So in order to be truly accurate one needs to look at the definitions of words and determine which word is the best. She has accepted the fact that people will still call her “disabled” and “handicapped” and “moreover, [uses] them [herself].” People aren’t willing to accept certain realities that exist like “death, war, sex, sweat or wrinkles” and certainly not “crippledness”. So because of that simple fact she “would never refer to another person as a cripple” and [uses] [it] to name only
Madera’s narrative “One Voice” because her story caused me to reflect on an experience that I encountered earlier in my life. I will never forget the transition from fifth to sixth grade. It was an obstacle in my life that I thought I could not overcome; but I did and I believe it has made me into a much better individual today. Madera is a woman that battled with vigorous obstacles in her life. She never gave up when things became rough.
She seems to be aiming toward a certain someone, but never tells exactly. She will never forgive him for what he did, but she doesn’t have to. She doesn’t need him because she is a very strong and inspiring. She has built up tons of courage to go on even stronger than before, and let her keep moving on, away from the past and into the future. Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson is has made it far in her life.
She is a fierce, independent woman who does not need any man. Her independence and headstrong attitude implies that she is having difficulties fitting in with society. Among the suitors she is “famous for [having] a scolding tongue” and would never think twice about marrying her. Instead, they are more enamoured towards her younger sister who is the exact opposite of her sister. It so happens that Petruchio is looking for a wealthy bride and does not care about her behavior.
“Back in the days when everyone was old and stupid or young and foolish and me and Sugar were the only ones just right”, (Bambara p. 456) the opening line shows us Sylvia’s mind set; she is a stubborn, self centered, feisty young lady. She (Sylvia) believes at her age that she knows everything and she can take on the world. She does not understand at this point the hardships that surround her, nor does she care. Life is just fine to her and everyone is just as they should be. When the mentor, Miss Moore, enters the picture, Sylvia is unimpressed to say the least.
1. “Now, women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget.” I chose this quote because I like the way it portrayed women’s feelings. This quote is basically saying that women tend to hold on to things they don’t want to forget but what they don’t necessarily want to remember they ignore or forget. I feel that it’s true because if you don’t think something is truly important you’ll forget about it. I think not only does it work in the book but in life because people do it all the time.
Each marriage plays a significant role into Janie’s character development. She goes through obstacles in her search for love and self-fulfillment. These obstacles also help develop Janie’s character. By the end of her journey, Janie is a fully developed, round character who accomplishes her goal. She finds exactly what she is looking for, true love and self-fulfillment.
Xena: Warrior Feminist Xena: Warrior Princess is the one of the only female character, to have no reliance on male characters, and not only that but she regularly interacts with them, but they are shown as equals. Therefor Xena is the only truly powerful female protagonist; she is complete without a mate or being in an eternal search for one. Within the confines of the show, Xena is definitely as powerful as the men, especially Hercules, who is portrayed as her male counterpart. They are equal in strength and wit, which represents the show as a symbol for liberal feminism, basically that sex should not be a deciding factor and men and women are equal. She also rejects the need for male power, which is represented by phallus, the people around her whom she draws her inspiration and power from are women and lack phallus.
She seems like the doting wife, who loves taking care of her children and her husband. We also see she has a childish air about her, that most things do not concern her. The pattern between the three women is they all have been living off someone usually a father figure, and have never been independent for themselves. Every other conversation has her laughing off or shaking her hand like what ever trifle at the time does not mean anything. Because she has a carefree manner, she uses her feminism to attract things that she wants or to get out of trouble.
She also takes pride in the way she leads men, of course not leading them on, just simply leading them and sure, she’ll leave them eventually, but that’s not what matters. She is not the type of woman to take men’s feelings into account, she is first and foremost interested in what makes her happy, and if men are the answer, then men she will have. Is the Wife of Bath really a feminist? Well she may be. But for every reason she is one, she also is