I didn’t go to the mall, the lake, or the pool, or answer the phone. I have entered the high school with the wrong attitude. And I don’t have anyone to sit with” (4 page). In this scene Melinda is coming to her new school and she thinks what she sees. This is important because Melinda sees her ex-best friends that don’t want to see her and her clan Plain Janes has splintered and the pieces are being absorbed by rival
As she refuses to talk to anybody, the child created her own imaginary world being unwilling to look at the reality: “Why couldn't he understand that if he kept quiet, if all of them kept quiet, her parents would hear her and come to take her home?” (47). Through the story, her illusion state changes and tend to become a realistic one. Step by step she has no choice but to find in herself enough courage to accept and to surpass the situation. Nandana can be considered a hero because, as it painful, she finally accepts and begins to talk. Secondly, there's Nirmala, Nandana's grandmother, who was binged back to reality.
She strongly dislikes her sister’s eagerness to fit in at school and tells Bianca, “You don’t always have to be what other people want you to be”, which shows us that she thinks Bianca should be herself and not follow in the path that her fellow school mates take. These two quotes show us how Kat feels about individuality and how she thinks it affects others. We often see Kat getting kicked out of the classroom for expressing her opinions which shows that she doesn't fit in. One of the first scenes in the movie shows Kat in her worn down car.The punk rock music coming from Kat's car is very different compared to the teenage girls in the car to her left. The camera shows the first group of teenage girls listening to music that you would hear on the radio, and then shows Kat, alone in her car, looking bored with her punk rock music blaring from the speakers of her car.
Although all these characters are in different stages in life they all lack the one thing that pushes them from society to outsiders. A friend/friends who will be the ear to hear their issues and someone who will help guide when need; the feeling of one whom truly understands. We are introduced to our youngest main character Mick Kelly, a young teenage girl who is an outsider in her generation. She realizes that there are lots of cliques among her classmates and that she does not belong to any one in particular; she decides to throw a party to get to know some of the kids better. As she does she realizes she is nothing like them as demonstrated in the film she yells to all of her guest to leave because they were acting childish.
I see kids being dropped off by their parents and they leave campus for the day and come back when school is over. People also smoke at school; do you think that their parents can stop them from doing all of this if they are at work? To make it worse some parents do not know what their kid does at all, many parents cannot figure out why their children are failing. They cannot stop their children if they are not there. You hear about different children on the news doing things at parties.
“My boyfriend and all my relatives do not want me to become a stewardess,” repeats the girl and she does not even try to make her dream come true. Culture’s gender stereotypes imposed by the society girls live in, have an enormous influence on their lives. The conception of the Good Girl presented by Lucy Gilbert and Paula Webster in their essay “The Dangers of Femininity” clearly describes the proposed model of girls’ behavior. Good Girl should dedicate her life to other people, in particular to her husband. Being always ready to help she is obliged to forget about her own wealth.
The superficiality of life is constantly contrasted with the differing social structures within society in Katherine Mansfield’s The Garden Party and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway with her continuing fear of aging and the new that constantly rocks her world. The challenges on the role of women and the place they possess in the society are constantly questioned as writers sought to shock their audience and show the world on how they saw it. Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler not only presented a woman that challenged and pushed the boundaries of society, but a woman who did not want to be the stereotypical wife “Angel of the house”.
Since her mother spends her greater part of her time on Stan instead of using some of her off-duty hours on Annabelle, Annabelle lacks her mother’s attention. She just wants acceptance for actions. At home she feels overlooked and in the school she fades in the crowd. She is just an ordinary girl nobody really notices. Annabelle is having a hard time accepting the fact that her father and mother aren’t together anymore and her father has been replaced with Stan.
In “Little Women: Alcott’s Civil War” (1979), Judith Fetterly argues that the four sisters of Alcott’s Little Women (1868) are denied their dreams because “Little women marry, however, not only because they lack economic options, but because they lack emotional options as well. Old maidhood obliterates little womanhood and the fear of being an old maid is a motivating force in becoming a little woman” (377). I conclude that these strong women chose their life outcomes due to their own maturation. Maturation is realizing things we wanted before aren’t always what we will want in the end, a trait Meg exhibits when she comes to realization about loving Mr. Brooke. Meg’s dream was to be rich so that she would not have to work, with “a lovely house, full of all sorts of luxurious things; nice food, pretty clothes, handsome furniture, pleasant people, and heaps on money”(140).
The story starts off right away describing Madame Loisel beauty and charm but unfortunately she was born into the wrong class. She isn’t happy with the life that she has. She dreams of a life with parties and elegant dresses and jewels. Madame Loisel is so envious of a rich, old school friend who lives a different life that she actually refuses to go and visit because she feels worse about her life when she returns home. Her friend doesn’t appear to be proud of boastful in the story and doesn’t seem to care that Madame Loisel is poorer than her.