The Help Response Paper Through out the book there were many situations we’re groups are together, and divide. Individuals in “The Help” have either separated themselves form groups or learned to conform in them. When Mae Mobley was young she was never around adults because it was Aibileen’s job to take care of her. Aibileen always taught Mae Mobley about equality which will possibly make hard for her to be excepted in a group. Not because she unable to socialize, but because of the groups she’s around aren’t accepting of her learned beliefs.
A white mother didn’t want her daughter to be roomed with a black girl. Roberta does not seem to understand that Twyla shows concern for being put into the same room as Roberta, while Roberta does not seem to notice any hatred towards her. Another clue of each girl’s race is the depiction of each of their mothers. Twyla’s mother, Mary, wore tight green pants and a ratty fur jacket with the pocket linings so ripped she had to pull to get her hands out of them. Roberta s mom was very different.
Putting aside the differences they have a trait in common; they are true life stories that happen to women on a daily basis. The poem “Barbie Doll” is very different from the poem “La Migra.” It is a very discouraging poem because the destructiveness of the standards of female beauty led to the girl’s death. The young girl classmates used to make fun of her big nose and fat legs. “Everyone saw a fat nose on thick legs.”(line 6). She got to the point that she was not strong enough to take all the pressure, so she cut herself up and offered her legs and nose up.
She created a ‘Burn Book’ so she could judge them based upon money, actions, race and sexuality for example she refused to go anywhere near Janice after claiming she was a ‘lesbian’. Institutional Power: Question 2: Mean Girls shows both positive and negative uses of power in a relationship. Mean girls focuses on the stress and friendship crisis throughout the teenage world. Positive power was used when having to admit the wrongs and just how much can be achieved by saying ‘sorry’ which was proven that not one student has said. Negative power was seen through Regina.
Carol Becker Sociological Criticism 2/11/13 Transformation of a Woman The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is all about the oppression of women, how to overcome it, and become an individual with a voice. This story takes us on the journey of a young, child-like woman diagnosed with a "temporary nervous depression" who is "absolutely forbidden to work." Of course when speaking of "work", it is not the typical idea we think of today. Women during that time were to be domestic types, take care of the husband and house. Be seen, but not heard.
“Over here we don’t believe in persecuting anybody. Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced.” However, her attitude towards the whole Tom Robinson case says the complete opposite. Scout even hears her say after Tom's sentence "it's time someone taught 'em a lesson, they were gettin' way above themselves, an' next thing they think they can do is marry us. " Scout does a lot of "growing up" in this novel. She doesn't understand much about the world in the beginning, and by the end she understands a little too much.
It was not yet revealed the racial background of each character, although some underlying clues give notion that the young girls have already been exposed to negative racial stereotypes, but as scholar Susanna Morris writes “Women's friendships in "Recitatif" are mitigated and mediated by oppressive power relations that are highly visible and important even when race is radically destabilized.” Twyla recalls a time when her mother stated that ‘they never wash their hair and they smell funny’, which was directed at white people. Twyla’s initial reaction was to follow her mother’s teachings and not befriend a white girl. However, in this instance both Roberta and Twyla were on the same power level and in the same class. Because of this, race did not matter. (Morris,
These women had kids and that was there only job. Although men only saw these women as just a body to use to bear a child, all other women were jealous of them As we read on we can see that the Marthas of the story are the most under privileged of the women. They cannot have kids and are seen as a waste of a human body in the novel. Men keep these women suppressed under very strict rules. All women are color coded which goes to show that women are seen as objects instead of as a human being with natural rights.
Scout never wanted to be a girly girl when she grew up. The influences of being around boys all the time she was almost raised like one. This is proof Scout is starting to lose her innocence because normally she would have never thought of acting like a lady. The loss of innocence is hard because the world is viewed in a completely different manner, and start to question things that were accepted before. Viewing the world is especially hard when World War ll is going on and discrimination against black people is overtaking the country.
It’s not easy for Connie to live with her mother, who constantly harps on the way Connie looks and how she doesn’t live up to her sister reputation. “If Connie’s name was mentioned it was in a disapproving tone.”. Every time Connie’s mother comments anything about June’s profile, it pushed Connie unconsciously to be nothing like her sister. Mother usually complained about her about habit of looking into a mirror. The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”.