Whereas she seems to belong more in glitzy and glamorous world, in an easy and out going life. The ranch hands, as seen from the fact that she is given no identity of her own as she is dubbed “Curley’s wife”, objectify her. She is the only woman in the ranch, which isolates her even further since she has no one of similar views and interest to talk to. She is vain, flirtatious and very gullible, which is easily picked up on since she believed out of her own delusions that her mother hid the letter, which told her if she was going to become an actress. This causes her to enter a loveless marriage with Curley, which she believed in self-delusion, was going to provide her a glamorous lifestyle.
“Never let anybody guess that you have a mind of your own. Above all, be pure (Woolf, 458).” Women of this time period were supposed to be seen and not heard, homemakers, and mothers. Woolf wanted absolutely no part of it. She was her own woman and nothing would hold her back from that. Woolf’s only choice was to kill the voice in her head, “… It was she who bothered me and wasted my time and so tormented me that
Katniss never fully came into her own in Mockingjay. In Hunger Games, she was a floundering yet passionate girl desperate to protect her family and stay alive. While she made a lot of mistakes, we loved her even more for them, because we saw her struggle, we believed her desperation and her motives, and we wanted her to succeed. We saw her near-double-suicide not as the easy way out, but the final spit in the face of the Capitol that had pulled the strings for so long. In Catching Fire, the story was fast-paced and intense, Katniss still struggling but really maturing as a fighter and a person.
Relationships Assignment Pamela Macintyre Question 1: Personal Power: The meaning of Personal power is your own ability to make your own decisions. For example, in the movie ‘Mean Girls’ The “Plastics” have no control over their decisions and just follow orders; Whereas Janice and Damien can choose and make their own decisions. Social Power: Mean Girls shows the social power through “The Plastics”. Regina George is described as ‘Flawless, hot and awesome’ but people just see the cover of a vindictive, backstabbing high school girl. She created a ‘Burn Book’ so she could judge them based upon money, actions, race and sexuality for example she refused to go anywhere near Janice after claiming she was a ‘lesbian’.
The group was growing apart and it just wasn’t like it used to be. In “A Rose for Emily”, the story describes the females struggle in the mundane reality Emily lives in. She tried compromising but fell into the tragedy. In the quotation, “Alive, Miss Emily had been a tradition, a duty, and a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town…” here she is remembered as marvelous you could say, she was an object of fascination. Many people feel compelled to protect her, whereas others feel free to monitor her every move, a kind of yin and yang or mundane and marvelous.
This caused her to be humiliated and punished in front of the whole town. Hester Prynne unquestionably the protagonist of this novel even though she had committed sin at the beginning. Hester Prynne was given the chance for this story to never leave the town and she wouldn’t have had to wear the letter “A”, but she decided to stay in the town and succumb everything that was given to her. She tried to accomplish the best and succumb all of the punishments that were meant to diminish her. She constantly made herself useful towards the other people, and used the talents and gifts that were given to change the meaning of her punishment into her becoming he legend of her Puritan Age.
Through the continuity of ‘I’, Rossetti portrays how society has isolated her, thus discarding her from society. Through the first person narrative, Rossetti enables the reader to view the journey that this fallen women has had, therefore emphasising the sadness and dismay the narrator felt as others walked passed her with a ‘Basket full’ symbolising how they all still had their purity, being able to pick any husband because of it. Furthermore, this first-person narrative enables the reader to walk in the narrators shoes witnessing the prejudice the ‘fallen women’ had to endure as they ‘Mocked’ her for purely falling into a temptation. Moreover, Rossetti uses this first-person narrator making the reader sympathise with the narrator who in stanza 7, ‘loiters’ which illustrates how she would now have to walk through life with no purpose or meaning. Also, the effectiveness of the first person narrative is that it establishes the narrator’s channel of emotions due to the betrayal of her lover.
Juggling four children, cooking, cleaning and adjusting to a new society puts pressure on Alice’s mother. Since both mother and grandmother are such strong personalities, arguments between the two of them are not uncommon. They both attempt to entice information about one another out of young, unsuspecting Alice, so that they have something to use against each other during future conflicts. Alice describes their ways of deceit as, “Constantly sighing and lying and dying – that is what being a Chinese woman means, and I want nothing to do with it.” (-Part 1, page
In Killing Us Softly 3 Jean Killbourne shows a collection of ads that portray women not only as the product with the label draped across her stomach, but as gold-digging, passive, vulnerable objects that never really means no when she say's it. Women's bodies are becoming more objectified then ever by the media. Being rendered as alcohol and perfume bottles, signs and vases. Becoming an ever shrinking
Den, Barbara’s awkward and shy ex-lover, reappears in her life and provides a route to wealth for Barbara (in her own eyes). Her dogged determination and persistence to better herself sees Den as a way of paying for a deportment diploma to assist her with gaining employment at the swanky new hotel being built in town. Due to the negative circumstances her character is placed in, it has resulted in her deserting her mentally challenged daughter, Verge. Economic rationalism seemed to have only negative implications on Barbara’s life as she constantly struggles with relationships and self worth. Whilst focusing on the central metaphor – ‘diving for pearls’ it is made clear that for Barbara, pearls are not represented through spiritual wealth, rather economic wealth.