and Cambridge. She still respects the knowledge as it is. Hence, she debates the headmaster how best to serve their young charges.
http://www.victorianweb.org/index.html The Women at English Literature Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Brontë) The role of Jane Eyre is an excellent example on the view and manners of women in the Victorian Period. She is resigned, but already have personal thoughts and pursues. She is a middle-class worker, with no actual family and no prospects, at the beginning, of improvement. But, because of her personality, she manages to transform her life in many ways. If she were a "kind" child, by the eyes of Mrs. Reed, she would never go to Lockwood school; she were able to grow up in terms of knowledge in the school, because she had the need of being liked by others and was strong enough to improve herself in many ways; she, by herself, took a chance when announcing to be a governess.
She comes across as showing high opinion and unfeeling, but Mamma sees even her admirable qualities as extreme and annoying. Her lack of knowledge concerning her family is symbolic of the black power movement's. She is embracing her roots where she come from, look down on her surroundings and believes herself to be above them. She is educated because she went to school in Augusta. When she return from school, she had a new identity and she change her name to Wagner.
All these themes or can we call them questions or problems, are what the author tries to show us and maybe answer us trough the short story “The Sin Bin or Lucy’s Heart”. I’ve got the feeling, when I read the text that Lucy truly is a well behaviour girl; she’s a Grade A student and most of the times listen to her mother. But she’s weak and naive, she wants to be liked and to be cool, or maybe she’s just an easy target for group pressure. Her mother tells her not to smoke because it’s bad for her organs etc. Although she know it’s true she does it, because Bethan her popular but bad mannered best friend does it, and had told her that it keeps you skinny.
The new and improved Cosmopolitan magazine had headlines such as, “So you’re Bored to Death with the Same Old You.” And “Yes, you can change your image.” These headlines are used to influence women to not settle for what they think that they deserve but to go after what they want. Brown and Cosmopolitan helped move society into being more accepting of a woman being comfortable with her sexuality and that she didn’t have to be married to do it. At the time, women were expected to be conservative. Their goal was to find a husband and take care of the housework and stay at home with the children. Brown’s book Sex and the Single Girl took that idea and completely turned it upside down.