When Connie’s mother would reprimand and tell her, “Stop gawking at yourself, who are you? You think you’re so pretty” (Oates 563). Connie would feel as if her mother was jealous of her. In Zlatan Krizan, and Omesh Johar’s article “Envy Divides the Two Faces of Narcissism.” The writers assert, “Envy has long been considered a central feature of narcissistic personalities” (1415). Connie was living a double life where she would act and dress differently around her family and the people she wanted to paint a good image for but when she was out with her friends and they’d go to the mall
Not only does she try to impress everyone with her appearance but she also goes along with Char, and gets in trouble because she has no ability to say no and walk away. Maleeka takes the blame at first, but towards the end of the novel she gets her courage and tells on Char. She finally finds herself and realizes she is beautiful without Chars expensive clothing. She also realized she doesn’t need to stick out; she just needs to be herself. In the end Maleeka and Caleb are backed together and Maleeka is friends with Miss Saunders.
Advertising is more sophisticated and more influential than ever before. Ads are everywhere and sell more than products; they sell values, they sell images, they sell concepts of love and sexuality, they sell success, but the most important, they sell us who we are and who we should be. But what does advertising tell us about women? It tells us that the most important is how they look. First thing advertising do is to surround them with the image of ideal female beauty, and women from very young ages strive to achieve this look, and feel ashamed or guilty when they fail.
She’s the most beautiful girl I have ever managed to lay my eyes on. I know this is really sappy and I probably sound so unmanly but it’s all true.” Zac said with so much emotion in his eyes. “She must be stunning.” I said through gritted teeth trying not to sound jealous. “She is.” Zac spoke whilst looking me dead in the eyes. “What’s her name?” I asked wanting to know who the girl was that had his heart.
Connie’s Escape Connie is fifteen and is always worried about how her appearance looks. Her mother don't like the fact she spends more time looking her self herself in the mirror then being neat and responsible like June, her older sister. Connie seems to ignores her mother’s criticisms most of the time. In order to escape her reality she opens the screen door to get away for from her family and be in some kind of fantasy. I think there were other reasons also, but the story points to this one in many places.
Mayella is rarely explained through out the novel so her background is kept short and simple, however you can see the great affect of not having a mother around has on her. Mayella consequence from not being vocal and telling the truth in To Kill a Mockingbird is one of personal growth. She does not learn how to take ownership for her actions neither does she learns how to stand up against her father. Mayella Ewell and her father Bob will always have the blood of Tom Robinson on their hands because of his abusiveness and because Mayella is complacent about her fathers angry
For instance, Oates presents Connie’s appearance as narcissistic and explicates how Connie is always “craning her neck to glance into mirrors, or checking other people's faces to make sure her own was all right” (paragraph 1) and that her looks are a way of demonstrating self-absorbency and arrogance. Connie is seen by her mother in this fashion from her mother’s words such as, “You think you’re so pretty?” (Paragraph 1) and Connie’s thoughts of herself being significantly beauty and charming through the use of the quote “she knew she was pretty and that was everything.” (Paragraph 1) Connie’s mother is after her because of her looks. She is coveted for her looks because her mother was once as stunning as Connie is now, and can’t let go of the past and accept that Connie deserves some attention, now that she is a goddess to society. Although Connie’s mother seems like the “evil stepmother” in this tense atmosphere, Connie always seems to ignore her mother’s jealousy and continue to look attractive, no matter what the situation or dilemma. Another powerful symbol Oates uses is the omnipresent music to dictate the way different characters think, feel, and act.
However, no matter how much she wants to be independent from her family, Connie relies on the adults in her life for discipline and attention. The relationship between Connie and her family isn’t the best. Like most typical families with teenagers, they don’t get along real well. Connie’s mom, who was once as pretty as Connie, constantly scolds her for admiring her own good looks. Her mom wants Connie to be more like June, Connie’s older sister.
(www.Cliffnotes.com) Although Fitzgerald makes her despite being beautiful and charming, Daisy’s very selfish, shallow and a mean person. Moreover, Daisy truthfully married tom for his money and didn’t care what he did, unless and so long as he could continue to buy her anything she wanted. Daisy also would hope that her child was a girl, so that she’d be like her and survived the way she did “And I hope she’ll be a fool-that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”. (Pg. 17 Scott Fitzgerald ;) Daisy was implying that the best way a female was to survive in this world was to be attractive and not do anything with her life, and sit back and let money buy her happiness.
In the book Working Women Don’t Have Wives one daughter went on to state, “My mother wore high fashion, bright colours-often Pucci silks, those splendid garish prints of the 1960s which bespoke fun and daring. She flaunted her appearance, and then criticized men for noticing it. She flirted with men and then complained that they treated women differently from the way they behaved with male colleagues. She complained that her colleagues could never forget that she was a woman, and yet she constantly reminded them that she was. She knew that women who disguised their sexuality were likely to be promoted more readily than she, yet simultaneously she thought her sexuality was a trump card.