What do you call a brunette standing between two blondes? An Interpreter. Blonde females are portrayed as being always attractive, desirable and sexually available, whilst at the same time making little use of their intelligence. Marilyn Monroe is american model, actress and singer, who was distinguished as a divine photogenic sex idol all her life, she is an excellent example of the ‘dumb blonde’ stereotype. Although Marilyn was not educated she aspired to enhance her intelligence not to prove anything to anyone but for her own self-fulfillment.
In addition, the Disney princess Jasmine from the movie Aladdin also uses her beauty and body, which support the idea girls exposing their bodies to support raunch culture. Her body image is hard to miss. She has an hourglass figure to the point where her waistline is non-existing. Her provocative outfits such as her belly shirts and baggy pants that distract the audience from her intelligence and make her out to be desi... ... middle of paper ... ...vy provokes strong, emotional reactions from her readers by providing a narrative about the television show Girls Gone Wild in order to criticize how the company pressures women to expose themselves on camera. Levy reveals that the cameramen of Girls Gone Wild receive bonuses for capturing a hot girl flashing her breasts on camera as opposed to a normal girl (12-13).
For example, with all the discrimination going on, Maya wishes to be a white girl. She says “Wouldn’t they be surprised when one day I woke out of my black ugly dream, and my real hair, which was long and blond, would take the place of the kinky mass that Momma wouldn’t let me straighten? My light-blue eyes were going to hypnotize them.....Then they would understand why I had never picked up a Southern accent, or spoke the common slang, and why I had to be forced to eat pigs’ tails and snouts. Because I was really white and because a cruel fairy stepmother, who was understandably jealous of my beauty, had turned me into a too-big Negro girl, with nappy black hair, broad feet and a space between her teeth”. She experiences how mean and harsh white people are to the black people.
b) Her grandmother loves Maya very much, and knows that she is a very smart girl with a lot of potential. c) Her mother seems to care much more about her than her father did. Thesis Statement: Maya Angelou faces many hardships, yet manages to overcome them all, in her autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Maya Angelo... ... middle of paper ... ...a car accident, and her father is woken up. After the horrendous trip to Mexico, Maya and her father return home to find his girlfriend enraged. In an outburst, the girlfriend calls Maya’s mother a whore.
Hawthorne’s story describes the harmful effects of Aylmer’s obsession with the almost-perfection of his wife. Aylmer initially did not seem to notice or care about the small birthmark on Georgiana’s cheek. But soon after they marry, the birthmark haunts him, until he no longer cares about anything else. Alymer is not content with simply having his wife the way she is; she must be perfect. He relates this imperfection to sin; “it was the fatal flaw of humanity… the symbol of his wife’s liability to sin, sorrow, decay, and death” (Hawthorne, 633).
Hester recognizes this relationship and is in a constant state of agony because of it. Conversely, children are widely thought to make their parents more caring and responsible citi... ... middle of paper ... ...e infamous Salem Witch Trials), Hawthorne seemed to have mixed feelings about his own beliefs for much of his life (Rogers 43). He consistently disliked the severity of the Puritans, however, and based The Scarlet Letter around a criticism of that aspect. Hawthorne clearly did not approve of the black and white judgment of traditional Puritans; simply because Pearl’s father is unknown, the townspeople reject and revile her personally. They “had given out that poor little Pearl was a demon offspring” (68) because of her unknown paternity and eccentric qualities.
Daisy once tells Nick when telling him about her daughter, “I hope she’ll be a fool. That’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (1.17). Daisy is immensely obsessed with what people think of her, she likes being the girl who has this beautiful and graceful aura. This quote displays how she want’s her daughter to grow up to be just like her, the image of a weak foolish girl who lets men push her around. Betrayal is the emotion that Nick feels when she skips town instead of attending Gatsby’s funeral.
One day Nanny caught Janie kissing the neighborhood riff raff Johnny Taylor, and Nanny becomes convinced that Janie has entered her womanhood, and needs to marry. Nanny chooses Logan Killicks for her granddaughter simply because he has sixty acres of land on the main road. Nanny believes that this would provide Janie with the added security needed to be a black woman during the time in which the novel is set. Three months into the marriage, Janie realizes that she still does not feel any love for Logan, so she decides to give Nanny a visit. When Janie addresses her concerns to her grandmother, Nanny immediately dismisses them and tells Janie that her mind will change as time passes, and to think about Logan’s sixty acres of land.
Her rich father kept his promise, and Ashputtle placed the hazel branch over her mother’s grave, and cried to water it. The hazel branch would soon grow into a beautiful tree, and Ashputtle would weep and prey under it three times a day. Each time that Ashputtle made a wish, a little bird would throw down what she had wished for. Later on, the king had planned a celebration where his son, the prince, would choose his bride, and invited all of the beautiful girls in the kingdom to come. Ashputtle asked her step-mother if she could go to the wedding, but she said no.
The icon of beauty at that point in time is Shirley Temple, a white girl with blond hair and blue eyes. She is also the first reference to beauty in the book. Claudia explains her feelings towards Shirley Temple by saying, "...I had felt a stranger, more frightening thing than hatred for all the Shirley Temples of the world" (19). Claudia is relating the hatred that she felt towards Shirley Temple to the envy she has towards girls who are beautiful like Shirley. Claudia herself knows that the media is trying to imply this image she says, "Adults, older girls, shops, magazines, newspapers, window signsall the world had agreed that a blue-eyed, yellow-haired, pink-skinned doll was what every girl child treasured" (20).