It’s hardly ever cold enough in San Francisco to wear mink jacket. But it seems to be a fad, what people are buying their wives and girlfriends these days” (p169). Waverly is already defensive as this remark indicates. She is afraid he mother will disapprove of such a present so she herself is already making negative remarks about it. She sides with her mother so that they have a positive relationship.
It is a tv series where we can see women's lifestyles in the first department store called 'The Paradise'. When Katherine chose the moonlight ink fabric for her wedding dress everyone else wanted at least a small piece of it even though it was not a good quality. This proves how much someone of a high status is important in fashion trends. Also, large scale industrialization in textiles let lower classes copy their favourite icons for much cheaper. Whilst women enjoying
In the story a gift of the magi, one whole paragraph is dedicated to the main character- Della’s- worry about if her husband will still find her attractive, even though she cut off and sold her hair to buy him a Christmas gift. She curls it and takes the time to “reflect in the mirror, long, carefully.” After she cries and explains everything to Jim when he comes home from a rough day at work, he reply’s in a calm” I don't think there's anything in the way of a haircut or a shave or a shampoo that could make me like my girl any less.” Men really don’t care much about little things like that. It’s a gender role created by social norm for girls to be pretty and impress the opposite sex. Also in the story it shows another great example of a stereotype commonly pushed on young women. When Jim gets home she always has dinner cooking.
In Alter’s article, the girls all state where they buy clothes, what they wear and all have personal shoppers to help them find new trends. Michelle Serros talks in great detail about her rigid nose that ancestors passed on to her that she finds very unattractive. She pinches her nose everyday to hopefully make it look smaller or like her best friend Terri’s perfect nose. Living in California puts more tension on her to fit in and look like everyone else, the true Californian girl. “Today, when I take my graduation pictures, my nose will look just like Terri’s and then I’ll have the best picture in the year-book (Serros 33).” She sees that Terri is popular and has the perfect face and she wants that also to hopefully be popular like she is.
David feels discriminated because he is different; he is not a person of the norm. People in Waknuk don’t like the fact that some people are different and the men tell the women what to wear. All the women in Waknuk wear long dresses. So in Waknuk all the people have to be the same and have to dislike something’s that is even the slightest bit different. When David dreams his dream about the city he tells his sister.
A more in depth, insight of what the devil effect is, would be one of a plethora of examples within the film, “Legally Blond”, which is at the very beginning of the film. Elle Woods, played by Reese Witherspoon, also the main character in the film, was with her best friends at a women’s clothing store shopping for a dress for her big date with her boyfriend, Warner. As she was looking for the perfect dress, the sales women were observing Elle and noticed she was a Blond, which led to the sales women stating, “There's nothing I love more than a dumb blonde with daddy's plastic”. The woman was insinuating that since she was a blonde, and she spoke, as well as acted like a stereotypical blonde, that she was dumb and oblivious to whatever anyone told her. That being so, the women tried to belittle Elle by trying to sell her generic dress and tried to present it to her as if the dress was made of high end material, by a high end fashion designer.
Richard Rodriguez’s passage reveals his attitude towards his family and himself. He uses figurative language to describe his Christmas. He uses selection of detail and tone to express his view. While growing, the living conditions were poor, yet his mother never doubted that her children would become successful and wealthy. Rodriguez remembers hearing her predict the future and the presents they would one day purchase for their old parents.
After reading the novel it can be said that true love is real and Hurston definitely presented the idea that true love is difficult to attain. Janie’s first marriage to Logan Killicks was mostly determined by her grandmother’s vision of wealth and security for her granddaughter. This marriage forced Janie to grow up very quickly and discover what she desires with another man. At a young age Janie’s grandmother had Janie married off to Logan Killicks. After a couple months of marriage, Janie goes to visit her grandmother and her grandmother questions why she is there.
When Gatsby returned home, he did whatever he could to win Daisy's heart back and earned money and riches. Nick, Gatsby's neighbor, did the favor of reuniting him with Daisy but after all the time they spent together at his mansion, he still wanted more from her. He expected her to tell Tom that she has never loved him, and leave him, but she couldn't. She loved Tom and she'd be lying if she said she didn't. Daisy couldn't give the love that Gatsby expected from her.
Growing up Dee was the one that got to attend school in Augusta because Mama and the community raised the money for her to go. Maggie barely has an education because she was not chosen to go to school Dee was though. Maggie is not resentful toward them about it she has simply moved on. As Dee is ransacking through the trunk Maggie gets upset. Maggie knows she deserves the quilts made by her grandmother and aunt far more than Dee does but of course Dee thinks that everything is about her and that she should have what she wants.