Question 'The most salient and peculiar point in our social life', James decided before writing The Bostonians, was 'the decline in the sentiment of sex'. Explain what you think he means by this phrase, and analyse his treatment of the idea in the novel. ‘The Bostonians’ by Henry James addresses an issue that was and indeed still is, of critical importance in society, the decline in the sentiment of sex. The novel addresses the rise of the feminist movement and, in such, the decline in specific gender roles. These gender roles once were the societal standards and expectations that a young man or woman aimed to live by.
Sex Ed: The Science of Difference - A Textual Analysis In Steven Pinker’s “Sex Ed: The Science of Difference” he discuses the possible reasons of why there are more men than women in the workforce of science, engineering, and technology research. He refers to the recent Harvard President Lawrence Summers’s comment on how unbalanced gender numbers in the science field could possibly be caused by innate sex differences (Pinker 795). Summers discussed this possibility at a conference on gender imbalances and was quickly misinterpreted to say that women are inferior to men (795). Pinker aids Summers speech by explaining that men and women obviously think differently about several things. He supports this with three possible reasons of why this is true: the persistence of discrimination, gender disparities arising in the absence of discrimination, and child rearing (796).
1. Identify several stereotypes that Marge Piercy draws on in this poem. Why is girl-child- one word- an appropriate term? One of the stereotypes that Piercy draws on in this poem is their obsession with their body, with their need to appear skinny. She does this in order to show how the obsession that the girlchild has with her own body was one of the largest factors in the suicide.
During high school, Dobzhansky collected butterflies and ladybird beetles. In 1917, Dobzhansky went to the University of Kiev and graduated in biology in 1921. He was hired as a teacher of zoology by the Polytechnic Institution of Kiev and worked there until 1924, when he moved to Leningrad, Russia to study fruit flies and genetic mutation. On August 8, 1924, Dobzhansky married Natasha Sivertzev, a geneticist in Kiev. Her studies led Dobzhansky to take interest in the theory of evolution.
There was one particular quote in the novel that seemed out of place in my opinion. The quote depicts women in a very negative way. The beginning of the quote is as followed: “Experience will teach you the real characters of the beings who chiefly compose your species” (86). The statement was made by a male character from the novel. Then the quote continues and states: “You will find them, [women] a set of harpies, absurd, treacherous, and deceitful—regardless of strong obligations, and mindful of slight injuries…” (86).
b. Charles Darwin (1809-82) and Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), separately come up with the modern day theory of the biological evolution of species. c. Darwin carried out his research 1831-6 aboard the British battleship Beagle especially, in his stay in West Africa. d. Wallace traveled to West Asia; in 1855 he published a paper suggesting a common ancestor for primates and man. e. 1858, both write a joint paper on the basic concepts of evolution. f. Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, a book challenging humankind’s concept of life on earth and our universe.
In this paragraph, Brady creates a humorous, sarcastic tone in her essay. She creates this tone by including an interjection saying “altogether incidentally” showing her sarcastic tone. 2. By repeating the clause “I want a wife” at the beginning of the sentences, Judy emphasizes her tone, and explains the roles of both a man and a woman in marriage, stresses how much work being a wife was in the 1970’s, and how wives weren’t appreciated as much as they should have been. 5.
she demonstrates the absurdity of the men of the industrial era’s repeatedly and calls attention to the erroneous and backwards thinking of the times through comedic satire. A powerful example of such satire from Howe's speech is in her introduction. she sarcastically proclaims “woman suffrage is the reform against nature” and continues to point out the ladies present in the crowd and their physical, mental and “general debility”. she sarcastically demonstrates the “debilities” of women to a point which they couldn’t possibly mark a ballot or drop it in a box and continues to lay on the sarcasm as the possibility of a woman completing such a simple and menial task is impossible because “all nature is against it. the laws of man cry out against it.
Discuss madness in relation to Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’. The ‘revolting’(pg 3) paper is the eponymous metaphor of the novella. The wallpaper has layers, hidden depths and intricacies which can only be seen by close examination and only understood by the narrator by her when her obsessive interrogation of it reaches its disturbing climax. This wallpaper is an allegory which represents the complications of a woman’s position in conventional marriage behind the façade, or outer ‘pattern’(pg 3) of the sanction. Throughout the text, Gilman attempts to uncover the often disturbing truths that lurk beneath the surface of something seemingly innocent with reference to her own socio-economic philosophy; that is the economics of marriage and the nature of the mentally destructive sub-ordination of women within it.
Carol Ann Duffy’s retelling of the Medusa myth turns the idea of a monstrous woman who can transform all into stone just by one glance into an extended metaphor for how jealousy can convert how an individual sees the world, her lover and ultimately herself. Whereas the mythic Medusa was a threat to all, the Medusa figure in this poem is both powerful yet vulnerable at the same time: the person who is most destroyed by her jealousy is her. The poem is structured into six line stanzas, all save for the first stanza and the last line. The listing technique in the opening line, ‘A suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy’ shows how one negative thought unchecked soon grows into something more sinister. The repetition of the ‘a’ draws attention to how the nouns escalate from minor to major emotions.