What happens when you don’t meet society’s standard of beauty? After reading and analyzing The Ugly Duckling by Hans Anderson the answer is you are an outcast. Rejected and ridiculed by society because they are different. The ugly duckling wasn’t happy with himself or his life until the end of the story where he realized he was a beautiful swan. This isn’t the only fairy tale where the subject of beauty and ugliness shows up, in some fairy tales the protagonist is a beautiful maiden and the antagonist is an ugly crone.
The tigers Aunt Jennifer is creating are described as “proud and unafraid” (12), which is the exact opposite of Aunt Jennifer. This woman is clearly unhappy and living vicariously through her creations. She perhaps does not feel she has the sanction to change anything in her life so as to make it more enjoyab... ... middle of paper ... ...nhappy woman whose life is not fulfilled; this alone gives each of the poems a dark tone. In “Barbie Doll” the reader can see that societies unrealistic expectations for girls and women contribute to their subordination, as many of them cannot live up to these standards. Just as in “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” her husband caused the subordination of Aunt Jennifer because he was holding her back.
Also, they will consider themselves to b... ... middle of paper ... ...r society. This is a sign of dependency because she does whatever the society wants her to do and do not consider what she wants. Disney shows that women can limit themselves from things men do however, it’s wrong because everyone has to fight for themselves in order to survive. Disney princess movies are inappropriate for young girls. People blame adult media for a child’s corruption, but they fail to see where it all started: Disney princess movies.
In actuality, she is the pathetic tragic figure, unable to see how her children have helped her financially. She takes her disappointments and failed dreams and puts them onto the girls, as though it is their fault. Simply due to their existence, Edna often seems annoyed with the existence of her daughters. Kay's realization of this fact so early in life is the most distressing part of her story. Bearing the weight of this burden takes away the possibility of the children having dreams and fantasies of their own.
Throughout I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, racism is a frequent obstacle that non-whites had to overcome. When Maya is young, she doesn’t recognize the racism and discrimination as well as her grandmother does. As Maya gets older, she begins to recognize and take notice to the racism and discrimination towards her and African Americans everywhere. Maya may not recognize the racism and discrimination very well at her young age, but it still affects her outlook on life the same way it would if she had recognized it. The racism and discrimination Maya faced throughout I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, affected her attitude, personality, and overall outlook on life in a positive way.
Nina feels anxious and stressed that she cannot get the black swan right. She feels that Thomas would replace her with Lily as the Swan Queen. Joking around and being on Nina’s si... ... middle of paper ... ... Health). CONCLUSION Often, people feel that someone is following behind them in the dark, scheming of something evil, maybe see something pass by through the woods, hear weird sounds, or jumble up meaningless words. It may be a once-a-month feeling, in which the person would not be a “schizo”; but it may be an everyday thing, every moment, disabling the person to function properly, captivating them in their own worlds.
Characters who violate social norms and expectations often create gender roles by illustrating how individuals should not act. In Euripides’ Medea and Disney’s “the Little Mermaid” the characters Medea and Ursula violate numerous social norms through their actions and, in Ursula' case her appearance. By doing this they create an image of what a woman should not be. The two are portrayed as lonely middle-aged women who have failed to nurture children, attempted to interfere with marriage, and ultimately act without male influence. In both works, Medea and Ursula’s actions are seen as wrong because of the reactions from the other characters, which is generally fear and discomfort.
Emotionally shut out and neglected by her mother, taunted and teased all the time by her mother and her new husband, frequently called UGLY and told she was not welcome and unwanted. Home life was so bad Clare took herself off to social services and asked to be put into a home but was refused, feeling helpless and life was not living she attempted suicide by swallowing a bottle of bleach. "I felt sick, happy and sad. I was happy because tonight if the bleach worked I would die. No more Tomorrows.
The children that are chewed up and spit out, then mocked and hated by the guilty for the wrongness that was heaped upon them through no choice of their own. She has been subjected to almost every type of abuse and hatred, from everyone around her. No where is there a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry on, no one to go to for company except the arms of whores. Pecola is an ugly little girl who wants to be beautiful. She pretends that she can disappear to escape the ugliness that surrounds her, that engulfs her and makes her ugly too.
Not only is it the way that others think of him but also the way he thinks of himself that forces him to find solitude. The most evident case of loneliness is Curley’s wife. No matter how hard she tried she couldn’t fit in. For example, when she tried numerous times to talk to George and Lenny she was either ignored or told to leave. Because of her reputation for being a flirt none of the farmhands wanted to talk to her.