If Maupassant’s story “The Necklace” had been poorly written, it could easily have shown Mathilde quickly as only vain and superficial. But all writers must make us feel for their central characters if their stories are to be successful. Analyze Mathilde, her husband and any other secondary characters in the story and develop an argument that explains how Maupassant forces us to care about what happens to Mathilde. Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Necklace" tells of a vain, narcissistic middle-class housewife who longed for the aristocratic lifestyle that she believed she deserved. In describing Mathilde's callous self-centeredness in preparing for the party to which she and her husband were invited, as well as her reaction to losing what she thought was an expensive necklace she borrowed, de Maupassant incorporates a tragic irony that makes this story a timeless classic.
In today’s generation people are a lot more judgmental, therefore many women believe they have imperfections and flaws. With cosmetics, this allows the women to cover up blemishes and acne that they may have, but people who prefer natural beauty could argue this
Yanlene Diaz Torres English 1301 Professor: Alisson Teichgraeber Date:10/11/09 Why women smile A woman’s smile is part of our life and society. It can be a social smile or a true enjoyable smile. A Woman with a simple smile has the power to change people’s life, because of that , women smile everyday of their life , even when they do not feel happy. The act of a smile should be a sign of happiness and satisfaction , but unfortunately it does not happen all the time. Sometimes women smile to support their family ,or because somebody is smiling ,forgetting what is the real importance and value of a natural and spontaneous smile.
He is poking fun at the age old concept of ‘equality,’ one that has inspired wars and movements alike; he accomplishes this by creating a system to make everyone equal, a system that happens to be just as stupid as the idea of ‘total equality.’ Under this system equality is achieved, but it is at the cost of individual freedom and a society full of stupid people, this in-turn creates the situational irony found in the story. The plot of the story itself is a piece of situational irony, however there are many other instances found throughout it, including verbal irony. One specific example of this is when Hazel and George are talking, Vonnegut writes “ ‘I think I’d make a good Handicapper General. (Hazel)’ ‘Good as anybody else,’ said George.” His response to Hazel’s comment is slightly sarcastic, but also ironic, in that she really would be “as good anybody else” because in their society everyone is just as good or bad as everybody else. Another example of this false sense of equality is when George says,
In the play, Gwendolen sets the image for a typical Victorian woman, along with her mother, Lady Bracknell. She has her personal values and ideals, and exhibits self- confidence. This can be proven by some of her lines in Act 1, like her first line “I am always right!” or “In fact, I am never wrong.” However, sometimes her over-confidence makes her look foolish. When she meets Cecily for the first time, she declares that they were going to be “great friends” and she has “likes her more than she can say”. Then when she suspects that Cecily is going to steal her fiancé, Gwendolen immediately switches her tone to saying that she “distrusted” Cecily from the first moment she saw her and that her “first impressions of people are invariably right”.
The Woman of Willendorf may have been looked up to back in Common Era due to her capabilities. Her "womanly features" emphasized to show that she was respected because of what she has naturally, and her ability to reproduce. Barbie, on the other hand, is highly superficial. People look up to her now because she is beautiful, and is successful within her career as she has evolved to become other beings such as Barbie Police and Barbie Doctor. But the biggest difference with her is that achieving her looks may be highly unlikely.
She was caring, intelligent, and ambitious. Since Gloria was judged by the way she looked, no one realized how great of a person she was. We need to take more time to get to know people instead of judging by physical images because “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, if you would have gotten to know her, she would have looked more attractive. I believe that anyone can be pretty, if Gloria would have put her hair down and dressed in more trendy clothes people would have thought she was very attractive. Even someone that is “pretty” can have an ugly personality, so you never know unless you get to know a person.
Others, including her mother and her Aunt, significantly shaped Sybylla’s identity. The impact of Sybylla’s mother’s words “you are lazy and bad” as well as “you’re really a very useless girl for your age” create a negative self-perception of her identity. The use of direct speech enables the reader to visualise and recreate the scene, therefore understanding the effects of other’s on the formation of Sybylla’s identity. Contrary to this, Sybylla’s Aunt Helen promotes positive growth in Sybylla by nurturing her. Her kind and gracious Aunt build’s Sybylla’s confidence and self esteem and is gentle and understanding, recognising her inner beauty, while reinforcing her physical beauty.
Claudia does not want to believe that she is not beautiful the way she is while Pecola wants to become beautiful by becoming white. Claudia is mentally stronger than Pecola; however, even though Claudia is able to see the positive sides of life she is still harmed by society’s beauty standards. Pecola longs to be white and thus longs to be beautiful. The society in which the girls live is a huge reason for their self-loathing. “Popular culture can sometimes quicken this silent transformation, because the atmosphere it creates and racist messages are so prevalent that they are difﬁcult to ignore.
‘Making a Nation out of Words’ Words may seem nondescript but they actually shape the thinking of generations, cultures and in turn nations. Reiteration of such rhetoric phrases which are non-committal for its users, however; they have immense negative connotations for the people they are intended for. Pakistan being a male dominated society regards females as subordinate and an inferior . This gender bias reflects in our use of language. “Hum ne choorian toh nahi pehni Hui” (We are not wearing bangles) is one such commonly used phrase which completely represents the idea of femininity being regarded as an abuse in the society particularly in the political community.