While some people think it’s entertaining and fun, it can really dampen the contestants’ self-confidence by choosing which one is the prettiest or the best talented. Continual entrance in beauty pageants can affect children’s self confidence by teaching young girls to look like adults, making girls focus on their outward appearance, and pressuring the girls to fulfill their parents’ wishes. Better parental education about the detrimental impacts of beauty pageants would help to avoid these problems. This article will show that people who enter their children into pageants and who coordinate them are wrong to think it promotes self-confidence and helps girls come out of their shell due to the forced maturity, the focus on appearance and the parental pressure. Christine Sherman, a beauty pageant mother, says “I think pageants are terrific because kids get a positive attitude toward themselves\".
Anne Sexton transforms the well-known fairytale Snow White into a sardonic piece of writing that reflects societal perceptions of the woman. In her poem she explores the idea that a woman is nothing more than a doll. She also describes the reliance on men, and a women’s intelligence compared to her beauty and vanity. Sexton also is trying to show that fairytales aren’t real, and they are overrated- happily ever after does not exist. All fairytales have a female antagonist, and one that is usually a princess.
In Meg and her mothers first meeting, Mrs Erlynne is wearing the dress. Meg comments that 'some people might' think the dress is vulgar. The dress is a motif, showing she regards society and other peoples opinions so highly that they affect her behaviours. In the opening scene, Lady Windermere disregards Darlington because she is devoted to her marriage. Lady Windermere initially is a genuine Puritan, acting on what is morally right rather than socially acceptable.
We also find out in chapter one that she wants her daughter to be a “beautiful little fool” cause according to her that’s the only thing a female can actually be, just look beautiful and be a ‘little fool’ not be smart on an intellectual level. Her face was described as sad yet “full of bright little things” which leads me to my next point which is her relationship with her husband, the only reason why she married Tom was because he’s a bourgeoisie and he is well known and as she said “rich girls can’t marry poor boys” this quote emphasises her materialistic
It is filled with stereotypical views of females that problematically represent race and display a narrow idea of beauty. Furthermore, it concludes with an unrealistic “happy ending” based on the lead character landing her man. All in all, Tangled re-hashes the same old Disney story: As a male you experience the action and adventure of the world, and as a female, you are either a princess awaiting your prince or an evil stepmother. Male domination is apparent right from the beginning of the film. The first image in Tangled is of a wanted poster showing the male lead, Flynn Rider, who narrates, “This is a very fun story and the truth is, it isn’t even mine” (Tangled, 2011).
One possible reason is to make women doubt their own beauty, and when someone critiques themselves, the responses are not the most beneficial. This is because we all know our own flaws the best and are not afraid of being too cruel to ourselves. This doubt that women have about their own beauty, leads to doubt about marriage. For the unmarried women viewing this ad, if they have become doubtful of themselves, this may have caused them to become nervous about being wed. The women in this ad are celebrating a wedding that has just occurred, thus the idea of weddings is in their head and the desire they may have to be
She tells these lies to protect herself from social ostracism. By nature she doesn’t fit the social stereotype of a woman. Being the perfect wife during this time was to be proper, unintelligent, compliant, in need of male protection and only of value as decoration, and as a homemaker and child-barer. On the other hand, her sister Stella is characterised as Blanche’s polar opposite fits the social stereotype of the perfect housewife. She lies about her husband’s vulgar behaviour and justifies it through clichés.
She married for love, and the love turned to dust. She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them.” Even though she has everything she needs, a stable family and enough money to support her needs, she still wants more. She says that she is “very unlucky” because she “married an unlucky husband”. Instead of taking the responsibility upon herself that she is unlucky and does not have everything she wants, she blames others for her lack of happiness. In the end she turns out to be the luckiest character in the story because with Paul’s luck she gains all of the money he won.
The Theme of Conformity In The Great Gatsby by, F. Scott Fitzgerald, conformity is brought on by Daisy. In those days, men were still seen as superior to women. She mentioned that she felt it was better to be a beautiful fool and get the man with all the wealth, then to be intelligent. She pretends to be a picture perfect wife even when she is completely unhappy with her life and ends up forgetting whom she really was before, therefore conforming to society. We could see that she has attributes that go beyond what everyone else sees.
This beautiful “doll” (line 2) is an unrealistic image of what every little girl compares herself to. She gets the idea that this is what every female should look like. Society says that the stereotypical women should spend her time “exercise[ing], diet[ing], smil[ing] and wheedl[ing]” (line 14). By exhibiting such manners and lifestyle choices they would become beautiful, body conscious, gracious, and socially capable. However, in reality when you get a women who has “a great big nose and fat legs” (line 6), humanity refuses to see the what is real as opposed to what they believe should be real.