In this story Panttaja says it is both mothers that are wicked. Panttaja states the real mother “plots and schemes, and she wins” (Panttaja 660) when it comes to fulfilling the wishes of Ashputtle. But actually the two mothers have the same goal in mind; to have their daughters married off and have a joyful life. To be able to do this, the real mother puts a charm on the prince to make him fall in love with Ashputtle instead of anyone else. The prince did not dance with anyone else all night and would always say “she is my partner” (Grimm 630).
So many girls have this fantasy of being Cinderella and having a “fairy tale” life, but what version of Cinderella and what types of fairy tales are these girls looking up to for their idea of an ideal life? In Marcia Lieberman’s essay “Some Day My Prince Will Come,” she opposes the views of another scholar, Alison Laurie, who believes that fairy tales are something that radical feminists would approve of because the stories, “suggest a society in which women are as competent and active as men, at every age and in every class.” Lieberman argues that it is popular fairy tales--the ones that we all know and the ones we read to our children--that actually acculturate the masses of young girls in society, therefore the lesser-known stories cannot
Curley’s wife’s obsession with herself ultimately leads to her death. She knows Lennie is supposed to stay away from her, but thrives on his attention and wants his praise for her soft hair. It is not coincidental that she ends up losing her life because she didn’t want Lennie to mess up her hair. This final event sums up Curley’s wife’s role fairly neatly. Steinbeck presents Curley as a woman with huge dreams and hopes who aspires to be famous in Hollywood and life a king size life.
Squeaky is the main character in Toni Cade Bambara’s story, “Raymond’s Run.” She is the character I will be analyzing. She changes from being an insecure, arrogant fighter to a respectful, confident girl. The reason she changes is because she watches her brother run his first race and she realizes that he’s a good runner. At the beginning of the story, Squeaky is tough and arrogant. She says to her enemy, Gretchen, “I win cause I’m the best” (23).
Since Liz doesn’t remember her past life, she can make better decisions than she did before , based on pure judgment. She will also learn to love her new family as well because she no longer knows her parents, Alvy, or Lucy. To conclude, if she’s careful Liz will get to live her life after fifteen like she’s always wanted. Liz will be able to go to prom like she’s always wanted, but with different friends because Zooey will be much older now and the two of them don’t know each other anymore. Liz will also get to go to college and live her life, and have a great career.
Brigid’s and is preparing to go onstage and perform, until she watches in horror as her arch nemesis performs the same song, and she now must improvise a new performance before she is called on stage. Mary has won her school talent shows in the past whish has lead her in becoming competitive and perceiving herself as the best. She attempts to hide all her flaws and insecurities, as it would “shatter” the image she has built up for herself of being the “best”, by pointing out the flaws of Angela McTerry. “No one can sing and dance like me. No one in the whole school.
Suzy urgently wants to explore herself, the world, and the meaning of love. On the surface it may seem as if she is a young girl just wanting attention, but her running away from home is a plea for help. Help from her family most, to understand her. Suzy also wants to explore the world in which she lives, by looking through her binoculars, and create her own world like her favorite Science-Fiction books. On her journey she discovers first love, and is able to learn through her parents mistakes and translates this into her relationship.
Jody convinced her to start this new and exciting life with him and to eventually become the mayor’s wife in Eatonville. To Janie, Jody is young and ambitious and seems able to offer her something new, attention, something that Logan fails to provide her. She is willing to give up the life Nanny has invested in her with Logan Killicks in hopes of a new adventure from Jody Starks. Janie wants something more than just financial stability, she wants true love and with hope from the charismatic charm of Jody, she feels like she’s found
From the first time met from their obsessed lovers Gatsby as well as Fitzgerald fell in love right away from the get go knowing this was the one girl to not let go. During Fitzgerald’s path to achieve Zelda there were many struggles and hardships that only made him work harder to attempt to satisfy the needs of Zelda’s high living and her high expectations leading to her happiness. In the same case for Gatsby but only after losing the girl first to aim and try and win her over one more time’ “Can’t repeat the past why of coarse you can”(pg101). Gatsby said while it all attempted beginning with his illegal business to gain wealth to try ad impress the loving Daisy to fulfill his master plan. Both of these girls played huge roles and were the motivation for Gatsby and Fitzgerald to have gained the wealth they have received.
I could not help but wonder if I had helped these girls truly be the best players they could be or if their hopes would be crushed by embarrassment on the field and a large margin of defeat. Before the game, I took them to the end zone for a quick pep talk to remind them of the time and hard work they had given to this team. We broke out of the huddle and the game began. We scored on our first possession and never looked back from that point. The girls were executing every play to perfection.