After reading this poem I concluded that society in some ways compares woman to Barbie dolls, which in turn reflects the qualities that society values about women. Piercy does a wonderful job at showing societies perspective on the “perfect woman”. Her use of symbols, tone, and the comparison between the girl and Barbie allow the reader to see how society expects certain traits from females.
One cannot accomplish much without the help and opinions of people such as their friends, siblings, or parents. This person, or confidante, must be willing to listen to and provide helpful thoughts and feedback. In Pride and Prejudice, a novel by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bennet is a heroine who is in desperate need of a confidante. Jane Bennet, Elizabeth’s kind and honest sister, becomes that person Lizzy needs when she is feeling flustered. Jane perfectly fits the criteria of a confidante because she is optimistic and sanguine, in which she can provide Elizabeth a different, more positive, approach to her problems.
Many who saw her act as Isabella were amazed at how well she played her. She showed that women were multi-dimensional, complex characters, and were smart. A critic of the time named Tommaso Garzoni praised Isabella stating the gracious Isabella, dignity of the scene, ornament of the stage, a superb spectacle no less of virtu than of beauty, has so illuminated the style of her profession, that while the world lasts, while the centuries endure... ... middle of paper ... ...ter after her death because of the numerous stories she told through song. Isabella Andreini worked very hard to have these amazing things said about her. She did what modern day women with less help and encouragement.
The Nurse’s remarks of both support and counsel induces change in her personality, for it is essential to Juliet’s growth as an individual. For instance, when Juliet and her mother are called by guests at the Capulet’s ball, the Nurse offers this word of wisdom to her. "Go girl, seek happy nights to happy days" (1.3.105). The Nurse’s affirmation of independence is illustrated in this statement with support of being held accountable for one’s own future; therefore; Juliet is emboldened with her encouragement, despite an age of passive women, to seek out happiness herself. The Nurse’s optimistic perception of love and her great desire... ... middle of paper ... ...ement and security provided.
In the novel, those whom encounter Lucie view her as pure, noble, strong and loving, and through her endeavors as a compassionate young woman she brings her father peace, transforms various characters in the novel, and in return receives protection and devotion. Lucie’s acts of kindness drive characters to do great things, all the while she keeps both friends and family together and justly remains the “golden thread” that benevolently unites characters in the story. In the novel, A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens portrays the character of Lucie Manette as a pillar of purity, nobility, compassion, and love which in turn allows her to transform those she encounters, revive them back to life, and do great things on her behalf. In the beginning of A Tale of Two Cities, Lucie Manette is the personification of a person who is truly kind and compassionate. More to the point, everything that Lucie does, is out of the goodness of her heart and for those around her, and consequently, everyone who meets her sees her as a beautiful, loving young woman.
Her words above sound like an inspiration to Edna’s amazing ideas and deep feelings to Robert. Her indifference to other people’s viewpoints also gives Edna the courage to break off the spiritual shackles. In a word, I think Mademoiselle Reisz takes the place of Adele to help Edna change her attitudes to life and emotion. Adele, Mrs. Ratignolle, regards her children and husband as her life, but she is much luckier than Edna because she doesn’t lose her happiness and herself in household life. Edna is “-a sensitive and highly organized woman” (Chopin, 163).
In conclusion the women who forged female bonds in Hosseini’s novel were able to find inner strength and fulfillment. In addition each female relationship displayed love and companionship in different perspectives. This included Nana and Mariam’s mother and daughter relationship which portrayed an abusive and weak bond, Laila and Aziza’s mother and daughter relationship which consisted of love, support and strength and Lastly, Mariam and Laila’s friendship which was the strongest bond that led to companionship and prosperity in death and life. For each female bond, Hosseini was trying convey a message of prosperity. This was because through each bond he displayed women conquering fears with the help and support from each other.
“’And, moreover, to succeed, the artist must possess the courageous soul.’ (…) ‘Courageous, ma foi! The brave soul. The soul that dares and defies’” As her love and passion for music, an art form in itself, begins to envelope Edna, she begins to want to play piano with Madamoiselle Reisz. What Mm Reisz tells her however, describes Edna’s current situation perfectly. Living in a society in which women are oppressed, defiance and courage are two qualities that counter-intuitive for a woman to have.
She meets a lot of people while at Grand Isle and falls in love with Robert. He awakens her, and makes her see who she really is, and after she finds herself, she is satisfied. Earlier in the novel, Edna has a fear of drowning, just like she had a fear of being independent and different than other, but she overcame her fears. There are many morals in The Awakening, such as “Don’t fear and excel as much as you can.” Edna was a courageous woman, and the only courageous woman, to make a difference in the sexes of the late 1980’s. She showed woman how to become free, no matter how hard it is.
She helps Maya regain confidence by introducing her to poetry and persuading her to fall in love with literature by having her recite it. Mrs. Flowers shows Maya that a black woman could be just as successful, just as educated, and just as dignified as the most elite white person. Whether she was influenced by them in childhood or adolescence, the people in Maya Angelou’s life were all imperative for her growth from an uncomfortable, shy young girl to a confident and successful woman. Bailey, Vivian, Mama, and Mrs.