I have chosen to research Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keefe because they are very inspiring women artists. Frida Kahlo pushed the boundaries of what was expected from a traditional Latin American female artist. She led a life full of emotional and physical pain. From an early diagnosis of polio, to a life altering bus accident, to a marriage riddled with infidelities, Frida's often-difficult life was the inspiration for her art. Her exploration of herself and the world she lived in broke social norms, artistically, and politically, causing both outrage and awe from those who viewed her paintings.
Even though she faced these realities, she did not allow that to stop her. Instead, she pursued a career, became the host of the Oprah Winfrey Show, and is presently the CEO for Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Winfrey promotes the value of education in youth around the world. With her generous and compassionate heart, she successfully opened a school for disadvantaged, deprived, delinquent, and underprivileged girls. Her former show promoted self-empowerment for women and allowed for individuals to better themselves.
She cannot even take a picture of her family’s house without critics attacking this act as her need to prove where she came from. Dee’s generation is experiencing a Cultural Revolution and Dee is embracing these new ideologies. These accusations, along with others, are an unfair critical view of a sharp-witted, attractive, intelligent women who has used her God-given qualities to better herself, wish better for her family and try to identify not only with her present day heritage but also with the ancestral heritage that many black Americans share. Not only do her critics find this display of cultural insight a slight to her true heritage but her Mama appears to have some reservations concerning her daughters’ motivations as well. Prior to Dee’s arrival home, Mama is recalling her recurring dream of how she thinks Dee would prefer Mama to look and act.
Before Hester was ever shunned by society due to the lies brought about by the scarlet letter, Hester was known to be a passionate woman. For example, as Reverend Wilson questions her about the name of her adulterous partner, Hester’s emotional strength shone through as she revealed she was strong enough to “endure his agony” (65) as well as her own. The boldness she possessed presented her “wondrous strength” (65) and the confidence she had in herself. In the start of the novel, there was a scene where Hester refused to be led through the crowd by an official. It was evident from this young woman that the “natural dignity and force of character” (50) was truly expressed in this situation.
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.
She was also a feminist. Often, the genders of the character she created determine the fate of them. As to highlight the problem of women’s unequal status in the society and state the role of women during her time. Elizabeth, a childhood sweetheart of Victor, did not have the same equal rights and opportunities as Victor did. When Victor compares himself with Elizabeth, he says “I was capable of a more intense application, and was more deeply smitten with the thirst of knowledge.” Mary uses her character Elizabeth to review the lack of support and the demand for institutionalized education of girls in public, whereas Mary could only be home-educated by her father.
Not only is she my mother but my best friend and trust me it wasn’t always like that. I feel like when you’re younger you don’t appreciate your parents like everyone should. So now that we have built this friendship and trust I like to take her struggles and up stickles she went through to motivate me to become a better and successful person like she knows I could be. Today I will be sharing to you a bit about my family, my mother’s personality, her past and present. Relate I believe you can benefit with this speech because you can learn a little about me being one of your peers and because my mom has gone through a lot a struggles that a lot of you probably don’t know much about.
[Pathos] Deepest part of advertisement is seeing Taylor Swift’s created emotions towards the campaign. I believe the marketers have made a wise choice to use her in their ad. As most people see Taylor, she appears to be wholesome and down to earth. Therefor parents don’t mind for their daughters to claim her as a role model. It’s kind of funny how celebrities effect society and always have because it seems that people cannot think for themselves.
We are all as God made us and many of us much worse” (enotes 1). Nathaniel Hawthorne created a female character that fits this description perfectly in Hester Prynne. Through adultery, raising a child, and isolation from society, Hester discovers herself and becomes a woman of self-reliance and integrity. “She is a hero because she has qualities and actions that transcend gender references and lead to heroism as it can be understood for anyone” (Baym 138). Hester Prynne is one of the greatest female heroes of American Literature because of her strength.
The relationship between mothers and daughters is far from perfect, yet it has the foundations of love that can never be destroyed. There are many misunderstandings between these two women. Unfortunately, they are sometimes left unresolved until after the mother’s death. Two Kinds, by Amy Tan uses this relationship and all of its obstacles to teach the readers important themes about life. The most important idea in this story is the positive influence that a mother can have on her daughter.