Prior to the use of peer pressure, Bernice was seen as boring, “…Cousin Bernice was sorta dopeless. She was pretty, with dark hair and high color, but she was no fun on a party. ”(211). Although Bernice seems steadfast to her usual routine that includes talking about cars, weather and her hometown with boys, she sees that people treat Marjorie very differently than they treat her. It is obvious that Marjorie looks down upon the way Bernice acts and believes that Beatrice is boring, "You little nut ... all those ghastly inefficiencies that pass as feminine qualities.” She says this because some woman at this time, “were confused and frustrated by the conflict between traditional ideas on woman place, and the in... ... middle of paper ... ...tendencies from boring to almost explicit and unfiltered.
The older sister thinks that is unfair that she can have anything she wants, but she chooses not to appreciate or take care of the good things her parents give. In today’s society this is a problem that many parents have with their younger kids, they get whatever they want without having to work for it. Unlike their older brothers/sisters who have to earn what they want is how the older sister feels. The last reason that the older sister is jealous of her is because she had an opportunity to get out of town and she threw the away. For instance the town that they live in is relatively small the older sister states “as soon as she got married and moved away from home the first thing she did was separate”(437).
Throughout the story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates, we see the story of a young girl named Connie who makes bad decisions in her life. She has a surplus of self-confidence that gets her in trouble within her life. Connie would do anything to impress boys with her looks and eventually it brought her to impress the wrong one. From this story using the idea of feminist criticism we can see that too much self-confidence can help lead to a false sense of security and lead to male dominance over a person. Feminist criticism can be defines as a having to deal with stereotypical representation of genders( Feminist Criticism).
Once they were aware of their “role” at the school, which was being the outcast, they enforced their behavior even more. The girls are very sarcastic and laughed at the people who were disgusted by them. By going out of their way to be so interactive with the other people at the school who were not dirty girls, and by interactive, I mean touching and grazing on the other students; you would think they were very sociable but, only in their own group. I think each girl is having a hard time identifying who they really are. At first, I think the girls were scared to interact with others in fear that they would not be accepted.
This Fairytale addresses the issue of how society portrays women as the weak gender. In the story Thumbelina is carried from one place to another by her friends, and seems to always be belittled. She relies heavily on friends, which can be seen as both positive and negative. The creatures she meets up along the way always address her as weak, and that she can’t do anythi... ... middle of paper ... ...h herself. She is the epitome of self – confidence, because she was small which was a disadvantage for her in the obstacles on her journey.
She doesn 't even like you that much,” Gretchen whispers to Cady (Mean Girls). Putting others down by calling names or saying hurtful things causes more problems then one would think. This can cause mental and emotional problems. Saying her hair is an ugly color or her mom is fat are just some examples of very hateful things that can be used to put others down. These are things that she has no control over.
The impression I got of Sheila was that of a spoilt, snobby little girl who didn't seem ready to get married and raise her own family but needed some raising herself. She seemed very possessive and I get this impression after reading some of the directions which say things like 'gaily' and 'possessively'. They both appear very happy with life and look as though they have no troubles. Subsequent to hearing the dreadful news about Eva Smith Sheila acts sorry and wishes she could help her. She also admits that she was jealous of Eva (because she appeared prettier in a particular item of ... ... middle of paper ... ...nspector was a hoax this is obvious because she says 'I remember what he said, how he looked and what he made me feel.
There comes a time in a woman’s life where she tends to become bitter and ungrateful. It is natural to feel that way in any time period for young women coming to age as they do not realize what they have to do stay beautiful. Some women can even get so caught up in their life, that no one, not even their husband really matter to them. In “The Necklace”, by Guy de Maupassant it reveals Mathilde’s selfish and conceited ways, as she is not thankful for an invitation Mr. Loisel gives to her to attend the ball. Although Mathilde may not be the most grateful wife, she learns the hard way of what struggle really is later on in the story.
She can’t accept her for who she is, and she always compares her with her siblings. The father is more caring but he is always busy and doesn’t have enough time to spend with her. Her siblings aren’t friendly; at least that is what she thinks. Another reason is that she tries to fit in, so when one of the girls, the one who she was wishing to be friends with invites her to the party, she jumps on the invitation and that is where she used drugs for the first time The friend was from a rich family, and during the school years didn’t pay attention to the girl in this story, but now she wants to go to that university where the girls father works, so by inviting the girl in Go Ask Alice she tries to make connection Unfortunately, today lots of kids in their early age become addicted to the drugs.
However, at times she portrays herself as being more than just a trophy wife. Her conflict with Krogstad reveals how innovative and unselfish she actually is. For instance, she does not spend all the allowance money Torvald gives her. In addition to saving a little of her allowance, she also does odd jobs to earn money. She does all of this in secret to pay off the loan to Krogstad.