Both women wrote about thier background in thier writing. They took parts of thier life and incoperated it into thier own stories so that people could see them on a deeper level. Alice Walker was scared as a child, both mentaly and physically, and that became her main focal point of many of her short stories and novels (such as Color Purple, Everyday Use etc). She was scared for life but she did not let that break her. She took tragidies in her life, and turned them into great literary peices of work.
Jennifer Donnelly used literary devices to develop hope in her story and used contrast, symbolism, and similes to display them Mattie Gokey was presented with many situations in which her hope was all she can depend on but cannot seem to find it reliable. Mattie is an insecure girl in desire of love. Mattie demonstrates how she feels when
Plot has many facets. It has its conventional definition, the plot patterns everyday people are used to in novels, movies, etc.. But there is a deeper meaning to plot, and it is shown in The Awakening. In it, one encounters a plot element which is internal in its events, and results in outward actions, which is contrasted from conventional plot. Edna’s development as an independent woman, her reinvigorated sexual appetite, and her determination to break away from societal norms and be free are all internal events which result in the literal events of the novel; they are the plot.
The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, is set at the end of the nineteenth century and explores one woman’s struggle for self-discovery. The protagonist, Edna Pontellier, is confined by societal expectations to fulfill the social roles of being a wife and a mother. Edna is unsatisfied, and does not want to live in a patriarchal world where men have power over women. She longs for a life of independence and wishes to “awaken” to the world around her. Edna’s devotion to her persistent process of emotional, personal and social self-discovery, started with dreaming.
Sophocles' play Antigone presents us with different type of women which represented in Antigone and Ismene character. In Sophocles’ play, Antigone character represents the strong-willed protagonist when she disobey Kreon order of not burying her brother and Ismene represent the weakness of women who feared to face men order upon saving her family bond. In this paper I will describe the main differences between the both characters and how it develops through the play. Antigone and Ismene characters represent two different types of women which they are opposite of each other. Antigone’s role is much stronger than Ismene and this is obvious in different occasions.
Women were upset that they didn’t have a voice in choosing the law. It was unfair towards the women. It was present in Document 1, woman were obviously upset with the fact that they didn’t have a voice in choosing the law. Woman thought that they should have the right to vote because they obey the law just like men do. These women went on strike, to prove to the government that they were wrong.
In the Document the “F Word” by Firoozeh Dumas, she describes her frustration of Americans judging her culture, which in turn scrutinizes who she is as a person. She claims that many Americans reject her name, (which is a part of her culture), which made her endure the horrible emotions that go hand and hand with denial. Firoozeh decided to apply for a job when she was in college. She had interview upon interview, yet, there was no response. Later she soon concluded that it was her name that held her back from achieving the jobs she wanted.Of course her frustration rose.
Her fight with self-discovery and her battle to find a place in society demonstrates the view that the women who do not fit into traditional roles should be ostracized from conventional society given that they pose the danger of change. It is clear that women like Susanna, who have little ambition in becoming a carbon copy of their mother, are seen as a threat and therefore classified as crazy. Susanna is clearly misinterpreted by her peers as well as the authority figures in her life. She is not a degenerate but a young girl frustrated with her limited options for the future. When Susanna is held after class by her teacher to discuss why she is the only senior not going on to college, she tries to reach out for support from her teacher, by explaining that she's not a druggie but she is concerned about ending up like her mother.
The Terror of Mama Elena "To begin to use cultural forces for the good of our daughters we must first shake ourselves awake from the cultural trance we all live in. This is no small matter, to untangle our true beliefs from what we have been taught to believe about who and what girls and women are." (Jeanne Elium) Despite the credit given by many, women have always had an influential role in the growth and accomplishment of any community or household. These roles have varied depending on the time period, cultutral beliefs, location and ethnicity of the people. Anciently women have been withheld, held back, and treated unfairly.
It is simply a thing one must do in order to survive, but there are other cultures and individuals that may think that this is a private matter and should be done behind closed doors. In our society women dress and take explicit photos yet people rarely even bat an eye to this. There has been much controversy surrounding women and breastfeeding in public. Breastfeeding mother become under fire for doing what they simply feel is natural. I believe that this unnecessary storm could potentially daunt women from breastfeeding.